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New York Times, Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
Arr, my puzzles always seem to be published at the times when I'm busiest! I'll keep my notes short and sweet this time. I'd had the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David is a strong enough constructor that I hitched when I got to the upper right corner. A barely-constrained area with ISR and the ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
The previous R record, a mere 30, was set back in 2011 by Paul Hunsberger. Mr. Steinberg is a crossword historian so he knows all ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1111 ( 24,109 )
Across
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Gooey campout goody : SMORE
6
Costumes : GARBS
11
Test in advance of an advanced deg. : GRE
14
Enveloping glows : AURAS
15
In advance of, quaintly : AFORE
16
Onetime Mideast abbr. : UAR
17
Perfectly fit and well : RIGHTASRAIN
19
Land south of Leb. : ISR
20
Canada ___ : DRY
21
B&O and Pennsylvania, in Monopoly : RRS
22
Prime oyster season : RMONTHS
24
"___ Pyle, U.S.M.C." : GOMER
26
Sony competitor : RCA
27
First New York Times crossword editor, 1942-69 : MARGARETFARRAR
33
QB Brett : FAVRE
34
Quite a ways : FAR
35
Sellout show sign : SRO
36
He voiced Carl in "Up" : EDASNER
39
1970 John Wayne western : RIOLOBO
42
Land south of Bol. : ARG
43
1921 play that ends with the extinction of the human race : RUR
45
Chewy chocolate candy : ROLOS
46
Where you might see the word AMBULANCE behind you : REARVIEWMIRROR
51
Outdoor gear chain : REI
52
Like some pitchers : EARED
53
Bungled salon job : BADPERM
57
Long-snouted fish : GAR
58
___ G BIV (color mnemonic) : ROY
61
Headed for the hills : RAN
62
Old rush participants ... or a three-part hint to what can be found in this puzzle's grid or clues : FORTYNINERS
65
"All bets ___ off" : ARE
66
Alban Berg's "Wozzeck," e.g. : OPERA
67
Leave no trace of : ERASE
68
D.C.-based news org. : NPR
69
Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
70
Taste : SAPOR
Down
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Variety of chalcedony : SARD
2
Conservationist John : MUIR
3
Bacchanalian bash : ORGY
4
Bowl game shout : RAH
5
Female sex hormone : ESTROGEN
6
Funny, funny joke : GASSER
7
Lesotho's locale: Abbr. : AFR
8
Jet engine sound : ROAR
9
Hat's edge : BRIM
10
Lady of la casa : SENORA
11
One-minute-plus section of "Stairway to Heaven" : GUITARSOLO
12
Impetuous : RASH
13
Bungles : ERRS
18
"___ virumque cano" ("Aeneid" opening) : ARMA
23
Big name in A.T.M.s : NCR
24
Canine warnings : GRRS
25
Zebra at a Lions game, say : REF
27
Lady of la casa : MADRE
28
"Mogambo" co-star : AVAGARDNER
29
It's in the pits : TAR
30
Common date night: Abbr. : FRI
31
Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
32
Aussie bounders : ROOS
33
Goose bumps cause : FEAR
37
Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
38
Have misgivings about : RUE
40
Solar system models : ORRERIES
41
Title for Tennyson : LORD
44
"Nature" essayist's inits. : RWE
47
Weightlifting unit : REP
48
Compete to get : VIEFOR
49
Native Hungarian : MAGYAR
50
Shah's onetime domain : IRAN
53
Kellogg's All-___ : BRAN
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Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
55
Viscous : ROPY
56
Talking TV palomino : MRED
58
Cut and collect in the field : REAP
59
Guesstimate's ending : ORSO
60
W.W. I battle site : YSER
63
Otto minus cinque : TRE
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Powerful D.C. lobby : NRA

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

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