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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nightwear ... or a hidden feature of 17-, 21-, 33-, 41-, 54- and 59-Across?

Author:
Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVWXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Muller.
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© 2012, The New York Times10/10/12 ( No. 22,982 )
Across
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1970 #1 hit with the lyric "Easy as ..." : ABC
4
Last option, often : OTHER
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Equally poor : ASBAD
14
Miracle-___ : GRO
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Soap genre : DRAMA
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Macbeth or Macduff : THANE
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Surgically replaceable body parts : HIPJOINTS
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With 49-Across, jumble : HODGE
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Sop up : ABSORB
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Many a corporate plane : PROPJET
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On videotape, say : SEEN
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Supposed skill of some hotline operators : ESP
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The sun, in Spain : ELSOL
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Some INTs result in them : TDS
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When mammoths roamed : ICEAGE
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Sedona automaker : KIA
33
On-the-spot appraisal : SNAPJUDGMENT
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"___ directed" : USEAS
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Sun-kissed : TAN
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Tea-growing Indian state : ASSAM
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Classic mountain bikes : STUMPJUMPERS
44
H.R.H. part : HER
45
Alternative to texts : EMAILS
46
Manhattan's crosstown arteries: Abbr. : STS
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See 19-Across : PODGE
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Cards, on scoreboards : STL
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Green "pet" : CHIA
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Bar musicians may put them out : TIPJARS
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Total nonsense : IDIOCY
58
"___ the loneliest number" : ONEIS
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Serving with syrup : FLAPJACKS
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Lee and Laurel : STANS
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As such : PERSE
64
Merry Prankster Kesey : KEN
65
The hotheaded Corleone : SONNY
66
Protected from rainouts, say : DOMED
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Sellout sign : SRO
Down
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Terror-struck : AGHAST
2
Greased the palm of : BRIBED
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Thickets : COPSES
4
Foot problem : ODOR
5
Manhattan film festival locale : TRIBECA
6
___ Solo (Ford role) : HAN
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Defib operator : EMT
8
Sing like Tom Waits : RASP
9
Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Hits the "Add to Cart" button and then continues, say : SHOPS
11
Elicitors of groans : BADJOKES
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Actress Jolie : ANGELINA
13
Bug repellent : DEET
18
Stewart in the "Wordplay" documentary : JON
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Action hero's underwater breathing aid : REED
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Body part that may be deviated : SEPTUM
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Nightwear ... or a hidden feature of 17-, 21-, 33-, 41-, 54- and 59-Across? : PAJAMAS
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Clouseau, e.g.: Abbr. : INSP
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Defensive excavation : GUNPIT
32
PIN requester : ATM
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"Casablanca" pianist : SAM
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Needle-nosed swimmers : GARS
35
Ed.'s workload : MSS
36
Work the aisles, informally : USH
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Put on, as pants : STEPINTO
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Like some Turks and Georgians : EUROPEAN
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Give the raspberry : JEER
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Basic orbital path : ELLIPSE
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Tases, say : SHOCKS
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Bygone Wall Street device : TICKER
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Refuses : SAYSNO
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Spirit of Islamic myth : DJINN
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Like a blowhard : GASSY
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"The Bourne Supremacy" org. : CIA
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Eject from the game : TOSS
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Dirty Harry's org. : SFPD
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Handled the music at a rave : DJED
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DiCaprio, to pals : LEO
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Escort's offering : ARM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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