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New York Times, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, religiously: Abbr.

Author:
Jeff Stillman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Stillman.
Jeff Stillman notes:
I'm thrilled to be a newly published NY Times crossword author, after several appearances in GAMES Magazine and the LA Times. My very ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

Themes like today's that work phonetically are usually funnier than ones that go by spelling. And going by my funnybone, all four theme answers today are good.

Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Nice phonetic sound change theme; I typically enjoy these more than the straightforward "add-a-letter" puzzles. Three of the ... read more
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Across
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Stern's opposite : STEM
5
Varieties : ILKS
9
Exercise unit : SITUP
14
One of the Smurfs : PAPA
15
Father of Ham : NOAH
16
Monastery wear : COWLS
17
___ rock : ACID
18
Fit ___ king : FORA
19
Archaeological site : RUINS
20
Celebration dance after a goal? : SOCCERMAMBO
23
Sr.'s challenge : SAT
24
"Stop!" : AVAST
25
Oodles : ALOT
27
Combat engineer : SAPPER
30
Separated, as a couple : SPLITUP
33
Degree in math? : NTH
34
Get through to : REACH
37
Part of a drum kit : SNARE
38
Many millennia : AEON
40
Sag : DROOP
42
They're tapped : KEGS
43
Like many traffic violators in court : FINED
45
E.M.T.'s cry before using a defibrillator : CLEAR
47
Network that airs the Soul Train Music Awards : BET
48
Find, as at an archaeological site : UNEARTH
50
Hardships : RIGORS
52
Stuff in a muffin : BRAN
53
Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
55
Letter before omega : PSI
57
Punched out a Disney elephant? : STRUCKDUMBO
62
Ration out : ALLOT
64
Slender reed : OBOE
65
It may be checked, in more ways than one : COAT
66
"Fiddler on the Roof" character : RABBI
67
Rural route : LANE
68
Politico Gary : HART
69
Impassive : STOIC
70
It's just one thing after another : LIST
71
Not duped by : ONTO
Down
1
Relaxing spots : SPAS
2
Crunchy sandwich : TACO
3
Vast : EPIC
4
Like the Marx Brothers : MADCAP
5
Like some vision : INFRARED
6
Tapestry-making aids : LOOMS
7
Gold standard : KARAT
8
Its appearance is deceiving : SHAM
9
Torahs, for example : SCROLLS
10
Marker letters : IOU
11
Aerobics done to Chubby Checker music? : TWISTTAEBO
12
Forearm bone : ULNA
13
Head-turner : PSST
21
Eternally : EVER
22
Like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, religiously: Abbr. : BAP
26
Farm sound : OINK
27
Real mix-up : SNAFU
28
Didn't go anywhere for dinner : ATEIN
29
Give a hobbit a ring? : PHONEBILBO
30
It's about a foot : SHOE
31
Prompter : URGER
32
Raid targets : PESTS
35
Eyebrow shape : ARCH
36
Rank above maj. : COL
39
In the vicinity : NEAR
41
One known for talking back? : PARAKEET
44
Extreme, as measures : DRASTIC
46
Orange exterior : RIND
49
Channel with the catchword "Drama" : TNT
51
South American cowboy : GAUCHO
53
Home of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building : DUBAI
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Desktop pictures : ICONS
55
Fours on a course, often : PARS
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Thin strip : SLAT
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Cinnabon purchase : ROLL
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Haunted house sound : MOAN
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Former baseball commissioner Giamatti : BART
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Comics canine : OTTO
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Kimono sash : OBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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