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New York Times, Thursday, November 14, 2013

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom McCoy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
Since cross-referential clues are a staple of crosswords, I liked the idea of clues that refer not to other clues but rather back to ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
For some reason, this puzzle could have had a lot of cross-referenced clues, like REPS/DEM/ROMNEY, ALIAS/AKA, APPTS/TRYSTS, AGE/ERA, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tough Thursday challenge. Any time the theme answers are largely unclued, it takes time to uncover letters one by one through the down ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 23,382 )
Across
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Ersatz cocoa : CAROB
6
Works as an agent (for) : REPS
10
It may run during a campaign : TVAD
14
Slack-jawed : AGAPE
15
The yoke's on them : OXEN
16
Trek : HIKE
17
Signal converter : MODEM
18
Dole (out) : METE
19
Eponymic Dutch city : EDAM
20
Like 20-Across : PRONOUNCEABLE
23
Start of the names of three of the 10 most populous U.S. cities : SAN
24
Something often guessed : AGE
25
Island that's home to the world's largest lizard : KOMODO
28
Like 28-Across : UNHYPHENATED
31
007, e.g. : ALIAS
34
Cowboy's charge : HERD
35
Part of a common Latin conjugation : AMO
36
Johnnycake : PONE
37
Wharves : QUAYS
39
Sidetrack? : SPUR
40
Favorite : PET
41
"One of ___" (1923 Pulitzer-winning novel by Willa Cather) : OURS
42
Levels : TIERS
43
Like 43-Across : TWELVELETTER
47
October event, informally, with "the" : SERIES
48
Obituary listing: Abbr. : REL
49
Kind of moment : AHA
52
Like 52-Across : PENTASYLLABIC
56
Contained : HELD
58
Troubles : ILLS
59
"___ we all?" : ARENT
60
Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
61
Cool : NEAT
62
"Gimme it!" : LETGO
63
Spread out in the kitchen? : MAYO
64
Sparklers : GEMS
65
PowerPoint pointer : LASER
Down
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Roughs it, say : CAMPS
2
Greek marketplace : AGORA
3
Home inspector's concern : RADON
4
Dentist's request : OPEN
5
Laments : BEMOANS
6
2012 newsmaker : ROMNEY
7
High-up in a corp. : EXEC
8
Officemate of Don and Peggy on "Mad Men" : PETE
9
Jordans, e.g. : SNEAKERS
10
Pat Nixon's given name : THELMA
11
Outmoded rental : VIDEOTAPE
12
Otherwise called : AKA
13
Blue: Abbr. : DEM
21
Big thumbs-down : UGH
22
007 : BOND
26
Show reluctance : DEMUR
27
Some trails : ODORS
28
OPEC member: Abbr. : UAE
29
Stage : PHASE
30
"What's the big idea?!" : HEY
31
Meetings entered in P.D.A.'s: Abbr. : APPTS
32
Lerner's partner on Broadway : LOEWE
33
Reciprocal action and reaction : INTERPLAY
37
Knight's activity : QUESTING
38
Site sight : URL
39
Knight : SIR
41
Rack locale : OVEN
42
Extremely juicy : TELLALL
44
Misled : LIEDTO
45
Meetings probably not entered in P.D.A.'s : TRYSTS
46
___ no. : TEL
49
Assists, in a way : ABETS
50
Bit of hardware : HINGE
51
Shakespeare, at times : ACTOR
53
Sheltered : ALEE
54
Dis : SLAM
55
Ground : AREA
56
Box (in) : HEM
57
Century 21 competitor : ERA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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