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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Permanent member of the U.N. Security Council

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Margolin.
Notepad: The answers to this puzzle's four starred clues can each precede a hidden word in 16-, 27-, 43- and 59-Across.
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
This puzzle began as a shameless attempt to pander to Will Shortz's love of table tennis. I had been making puzzles with themes that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had to read the notepad a few times to figure out what was going on: GAME is hidden within four themers, and four short entries — ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/4/15 ( No. 24,102 )
Across
1
*Event in "Cinderella" : BALL
5
Sound of admonishment : TSK
8
*Watch it! : VIDEO
13
Mishmash : OLIO
14
Branch of Islam : SHIA
15
Nut with a cupule : ACORN
16
Sumerian king in an ancient epic : GILGAMESH
18
Self-description after a lifestyle change : NEWME
19
Shaver's alternative to cream : GEL
20
In need of a rally, say : LOSING
22
Like a control freak : ANAL
23
One of Seuss's Star-Bellies : SNEETCH
25
Old World Style sauce brand : RAGU
27
Saying sorry, say : MAKINGAMENDS
32
Storm locator : RADAR
35
New, in Napoli : NUOVA
36
"Agnus ___" : DEI
37
'60s designer for Jackie : OLEG
38
Swearing-in staple : BIBLE
39
Partner of show or kiss : TELL
40
Permanent member of the U.N. Security Council : USA
41
Jackal or coyote : CANID
42
Like otologists' tests : AURAL
43
Reason to get Tommy John surgery : TORNLIGAMENT
46
Futures analyst? : SEER
47
Finally reach : ENDUPAT
51
Vast expanses : SEAS
53
Like a doornail, only more so : DEADER
56
Bon ___ : AMI
57
Hilda and Zelda, to TV's Sabrina : AUNTS
59
Trojan War hero of myth : AGAMEMNON
61
"Star Wars" droid, for short : ARTOO
62
Depend (on) : RELY
63
Together, in music : ADUE
64
*Executive group : BOARD
65
The Mormon Church, for short : LDS
66
*Jokester : CARD
Down
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Wade who was five-time A.L. batting champ : BOGGS
2
Very strange : ALIEN
3
French textile city : LILLE
4
Where to record a stardate : LOG
5
Movie with the classic line "Here's Johnny!" : THESHINING
6
Pedro's emphatic assent : SISI
7
"It Had to Be You" lyricist Gus : KAHN
8
Relo vehicle : VAN
9
When mastodons roamed : ICEAGE
10
Where "G'day!" is heard : DOWNUNDER
11
Singing sister of Aretha Franklin : ERMA
12
Student in Torts or Contracts, most likely : ONEL
14
Artist's garb : SMOCK
17
Where some sacrifices are made : ALTAR
21
Like the accent in "crème" : GRAVE
24
Online read : EMAG
26
Docs' org. : AMA
28
Egypt/Sudan border region : NUBIA
29
Nobel Prizes, e.g. : GOLDMEDALS
30
Crème ___ crème : DELA
31
Flowerpot spot : SILL
32
Blowout, as in sports : ROUT
33
"Oh, I almost forgot ..." : ALSO
34
Wish list opener : DEARSANTA
38
Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
39
"Swan Lake" attire : TUTU
41
The Cavs, on sports tickers : CLE
42
Agassi of tennis : ANDRE
44
Trojan War sage : NESTOR
45
"The bad guys" : ENEMY
48
Black-and-white zoo attraction : PANDA
49
One in a tryst : AMOUR
50
Like forks and tridents : TINED
51
Car company once owned by G.M. : SAAB
52
Prefix with zone or trash : EURO
54
Rank below marquis : EARL
55
Like Gruyère cheese, for 5-12 months : AGED
58
Farm product bought in rolls : SOD
60
Bub : MAC

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

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