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New York Times, Thursday, November 13, 2014

Something that might be left at the scene of a crime

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Gray.
Tracy Gray notes:
The idea for this puzzle came to me right off the bat … Baton Rouge, that is, which my constructor mind parsed as BAT-ON-ROUGE — two ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Cool concept, phrases with the "*ON *" pattern literalized into two stacked answers. It came relatively quickly for me when I got to ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times11/13/14 ( No. 23,746 )
Across
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Get down to business : WORK
5
Plum or peach : COLOR
10
Straddling : ATOP
14
Others, in Latin : ALII
15
Exercise in brevity : HAIKU
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Literally, with 19-Across, a Western state capital : CARS
17
Literally, with 20-Across, ski resort purchases : SEAS
18
Swallowed a loss : ATEIT
19
See 16-Across : CITY
20
See 17-Across : PASSES
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Prickly plants : TEASELS
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Ideology : CREDO
26
Rotten : BAD
27
Captain Morgan competitor : BACARDI
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Reacted to, as fireworks : AAHEDAT
34
Scintilla : ATOM
35
Literally, with 39-Across, head doctor : SURGE
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Part of a collegian's email address : EDU
38
It's north of Den. : NOR
39
See 35-Across : GENERAL
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Hollywood's Howard : RON
42
Something that might be left at the scene of a crime : DNA
43
Common daisy : OXEYE
44
Desiccated : SERE
45
Baltimore's I-695, e.g. : BELTWAY
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Buck : SMACKER
50
Firm ending : INC
51
Botanical opening : STOMA
52
Toscanini and Maazel : MAESTRI
55
Literally, with 62-Across, longtime action star : HARRIS
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Literally, with 63-Across, distinguished chef : CORD
60
Ancient region of Anatolia : IONIA
62
See 55-Across : FORD
63
See 59-Across : BLEU
64
"America's Got Talent" airer : NBCTV
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"The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers" essayist : ELIA
66
Go hand to hand? : CLAP
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Honkers : GEESE
68
___ job : DESK
Down
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Upper-crust sort, stereotypically : WASP
2
Olive, to Ovid : OLEA
3
Narrow estuaries : RIAS
4
Between-innings feature on a Jumbotron : KISSCAM
5
Took off after : CHASED
6
Lead-in to cake or meal : OAT
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More than mislead : LIETO
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Dust Bowl migrant : OKIE
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Vegetable whose name comes from Swedish : RUTABAGA
10
Bow : ACCEDE
11
Shadow : TAIL
12
Table scraps : ORTS
13
Stage name for 2012 singing sensation Park Jae-sang : PSY
21
Muff : ERR
23
Semiarid region of Africa : SAHEL
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Big name in parks : DISNEY
27
Motel alternative, informally : BANDB
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In agreement (with) : ATONE
29
Pinkish : CORAL
30
Halt : ARREST
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John who played Joshua in "The Ten Commandments" : DEREK
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Flip over : ADORE
33
One pulling strings? : TUNER
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180 : UEY
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Graduation attire : GOWNS
40
Strict : EXACTING
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Gobbled (down) : SCARFED
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At deuce, say : TIEDUP
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Native Arizonan : MOHAVE
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Physicians' org. : AMA
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"___ U Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson hit) : SINCE
52
Mobster's gal : MOLL
53
Bay ___ : AREA
54
It's a wrap : ROBE
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Capacity : ROLE
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Spring bloomer : IRIS
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Where I-90 and I-29 cross: Abbr. : SDAK
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Ottawa-based media inits. : CBC
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"___ a miracle!" : ITS

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

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