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New York Times, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

See 28-Down ... or a punny description of this puzzle's circled answers?

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {PQXZ} This is puzzle # 174 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
I guess I can say with a smile that this is just an OK puzzle. This worked only because I was able to find four 4-letter synonyms for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
GUNFIGHT AT / THE OK CORRAL visually punned on, with four "okay" synonyms squaring off in the center(ish) of the puzzle. I always ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/11/17 ( No. 24,809 )
Across
1
East Asia gambling locale : MACAO
6
Loses strength : WILTS
11
Grocery chain inits. : IGA
14
Start of a dieter's brag : ILOST
15
Like krypton : INERT
16
Down for the count, for short : KOD
17
Deputy marshal at 62-Across : DOCHOLLIDAY
19
Close down : END
20
Initial progress : TOEHOLD
21
Peyote : MESCAL
23
Track star with an apt name : BOLT
25
Healing lotion : SALVE
26
Uneasy sensation : ANGST
31
Wishful place? : WELL
33
Potato chip brand : LAYS
34
Bring together again : REUNIFY
36
Cuisine heavy in rice and spices : CAJUN
38
Kind of republic : BANANA
39
Toy in a crib : RATTLE
42
See 60-Down : FROID
44
Detect : MAKEOUT
45
Be hot under the collar : BOIL
47
San ___, Italy : REMO
49
Banks of Chicago : ERNIE
50
Broadway backer : ANGEL
52
Punishment that might follow a summons : FINE
54
Earthy colors : OCHRES
56
Some fish bait : MINNOWS
61
Club for swingers : BAT
62
See 28-Down ... or a punny description of this puzzle's circled answers? : THEOKCORRAL
65
In the mode of : ALA
66
Silly sorts : GEESE
67
It may be stolen on a movie set : SCENE
68
Crunchy lunch order : BLT
69
Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
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Pends : HANGS
Down
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Prefix with summer : MID
2
Gazillions : ALOT
3
Designer Chanel : COCO
4
Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
5
However, in a tweet : OTOH
6
Tall and supple : WILLOWY
7
Out of gear : INIDLE
8
Commanded : LED
9
Disneyland transport : TRAM
10
Ocular woes : STYES
11
Outlaw at 62-Across : IKECLANTON
12
Cheer before "Beat Army!" : GONAVY
13
Confuses : ADDLES
18
Court setup? : LOB
22
Private, often : SALUTER
24
"Everyone needs a little ___" (cable channel slogan) : TLC
26
Wall St. trader : ARB
27
Grant-making grp. : NEA
28
With 62-Across, renowned 1881 event that lasted about 30 seconds : GUNFIGHTAT
29
Angry boxer, e.g. : SNARLER
30
Baseball's Martinez : TINO
32
Logan of "60 Minutes" : LARA
35
Expo : FAIR
37
Actor Gyllenhaal : JAKE
40
Him, to Henri : LUI
41
Saison sur la Seine : ETE
43
Cool, in dated slang : DEF
44
Handle : MONIKER
45
Thick-trunked tree : BAOBAB
46
Ready at any time : ONCALL
48
Cocktail at brunch : MIMOSA
51
Set loose : LETGO
53
Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENC
55
"___ Funny That Way" (classic song) : SHES
57
Nibble (on) : NOSH
58
Sea predator : ORCA
59
State bird of Arizona or South Carolina : WREN
60
With 42-Across, coolness of mind : SANG
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Cartoon cry : EEK
64
Guitarist Paul : LES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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