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New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 2014

Author:
Caleb Emmons
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Emmons

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KWX} Spans: 1 Minimum word length: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Emmons. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 23,438 )
Across
1
Flies (along) : ZIPS
5
Clutter : MESS
8
What spies collect : INTEL
13
Voyaging : ASEA
14
Flaming Gorge locale : UTAH
16
Who has scored more than 850 points in an official Scrabble game : NOONE
17
Frolic : PLAY
18
"Beloved" author Morrison : TONI
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Bagpipe music, maybe : DIRGE
20
Delt neighbor : PEC
21
You might slip on it : BANANAPEEL
22
Fragrant compound : ESTER
23
Lucy ___, title character in Sir Walter Scott's "The Bride of Lammermoor" : ASHTON
25
Security Council veto : NYET
27
Sure-___ : FOOTED
29
Shellacs : DRUBS
31
First name in folk : ARLO
32
___ factor : RHESUS
37
Drippings, maybe : OOZE
38
City in southern California : BREA
40
Unloading point : QUAY
41
Food processor? : ENZYME
43
Overseas : ABROAD
44
Like some numbers and beef : CUBED
45
Bill producers, for short : ATMS
48
You might slip on it : PATCHOFICE
51
Extemporizes : ADLIBS
54
Theater's ___ Siddons Award : SARAH
55
Assign stars to : RATE
57
Distillery sight : VAT
58
Prefix with type : PROTO
59
Plaintiff : SUER
60
Agree : JIBE
61
Western German city : ESSEN
62
Shade providers : ELMS
63
Genesis locale : EDEN
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Big name in tractors : DEERE
65
___-square : T
66
Wallop : BELT
Down
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with only one Top 40 hit : ZAPPA
2
British ___ : ISLES
3
Sign of puberty, maybe : PEACHFUZZ
4
For example : SAY
5
Certain horror film villain : MUTANT
6
Alma mater for David Cameron : ETON
7
Site of slippage ... both geographically and in this puzzle : SANANDREASFAULT
8
Thorough : INDEPTH
9
"Make some ___!" : NOISE
10
Calorie-heavy dessert : TORTE
11
Richard ___, "War Zone Diary" journalist : ENGEL
12
What womanizers do : LEER
15
Glistening, as Christmas ornaments : SHINY
21
Haunted house sounds : BOOS
24
Actor Maguire : TOBEY
26
Lead-in to plane : AERO
28
Site of a piercing : EAR
29
Forest female : DOE
30
___ Burgundy, the anchorman in "Anchorman" : RON
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Splenda competitor : EQUAL
34
Make pieces of pieces? : SUBDIVIDE
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OPEC member: Abbr. : UAE
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
38
___ Israel Medical Center : BETH
39
Experiment site : LAB
42
The speed of sound : MACHONE
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See 46-Down : CODE
46
With 44-Down, "key" invention of the 1830s : MORSE
47
500 people? : RACERS
48
Carefully examine : PARSE
49
Appeared : AROSE
50
Something to pare, informally : TATER
52
Genesis locale : BABEL
53
Blocked vessel opener : STENT
54
Tore : SPED
56
Agenda part : ITEM
60
One of the Bushes : JEB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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