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New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Part of a spider's description, in a children's song

Author:
Jim Holland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJVWX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Holland. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Add a "T-" for kooky results. I liked that the base phrases (MOBILE HOME, SQUARE ROOT, etc.) had their meanings changed fairly well by ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/5/16 ( No. 24,164 )

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Across
1
Marital ___ : BLISS
6
Food thickener : AGAR
10
Mineral spring : SPA
13
___ Burr, major role in "Hamilton" : AARON
14
Something to be settled : SCORE
15
___ Aviv : TEL
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Major telecom's corporate headquarters? : TMOBILEHOME
18
1950s presidential nickname : IKE
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"Little red" animal in a children's tale : HEN
20
Intensely longed (for) : PINED
21
One listed in a fund-raising report : DONOR
23
Grazing grounds : LEAS
24
Dense grove : THICKET
26
Early history of a drafting tool? : TSQUAREROOTS
30
Force out of bed : ROUST
31
They're big among the stars : EGOS
32
Ending with web or spy : CAM
35
Skip over : OMIT
36
Dutch shoe : SABOT
38
Musical finale : CODA
39
Still : YET
40
Where baby Moses was found : NILE
41
Focused beam : LASER
42
Demeanor during a kid's outdoor game? : TBALLBEARING
45
Identify incorrectly : MISNAME
48
Part of a spider's description, in a children's song : ITSY
49
Gives off : EMITS
50
Entire range : GAMUT
52
Many a pre-med's major : BIO
55
Response to an Internet meme, maybe : LOL
56
Sending of invoices for removable car roofs? : TTOPBILLING
59
Ancient dynastic ruler, briefly : TUT
60
___-surface missile : AIRTO
61
Treacherous peak in the Alps : EIGER
62
Filthy place : STY
63
Tampa Bay ballplayers : RAYS
64
Final ceramic layer : GLAZE
Down
1
Room often next to a bedroom : BATH
2
Not cool, informally : LAME
3
Spinach is rich in it : IRON
4
[Boo-hoo!] : SOB
5
Hit with zingers : SNIPEAT
6
Ice pack target : ACHE
7
All set : GOODTOGO
8
Extension : ARM
9
Goes over again, as copy : REEDITS
10
Perform abysmally : STINK
11
Orange ___ (tea type) : PEKOE
12
It can be red or amber : ALERT
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Have a feeling for : SENSE
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Type who might say "The dog ate my homework" : LIAR
22
Where future mil. leaders are trained : OCS
23
One of the seven deadly sins : LUST
25
Highly amusing experience : HOOT
26
Movie in which Brad Pitt plays Achilles : TROY
27
Not all : SOME
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Ctrl+Q function : QUIT
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Refuse to conform : REBEL
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"___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
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Yemen seaport : ADEN
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Actress Helgenberger of "CSI" : MARG
36
Where Anna met the king : SIAM
37
"Animal Farm," for one : ALLEGORY
38
Grant for moviemaking? : CARY
40
Kobe Bryant, e.g. : NBASTAR
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Final phase of a trip : LASTLEG
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Explosive initials : TNT
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Reductive film trope for a blonde : BIMBO
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Sewing accessory : ETUI
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Gets all gooey : MELTS
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Poker declaration : IMOUT
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Like river deltas : SILTY
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Bldg. units : APTS
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Nickname for New York's Aqueduct Racetrack : BIGA
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Folklore villain : OGRE
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Aunt, in Andalusia : TIA
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Rapper ___ Wayne : LIL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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