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New York Times, Friday, October 11, 2013

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
Well, the seed entry of this one was WHERES THE REMOTE — something that anyone with kids has uttered too many times to count. My goal ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

All six intersecting 15-letter answers in this puzzle are pretty nice, I think. I also like ARMY-STRONG and HEY MAN.

Jeff Chen notes:
A ton of nice debut stuff from Pete today. SETTLES THE SCORE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, and especially WHERES THE REMOTE with its brilliant ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1011 ( 23,348 )

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Across
1
Forest newcomer : FAWN
5
Group whose last Top 40 hit was "When All Is Said and Done" : ABBA
9
To-do list : TASKS
14
Sound after call waiting? : ECHO
15
Sense, as a 14-Across : HEAR
16
Nobel winner Joliot-Curie : IRENE
17
Turkey sticker : MEATTHERMOMETER
20
"Everybody Is ___" (1970 hit) : ASTAR
21
Response to a threat : TRYME
22
Old co. with overlapping globes in its logo : TWA
23
1960s civil rights leader ___ Brown : HRAP
25
Katey who portrayed TV's Peg Bundy : SAGAL
27
Benchwarmer's plea : PLAYMEORTRADEME
33
Drain : SAP
34
Bobby's follower? : SOXER
35
Fibonacci, notably : PISAN
36
Hockey Hall of Fame nickname : ESPO
38
Alternative to ZzzQuil : NYTOL
40
Stat. for Re, La or Ti : ATNO
41
"___ needed" : USEAS
43
Papa ___ (Northeast pizza chain) : GINOS
45
Now in : HOT
46
"That subject's off the table!" : DONTEVENGOTHERE
49
Luster : SHEEN
50
They have edible shells : PIES
51
Whse. sight : CTN
53
"Philosophy will clip an angel's wings" writer : KEATS
56
French class setting : LYCEE
59
Universal query? : WHERESTHEREMOTE
62
Uncle Sam, say : TAXER
63
One featuring a Maltese cross : EURO
64
Turkic word for "island" : ARAL
65
Browser history list : SITES
66
Couldn't discard in crazy eights, say : DREW
67
Court suspensions : NETS
Down
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Relief provider, for short : FEMA
2
Blasts through : ACES
3
"And now?" : WHATHAPPENSNEXT
4
Sealing worker : NOTARY
5
"Per-r-rfect!" : AHH
6
___-red : BEET
7
Alfred H. ___ Jr., founding director of MoMA : BARR
8
Like G.I.'s, per recruiting ads : ARMYSTRONG
9
Interval : TIMEGAP
10
Were present? : ARE
11
Gets payback : SETTLESTHESCORE
12
Sensed : KNEW
13
They may be used in veins : SERA
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They may be used around veins : TRAMS
19
All-Star Infante : OMAR
24
Drone : PEON
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1998 hit from the album "Surfacing" : ADIA
27
False start? : PSEUD
28
Stockholder? : LASSO
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Like some hemoglobin : OXYGENATED
30
___-A : RETIN
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Plantation habitation : MANOR
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Cybermemo : ENOTE
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Something taken on the stand : OATH
39
Ring : LOOP
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They're on hunts : SEEKERS
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Revolving feature : STILE
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Revolving features? : VEES
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"Psst ... buddy" : HEYMAN
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1/20 tons: Abbr. : CWTS
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Whence the word "bong" : THAI
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Day of the week of Jul. 4, 1776 : THUR
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Wizened up : SERE
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Indiana, e.g., to Lafayette : ETAT
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Some use electric organs : EELS
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River Shannon's Lough ___ : REE
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Sudoku segment : ROW

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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