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New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marvel Comics superhero wielding a nearly indestructible shield

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FXY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Guizzo.
Mary Lou Guizzo notes:
I remember using onelook.com to search for possible theme entries for this puzzle. I was pleased to connect the Ralph WALDO Emerson ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MIDDLE NAME = themers with NAME hidden across two words. Excellent finds in ARIZONA MEMORIAL and CAPTAIN AMERICA, the latter one of my ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/18/16 ( No. 24,451 )
Across
1
Plumbing problem : CLOG
5
Gulf of ___ (arm of the Red Sea) : AQABA
10
Progeny: Abbr. : DESC
14
Flying start? : AERO
15
Stock of words, informally : VOCAB
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Country's McEntire : REBA
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1961-75 : VIETNAMERA
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Asia's disappearing ___ Sea : ARAL
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___ Master's Voice : HIS
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Reprimand to a dog, maybe : BADGIRL
23
Prank : ANTIC
26
Cigarette stat : TAR
28
Manipulators : USERS
29
Public transportation system in the capital of Catalonia : BARCELONAMETRO
32
Carnival city, casually : RIO
33
Time of one's life? : AGE
34
I-85 and I-77 to get from Atlanta to Cleveland, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
35
National Historic Landmark in Pearl Harbor : ARIZONAMEMORIAL
42
Tattoo parlor supply : INK
43
Egg: Prefix : OVO
44
Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
45
Marvel Comics superhero wielding a nearly indestructible shield : CAPTAINAMERICA
50
Ralph ___ Emerson : WALDO
51
Wine: Prefix : OEN
52
What birds of prey do : SWOOP
53
Clarinet need : ONEREED
55
"___ Little Teapot" : IMA
56
Roasted: Fr. : ROTI
57
What 50-Across is ... or a clue to 17-, 29-, 35- and 45-Across : MIDDLENAME
63
Belarussian, e.g. : SLAV
64
Change from "I do" to "I don't"? : ANNUL
65
Illusionist Henning : DOUG
66
3M product : TAPE
67
Guess things : JEANS
68
Additionally : ALSO
Down
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Cleveland player, for short : CAV
2
Hawaiian shirt go-with : LEI
3
Bank deposit? : ORE
4
"Wuthering Heights" genre : GOTHIC
5
Actress Gardner and others : AVAS
6
Iranian holy city : QOM
7
Top fighter pilot : ACE
8
Singer Streisand : BARBRA
9
Rhyme scheme in the last verse of a villanelle : ABAA
10
"The Fast and the Furious" racer : DRAGSTER
11
More spooky : EERIER
12
Italian restaurant chain : SBARRO
13
"Safe!" and "You're out!" : CALLS
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French city named after the Greek goddess of victory : NICE
22
As a result of : DUETO
23
Start of a magician's cry : ABRA
24
Commercial alternative to waxing : NAIR
25
Enterprise counselor : TROI
26
Attire for Atticus : TOGA
27
Tentacled marine creature : ANEMONE
30
Sri ___ : LANKA
31
1983 Michael Keaton comedy : MRMOM
36
Obsolescent data storage device : ZIPDRIVE
37
En pointe, in ballet : ONTOE
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___ Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat : EVAN
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Prefix with -syncratic : IDIO
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Gas brand rendered in all capital letters : ARCO
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___ of faith : LEAP
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Olive oil alternative : CANOLA
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Pub fixture : ALETAP
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What I may stand for? : IODINE
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Salinger title girl : ESME
49
Neighbor of Tanzania : RWANDA
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Razzie Award word : WORST
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Key with four sharps: Abbr. : EMAJ
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Woes : ILLS
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Subject for Watson and Crick : DNA
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Grayish-brown : DUN
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The "A" of AIM : AOL
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Followers of lambdas : MUS
62
Id's counterpart : EGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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