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New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Author:
David Poole
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Poole

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Poole notes:
Not surprisingly, the seed entry was the revealer at 56-Across. CHUCK BERRY just struck me as a directive — the other theme entries ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I don't usually run puzzles in which the mutilated theme answers don't themselves make sense. But the reveal to this one was so ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
CHUCK BERRY stars in today's grid, both as an entry and an instruction, to chuck BERRY out of four theme answers. These types of ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 23,717 )
Across
1
Attempt : STAB
5
Places longshoremen work : DOCKS
10
Pickle flavoring : DILL
14
Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
15
Internet giant that purchased Flickr in 2005 : YAHOO
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"The Time Machine" vegetarians : ELOI
17
*Drifter of literature : HUCKLEFINN
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Flow stopper : CLOT
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Sorrowful 1954 Patti Page hit : ICRIED
21
Pragmatic person : REALIST
23
Swiss/Austrian border river : RHINE
24
Degree for many a 58-Down : MBA
26
One-third of a triptych : PANEL
27
Cube creator : RUBIK
28
*Potent potable in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : ELDERWINE
30
Parrot : APE
31
It can take your breath away : BOA
32
Big ___ (hallux) : TOE
33
*Nicole Kidman, hairwise : STRAWBLONDE
38
Brynner of "The King and I" : YUL
39
___ Savage, player of the boy on "Boy Meets World" : BEN
40
Dr. J's league, once, for short : ABA
43
*1985 Prince hit : RASPBERET
47
Screenwriter Sorkin : AARON
49
Pop singer Mann : AIMEE
50
Story assigners, in brief : EDS
51
"You had me at ___" ("Jerry Maguire" line) : HELLO
52
Like preserved flowers and writers under deadline : PRESSED
54
Surrendered to gravity : SAGGED
55
Man or Mull : ISLE
56
One of the original Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, whose name is a hint to the answers to the four starred clues : CHUCKBERRY
59
Shoulder muscle, to a gym rat : DELT
60
Cornball : HOKEY
61
Forever and a day : AEON
62
Comes out with : SAYS
63
Spanish "others" : OTROS
64
Where Citigroup is C, for short : NYSE
Down
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Astronaut Wally, the first person to go into space three times : SCHIRRA
2
Airbrush, e.g. : TOUCHUP
3
Attributes : ASCRIBES
4
Two-piece suit : BIKINI
5
Brunette no more, say : DYED
6
Bumbler : OAF
7
Tai ___ : CHI
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German chancellor Adenauer : KONRAD
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Rendered harmless, in a way : DECLAWED
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"Fighting" Big Ten team : ILLINI
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Relax : LOOSEN
13
Lilliputian : LITTLE
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Vichyssoise vegetable : LEEK
22
Plane's parking place : APRON
24
Request for milk, maybe : MEOW
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Spilled the beans : BLABBED
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View from Windsor Castle : ETON
31
Christian in Hollywood : BALE
34
Prepares for proofing : TYPESETS
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Hayseeds : RUBES
36
Court replays : LETS
37
Tea choice for TV's Frasier Crane : EARLGREY
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Short jackets worn open in front : BOLEROS
42
Pain reliever : ANODYNE
43
Canoeist's challenge : RAPIDS
44
Like some rescues : AIRSEA
45
Ripe : SMELLY
46
Flying off the shelves : REDHOT
47
Starbuck's superior : AHAB
48
Greece/Turkey separator, with "the" : AEGEAN
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Bounce back : ECHO
54
"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
57
Kiev's land: Abbr. : UKR
58
Many a Fortune profilee, for short : CEO

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