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New York Times, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

1960s TV icon whose name follows a pair of letters found, appropriately, 16 times in this puzzle's Across answers

Author:
Jim Peredo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Peredo.
Jim Peredo notes:
I had a plan when I built this puzzle in March 2015. The 50th anniversary of the old TV show would be in January 2016, on a Tuesday, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I have a feeling some solvers will miss the trick here, so I highlighted the 16 critical letter pairs below. Think about it … Okay, if ... read more
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C
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H
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A
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S
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T
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E
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N
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A
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M
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B
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O
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N
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N
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C
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R
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I
D
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B
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T
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L
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C
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K
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B
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G
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A
L
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R
I
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P
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A
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F
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G
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L
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D
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D
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O
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G
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B
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M
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B
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G
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G
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S
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Z
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P
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W
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R
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D
C
O
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A
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T
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F
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P
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K
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A
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C
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W
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H
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A
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M
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N
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L
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O
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G
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© 2016, The New York Times11/16/16 ( No. 24,480 )
Across
1
Like a virgin : CHASTE
7
"Apocalypse Now" setting, familiarly : NAM
10
___ fides (credentials) : BONA
14
Bees collect it : NECTAR
15
Altar vow : IDO
16
Olympian war god : ARES
17
Easily bruised fruit : BANANA
18
"This weighs a ___!" : TON
19
Jacob's first wife : LEAH
20
Bob Cratchit's job in "A Christmas Carol" : CLERK
21
City called the "Silicon Valley of India" : BANGALORE
23
Like yellow 17-Acrosses : RIPE
25
College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
26
Org. with a "100 Years ... 100 Movies" list : AFI
29
Ask "Can I?" repeatedly, say : NAG
30
Musher puller : SLEDDOG
34
Little Italian girls : BAMBINAS
37
Actress Davis of "Beetlejuice" : GEENA
38
Bad to the bone : EVIL
39
Hang-ups : SNAGS
42
Chows down : EATS
43
Ball's partner : ARNAZ
45
Post-lunch pick-me-up : POWERNAP
47
British soldier in the Revolution : REDCOAT
50
Computer cooler : FAN
51
Mini-albums, informally : EPS
52
Hawaiian coffee region : KONA
53
Basics : ABCS
55
Hendrix famously used one in his Woodstock rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : WHAMMYBAR
59
Record of the year : ANNAL
63
Granny : NANA
64
Like most knock-knock jokes : OLD
65
Cool, in the 1960s : GROOVY
66
Hamburger holders : BUNS
67
When doubled, a 2010s dance : NAE
68
Duke Ellington's "Take the ___" : ATRAIN
69
Pub orders : ALES
70
Tee preceder : ESS
71
1960s TV icon whose name follows a pair of letters found, appropriately, 16 times in this puzzle's Across answers : BATMAN
Down
1
News network with a stock ticker : CNBC
2
Get better : HEAL
3
Teen's affliction : ACNE
4
Bart or Ringo : STARR
5
Modest two-piece bathing suit : TANKINI
6
Time in history : ERA
7
Silent screen actress Naldi : NITA
8
Dreamboat : ADONIS
9
Genghis Khan, e.g. : MONGOL
10
Singer of love songs : BALLADEER
11
Cookie that started as a Hydrox knockoff : OREO
12
Close : NEAR
13
Tennis player who posthumously received a Presidential Medal of Freedom : ASHE
21
Kicked off : BEGAN
22
Rare blood type, for short : ANEG
24
Gives a bad review : PANS
26
Build-___ Workshop (toy retailer) : ABEAR
27
QB Brett : FAVRE
28
"Why should ___?" ("No, it doesn't bother me") : IMIND
31
Early American diplomat Silas : DEANE
32
Available from a keg : ONTAP
33
Crowd reactions to a daredevil : GASPS
35
2015 Whitey Bulger biopic : BLACKMASS
36
Maple syrup, essentially : SAP
40
Achieve great success : GOFAR
41
Mop, as a deck : SWAB
44
Quickly pan (in) : ZOOM
46
Microsoft's defunct digital encyclopedia : ENCARTA
48
Question repeatedly posed by Ferris Bueller's teacher : ANYONE
49
Indian drums similar to bongos : TABLAS
54
Embarrassing laugh accompanier : SNORT
55
Org. for the New York Liberty : WNBA
56
Lug : HAUL
57
Diarist Frank : ANNE
58
Citrus drinks : ADES
60
Chomsky who wrote "Syntactic Structures" : NOAM
61
Big name in sports shoes : AVIA
62
Country singer Loretta : LYNN
65
Gift of ___ : GAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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