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New York Times, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Home-field advantage in football ... or what the last square of the answer to this clue represents in this puzzle

Author:
Damon J. Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/8/12 ( No. 23,011 )
Across
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"Holy smokes!" : MANOHMAN
5
"Sweetheart" of "Jersey Shore" : SAMMI
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Direct, in a way : MANTOMAN
14
Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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In conflict with : AFOUL
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What a Realtor may give : TOUR
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U.S. Steel was once its biggest employer : GARY
18
"N.F.L. Live" host Trey : WINGO
19
Mrs. Albert Einstein : ELSA
20
QB who was twice a Super Bowl M.V.P. : ELIMANNING
22
Hollow : VALLEY
24
How some military personnel serve : OVERSEAS
26
Unyielding : ADAMANT
30
"A Day Without Rain" artist : ENYA
31
Devilfish : MANTA
34
Artist with whom an exiled Leon Trotsky once lived : RIVERA
36
Head for a pub : LOO
37
Heroin, in slang : SCAG
38
Femmes fatales : MANEATERS
40
Part of a city street : BUSLANE
42
"The Godfather" figures : DONS
43
Long mops : MANES
45
Zigzag, e.g. : MANEUVER
46
Commonly : OFT
47
It's flaky : MICA
48
Shades in the London sky, often : GREYS
49
Deter : DISSUADE
52
"Le ___" (Matisse piece) : BATEAU
55
Home-field advantage in football ... or what the last square of the answer to this clue represents in this puzzle : TWELFTHMAN
60
Even: Fr. : EGAL
61
Trap during winter, perhaps : ICEIN
63
2000s service site : IRAQ
64
Poshness : LUXE
65
Awkward years, for many : TEENS
66
In ___ (naturally positioned) : SITU
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Annual June race : LEMANS
68
Marsh growth : SEDGE
69
Cheat, in slang : HOSE
Down
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Get by : MANAGE
2
Like some surgery : ORAL
3
Mata ___ : HARI
4
Macho type : MANLYMAN
5
2007 horror film : SAWIV
6
Walk ___ line : AFINE
7
Tramp, e.g., in "Lady and the Tramp" : MONGREL
8
Pull a face : MUG
9
2009 bromance film : ILOVEYOUMAN
10
Trophy sites : MANTELS
11
Ring : TOLL
12
Yorkshire river : OUSE
13
Contemporary of Marcel Duchamp : MANRAY
21
Dame's lead-in? : NOTRE
23
Best, in some rating systems : AAA
25
High-hatter : SNOB
26
TV director Iannucci : ARMANDO
27
Succumb to : DIEOF
28
___-garde : AVANT
29
"Olympia" and others : MANETS
31
Guy's private area : MANCAVE
32
Chief justice in the Dred Scott case : TANEY
33
New ___ (modern spiritualists) : AGERS
35
Parts of a fashionable "Collezioni" : ARMANISUITS
37
Epithet : SLUR
39
Jiffs : SECS
41
9-Down co-star Jason : SEGEL
44
Prepared, as some mushrooms : SAUTEED
47
Wasikowska of "Alice in Wonderland," 2010 : MIA
49
Editing marks : DELES
50
Knocking the socks off of : AWING
51
Like a copse : DENSE
52
Collar attachment : BELL
53
Flu symptom : AGUE
54
Beatles song with the lyric "There's one for you, nineteen for me" : TAXMAN
56
Go for a bite? : FISH
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The Jonas Brothers, e.g. : TRIO
58
Roles, figuratively : HATS
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Having failed aspirations : MANQUE
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Head of compliance? : CEE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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