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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wing, e.g. ... or a hint to answering 17-, 23-, 49- and 56-Across

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary J. Whitehead

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
I accepted this puzzle in 2009, but held it for so long because I'd run similar themes in 2004, 2002, and 1997. Three of the four ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
"Add-a-letter(s)" type theme today, with APPENDAGE parsed as APPEND AGE as the revealer. Nice choice of revealer, although for the ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/17/13 ( No. 23,354 )

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Across
1
Z3 maker : BMW
4
Onetime N.F.L. star nicknamed Joe Willie : NAMATH
10
Challenge in "Legally Blonde," for short : LSAT
14
"Phooey!" : BAH
15
San ___, Argentina : ISIDRO
16
D-Day objective : STLO
17
Distance at St. Andrews golf course? : SCOTLANDYARDAGE
20
Org. of which 18 U.S. presidents have been members : BSA
21
Hindu life lesson : SUTRA
22
Base figs. : GIS
23
Cost of mail from Manhattan? : NEWYORKPOSTAGE
27
Statue in the Parthenon : ATHENA
28
Itching : EAGER
29
"___ Nature, red in tooth and claw ...": Tennyson : THO
30
Arcturus, e.g., spectrally : KSTAR
34
Places docs wear smocks : ERS
35
Wing, e.g. ... or a hint to answering 17-, 23-, 49- and 56-Across : APPENDAGE
38
White House fiscal grp. : OMB
40
Stuffed animal option : KOALA
41
"The Beverly Hillbillies" dad : JED
44
One way to play something : BYEAR
47
One on a Facebook News Feed : FRIEND
49
First-aid supply for Springsteen? : ESTREETBANDAGE
53
Morsel : ORT
54
Summer camp sight : CANOE
55
Aunt in "Bambi" : ENA
56
Top-secret proverb? : CLASSIFIEDADAGE
61
Drain : TIRE
62
Actor Martin of 1960s-'70s TV : MILNER
63
"___, non verba" (Latin proverb) : RES
64
Vase handle : ANSA
65
Looks bad? : SNEERS
66
Forerunner of Bach? : PDQ
Down
1
Shot from a certain gun : BBS
2
Source of the line "Something wicked this way comes" : MACBETH
3
Elite group : WHOSWHO
4
Zip : NIL
5
"___ reminder ..." : ASA
6
Capital whose main street is Nezavisimosti : MINSK
7
Tally : ADDUP
8
"___ Remember" : TRYTO
9
Like a speaker with a 25-Down : HOARSE
10
Trip inits. : LSD
11
Reel : STAGGER
12
Locale of a 1956 fight for independence : ALGIERS
13
Low digits : TOES
18
Diggs of "Rent" : TAYE
19
Pro ___ : RATA
23
Writer Hentoff : NAT
24
Like a private peeling potatoes : ONKP
25
See 9-Down : RASP
26
Pulitzer winner James : AGEE
31
William Shatner's sci-fi drug : TEK
32
Year abroad : ANO
33
Dietary std. : RDA
35
Aid in a scam, e.g. : ABET
36
___ Romeo : ALFA
37
Only U.S. senator with a unit of measure named after him : GARN
38
Noted Ohio conservatory : OBERLIN
39
"Good heavens!" : MYSTARS
41
Dada pioneer : JEANARP
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Listening, say : ENGAGED
43
Onetime White House inits. : DDE
45
Slow pitches have them : ARCS
46
Adjusts one's sights : REAIMS
48
Picked out of a lineup : IDED
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In conclusion, in Cannes : ENFIN
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Decorative fabric : TOILE
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Designer Geoffrey : BEENE
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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One of two possibilities to Paul Revere : SEA
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German article : DER
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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Abbr. after some professionals' names : ESQ

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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