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New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 2013

With 50-Across, it's represented by 15 squares in an appropriate arrangement in this puzzle

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 77, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joel Fagliano notes:
I really liked the base idea of this puzzle (the V's representing a flock of geese), but I struggled with coming up with good ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
You don't see left/right symmetry often in American crosswords, but it's just as legitimate as the regular kind. This puzzle is light ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a treat to get something different on a Tuesday! Joel Fagliano, a very well-rounded constructor, shows off his chops with a ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/1/13 ( No. 23,338 )

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Across
1
Tennessee team, for short : VOLS
5
Acknowledge as true : COPTO
10
Pole or Czech : SLAV
14
Admit openly : AVOW
15
Often-maligned relative : INLAW
16
___ mind : HIVE
17
Blue-skinned race in "Avatar" : NAVI
18
With 50-Across, it's represented by 15 squares in an appropriate arrangement in this puzzle : GEESE
19
Some Monopoly purchases: Abbr. : AVES
20
French pupil : ELEVE
22
Grandpa on "The Simpsons" : ABE
23
Boot : EVICT
24
Live it up : REVEL
26
N.F.L. player with a black helmet : RAVEN
28
Hebrew month when Hanukkah starts : KISLEV
30
Richard Branson's airline company : VIRGIN
33
Hundred Acre Wood resident : OWL
34
Place to hear fire and brimstone : REVIVAL
38
Personal question? : WHO
39
Washing machine contents : LOAD
41
David of "The Pink Panther" : NIVEN
42
Rear half of a griffin : LION
43
Writer Katherine ___ Porter : ANNE
44
Barely adequate : SCANT
45
Iams competitor : ALPO
46
1943 penny material : STEEL
48
Suffix with meth- or prop- : ANE
49
What you might buy a flight with : MILES
50
See 18-Across : MIGRATION
53
Place with complimentary bathrobes : SPA
56
Pronoun for Miss Piggy : MOI
57
Rodeway ___ : INN
58
Past the expiration date : BAD
61
Ship sinker : TORPEDO
63
Pep up : ANIMATE
65
"Not my call" : UPTOYOU
66
Words of encouragement : NICEJOB
67
Calls it quits : DESISTS
68
Weatherproofing stuff : SEALANT
Down
1
Revolver with the letters N-E-W-S : VANE
2
Speed skater's path : OVAL
3
Make-out session spot : LOVERSLANE
4
Spin, as an office chair : SWIVEL
5
It might be bummed : CIG
6
Basketball player who starred in "Kazaam" : ONEAL
7
Commoner : PLEB
8
Police stun gun : TASER
9
"I ___ you one" : OWE
10
Barber, at times : SHAVER
11
Medical directive : LIVINGWILL
12
With, on le menu : AVEC
13
Item under a jacket, maybe : VEST
21
At any time : EVER
23
Nefarious : EVIL
25
Roulette bet : EVENS
27
___-garde : AVANT
28
Caffeine-laden nuts : KOLAS
29
"Not gonna happen" : IWONT
31
Comment made while crossing one's fingers : IHOPE
32
Pitchers' hitless games, in baseball slang : NONOS
35
Experienced through another : VICARIOUS
36
The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA
37
Shakespeare's Antonio and Bassanio, e.g. : VENETIANS
40
Judge : DEEM
42
Reclined : LAIN
47
British sailors : LIMEYS
49
One of the friends on "Friends" : MONICA
51
No-show in a Beckett play : GODOT
52
Certain belly button : INNIE
53
Tuxedo shirt button : STUD
54
St. Peter was the first : POPE
55
B.A. part : ARTS
58
Cabo's peninsula : BAJA
59
Lots : ATON
60
Thing often of interest? : DEBT
62
Hawaiian dish : POI
64
Blanc or Brooks : MEL

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

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