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New York Times, Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grp. whose members account for more than 50% of the world's defense spending

Author:
Mike Doran
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael J. Doran

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Doran. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael J. Doran notes:
This theme idea came in the way that many constructors get their ideas — at the last possible time one would think they'd come up with ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
67A is a mean trick to throw in a Tuesday puzzle. Still, the theme is otherwise straightforward, so Tuesday feels right. I tried to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A straightforward theme today, phrases starting with D and D. The dork in me so badly wanted DUNGEONS and DRAGONS to appear somewhere ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/12/13 ( No. 23,380 )
Across
1
767s, e.g. : JETS
5
Tame, as movies go : RATEDG
11
Move like a bunny : HOP
14
Wyatt out West : EARP
15
Farthest point of a 50-Down : APOGEE
16
Goof or go off : ERR
17
1960s dissident : DRAFTDODGER
19
___ de la Plata : RIO
20
Suffix with Tao or Mao : ISM
21
Fend (off) : WARD
22
"You've gotta be kidding!" : CMON
23
1987 movie with the hit "Hungry Eyes" : DIRTYDANCING
27
Bodies of rules : CANONS
30
In other words, in old Rome : IDEST
31
Checkup : EXAM
32
More together : SANER
34
He's no gentleman : CAD
37
Smash-hit entertainment? : DEMOLITIONDERBY
41
K.C.-to-Nashville direction : ESE
42
Tests for many Ph.D. candidates : ORALS
43
Farm unit : BALE
44
Boxer Roberto with "hands of stone" : DURAN
46
Like some schoolbook folders : TABBED
48
Fast-food chain with an orange and pink logo : DUNKINDONUTS
52
"Dies ___" : IRAE
53
Series of golf courses that host the British Open : ROTA
54
Carrier to Oslo : SAS
57
Co. whose logo includes Leo the Lion : MGM
58
Jump-rope style : DOUBLEDUTCH
62
___ jeans : LEE
63
Like some job training : ONSITE
64
Grp. whose members account for more than 50% of the world's defense spending : NATO
65
Abbr. on a golf scorecard : YDS
66
Solid, liquid and gas : STATES
67
Lacking depth ... or like 17-, 23-, 37-, 48- and 58-Across? : IN2D
Down
1
Darth Vader, once : JEDI
2
Corny things? : EARS
3
Public transport option : TRAM
4
Letters on a beach bottle : SPF
5
Some control tower equipment : RADARS
6
To the left, at sea : APORT
7
Winter warmer : TODDY
8
Flan ingredient : EGG
9
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
10
Neighbor of Lux. : GER
11
Creature that adopts a seashell : HERMITCRAB
12
Figure of myth known for his belt : ORION
13
Tine : PRONG
18
Minnesota player : TWIN
22
IV units : CCS
23
"___ arigato, Mr. Roboto" : DOMO
24
T. rex and others : DINOS
25
Mideast port : ADEN
26
Mathlete, stereotypically : NERD
27
Surrender : CEDE
28
Lumberjacks' tools : AXES
29
Acted the fink : NAMEDNAMES
32
Lectern, e.g. : STAND
33
Suffer : AIL
35
Skilled : ABLE
36
Like orange hair : DYED
38
Actress Singer : LORI
39
Hassan Rouhani's land : IRAN
40
Goes back : EBBS
45
Lanai strings : UKE
46
Students taught alone : TUTEES
47
Slightly : ATAD
48
How romantic dinners are lit : DIMLY
49
Encouraged : URGED
50
Satellite's path : ORBIT
51
Nick of "Cape Fear" : NOLTE
54
Persian suffix that ends seven country names : STAN
55
When the balcony scene occurs in "Romeo and Juliet" : ACT2
56
Like racehorses' feet : SHOD
58
Opposite of no-nos : DOS
59
Prov. bordering Manitoba : ONT
60
Winner of more than half of all the World Puzzle Championships : USA
61
Prefix with lateral : UNI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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