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New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 2015

1960s-'80s placekicker Yepremian, who helped the Dolphins win consecutive Super Bowls

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {J} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ned White notes:
I was drawn to a supersymmetric grid largely because it's fun to look at. But I also knew I'd be dealing with 36 7-letter words and 12 ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm gaining an appreciation for themelesses featuring 7-letter entries. I usually want long answers (8+ letters) in a themeless, since ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/28/15 ( No. 24,126 )

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Across
1
Brand with the old slogan "Just the kiss of the hops" : SCHLITZ
8
Official cocktail of New Orleans : SAZERAC
15
Unblinking gazer in Egyptian mythology : EYEOFRA
16
Way in the past : AGESAGO
17
Evokes : CALLSUP
18
Juicer : TOSSPOT
19
Verse starter? : UNI
20
Germane : ONPOINT
22
Bit of a rebuke : TUT
23
Bussing requirement : LIPS
25
Clinton's successor : KERRY
26
Spinning: Prefix : ROTO
27
Agent 86 player : ADAMS
29
One of Aaron's 86 in '68 : RBI
30
Where Alfa Romeo is based : TURIN
31
Turns in : REDEEMS
33
One of the three on "Three's Company" : CHRISSY
35
Delta hub, briefly : LGA
36
John, abroad : IAN
37
Flipper? : SPATULA
41
Fourth-largest city on Lake Michigan : KENOSHA
45
Name that means "loved" : AIMEE
46
Porto, par exemple : VIN
48
Powerful board member : QUEEN
49
Feldshuh's role in "O Jerusalem" : MEIR
50
Language created in 1959 : COBOL
52
10-ish? : SEXY
53
Brand with a Honey Graham variety : OHS
54
Yak : CHINWAG
56
Where 25-Across served in the late '60s : NAM
57
Request from a poll worker : VOTERID
59
It features the silhouette of hoops legend Jerry West : NBALOGO
61
In style : ALAMODE
62
Faucet accessory : AERATOR
63
Like some sentences and fat : REDUCED
64
Neighbor of an Italian : SLOVENE
Down
1
Like Labor Day, but not Christmas : SECULAR
2
Compound in apricot pits : CYANIDE
3
Special touchdown point? : HELIPAD
4
Palindromic bit of textspeak : LOL
5
Hypothetical phrase : IFSO
6
Jack holder : TRUNK
7
Debuggers? : ZAPPERS
8
Like many segments on "The Daily Show" : SATIRIC
9
Hell : AGONY
10
Marmalade ingredient : ZEST
11
Part of a skier's run : ESS
12
Hawks, e.g. : RAPTORS
13
Cousins of capybaras : AGOUTIS
14
Soft and delicate : COTTONY
21
Bit of regalia : ORB
24
Ironman? : SMELTER
26
Devastating : RUINOUS
28
"Anyhoo," e.g. : SEGUE
30
Downer, for short : TRANQ
32
Not bien : MAL
34
Tear, quaintly : HIE
37
Tea server : SAMOVAR
38
Big fat mouth : PIEHOLE
39
Vessel whose name meant "friendship," ironically : AMISTAD
40
Like pariahs : AVOIDED
41
Called : KNOWNAS
42
Often-bracketed direction : SEENOTE
43
Cross-section of a pencil : HEXAGON
44
These days : ANYMORE
47
Arabic name part : IBN
50
22-Across-22-Across, say : CHIDE
51
Clotheshorse's concern : LABEL
54
Large snapper : CROC
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1960s-'80s placekicker Yepremian, who helped the Dolphins win consecutive Super Bowls : GARO
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Source of jumbo eggs : EMU
60
John : LAV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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