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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 2013

Like the end of this clue (in terms of punctuation)

Author:
Edgar Fontaine
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edgar R. Fontaine

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Fontaine.
Will Shortz notes:
While this theme is a variation on a familiar one, it has a fresh twist and is consistently done. The vocabulary is easy, too. So ... ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Amusing start to the week, famous people with an S inserted between their first and last names to make wacky possessives. ARTHURS ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/18/13 ( No. 23,386 )
Across
1
Conks on the head : BOPS
5
Old Russian ruler : TSAR
9
Drummer Ringo : STARR
14
Israel's Abba : EBAN
15
Charles Lamb's pen name : ELIA
16
Place to keep a hibachi : PATIO
17
Prefix with dynamics : AERO
18
Lambs' fathers : RAMS
19
Diplomatic representative : ENVOY
20
Part of a bushel belonging to Dick? : GREGORYSPECK
23
Chaney who played the hunchback of Notre Dame : LON
24
Greek letters before rhos : PIS
25
Facial expression : VISAGE
29
Serving between appetizer and dessert : ENTREE
31
S-shaped molding : OGEE
33
Prefix with Atlantic : MID
34
Car belonging to Rex? : HARRISONSFORD
37
Professional charges : FEES
39
Catch, as a criminal : NAB
40
New York's Giuliani : RUDY
41
Lite beer belonging to Bea? : ARTHURSMILLER
46
The last King Richard : III
47
"Cheerio!" : TATA
48
Facial socket : EYEPIT
51
Put another layer on, as of paint : RECOAT
53
Exploit : USE
54
Column's counterpart : ROW
55
Rock belonging to Ariel? : SHARONSSTONE
59
Waikiki welcome : ALOHA
62
"___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
63
Taylor boy of Mayberry : OPIE
64
Actress Sophia : LOREN
65
Gomer of Mayberry : PYLE
66
"Darn it all!" : DRAT
67
Doghouse infestation : FLEAS
68
Former spouses : EXES
69
Lairs : DENS
Down
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Long-eared dog : BEAGLE
2
King of the fairies, in Shakespeare : OBERON
3
Like the end of this clue (in terms of punctuation) : PARENTHETIC
4
Kiss, to Brits : SNOG
5
Wirehaired dog : TERRIER
6
Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
7
Prepares to shoot a gun : AIMS
8
Filing tool : RASP
9
Homo sapiens, for humans : SPECIES
10
Goes suddenly from success to failure, in slang : TANKS
11
Off-road goer, for short : ATV
12
___ de Janeiro : RIO
13
Artist Lichtenstein : ROY
21
Abbr. above 0 on a phone : OPER
22
Tied, scorewise : EVEN
26
Self-esteem, as the French would have it : AMOURPROPRE
27
Encircle : GIRD
28
Small whirlpool : EDDY
30
Too hasty : RASH
31
___ bin Laden : OSAMA
32
Mongolian desert : GOBI
35
The "I" of M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
36
Center square of a bingo card : FREE
37
Not foul : FAIR
38
Lake ___, source of the Niagara River : ERIE
42
Salt Lake City residents, e.g. : UTAHANS
43
Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
44
Tenants : LESSEES
45
Cleaning solutions : LYES
49
___ Sea, body of water south of Italy : IONIAN
50
Messages limited to 140 characters : TWEETS
52
Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
53
"I give up!" : UNCLE
56
1948 Hitchcock thriller : ROPE
57
Cameo gem : ONYX
58
Mrs. Lincoln's maiden name : TODD
59
TV ET : ALF
60
Response to an online joke : LOL
61
Bauxite, e.g. : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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