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New York Times, Monday, November 28, 2016

Children's game ... or the circled words in 20-, 28- and 48-Across

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. House.
Kristian House notes:
It's my first Monday puzzle in the New York Times! I've been trying to write a solid easy puzzle for a while, but it's not as simple ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Back in 2012, there was another DUCK DUCK GOOSE puzzle, and I remembering being very surprised to hear from many people who didn't ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/28/16 ( No. 24,492 )
Across
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Taxis : CABS
5
Huffed and puffed : BLEW
9
Wiccan or Druid : PAGAN
14
Fit for the job : ABLE
15
Demolish : RAZE
16
Draw out : EDUCE
17
What lions and big engines do : ROAR
18
Razor brand : ATRA
19
Zapped with a stun gun : TASED
20
"Bowiemania" and "Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles" : TRIBUTEALBUMS
23
Be extremely frugal : SCRIMP
24
Bill with Hamilton's visage : TEN
25
McKellen who played Gandalf : IAN
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1948-94, in South Africa : APARTHEIDERA
32
I.S.P. with a butterfly logo : MSN
35
What a knife wound might leave : SCAR
36
Senate staffers : AIDES
37
"I know! I know!" : OHOH
39
Makes a blanket, e.g. : KNITS
42
Common play on fourth down : PUNT
43
Go ___ (no longer follow orders) : ROGUE
45
It may have 40, 60 or 75 watts : BULB
47
Shell out : PAY
48
Bitter rivals : SWORNENEMIES
52
That, in Tabasco : ESO
53
Chicken ___ king : ALA
54
Appear, as problems : CROPUP
58
Children's game ... or the circled words in 20-, 28- and 48-Across : DUCKDUCKGOOSE
62
Actress Kirsten of "Spider-Man" : DUNST
64
Part of an archipelago : ISLE
65
Letter-shaped metal fastener : TNUT
66
Chum, in Chihuahua : AMIGO
67
In close proximity : NEAR
68
"___ goes nothin'!" : HERE
69
Senegal's capital : DAKAR
70
Ice cream brand known as Dreyer's west of the Rockies : EDYS
71
Catch sight of : ESPY
Down
1
Things pushed around a supermarket : CARTS
2
Multiple-choice options : ABORC
3
Tony ___, 1990s-2000s British P.M. : BLAIR
4
Balkan country once part of Yugoslavia : SERBIA
5
Group that included Demi Moore and Emilio Estevez : BRATPACK
6
After curfew : LATE
7
Klein of Vox.com : EZRA
8
What the Forbes 400 measures : WEALTH
9
Flower that's also a girl's name : PETUNIA
10
Economist Smith : ADAM
11
Dressed to the nines : GUSSIEDUP
12
Hole in one : ACE
13
Homer Simpson's neighbor : NED
21
Diamond officials, informally : UMPS
22
Buzzer : BEE
26
Venue for a rock concert : ARENA
27
Vile : NASTY
29
Sprinted : RAN
30
Shoshone or Sioux : TRIBE
31
Quick swim : DIP
32
Inventor of a "code" : MORSE
33
Broadway offerings : SHOWS
34
Baddie : NOGOODNIK
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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T. S. Eliot's Rum ___ Tugger : TUM
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Rain jackets : SLICKERS
44
Legislator : ENACTOR
46
Floating block of ice : BERG
49
Majestic Yellowstone creature : ELK
50
Literature Nobelist Gordimer : NADINE
51
Allay, as fears : SOOTHE
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Southern corn breads : PONES
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Take forcibly : USURP
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"Our Gang" dog : PETEY
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Links org. : USGA
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Like most consignment shop items : USED
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Adobe material : CLAY
62
"Dear old" person : DAD
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"___ Thurman" (Fall Out Boy song) : UMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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