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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Org. suggested by the starts of 17-, 31-, 41- and 62-Across

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Markey.
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© 2012, The New York Times10/23/12 ( No. 22,995 )
Across
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Mediterranean and Baltic, in Monopoly: Abbr. : AVES
5
Org. suggested by the starts of 17-, 31-, 41- and 62-Across : USPS
9
Kind of point : FOCAL
14
Tora ___ (Afghan area) : BORA
15
Pop : SODA
16
One of the Dutch Antilles : ARUBA
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Pricey accommodations on a ship : FIRSTCLASSCABIN
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HI hi : ALOHA
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Kaput : SHOT
22
Fruit drink : ADE
23
One who knows his beans? : BARISTA
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In a row : ALIGNED
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"I ___ what I said" : MEANT
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"+" thing : ION
31
Ward worker : REGISTEREDNURSE
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Like some highly-rated bonds : AAA
39
Grant-giving org. : NEA
40
Dog command : BEG
41
What disabled people are entitled to on a subway : PRIORITYSEATING
48
Mich./Minn. separator : WIS
49
Sei + uno : SETTE
50
Bell site : STEEPLE
54
"Hmmm ..." : LETSSEE
58
"___ ba-a-ack!" : HES
59
Hemingway's nickname : PAPA
61
Words after hang or dash : ITALL
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Quick way to pay : EXPRESSCHECKOUT
66
Maker of Aleve : BAYER
67
Western tribe : OTOE
68
Prefix with European : INDO
69
Little helpers? : ASSTS
70
5-Across's business : MAIL
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Olympic female gymnast, typically : TEEN
Down
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'90s-'00s Britcom : ABFAB
2
"Ta-da!" : VOILA
3
Overthrowing a base, e.g. : ERROR
4
Menu item often accompanied by wasabi : SASHIMI
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Pac-12 school, for short : USC
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Roman sun god : SOL
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Droids, e.g. : PDAS
8
Obama girl : SASHA
9
Group within a group : FACTION
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Man-mouse link : ORA
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Like the rumba, originally : CUBAN
12
Tolerate : ABIDE
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Like interstates : LANED
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Shocks, in a way : TASES
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Sphere or pyramid : SOLID
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Bit of body art, informally : TAT
25
Regarding : ANENT
27
Beast with a beard : GNU
29
Low poker holdings : TREYS
31
Jay-Z's genre : RAP
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Musician's asset : EAR
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Moo goo ___ pan : GAI
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Hotel meeting room amenity : EASEL
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Hitter's stat : RBI
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Statehouse worker: Abbr. : SEN
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A snake may swallow one whole : EGG
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Part of i.o.u. : OWE
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Bodice-___ (old-fashioned romance novels) : RIPPERS
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Puerto Rico y La Española : ISLAS
45
Summer on the 55-Down : ETE
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High level? : ATTIC
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Do-it-yourself diagnostic tool : TESTKIT
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Biblical land on the Arabian Peninsula : SHEBA
51
___-size (big) : TEXAS
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Awards won by LeBron James and David Beckham : ESPYS
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British racetrack site : EPSOM
55
Rhône feeder : SAONE
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Avoid : ELUDE
57
Rocker John : ELTON
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Court records : ACTA
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Like many seniors: Abbr. : RET
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___ polloi : HOI
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Wriggly fish : EEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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