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New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Chain of children's stores founded by the Kaufman brothers (hence its name)

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {W} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times1/3/17 ( No. 24,528 )

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Misgiving : QUALM
6
Small quarrel : TIFF
10
Leader from the House of Pahlavi : SHAH
14
Eating pork, to an observant Jew or Muslim : TABOO
15
Pac-12 hoops powerhouse : UCLA
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Not be inert, as two chemical compounds : REACT
18
Cognitive scientist Chomsky : NOAM
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10-Across's land : IRAN
20
Puerto Rico clock setting : ATLANTICTIME
23
Resealable bag : ZIPLOC
26
Chair with two hyphens in its name : LAZBOY
27
Apple that might be seen on a teacher's desk : IMAC
28
___-oriented : DETAIL
32
W.W. II spy org. : OSS
33
Genre for Mötley Crüe : METAL
35
Incendiary weapon : NAPALM
37
Fitness pro : ATHLETICTRAINER
42
Ohio city on Lake Erie : LORAIN
43
Czech-made auto that's part of the Volkswagen Group : SKODA
44
"Yes ... ri-i-i-ight there!" : AHH
47
Airplane's direction : VECTOR
49
Like custard : EGGY
50
Adopted : TOOKIN
52
Chain of children's stores founded by the Kaufman brothers (hence its name) : KBTOYS
54
Basis of particle physics : ATOMICTHEORY
58
Nothin' : NADA
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Relative of fake news : HOAX
60
Ghostly white : ASHEN
64
Fashionable Christian : DIOR
65
Including all grades, briefly : ELHI
66
"Bear" that's actually a marsupial : KOALA
67
Gait faster than a walk : TROT
68
Baby's crib part : SLAT
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"Bon appétit!" : ENJOY
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Three months: Abbr. : QTR
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Neighbor of Oman, for short : UAE
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Atty.'s org. : ABA
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Neighborhood buzz? : LOCALCALL
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"Veritas" for Harvard or "Veritas vos liberabit" for Johns Hopkins : MOTTO
6
Sushi fish : TUNA
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Trash bin on a computer screen, e.g. : ICON
8
Dead-tired? : FLAT
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Acquainted (with) : FAMILIAR
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Pointy-eared dog : SPITZ
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Big maker of gummy bears : HARIBO
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Los ___ National Laboratory : ALAMOS
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Sweetie pies : HONEYS
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Like some digital clocks, for short : LCD
22
Maria known as "La Divina" : CALLAS
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Bygone alcopop : ZIMA
24
TV's "How ___ Your Mother" : IMET
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Way : PATH
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"Giant Brain" introduced in 1946 : ENIAC
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Not expressly stated : TACIT
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Abbr. in many an urban address : APTNO
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Pope said to have died from a heart attack while in bed with his mistress : LEOVII
36
Former heavyweight champion with a tattooed face : MIKETYSON
38
Soldiers' digs? : TRENCHES
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Canceled, as a mission : NOGO
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Tense : EDGY
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They may be caught at the beach ... or out at sea : RAYS
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Communications giant ... or a possible title of this puzzle : ATANDT
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All talk, no action : HOTAIR
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Bringer of bad luck : HOODOO
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___ Pictures (bygone studio) : RKO
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Store known for its Blue Light Specials : KMART
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Stopper : BRAKE
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Bridge charge : TOLL
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"The joke's on you" : HAHA
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Off-ramp sign : EXIT
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Trek to Mecca : HAJ
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Band with the 1977 hit "Telephone Line," in brief : ELO
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Yea's opposite : NAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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