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New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

With 70-Across, what the end of 17-, 33-, 42- or 63-Across describes

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JVXY} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times10/22/08 ( No. 21,533 )

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Across
1
Test version : BETA
5
Genesis terminus : ARARAT
11
Keypad location : ATM
14
Button below TUV : OPER
15
Poe maiden : LENORE
16
To boot : TOO
17
Eng, for one : SIAMESETWIN
19
Alien's subj. : ESL
20
Staff symbol : CCLEF
21
Meadow denizens : FIELDMICE
23
Eminem collaborator, informally : DRE
25
Mex. misses : SRTAS
26
Grp. opposed to the Vietnam War : SDS
29
Modern music genre : EMO
31
M.L.B. team with a "W" insignia : NATS
33
Bar request : MAKEMINEADOUBLE
39
Like many products on eBay : USED
40
Irk : GETTO
41
Bébé's intake : LAIT
42
1951 film named for a boat : THEAFRICANQUEEN
45
Springfield tavern : MOES
46
Lucy of "Kill Bill" : LIU
47
Messenger ___ : RNA
48
Provider of some fall color : ASTER
51
R.S.V.P. part : SIL
53
Museum visit, maybe : CLASSTRIP
58
Nile Valley region : NUBIA
62
Plug place : EAR
63
"Circle of Life" musical : THELIONKING
65
U.S. hwy., e.g. : RTE
66
Less tough : EASIER
67
"Sting like ___" : ABEE
68
With 70-Across, what the end of 17-, 33-, 42- or 63-Across describes : BED
69
At the peak of maturity : RIPEST
70
See 68-Across : SIZE
Down
1
Winter pear : BOSC
2
Grand : EPIC
3
Florida Marlins color : TEAL
4
Dangerous partner? : ARMED
5
Capp and Capone : ALS
6
Site of many a shipwreck : REEF
7
Prefix with matter : ANTI
8
T. ___ Price (investment firm) : ROWE
9
Seed covering : ARIL
10
Looks after : TENDSTO
11
Took the loss : ATEIT
12
"Vissi d'arte" opera : TOSCA
13
Some spies : MOLES
18
Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
22
Crewmate of Capt. Kirk : MRSULU
24
Asylum seeker, perhaps : EMIGRE
26
Blue prints? : SMUT
27
Salt amount : DASH
28
___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
30
"___ the loneliest number" : ONEIS
31
Brazilian seaport : NATAL
32
Dreamboat : ADONIS
34
Mingo player on "Daniel Boone" : EDAMES
35
Yadda yadda yadda : ETC
36
Max of the ring : BAER
37
Claim against property : LIEN
38
Italy's Mt. ___ : ETNA
43
"Howards End" novelist : FORSTER
44
Zorba player : QUINN
48
Sharp-tasting : ACERB
49
Online current affairs magazine : SLATE
50
Deducted from the gross weight : TARED
52
"Witness" actor Haas : LUKAS
54
Asian cuisine : THAI
55
Legal defendant: Abbr. : RESP
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1976 loser to Bjorn at Wimbledon : ILIE
57
Pizzas : PIES
59
Israel's Netanyahu, familiarly : BIBI
60
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
61
Winner of a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
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Scrap for Rover : ORT

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

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