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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 2017

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Thomas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brian Thomas notes:
This puzzle was my first accepted puzzle in the NYT, so it holds a soft spot in my heart. It was one of the first puzzles that I ever ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HEADPHONES telling us that each theme answer contains a type of phone. Really, trust me kids, there was such a thing as a ROTARY ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 24,870 )
Across
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Georgetown athlete : HOYA
5
Path left behind by a mower : SWATH
10
Item on a Native American moccasin : BEAD
14
Genesis garden : EDEN
15
Sign after Virgo : LIBRA
16
First word in a fairy tale : ONCE
17
Service organization with a wheel logo : ROTARYCLUB
19
10:1 or 3:2 at a racetrack : ODDS
20
Get up : ARISE
21
Prison unit : CELLBLOCK
23
Where Siberia is : ASIA
25
Connecticut Ivy : YALE
26
Wowed : AMAZED
29
Bird of prey's claw : TALON
33
Domicile with wheels : MOBILEHOME
38
Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were ___" : NONE
39
No room at the ___ : INN
40
Praising : LAUDING
42
London's Old ___ : VIC
43
Something a strawberry has on the outside : SEED
45
Wiseass : SMARTALECK
47
Neighbor of Jordan : SYRIA
49
Cleans, as a chalkboard : ERASES
50
Christmas trees : FIRS
53
Place where a mother might sing "Rock-a-Bye Baby" : CRIB
54
Action taken by a company in distress : PAYFREEZE
58
Breadth : SCOPE
62
Hawaiian feast : LUAU
63
They bring music to one's ears ... or a hint to 17-, 21-, 33-, 45- and 54-Across : HEADPHONES
65
Big vases : URNS
66
Rage : ANGER
67
Surmounting : ATOP
68
"Let's ___ a Deal" : MAKE
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Always telling people what to do : BOSSY
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Broadway award : TONY
Down
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Zeus' wife : HERA
2
Smell : ODOR
3
Dubious sighting in the Himalayas : YETI
4
Prehistoric Southwest culture : ANASAZI
5
Crafty : SLY
6
Pagan religious practice : WICCA
7
Qualified : ABLE
8
Yours ___ (letter sign-off) : TRULY
9
"Se ___ español" : HABLA
10
Kind of logic in which all values are either true or false : BOOLEAN
11
Prefix with -plasm : ENDO
12
"Back in Black" rock band : ACDC
13
Place for a laptop other than a lap : DESK
18
Flip, as a property : RESELL
22
Diner sandwich, for short : BLT
24
Notions : IDEAS
26
Not quite right : AMISS
27
$$$ : MONEY
28
Li'l ___ of the funnies : ABNER
30
Amours : LOVES
31
In reserve : ONICE
32
Long, narrow parts of bottles : NECKS
34
Good engine sound : HUM
35
___ Mae (Whoopi's role in "Ghost") : ODA
36
Onetime Russian space station : MIR
37
Opposite of exit : ENTER
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Obtrusively bright and showy : GARISH
44
Not concentrated, as light : DIFFUSE
46
Researcher's wear : LABCOAT
48
Televise : AIR
51
Program for addicts : REHAB
52
"___ evil ..." : SEENO
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Gives up, as territory : CEDES
54
Juicy fruit with a pit : PLUM
55
Mystique : AURA
56
Tug sharply : YANK
57
Veers the other way : ZAGS
59
Word after lock or glom : ONTO
60
Unpaid intern, jocularly : PEON
61
Catch sight of : ESPY
64
Not mind one's own business : PRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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