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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Author:
Sam Ezersky and Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
Channel for the character named by the ends of 18-, 24-, 52- and 59-Across
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487/28/20126/12/20229
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6113471610
RebusCircleScrabblePOW
211.704
Sam Ezersky
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473/29/200512/29/202125
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21.551
Victor Fleming

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ezersky. This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Fleming.
Constructor notes:
Sam: To my knowledge, this is the first puzzle I'd ever had accepted by the New York Times, so it has a special place in my heart. I ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Sam and Vic aren't the NYT co-constructors with the widest age difference (that would, famously, be Bernice Gordon and David ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a nice construction today. This type of grid arrangement, with an 11-letter entry in the middle, can be difficult to fill because ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/8/14 ( No. 23,437 )
Across
1
Message indicating "adult beverages not supplied" : BYOB
5
Cowboy's prod : SPUR
9
Analyze, as a sentence : PARSE
14
Karl who advised Bush 43 : ROVE
15
Give the once-over : OGLE
16
Amazon.com's line : ETAIL
17
[Attention, please ...] : AHEM
18
Tub accessory : BATHSPONGE
20
Outfielder Hunter with nine Gold Gloves : TORII
22
Mob turncoat : RAT
23
European capital until 1990 : BONN
24
Doohickey : THINGAMABOB
28
Frequent hoax subj. : UFO
29
Latin lover's declaration : YOTEAMO
30
Manse occupant : PASTOR
32
Ear-related : OTIC
35
Washing-up spot? : SHORE
36
Channel for the character named by the ends of 18-, 24-, 52- and 59-Across : NICKELODEON
40
Morticia, to Fester, on "The Addams Family" : NIECE
42
Mummy's place : TOMB
43
Big Brother's creator : ORWELL
45
Be momentarily fazed by : BLINKAT
51
Navigate a biathlon course, say : SKI
52
New Year's Eve hot spot : TIMESSQUARE
55
She, in Salerno : ESSA
57
Lavatory sign : MEN
58
Throat bug, briefly : STREP
59
2011 Tina Fey autobiography : BOSSYPANTS
63
One of a jungle couple : JANE
64
Tickle : AMUSE
65
Occasion to eat poi : LUAU
66
Great Plains tribe : OTOE
67
Davis with a 1988 Oscar : GEENA
68
"Omigosh!" : YIPE
69
All of these may be off : BETS
Down
1
Like a spoiled kid : BRATTY
2
Start of a pirate's refrain : YOHOHO
3
No longer bothered : OVERIT
4
Candy heart request : BEMINE
5
Melodramatic response : SOB
6
FedExCup org. : PGA
7
Michelob ___ (light brew) : ULTRA
8
Fix up, as a building : REHAB
9
___ rally : PEP
10
Tiny bit of progress : ATOB
11
Left in the lurch : RANOUTON
12
Accept officially, as a package : SIGNFOR
13
"Gee, I think you're swell" girl of a 1960s song : ELENORE
19
Knock off : STOP
21
Supermarket franchise chain : IGA
25
In a frenzy : AMOK
26
Church choir song : MOTET
27
Location in a game of tag : BASE
31
"Homeland" network, for short : SHO
33
U.N. workers' agcy. : ILO
34
Part makers : COMBS
36
Initial public offering : NEWISSUE
37
Puck handler's surface : ICE
38
Bill Russell or Larry Bird, briefly : CELT
39
Some substantial hits: Abbr. : DBLS
40
Feeder in a stable : NOSEBAG
41
Annoying : IRKSOME
44
Evidence of an ankle sprain : LIMP
46
Stanford-Binet figs. : IQS
47
Weirdo : NUTJOB
48
Activity that includes roundhouse kicks : KARATE
49
"Am too!" counter : ARENOT
50
Homes for the 66-Across : TEPEES
53
Like the consistency of an old apple : MEALY
54
Yawn inducer : ENNUI
56
Part of 6-Down: Abbr. : ASSN
60
Roll-call call : YEA
61
Keg feature : TAP
62
Drag to court : SUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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