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New York Times, Thursday, October 12, 2017

___ Sea, body greatly diminished by Russian irrigation projects

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The one-word Across clues all have an unusual relationship with their answers.
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
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© 2017, The New York Times10/12/17 ( No. 24,810 )
Across
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Mined : CARE
5
Cents : IDEA
9
Male : SEND
13
Sum : ATAD
14
Ceded : SOWN
15
Peeks : ACMES
16
Mustard : MOBILIZED
18
Whit : COMIC
19
We : PETITE
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Writes : RITUALS
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Meet : HAM
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Bass : DEPOT
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Handsome : CAB
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Tale : REAR
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Knows : AROMA
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Missal : ATLAS
34
Lickers : RYES
36
Sites : AIMS
38
Clothes : SEAL
39
Rolls : PARTS
40
Bate : TRAP
41
Throe : HURL
42
Lodes : ALOT
43
Wring : PHONE
44
Flour : PEONY
46
Hoes : TUBE
48
Blew : SAD
49
Hews : TONES
51
Sine : INK
53
Re : GLIMMER
56
Flea : ESCAPE
59
Rhodes : LANES
60
Slight : DEXTERITY
63
Inn : AMONG
64
Dun : OVER
65
Steak : ANTE
66
Chute : DART
67
Instants : CASE
68
Bye : NEAR
Down
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Heisman winner Newton : CAM
2
On : ATOP
3
Broccoli ___ : RABE
4
English poet Sitwell : EDITH
5
Introspective query : ISITME
6
Not pay attention during a lecture, say : DOZE
7
She's sheared : EWE
8
___ the Giant, first inductee in the W.W.E. Hall of Fame : ANDRE
9
It starts "On my honor, I will do my best ..." : SCOUTOATH
10
Watson or Thompson of 2017's "Beauty and the Beast" : EMMA
11
Diamond with 21 platinum albums : NEIL
12
Army awards just below Medals of Honor: Abbr. : DSCS
15
One for whom work is play? : ACTOR
17
Ones spinning webs? : LIARS
21
Comment during bidding : IPASS
23
Troubles with timber : DRYROTS
24
Bills that one doesn't mind piling up : CASH
25
Believed with no questions asked : ATEUP
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Megaphone noise : BLARE
28
___ Sea, body greatly diminished by Russian irrigation projects : ARAL
30
Some works at MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago : MIROS
31
Big name in household appliances : AMANA
33
160 acres per farmer, in the Homestead Act of 1862 : ALLOTMENT
35
Classical rebuke : ETTU
37
Fast-forwarded, with "up" : SPED
39
Max ___, popular video game series of the 2000s : PAYNE
43
Vice president after Biden : PENCE
45
Declaration on a Chinese menu : NOMSG
47
Grayish to yellowish brown : BISTRE
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One who may order an operation, informally : ERDOC
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Designer Donna : KARAN
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Pleased : GLAD
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Priest from on high? : LAMA
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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Kramer and Kramer, in "Kramer vs. Kramer" : EXES
57
Material for a mountain cabin : PINE
58
___ James, 2008 Beyoncé role : ETTA
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One of the Gabors of old Hollywood : EVA
62
Suffix with saw : YER

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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