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New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 2012

With 74- & 75-Across, "invisible" part of a distribution list ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
George Barany and Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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George Barany
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 40 Missing: {CQWZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Per 73 Across, CC is BLIND (hidden behind blocks) in theme answers.

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© 2012, The New York Times11/1/12 ( No. 23,004 )

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Across
1
With 4- & 9-Across, sports news of 1919 : BLACKSOXSCANDAL
14
Part of E.N.T. : EAR
15
Stand for a sitting : EASEL
16
Part of a waste reduction strategy : REUSE
17
With 18- & 19-Across, Toys "R" Us department : ELECTRONICGAMES
20
Figure in Raphael's "The School of Athens" : PLATO
22
Painter's aid : LADDER
24
Drawer at a doctor's office? : SYRINGE
26
Not moved from the original location : INSITU
30
Lib ___ (U.K. party member) : DEM
31
Times or Century : FONT
33
Some French? : DES
34
With 37- & 39-Across, Fredric March's last film : THEICEMANCOMETH
41
___ Gallimard, protagonist of "M. Butterfly" : RENE
42
Something to contemplate : NAVEL
44
Tributary of the High Rhine : AARE
45
With 47- & 48-Across, like some student activities : EXTRACURRICULAR
49
Third of November? : VEE
50
Like bright red cardinals : MALE
52
Egyptian headdress feature : ASP
54
Children of ___ (descendants of Jacob) : ISRAEL
56
Goldsmith, for one : ARTISAN
60
Like "Wedding Crashers" or "Bridesmaids" : RRATED
63
A current flows into it : ANODE
64
With 67- & 69-Across, role that garnered 12 consecutive unsuccessful Emmy nominations, 1985-96 : JESSICAFLETCHER
70
Brother of Moses : AARON
71
Beauty pageant judging criterion : POISE
72
Iraq war danger, for short : IED
73
With 74- & 75-Across, "invisible" part of a distribution list ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : BLINDCARBONCOPY
Down
1
Urban cacophony : BEEPS
2
___ column (construction piece) : LALLY
3
Toward the back : AREAR
4
Organic compound with a double-bonded oxygen : KETONE
5
Isl. south of Corsica : SAR
6
"___ mio" : OSOLE
7
Princess known as the Defender of the Elijans : XENA
8
Declined, as stocks : SLID
9
Composer Dominick whose name means "silver" in Italian : ARGENTO
10
Almost reaches : NEARS
11
Musical syllable before and after "da" : DUM
12
Enzyme suffix : ASE
13
"___ Miz" : LES
21
Comparatively neat : TIDIER
23
Racket : DIN
25
Feds : GMEN
27
Model : IDEAL
28
Aquarium fish : TETRA
29
Program presenter : USHER
31
N.F.L. record-holder for consecutive starts : FAVRE
32
Embarassing spelling mistake? : ONER
34
Fountain name : TREVI
35
Spells : HEXES
36
Sign with an arrow : ENTER
38
Mangle : MAUL
40
"Tales of the City" novelist : MAUPIN
43
Make-up person? : LIAR
46
Ute or Cree : AMERIND
51
What's put before the carte? : ALA
53
New York's ___ Island : STATEN
55
"Backdraft" crime : ARSON
56
Wing it : ADLIB
57
Bygone gas brand : SOHIO
58
"Take ___ breath" : ADEEP
59
Uncool : NERDY
61
Spanish appetizer : TAPA
62
Get an ___ effort : EFOR
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Get one's point across? : JAB
65
Suffix with arbor or ether : EAL
66
___ Lanka : SRI
68
"___ Beso" : ESO

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

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