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New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 2015

German Expressionist who was blacklisted by the Nazis

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
This is one of the earliest puzzles I submitted, when I was trying to put twists on rebuses. I hope solvers will enjoy the theme. It ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Now here's something I haven't seen before: a word ladder incorporated into rebus squares, WARM changing to COLD one letter at a time. ... read more
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WORM
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© 2015, The New York Times10/1/15 ( No. 24,068 )
Across
1
Any old person, so to speak : WARMBODY
6
French connections : ETS
9
Top : LID
12
Super- : ULTRA
13
Mischievous : ARCH
15
Cooper preceder : MINI
16
Party spreads : PATES
17
Like triple plays : RARE
18
Radio button : AMFM
19
Chat room overseers, for short : MODS
20
Low camera perspective : WORMSEYEVIEW
22
Slept with : BEDDED
24
Command and control : KEYS
25
Part of 52-Across : TRI
26
"Surely not me?" : MOI
27
Yank's opposite : REB
29
Budding : NASCENT
31
Band with the 1988 #1 hit "Need You Tonight" : INXS
33
Eyesore : MESS
35
Currency that features architecture, not portraiture : EUROS
36
"Birthday" or "mother's maiden name," e.g. : PASSWORDHINT
39
Bandleader who became a 1950s sitcom star : ARNAZ
42
General ___ chicken : TSOS
43
Desert royal : EMIR
47
Capital in sight of Kilimanjaro : NAIROBI
49
Percussive dance : TAP
51
Post-surgery place : ICU
52
Buster of rock : TNT
53
Mad rush : TEAR
55
Judge of 1980s-'90s TV : WAPNER
57
"Officially ..." : FORTHERECORD
60
Leader Castro : RAUL
61
Athletic shoe brand : AVIA
62
___ Field : CITI
63
What an endangered animal may get : IDTAG
65
Depend : RELY
66
Goddess in a chariot drawn by peacocks : HERA
67
___ acid : AMINO
68
Field ration, for short : MRE
69
Fifth on an eight-part scale : SOL
70
Cause of a stuffed-up nose : HEADCOLD
Down
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Get ready to play : WARMUP
2
Make the scapegoat for : BLAMEON
3
German Expressionist who was blacklisted by the Nazis : OTTODIX
4
Title judge of a 1995 sci-fi film : DREDD
5
The P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASSER
6
You can't stop humming it : EARWORM
7
"East of Eden" family name : TRASK
8
What a tech specialist might ask you to send : SCREENSHOT
9
Constraint : LIMITER
10
Conflagration : INFERNO
11
Dunces : DIMWITS
14
2003 OutKast hit that was #1 for nine weeks : HEYYA
15
Dallas player, for short : MAV
21
German steel center : ESSEN
22
Fat meas. : BMI
23
Blue state majority, for short : DEMS
28
Books that may depict dragons, unicorns and griffins : BESTIARIES
30
Reply to a bit of cleverness : CUTE
32
Ship's pole : SPAR
34
Renaissance fair props : SWORDS
37
Mercury, in alchemy : AZOTH
38
"___ the light!" : ISAW
39
Provider of underground entertainment? : ANTFARM
40
Trampled : RANOVER
41
Latex-like glove material : NITRILE
44
Detail : MINUTIA
45
Smallest NATO member by population : ICELAND
46
Sci-fi play of 1921 : RUR
48
Tree with burs : BEECH
50
Outcast : PARIAH
54
Hip again : RETRO
56
"Star Wars" queen : PADME
58
Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
59
After-dinner drink : CORDIAL
64
Peter out, as a trail : GOCOLD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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