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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What Ali Baba found on the treasure in the cave?

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 95 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times10/2/13 ( No. 23,339 )

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Long part of a lance : SHAFT
6
Radar screen dot : BLIP
10
___-à-porter : PRET
14
Actor Quinn : AIDAN
15
Charlie Chaplin's last wife : OONA
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Singsong syllables : LALA
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What Ali Baba found on the treasure in the cave? : PRINTSOFTHIEVES
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In the mail : SENT
21
Heart of the matter : PITH
22
Simple : NAIVE
23
Not supportin' : AGIN
25
Down Under runners : EMUS
27
Sign of a failed practice? : LOSINGPATIENTS
33
Baseball exec Bud : SELIG
34
___ trap : LINT
35
Honour bestowed by Queen Elizabeth: Abbr. : OBE
36
Sch. near Beverly Hills : UCLA
37
Letter closing : YOURS
39
Bar from Mars : TWIX
40
Avril follower : MAI
41
Grammy-winning blues guitarist Jonny : LANG
42
In need of some manscaping, say : HAIRY
43
Puzzles as gifts? : PRESENTSOFMIND
47
Web site that users themselves may revise : WIKI
48
Many a Rolling Stone cover subject : IDOL
49
You'll need to take steps to get to it : ATTIC
52
___ sci : POLI
54
Lerner/Loewe musical set in Paris : GIGI
58
Be startled by singing monks? : JUMPATTHECHANTS
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
62
___ dire (court examination) : VOIR
63
Seat for a stand-up : STOOL
64
Coloratura's practice : RUNS
65
1990s compacts : GEOS
66
What a verb ending may indicate : TENSE
Down
1
Suckers : SAPS
2
Employ : HIRE
3
Deuce follower : ADIN
4
1940 Disney film : FANTASIA
5
Big bang letters : TNT
6
Sound of disgust : BOOING
7
Digs in an old warehouse, maybe : LOFT
8
Prevalent, as a rumor : INTHEAIR
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Sound of disgust : PAH
10
When repeated several times, child's entreaty : PLEASE
11
Sitar master Shankar : RAVI
12
Stat for 26-Down: Abbr. : ELEV
13
Stun with a charge : TASE
18
Option on "Wheel of Fortune" : SPIN
19
Arctic language : INUIT
24
Booking : GIG
26
Cascades, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
27
Old Renault : LECAR
28
Stan's film partner : OLLIE
29
Toupee alternative : PLUGS
30
Lose-lose : NOWIN
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Car mentioned in the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" : TBIRD
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Hot, like a hunk : SEXY
33
Cesspool : SUMP
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American, in England : YANK
38
Moving stealthily : ONTIPTOE
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Party in the parking lot : TAILGATE
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Classic shooter : LEICA
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Doc bloc : HMO
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Acquires with sticky fingers : SWIPES
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Crude fleet : OILERS
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Guarantor of financial accts. : FDIC
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Open a crack : AJAR
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Hippo's wear in 4-Down : TUTU
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Eliot Ness and others : TMEN
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Home of Miami University : OHIO
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Wise to : INON
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Classic muscle cars : GTOS
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Archipelago part : ISLE
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"The whole family can watch" program rating : TVG
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33rd president's monogram : HST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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