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New York Times, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

With 10-Down, lead vocalist and flutist for rock's Jethro Tull

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Pepper. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom Pepper notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Great wordplay today, with five PRO- words split up and given a kooky interpretation. What a clever revealer for these "professions" ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/19/16 ( No. 24,452 )
Across
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Twosome on TMZ, e.g. : ITEM
5
Level : RAZE
9
Put down for the count : KAYO
13
Touch emotionally : MOVE
14
Bakery employee : ICER
15
Mazatlán mister : SENOR
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SAT administrator, by trade? : PROTESTER
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City where Galileo taught : PADUA
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Cremains holder : URN
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"I did it!" : YES
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Game one : OPENER
23
Fiddle (with) : TINKER
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Doctor, by trade? : PROCURER
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Biblical garden : EDEN
28
Word before bump or pump : FIST
29
Great Lakes canal name : SOO
30
Dizzying designs : OPART
33
Marzipan component : ALMOND
36
Apt title for this puzzle : PROVOCATION
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Sweetie pie : DEARIE
40
Politico Perot : HROSS
41
With 10-Down, lead vocalist and flutist for rock's Jethro Tull : IAN
42
Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
44
Beige-ish : ECRU
48
Model, by trade? : PROPOSER
51
Boozehounds : LUSHES
53
Claptrap : DRIVEL
54
Candy in a dispenser : PEZ
55
Farm mama : EWE
56
Last word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : BRAVE
57
Manicurists and tax preparers, by trade? : PROFILERS
60
Bit of gossip : RUMOR
61
Green shade : MINT
62
Jacob's womb-mate : ESAU
63
One of a Latin trio : AMAT
64
Risqué, maybe : EDGY
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Captain Sparrow portrayer : DEPP
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Attribute (to) : IMPUTE
2
Hot and then some : TORRID
3
Goolagong who won seven Grand Slam singles event titles : EVONNE
4
Ran into : MET
5
Choir's support : RISER
6
Doesn't just talk : ACTS
7
Waltz ending? : ZEE
8
Using "effect" for "affect" and vice versa : ERRORS
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"The Matrix" star Reeves : KEANU
10
See 41-Across : ANDERSON
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"I'll take that bet!" : YOUREON
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"... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Something a journalist may work on : SPEC
17
Feature of a 22-Down : EYE
22
Something to make a hash of? : POTATO
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Bouillon brand name : KNORR
25
Pub purchase for the table : PITCHER
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Implement for an angler : ROD
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To's opposite : FRO
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Dish baked in an imu : POI
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Disinclined (to) : AVERSE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Person who had a major part in the Bible? : MOSES
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View through a wide-angle lens : PANORAMA
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Bad news in the polls : DIP
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Part of the body studied by otolaryngologists : EARDRUM
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"S O S" : HELPME
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Word that brings a smile : CHEESE
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Fix, as a bandage : REWRAP
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Consumes : USESUP
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Cagey debater's tactic : PIVOT
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"Your turn to talk," on radio : OVER
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Liberal, disparagingly : LEFTY
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Israeli gun : UZI
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Beer ___ : PONG
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Commercial ending with Wonder : BRA
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Dispose (of) : RID
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Was like Fred Astaire to Ginger Rogers : LED

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

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