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New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

___ Sports Bureau (official 58-Down provider for Major League Baseball)

Author:
Alan DeLoriea
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. DeLoriea.
Alan DeLoriea notes:
This is my first NYT crossword, and I must say I feel honored to officially join the constructors' fraternity. It was a revelation to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Second debut in two days! I enjoy watching the ever-growing ranks of constructors earning their NYT "Shortz number." Alan gives us ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times12/14/16 ( No. 24,508 )
Across
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Company whose business is picking up : UBER
5
Torah expert : RABBI
10
Email folder : SPAM
14
A, B or C : NOTE
15
Mexican civilization known for its colossal head sculptures : OLMEC
16
Teensy bit : IOTA
17
Something to follow : DOTTEDLINE
19
Espy : SPOT
20
Tense : ONEDGE
21
Apprehend : NAB
23
Last: Abbr. : ULT
24
Something to follow : GOODEXAMPLE
28
"Game of Thrones" and others : SAGAS
32
Circus safety feature : NET
33
Q neighbor : TAB
34
Low pair : TWOS
35
Black History Month: Abbr. : FEB
36
Fashion designer Miller : NICOLE
39
Something to follow : YELLOWBRICKROAD
42
Patriarch of House Stark on "Game of Thrones" : EDDARD
43
"___ believe ..." : IDO
44
Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
45
Helical stuff : DNA
46
Still frame of Mickey, maybe : CEL
47
Indian tea region : ASSAM
48
Something to follow : TWITTERFEED
52
With 69-Across, V.I.P. : BIG
53
Genre for Fall Out Boy : EMO
54
Feudal lords : LIEGES
59
Bacchanal : ORGY
61
Something to follow : OPENINGACT
64
Basis of a scholarship : NEED
65
Region of ancient Palestine : JUDEA
66
Arm of the Dept. of Labor : OSHA
67
Goofs : ERRS
68
Devices for many runners : IPODS
69
See 52-Across : SHOT
Down
1
Reverse : UNDO
2
Godsend : BOON
3
Suffix with bachelor : ETTE
4
On Medicare, say: Abbr. : RETD
5
"It's not my first ___" : RODEO
6
Word between "mine" and "mine" : ALL
7
Health meas. used to diagnose obesity : BMI
8
Colorado senator Michael : BENNET
9
Mountaineering tool : ICEAX
10
"___ boom bah!" : SIS
11
Their characters jump off the page : POPUPBOOKS
12
Ring in the ocean : ATOLL
13
Finishing option : MATTE
18
Parts of an ovo-lacto vegetarian's diet : EGGS
22
Dyeing technique : BATIK
25
Ruiner of a perfect report card : ONEB
26
Get information from, in a way : DEBRIEF
27
Computer shortcuts : MACROS
28
Eye sore : STYE
29
Wowed : AWED
30
One who wants a ring for bling? : GOLDDIGGER
31
Leaning : ASLANT
35
Subject line abbr. : FWD
36
Sgt., e.g. : NCO
37
___ Spencer, co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" : LARA
38
Cheese coated in red wax : EDAM
40
One might do it from a soapbox : ORATE
41
Pointless : IDLE
46
Arise : CROPUP
47
Deuce follower : ADIN
48
Steakhouse selection : TBONE
49
Electrician, at times : WIRER
50
Nontext part of a text : EMOJI
51
___ Sports Bureau (official 58-Down provider for Major League Baseball) : ELIAS
55
Stars may have big ones : EGOS
56
Deep cut : GASH
57
Voice-controlled product from Amazon : ECHO
58
See 51-Down : STAT
60
The ten in "first and ten": Abbr. : YDS
62
Old name for Tokyo : EDO
63
Homer's neighbor : NED

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

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