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New York Times, Monday, January 9, 2017

Result of failure to comb the hair after sleep, maybe ... or a feature of 17-, 25-, 49- or 61-Across?

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JMVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Fogarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neville Fogarty notes:
When I set out to write a themed crossword, I'll often start with the revealer entry, like this puzzle's BED HEAD. But somehow, that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Bed sizes ranging from TWIN PEAKS to FULL HOUSE to QUEEN ANNE to KING COBRA, all tied together with BED HEAD as a revealer. Tidy ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times1/9/17 ( No. 24,534 )
Across
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Puts on TV or radio : AIRS
5
Ending on several central Asian country names : STAN
9
Meanie in "Jack and the Beanstalk" : GIANT
14
U.S. weather agcy. : NOAA
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Zeus' wife : HERA
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___ and wiser : OLDER
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1990s TV series about a murder in a town in Washington : TWINPEAKS
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Film director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Made smooth, as wood : SANDED
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Part of the conjugation of the French "avoir" : AIT
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And others, for short : ETC
24
Bump fists : DAP
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K-K-K-5-5, e.g., in poker : FULLHOUSE
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Exhibit in an anatomy class : SKELETON
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Guided : LED
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Is sick : AILS
33
Four-baggers: Abbr. : HRS
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Like favorite stations on a car radio : PRESET
38
Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Result of failure to comb the hair after sleep, maybe ... or a feature of 17-, 25-, 49- or 61-Across? : BEDHEAD
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School grp. : PTA
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Young male viewed as a sex object : BOYTOY
44
Black ___ (covert doings) : OPS
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___ Ticonderoga : FORT
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Apr. 15 mail addressee : IRS
47
Place to pull over on an interstate : RESTAREA
49
English monarch with a "lace" named after her : QUEENANNE
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___-rock (music genre) : ALT
54
Land between Can. and Mex. : USA
55
Inits. at the start of a memo : FYI
56
"You ready?" : ALLSET
59
Drilling tool : AUGER
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Hooded snake : KINGCOBRA
64
Thin pancake : CREPE
65
Place for the banjo in "Oh! Susanna" : KNEE
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Exposition : FAIR
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N.B.A. star ___ Irving : KYRIE
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Freezes, with "over" : ICES
69
Worry : FRET
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Picnic pests : ANTS
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State that produces the most corn : IOWA
3
Weather-related stoppage in baseball : RAINDELAY
4
Beach footwear : SANDALS
5
Tool building : SHED
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Lipton offering : TEA
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Genesis vessel : ARK
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Word before congestion or spray : NASAL
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Job that might involve watching the kids? : GOATHERD
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Variety : ILK
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French farewell : ADIEU
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"Rats!" : NERTS
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Use a stencil on : TRACE
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Amorous cartoon skunk : PEPE
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"No thanks" : ILLPASS
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President after Nixon : FORD
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Like a sheep with all its wool : UNSHORN
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Praiseful poem : ODE
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Onetime Volvo competitor : SAAB
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K, in the NATO alphabet : KILO
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"According to conventional wisdom ..." : THEYSAY
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Place to drink lined with TVs : SPORTSBAR
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French "to be" : ETRE
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"So long!" : TATA
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Joy Adamson book about Elsa the lioness : BORNFREE
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Coat and ___ : TIE
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Decrease : FALLOFF
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Phony doc : QUACK
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Unscrupulous moneylending : USURY
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Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Republican pol Haley from South Carolina : NIKKI
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Gets 16-Across : AGES
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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Sour : TART
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Prefix with dermis : EPI
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"Monsters, ___" (2001 movie) : INC
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Word before a maiden name : NEE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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