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New York Times, Monday, October 13, 2014

Author:
Greg Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Playoff series finale ... or an apt title for this puzzle considering the number and length of its theme entries
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Greg Johnson notes:
Coming up with suitable 7-letter games to fit this theme left me some interesting choices. I left out YAHTZEE because the surrounding ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I've been saving this puzzle for about a year, to run around the time of the baseball playoffs and the World Series. The double nature ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Delightful offering from Greg today, a listing of seven common games, all with seven letters, thus GAME SEVEN. Fun interpretation of a ... read more
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O
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R
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C
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H
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P
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A
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C
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C
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C
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S
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O
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G
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P
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A
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L
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C
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C
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A
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R
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S
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A
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C
O
M
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V
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N
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S
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K
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G
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D
O
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T
W
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T
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R
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O
K
A
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P
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T
R
I
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R
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A
X
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V
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D
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A
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O
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A
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C
H
E
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K
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A
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H
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C
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H
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I
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H
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© 2014, The New York Times10/13/14 ( No. 23,715 )
Across
1
German auto whose logo depicts a rearing horse : PORSCHE
8
___ Sprockets, George Jetson's employer : SPACELY
15
It's played with mallets and wickets ... : CROQUET
16
... with 108 cards : CANASTA
17
Fastened : SECURED
18
Six years, in the U.S. Senate : ONETERM
19
Reply ___ (email option) : ALL
20
Chews like a beaver : GNAWS
21
Exams for H.S. juniors : PSATS
24
Frilly, as lingerie : LACY
25
Autos : CARS
29
No ifs, ___ or buts : ANDS
30
"Here, boy!" : COME
31
One whose job is to park 25-Across : VALET
32
Silent "yes" : NOD
33
Japanese rice wine : SAKE
34
Swiss watch city : GENEVA
35
___ and don'ts : DOS
36
... with a mat with colored circles : TWISTER
38
Like one after work?: Abbr. : RET
39
Cousins of giraffes : OKAPIS
41
Slippery : EELY
42
Prefix with cycle : TRI
43
"Don't worry about it!" : RELAX
44
Infomercial, e.g. : TVAD
45
Additionally : ALSO
46
___ and sciences : ARTS
47
Chaz Bono's mom : CHER
48
Enter, as data : KEYIN
49
Place to get a perm : SALON
51
Counterpart of his : HER
52
Test taker going "Psst!," say : CHEATER
55
Brave deeds : HEROICS
59
... with dashes on paper : HANGMAN
60
... with steelies and aggies : MARBLES
61
Plays the market : INVESTS
62
Watches secretly : SPIESON
Down
1
Dell and HP products : PCS
2
Mined rocks : ORE
3
Bird in "Arabian Nights" : ROC
4
Leg-building exercises : SQUATS
5
Biceps-building exercises : CURLS
6
Achilles' weak spot : HEEL
7
When to expect takeoff, for short : ETD
8
Ornamental light fixture : SCONCE
9
Philippine island in W.W. II fighting : PANAY
10
From square one : ANEW
11
X-ray type : CATSCAN
12
WNW's opposite : ESE
13
8 1/2" x 11" paper size: Abbr. : LTR
14
Candied Thanksgiving food : YAM
20
Playoff series finale ... or an apt title for this puzzle considering the number and length of its theme entries : GAMESEVEN
21
Box opener of myth : PANDORA
22
... with cues and 22 balls : SNOOKER
23
Season to taste, in a certain way : ADDSALT
24
Trickster of myth : LOKI
26
With attentiveness : ALERTLY
27
... with black-and-white disks : REVERSI
28
Depot : STATION
30
Crows' cries : CAWS
31
Extremely : VERY
33
Pixy ___ (candy) : STIX
34
Neuter, as a male horse : GELD
37
Rip : TEAR
40
Book excerpt : PASSAGE
44
Roses' defenses : THORNS
45
Oxygen-needing bacterium : AEROBE
47
Baseball shoe feature : CLEAT
48
___ Walsh, three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist : KERRI
50
Convenience store conveniences : ATMS
51
Pile : HEAP
52
White Sox home, for short : CHI
53
___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
54
It's stamped at the P.O. : ENV
55
"___ Pinafore" : HMS
56
They, in Paris : ILS
57
Corp. bigwig : CEO
58
Fig. in the form XXX-XX-XXXX : SSN

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