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New York Times, Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7-Down : Rescue mission, briefly

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Perl.
Adam G. Perl notes:
The inspiration for this crossword came from another puzzle I was working on that had the word "mustache" in it. That led to the word ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interpretations of common phrases as if they described a career; fun stuff. Being a former mathlete PLOT POINTS made me smile. And in ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/14/14 ( No. 23,716 )

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Across
1
Sign of healing : SCAB
5
Place to put a stethoscope : CHEST
10
With 16-Across, donate : GIVE
14
Doctor Zhivago's love : LARA
15
Pry bar : LEVER
16
See 10-Across : AWAY
17
Candid : OPEN
18
Midwest air hub : OHARE
19
Rib, e.g. : BONE
20
What gossip columnists do? : TRADESECRETS
23
Headache : HASSLE
24
One ___ time : ATA
25
Peep from a sheep : BAA
28
"Sucks to be you!" : TOUGH
31
Earth tones : OCHERS
33
Slow flow : LAVA
36
What mathematicians do? : PLOTPOINTS
38
Big name in appliances : AMANA
40
Producer of a tirade : IRE
41
Missouri city, familiarly : STJOE
42
What bouncers do? : HANDLEBARS
45
Madre's brothers : TIOS
46
Strands in December? : TINSEL
47
Squeeze, informally : SMUSH
49
___ trice : INA
50
Hi-___ : RES
52
Starr of old comics : BRENDA
56
What literary critics do? : COVERSTORIES
59
Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
62
"The Gentleman Is ___" (Rodgers and Hammerstein song) : ADOPE
63
Soul singer Redding : OTIS
64
With 67-Across, coastal Maine : DOWN
65
Bygone communication : TELEX
66
SeaWorld attraction : ORCA
67
See 64-Across : EAST
68
Put up : ERECT
69
Twitter ___ (news source) : FEED
Down
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It's a sin : SLOTH
2
Frank who directed "It Happened One Night" : CAPRA
3
Fields : AREAS
4
Outdoor concert sites : BANDSTANDS
5
Tight shot : CLOSEUP
6
Gleeful giggle : HEHE
7
Rescue mission, briefly : EVAC
8
Missionary Junípero ___ : SERRA
9
"Rock-a-bye, baby" location : TREETOP
10
Yaks : GABS
11
___ Jima : IWO
12
Vehicle for a news team : VAN
13
Needle feature : EYE
21
"Evil Woman" band, for short : ELO
22
Food items that can be messy to eat : TACOS
25
Cinema canine : BENJI
26
"Star Wars" droid, informally : ARTOO
27
Total idiots : ASSES
29
Smooth-tongued : GLIB
30
Dances around a lifted chair, maybe : HORAS
32
Go ballistic : HITTHEROOF
33
Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
34
How the Titanic was going before it struck an iceberg : AMAIN
35
Woman who has a way with words? : VANNA
37
Semester, e.g. : TERM
39
Old Olds : ALERO
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Take to another level : ELEVATE
44
What lies between the lines : SUBTEXT
48
Hit sign : SRO
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Meal that often includes matzo ball soup : SEDER
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Saltpetre : NITRE
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Clear for takeoff? : DEICE
55
Syrian strongman : ASSAD
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"I ___ blame you" : CANT
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Something to audition for : ROLE
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Architect's detail, for short : SPEC
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Citrus drink suffix : ADE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Golfs, e.g., informally : VWS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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