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New York Times, Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor:
Will Shortz
David ___, comic with a famous Richard Nixon impression
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Ruth B. Margolin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Margolin. Tuesday freshness: 94%
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
While driving home one day, I heard on the radio news something like "This would affect France's chances of .....", and the rhyming ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Country rhymes, using a consistent (country) + (possessive S) + (rhyme for the country). At first the theme seemed too loosey-goosey ... read more
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C
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B
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O
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L
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A
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M
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Y
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A
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S
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T
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L
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A
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A
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N
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S
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P
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I
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G
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T
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P
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H
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P
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E
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S
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A
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F
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D
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A
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C
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T
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S
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W
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B
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I
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T
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L
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O
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T
H
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Z
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C
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A
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S
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M
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R
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O
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M
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D
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C
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D
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© 2016, The New York Times11/1/16 ( No. 24,465 )
Across
1
Tailor's unit : INCH
5
African virus : EBOLA
10
Ancient Central American : MAYA
14
"Your majesty" : SIRE
15
Commercial symbols in Lomé? : TOGOSLOGOS
17
Source of indigo : ANIL
18
Reptile at the top of the Jurassic food chain : ALLOSAURUS
19
Basis of a refreshing Mideast beverage? : YEMENSLEMONS
21
Court recorder : STENO
22
Speaking up? : PRAYING
26
Cries of dismay : OYS
27
Downton Abbey headgear : TOPHAT
31
Chill in the air : NIP
32
Metonym for Middle America : PEORIA
34
Leader of a group of elves : SANTA
36
Gavotte, minuet and cancan? : FRANCESDANCES
39
Where Theseus slew the Minotaur : CRETE
40
Tone deafness : TINEAR
41
What a cyclops has in common with a cyclone : EYE
42
River in Stephen Foster's "Old Folks at Home" : SWANEE
44
Chomped down on : BIT
47
Country completely surrounded by South Africa : LESOTHO
50
Ethan Frome's wife : ZEENA
52
Far Eastern mimics? : CHINASMYNAHS
56
Cry from Juliet : ROMEOROMEO
59
Sondheim's "It Takes Two," e.g. : DUET
60
Providers of low notes for rumbas? : CUBASTUBAS
61
To be, in Toulouse : ETRE
62
"___ aside ..." : ASAN
63
Begins to wake : STIRS
64
Blond now, say : DYED
Down
1
Arbitrary non-explanation, after "because" : ISAYSO
2
No longer an octogenarian : NINETY
3
Events in Bonnie and Clyde's biography : CRIMESPREES
4
Her face launched a thousand ships : HELEN
5
Greek H's : ETAS
6
___ weevil : BOLL
7
Leer : OGLE
8
Lead-in to land for Willy Wonka's workers : LOOMPA
9
Categorize : ASSORT
10
Timid : MOUSY
11
Cabinet dept. : AGR
12
The "Y" of TTYL : YOU
13
Total jerk : ASS
16
Actress Turner : LANA
20
Emphatically zero : NOTONE
23
What kindness and graceful aging reveal : INNERBEAUTY
24
Quibbles : NITS
25
4.0, e.g. : GPA
28
Tolkien terror : ORC
29
Alternative to cake : PIE
30
"___ mañana" : HASTA
33
Have supper : EAT
34
One of the Seven Dwarfs : SNEEZY
35
Obama's signature health measure, for short : ACA
36
David ___, comic with a famous Richard Nixon impression : FRYE
37
When repeated, child's term for supper : DIN
38
"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANE
39
Cartoon frame : CEL
42
Skins' opponent in a pickup game : SHIRTS
43
Prevailed : WONOUT
45
Cry after "Psst!" : INHERE
46
Sampled : TASTED
48
Indian ___ : OCEAN
49
Pres. Jefferson : THOS
51
Broke off : ENDED
53
Prefix with dexterity : AMBI
54
Burn superficially : SEAR
55
Rolling stones lack it : MOSS
56
First U.S. color TV maker : RCA
57
Suffix with hazard : OUS
58
C.E.O.'s deg. : MBA

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

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