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New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 2016

With 38- and 52-Across, 1964 Bob Dylan song ... or a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues

Author:
Adam G. Perl
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Perl.
Adam G. Perl notes:
The inspiration for this puzzle was Bob Dylan's classic song of 1964, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," and the realization that the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
THE TIMES / THEY ARE / A CHANGIN tying this puzzle together, featuring six (!) fine anagrams for TIMES. They're starred in the clues, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/27/16 ( No. 24,186 )

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Across
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*Do in, old-style : SMITE
6
Org. for Janet Yellen, with "the" : FED
9
*Grocery line count : ITEMS
14
Suffix with Obama, once : MANIA
15
One more than due : TRE
16
Judge's determination : AWARD
17
SeaWorld frolicker : OTTER
18
Club selection factor : LIE
19
*Tiny biters : MITES
20
Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag" : OCHS
21
Overlook, as a fault : SEEPAST
23
With 38- and 52-Across, 1964 Bob Dylan song ... or a hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : THETIMES
25
Sine, for example : RATIO
28
Midtown Manhattan cultural attraction, for short : MOMA
29
Bigger than big : IMMENSE
31
G.I. address : APO
33
Symbol of penance : ASHES
36
Nutritional figs. : RDAS
37
Make a run for it : LAM
38
See 23-Across : THEYARE
41
"Need ___ on?" : IGO
42
When Brutus struck : IDES
44
Make even slicker : REOIL
45
Some refrigerators : GES
46
Foot-long sandwich option : TUNASUB
49
"See ya!" : CIAO
51
5 for B and 6 for C : ATNOS
52
See 23-Across : ACHANGIN
56
Affair that led to Scooter Libby's 2007 conviction, informally : CIAGATE
58
Steering wheel option : TILT
59
*Gives off : EMITS
62
You, impersonally : ONE
63
Number of strikes in a turkey : THREE
64
Lash of old westerns : LARUE
65
Nabokov heroine : ADA
66
Canasta plays : MELDS
67
*Answer to "Who's there?" : ITSME
68
Pro ___ (for now) : TEM
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*"No more, thanks" : IMSET
Down
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___-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 : SMOOT
2
One of 20 in a book : MATCH
3
How Buddhists strive to live : INTHEMOMENT
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Connects with : TIESTO
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Musical gift : EAR
6
N.J. town next to Palisades Park : FTLEE
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Great Lakes tribesmen : ERIES
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How a daring quarterback may throw : DEEP
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2001 Sean Penn movie : IAMSAM
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Service with a bird logo : TWITTER
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The "E" of 12-Down : EAT
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Army fare, for short : MRE
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1960s antiwar org. : SDS
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Flop's opposite : SMASH
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Place for a shot : ARM
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"___ my wit's end!" : IMAT
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"Colorful" folk duo : INDIGOGIRLS
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River to the Missouri : OSAGE
29
Golf's Aoki : ISAO
30
Those, in Taxco : ESOS
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Touched down : ALIT
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"The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
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Rosemary, for one : HERB
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Part of a Masonic symbol : EYE
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Nouveau ___ : RICHE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Place of privacy : SANCTUM
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"Obviously" : SOISEE
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2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champs : USA
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Reason to take off one's hat : ANTHEM
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"Hoarders" airer : AANDE
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Third-stringers : CTEAM
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___-France (region including Paris) : ILEDE
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Bikini blast, briefly : NTEST
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Target of blame : GOAT
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"Y"-sporting collegian : ELI
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Antislip protection : MAT
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Recipient of much Apr. mail : IRS
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Texter's "Didn't need to know that" : TMI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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