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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 2016

That tropical entry could not have captured first place in the fruit competition, palindromically

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GQVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I used to think there was a finite number of palindrome sentences, like MADAM, IM ADAM. Imagine my surprise when at the ACPT one year, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/20/16 ( No. 24,453 )
Across
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Music direction meaning "with the bow" : ARCO
5
What a physiognomist studies : FACES
10
Some servers : IBMS
14
Cardinal feature : BEAK
15
Window treatment : DRAPE
16
"Star Trek: T.N.G." crew member : TROI
17
"Supposedly, some Australian birds can participate in the America's Cup," palindromically : EMUSSAILIASSUME
20
What all politics is said to be : LOCAL
21
One turned on by a rock star? : AMP
22
Can't take : HATES
23
One for the money? : UNUM
25
Tending to wear away : ERODENT
27
Peter the Great, Mother Teresa and Bob Marley, palindromically : ATSARANUNARASTA
31
Go with : SEE
32
Superficially injure : SKIN
33
Word with bar or blanket : WET
34
The last of the Pillars of Islam : HADJ
36
Last word in the Gettysburg Address : EARTH
38
Goes back : EBBS
42
Silence fillers : UMS
44
"Topaz" novelist, 1967 : URIS
46
Kia subcompact : RIO
47
"My concealment of that footwear was so unfortunate," palindromically : TOOBADIHIDABOOT
52
Many lab rats : ALBINOS
53
___ Moss (women's clothing label) : ELLA
54
Sam of "Jurassic Park" : NEILL
55
Praise that's not prose : ODE
58
Resulted in : LEDTO
61
That tropical entry could not have captured first place in the fruit competition, palindromically : NOWAYAPAPAYAWON
64
Dash : ELAN
65
Cause of some cries from the crib : COLIC
66
Advanced high school class, informally : CALC
67
Monopoly expense : RENT
68
Official pronouncement : EDICT
69
Stevenson villain : HYDE
Down
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Ferrara who directed "Bad Lieutenant," 1992 : ABEL
2
San ___ (resort locale) : REMO
3
Got together for a party? : CAUCUSED
4
___ Baiul, 1994 Winter Olympics figure skating gold medalist : OKSANA
5
Rx overseer : FDA
6
Henry Purcell's "Dido's Lament," e.g. : ARIA
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Composed : CALM
8
Help for one with serious allergies : EPIPEN
9
Host : SEA
10
"We're on!" : ITSADATE
11
Savages : BRUTES
12
Second cousin? : MOMENT
13
Time out? : SIESTA
18
Offensive words : SLURS
19
Strengthen, with "up" : SHORE
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Gets by : MAKESDO
26
1960s western starring Clint Eastwood : RAWHIDE
27
Tree with "helicopter seeds" : ASH
28
Spot of ___ : TEA
29
Long in Hollywood : NIA
30
Jesse who lost the governor's race to Ronald Reagan in 1970 : UNRUH
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Ecstatic : JUBILANT
37
Prefix with cycle : TRI
39
Where some long runs take place : BROADWAY
40
Science class, informally : BIO
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One who has trouble passing the bar? : SOT
43
Virile : MANLY
45
Venture (forth) : SALLY
47
Worker with hides : TANNER
48
World Cup chant : OLEOLE
49
Luke's Jedi mentor : OBIWAN
50
14-legged crustacean : ISOPOD
51
Turn white, maybe : BLEACH
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"The Persistence of Memory" artist : DALI
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It's a long story : EPIC
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Related : TOLD
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Never to be repeated : ONCE
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Home Depot competitor : ACE
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Pretense : ACT

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