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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Author:
Steve Savoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Savoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Steve Savoy notes:
Thanks for the blog invite Jeff and Jim! First off, in case you didn't know, this site is awesome. I've used it to construct every one ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I don't run puzzles with quote or quip themes very often, as in my experience they're not terribly popular. Once in a while, though, I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
As Will mentioned, the state of the art has evolved so much that a quote puzzle must have something extra to make it worth the variety ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 23,409 )

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Across
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Become inedible : GOBAD
6
Pull together : AMASS
11
Big mouth : MAW
14
Start to type? : PROTO
15
Nile Valley region : NUBIA
16
Org. with a noted journal : AMA
17
Classic Fender guitar, for short : STRAT
18
Start of a quote about creativity by 58-Across/39-Down : IFATFIRST
20
Did some woolgathering : DREAMT
22
Body of 100 : SENATE
23
Quote, part 2 : THEIDEAIS
26
One on "Judge Judy" : SUER
27
Home of the Brave?: Abbr. : ATL
28
Cyberaddress: Abbr. : URL
29
In the manner of a milquetoast : TIMIDLY
32
Bagel and lox purveyor : DELI
34
Mark down, perhaps : RETAG
35
Quote, part 3 : NOTABSURDTHEN
41
Quench : SLAKE
42
Level : TIER
44
Bygone Japanese camera brand : MINOLTA
47
Shipping letters : COD
50
Biomedical research org. : NIH
51
"Agreed!" : AMEN
52
Quote, part 4 : THEREISNO
55
High-ranking noncom: Abbr. : SGTMAJ
58
With 39-Down, speaker of this puzzle's quote : ALBERT
59
End of the quote : HOPEFORIT
61
Boos : JEERS
64
"Bambi" deer : ENA
65
"Not ___ know of" : THATI
66
OH- or Cl-, chemically : ANION
67
Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
68
Shenanigan : ANTIC
69
Cross-dressing role for Streisand : YENTL
Down
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Many 16-Across members : GPS
2
Food scrap : ORT
3
Red light locale : BORDELLO
4
Asteroids game maker : ATARI
5
End of an academic 28-Across : DOTEDU
6
Kid's cracker shape : ANIMAL
7
G.I.'s civvies : MUFTI
8
Org. for D.A.'s : ABA
9
Serves on a panel : SITS
10
Opposite of out : SAFE
11
Pillage : MARAUD
12
Dutch brew : AMSTEL
13
Weak, as a brew : WATERY
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Deep perception : INSIGHT
21
Gaseous prefix : AER
23
Smidgen : TAD
24
Coordinate in the game Battleship : HTEN
25
Suffix with hip or hoop : STER
30
"___ be an honor" : ITD
31
Doorstep item : MAT
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"Got it covered!" : ITSONME
34
Wish undone : RUE
36
"___ done!" : ALL
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Be up : BAT
38
Trick-taking game : SKAT
39
See 58-Across : EINSTEIN
40
Deutsch denial : NEIN
43
Plato's P : RHO
44
Like the potatoes in shepherd's pie : MASHED
45
"See ya!" : IMGONE
46
What's taken home : NETPAY
47
Larry Bird, during his playing days : CELTIC
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Object in the right hand of the king of clubs : ORB
49
Wedding hiree : DEEJAY
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Port-au-Prince's land : HAITI
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Pax's Greek counterpart : IRENE
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Aqua Velva competitor : AFTA
57
Lav : JOHN
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Turncoat : RAT
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Become inedible : ROT
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NBC show since '75 : SNL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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