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New York Times, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Man's name that's three consecutive letters of the alphabet

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times11/9/17 ( No. 24,838 )

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Across
1
Delights : JOYS
5
James or Luther of R&B : INGRAM
11
Liberal arts dept. : PSY
14
Further : ALSO
15
Orator who declared "Laws are silent in times of war" : CICERO
16
Drink mentioned in the chorus of "American Pie" : RYE
17
Words spoken just before a TV commercial : WELLBERIGHTBACK
19
I.R.S. form 5498 subj. : IRA
20
Powerful bloodline? : AORTA
21
"The Black Tulip" author : DUMAS
23
Polo, for one : SHIRT
26
Words of retraction : ITAKETHATBACK
29
Bad-weather gear : PONCHO
31
Transfer : DECAL
32
Hebrides isle : IONA
33
Pie flavor : BANANA
36
Credit Suisse rival : UBS
39
Comment upon making a fateful decision : THERESNOTURNINGBACK
42
Attention : EAR
43
Swim meet event : MEDLEY
44
Brand with "Thick & Fluffy" products : EGGO
45
Heaven : BLISS
47
Proceed smoothly : GOWELL
49
"Uh-oh, here they are again" : GUESSWHOSBACK
53
Second-generation Japanese-American : NISEI
54
Pro and Mini purchases : IPADS
55
Per person : AHEAD
57
Man's name that's three consecutive letters of the alphabet : STU
58
Angry words said after "Get out of here!" : ANDDONTCOMEBACK
64
Munchkin : TOT
65
Battle of ___ (1797 Napoleon victory) : RIVOLI
66
State : AVER
67
Person using binoculars, maybe : SPY
68
Told tales : YARNED
69
Able to move nicely : SPRY
Down
1
Gab : JAW
2
Shout accented on the second syllable : OLE
3
Fashion inits. : YSL
4
Vehicle that gets cell service? : SOLARCAR
5
One doing a mob hit : ICER
6
Mob boss Frank : NITTI
7
I.M.'ing option : GCHAT
8
Agcy. issuance : REG
9
NPR journalist Shapiro : ARI
10
He adopted Esther in the Book of Esther : MORDECAI
11
Sex drive and others : PRIMALURGES
12
Variety of dark-skinned grape : SYRAH
13
Winemaking need : YEAST
18
This and that : BOTH
22
Actress Hagen : UTA
23
Hurt maliciously : SPITE
24
Kerfuffle : HOOHA
25
What kindness and honesty reveal : INNERBEAUTY
27
Saw : ADAGE
28
Musician with the 1987 instrumental hit "Songbird" : KENNYG
30
Stew (over) : OBSESS
34
"Whereupon ..." : ANDSO
35
Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
37
General Mills corn snack bit : BUGLE
38
Absolut rival, informally : STOLI
40
Go-between : EMISSARY
41
Bases of TED talks : NEWIDEAS
46
Acid : LSD
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Go ___ great length : ONAT
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Essences : GISTS
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"Gimme a high-five!" : UPTOP
51
Wore : HADON
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More than 1% or 2% : WHOLE
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Tennyson's "Geraint and ___" : ENID
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Long in Hollywood : NIA
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Binge-watching aid, in brief : DVR
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There's one for every season, for short : MVP
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Poetic contraction : OER
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Shout : CRY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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