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New York Times, Saturday, November 19, 2016

Author whose "Earth's Children" series has sold more than 45 million copies

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ML: I remember thinking about MADAME PRESIDENT as I worked on my first solo themeless that included MISTER PRESIDENT back in January ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoy working on grids with ML. She sent me this one after a rejection — there had been too many unsavory short gluey words — and ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/19/16 ( No. 24,483 )

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Across
1
Skated on thin ice : RANARISK
9
Scrap : SETTO
14
Blips : ANOMALIES
16
Square : UNHIP
17
Title for the leader of Chile or South Korea : MADAMEPRESIDENT
19
Blip on a radar screen : PLANE
20
Miss, abroad: Abbr. : SRTA
21
His gravestone says simply "PLAYWRIGHT" : INGE
22
Counterpart to 24-Across : YANG
24
Counterpart to 22-Across : YIN
25
It's a must : NEED
26
Precursor of rocksteady : SKA
28
Org. featured in 2014's "Cesar Chavez" : UFW
30
Dish made with mayo : SLAW
32
Former minority whip in both the House and Senate : LOTT
34
It seeks pledges annually : FRAT
36
App tappers : STYLI
39
Like neat freaks : ULTRAFASTIDIOUS
42
Hindi for "palace" : MAHAL
43
"A storm's a-brewin'" : UHOH
44
Logical connector : ERGO
45
Lady of Camelot : ENID
47
Event requiring an S.E.C. filing : IPO
48
Cognizance : KEN
49
Subj. of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 : PCBS
51
Arabic patronymic part : IBN
53
Alternative to a tap : PSST
56
Author whose "Earth's Children" series has sold more than 45 million copies : AUEL
57
"Paul Bunyan's toothpicks" : LOGS
59
Italian sausage ingredient : ANISE
62
Where East meets West? : NBAALLSTARGAMES
65
Pronouncements : DICTA
66
Military testing grounds and such : NOGOAREAS
67
Had a bad feeling : ACHED
68
High class : NOBLESSE
Down
1
Inclination : RAMP
2
39-Across, informally : ANAL
3
Hardly a piece of cake : NODAYATTHEBEACH
4
Name on a range : AMANA
5
Common microwaveable dish : RAMEN
6
Haiti's ___-à-Vache : ILE
7
Doesn't toss back, say : SIPS
8
Lead actress on TV's "Scandal" : KERRYWASHINGTON
9
___ juris (of legal age) : SUI
10
Deadlock : ENDINATIE
11
It sold for a penny at its 1851 launch : THENEWYORKTIMES
12
Shade : TINGE
13
Chose : OPTED
15
Program whose prospects are looking up? : SETI
18
Minus : SANS
23
Lip : GUFF
26
Subject of "How the Other Half Lives" : SLUM
27
Rain forest nut : KOLA
29
Mrs., abroad : FRAU
31
Something taken in preparation for a trip : LSD
33
Decode : TRANSLATE
35
Old Trans Am feature : TTOP
37
Olympic event with singles, doubles and team relay : LUGE
38
Airs : ISON
40
Loser of the Drama in Bahama : ALI
41
Food chain : IHOP
46
Salmon seasoning : DILL
49
The Beijing Olympics mascot Jingjing, e.g. : PANDA
50
Like some feet : CUBIC
52
J. M. Barrie's Mr. Smee, e.g. : BOSN
54
Katey of "Sons of Anarchy" : SAGAL
55
Net : SNARE
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___ pearls (tapioca lookalike) : SAGO
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A vast quantity : SEAS
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North Carolina motto opener : ESSE
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Bucko : LAD
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Pirate, e.g. : ROB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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