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New York Times, Tuesday, November 1, 2011

With 51-Across, nitpick ... or a hint to 17-, 37- and 60-Across

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. House.
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A
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N
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© 2011, The New York Times11/1/11 ( No. 22,638 )
Across
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Course in the biology dept. : ANAT
5
Prize won by Obama and Carter : NOBEL
10
Pickle containers : JARS
14
Rogen of "Knocked Up" : SETH
15
Strong adhesive : EPOXY
16
Black cloud or black cat, to some : OMEN
17
Do-it-yourselfer's activity : HOMEREPAIR
19
Spanish sparkling wine : CAVA
20
Came next : ENSUED
21
Compares (to) : STACKSUP
23
With 51-Across, nitpick ... or a hint to 17-, 37- and 60-Across : SPLIT
25
Affirmatives : YESES
26
Turns down : REFUSES
29
Last word of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" : DENY
31
Altogether it's worth the most bonus troops in Risk : ASIA
32
Giraffe's cousin : OKAPI
34
Snowmobile part : SKI
37
New York singing group that last performed in 2007 : HARLEMBOYSCHOIR
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It's "the word" : MUM
42
Ability : MEANS
43
Digital camera mode : AUTO
44
Reminder of an old wound : SCAR
45
Tot's enclosure : PLAYPEN
48
Suffix with Kafka or Zola : ESQUE
51
See 23-Across : HAIRS
52
Come together : COALESCE
55
Preparing to drive, with "up" : TEEING
59
Half-pint : RUNT
60
Forum cheer : HAILCAESAR
62
Govt. meat-stamping org. : USDA
63
What "O" stands for in the magazine business : OPRAH
64
Knock for a loop : DAZE
65
Son of John and Yoko : SEAN
66
"GoodFellas" Oscar winner Joe : PESCI
67
Gulp from a flask : SWIG
Down
1
___ Stadium (Big Apple tennis locale) : ASHE
2
Vegas gas : NEON
3
Dinero dispensers : ATMS
4
Bar habitué's order, maybe : THEUSUAL
5
Replaceable part of a phonograph : NEEDLE
6
Antonym: Abbr. : OPP
7
Blowhard's claim : BOAST
8
Interstate sign : EXIT
9
Vega's constellation : LYRA
10
Big name in underwear : JOCKEY
11
Pile up : AMASS
12
Show with skits : REVUE
13
Alternatives to buttons : SNAPS
18
Contract negotiators, for short : REPS
22
Critic of the selfless : CYNIC
24
Weathercaster's pressure line : ISOBAR
26
Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
27
Jacob's twin : ESAU
28
Unwilling to budge : FIRM
29
Place for a facial : DAYSPA
30
Short albums, for short : EPS
33
"___-Tiki" : KON
34
With 57-Down, memorable "Seinfeld" character, with "the" : SOUP
35
Charlie Brown toy that's often "eaten" by a tree : KITE
36
Steel component : IRON
38
Show host : EMCEE
39
___ culpa : MEA
40
TV's Clampetts, e.g. : HAYSEEDS
44
Mideast bigwig : SULTAN
46
Nutlike Chinese fruit : LITCHI
47
Two-dimensional measure : AREA
48
Hosiery shades : ECRUS
49
Drunk : SOUSE
50
Post-lecture session, informally : QANDA
51
Ones named in a will : HEIRS
53
Woodworking or metalworking class : SHOP
54
Superman costume part : CAPE
56
"Vidi," translated : ISAW
57
See 34-Down : NAZI
58
Pitcher Maddux with four Cy Young Awards : GREG
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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