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New York Times, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

18-Across : Critic's positive review of drummer Keith of the Who?

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times11/4/14 ( No. 23,737 )

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Across
1
Stops : HALTS
6
Stoned : HIGH
10
Genre for N.W.A. or T.I. : RAP
13
Honolulu hello : ALOHA
14
Everglades bird : EGRET
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"Yes, there ___ God!" : ISA
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Gave in : CAVED
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Critic's positive review of drummer Keith of the Who? : MOONROCKS
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Had down pat : KNEW
21
Its national animal is the vicuña : PERU
22
Small matter? : ATOMS
23
Powerful industrialist : BARON
25
Please, quaintly : PRITHEE
27
Whine tearfully : SNIVEL
29
Thick-skinned one : RHINO
30
Tribal symbol : TOTEM
31
With 40-Across, critic's positive review of a Fox medical drama? : HOUSE
32
Male turkey : TOM
35
Nonhuman sign language learner : APE
36
Posted an opinion, maybe : BLOGGED
38
"___ had it up to here!" : IVE
39
"Agreed" : YES
40
See 31-Across : RULES
41
Chair designer Charles : EAMES
43
Mythical man-goat : SATYR
44
First family of the 1840s : TYLERS
45
Galaxy competitors : IPHONES
48
They're hard to run in : HEELS
49
Incessantly : NOEND
50
"___ be surprised" : YOUD
52
Homer Simpson's favorite beer : DUFF
55
Critic's negative review of a 1988 Hanks film? : BIGSTINKS
57
Word before range or cord : VOCAL
58
"___ with caution" : USE
59
Everglades bird : STORK
60
Place for a court-ordered monitor : ANKLE
61
___ Taco (fast-food chain) : DEL
62
Decisive time : DDAY
63
Car introduced by Elon Musk : TESLA
Down
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Unrespected writer : HACK
2
Mathematician Turing : ALAN
3
Critic's negative review of singer Courtney? : LOVEBITES
4
Stand-up routine? : THEWAVE
5
Down : SAD
6
Macho dudes : HEMEN
7
Dr. Frankenstein's helper : IGOR
8
Many "Family Feud" celebrations : GROUPHUGS
9
Mama bird : HEN
10
Digital camera brand : RICOH
11
Help desk sign : ASKME
12
Old-hat : PASSE
15
Asset for an umpire or editor : TRAINEDEYE
19
___ the Orange (Syracuse mascot) : OTTO
21
Typical "Meet the Press" guest, for short : POL
24
Band that sang the "Friends" theme song "I'll Be There for You," with "the" : REMBRANDTS
26
React to yeast : RISE
27
Certain court order : STAY
28
"Uh-uh" : NOPE
29
"___ that" ("Understood") : ROGER
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Eastern Catholic ruling body : HOLYSYNOD
32
Critic's negative review of a newsmagazine? : TIMESUCKS
33
More than : OVER
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Predicament : MESS
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Minstrel's instrument : LUTE
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"Finished!" : ALLDONE
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Mamas' boys : SONS
44
Sen. Cruz : TED
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About to bloom : INBUD
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Asset in a beauty pageant : POISE
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"Science of Logic" philosopher : HEGEL
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Iditarod dog : HUSKY
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Plant also known as ladies' fingers : OKRA
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When many network shows debut : FALL
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Pet pest : FLEA
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"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
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Winery fixture : VAT

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