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New York Times, Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Impossible point total in American pro football

Author:
Michael Black
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Black

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Black.
Michael Black notes:
Though it took me three tries to get this puzzle accepted, I was glad with the final result. Looking back on the first two ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
How did Michael find the four examples of this lovely theme? I have no idea. For consistency's sake I do wish they'd all been either ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times1/29/14 ( No. 23,458 )
Across
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Part of una casa : SALA
5
Totally disgusted : FEDUP
10
Compressed pic, of a sort : JPEG
14
Let off : EMIT
15
Brief concession : ILOSE
16
Brewery fixture : OAST
17
Spa wear : ROBE
18
See 22-Down : VITAE
19
Hospital sticker : HYPO
20
A general and his country : ULYSSESSGRANT
23
Loaded with substance : MEATY
24
Title for a J.D. holder : ESQ
25
Impossible point total in American pro football : ONE
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Clandestine sort : SNEAK
32
Remove, as a corsage : UNPIN
34
Trigram on rotary phones : PRS
37
A hoops great and his league : ELGINBAYLOR
40
Cake similar to a Yodel : HOHO
42
Battle zone of 1956 and 1967 : SINAI
43
Baja resort area : CABO
44
A comic and his former show : ADAMSANDLER
47
Kobe cash : YEN
48
Cassette half : SIDEA
49
Soup alternative : SALAD
51
Brian who's a self-professed "nonmusician" : ENO
52
Part of a bridle : BIT
55
Harem wear : VEILS
59
A president and his conflict : WOODROWWILSON
64
Mazar of "Entourage" : DEBI
66
What "-phage" means : EATER
67
Wear a long face : MOPE
68
___ ether : ENOL
69
Final part of most Broadway musicals : ACTII
70
Away from the wind : ALEE
71
Like candy corn's texture : WAXY
72
Woman's golf garment : SKORT
73
Motorola phone brand : RAZR
Down
1
Immunizing fluid : SERUM
2
Whac-___ (carnival game) : AMOLE
3
Benghazi's land : LIBYA
4
Bikini atoll trials, informally : ATESTS
5
Word after "take" or "give me" : FIVE
6
New Haven collegians : ELIS
7
Fruity candy since 1945 : DOTS
8
Grammarian's concern : USAGE
9
Exerters of pressure, maybe : PEERS
10
W.C. : JOHN
11
Ante up : PAYTOPLAY
12
Psychic's "gift," for short : ESP
13
Classic muscle car : GTO
21
1/1 title word : SYNE
22
With 18-Across, an old term for brandy : AQUA
26
Weeper of myth : NIOBE
27
Scandalous company with a tilted-E logo : ENRON
29
Joy Adamson's big cat : ELSA
30
Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
31
Classifications : KINDS
33
View from Ft. Lee, N.J. : NYC
34
Thumb-sucking, e.g. : PHASE
35
"The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
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Spar with nobody : SHADOWBOX
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Simba's mate : NALA
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Jessica of "7th Heaven" : BIEL
41
Kipling's "Follow Me ___" : OME
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1988 N.L. Rookie of the Year Chris : SABO
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Noted first name in raga : RAVI
50
San Diego-area horse-racing venue : DELMAR
53
Bits of creativity : IDEAS
54
Follow, as a U.P.S. shipment : TRACK
56
Sicilia, per esempio : ISOLA
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"J to tha L-O!" artist : LOPEZ
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Smile like Snidely Whiplash : SNEER
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In need of a shampoo, say : OILY
61
German Expressionist ___ Dix : OTTO
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Small dam : WEIR
63
Order in the court : WRIT
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It might get your feet wet : DEW
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Bambi's aunt : ENA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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