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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Satellite radio's "The ___ & Anthony Show"

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Sessa.
Edward Sessa notes:
The seed for this puzzle was 36-Across, clued as "Mime's mantra?" I recall that there may have been a fourth theme entry but it was ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Ed Sessa lives on Sanibel island, Florida. We had the pleasure of meeting a year ago when I spoke at the local library. Today's puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun change-up today. Only three theme entries, but they're all good to great when re-imagined with one fewer space. AWAY WITH WORDS! ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times12/18/13 ( No. 23,416 )
Across
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Good ol' boy : BUBBA
6
Airport security worker's device : WAND
10
Black, to a bard : EBON
14
Composer Copland : AARON
15
Outermost Aleutian island : ATTU
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Went like heck : TORE
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Plaque from a governor? : AWARDOFTHESTATE
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Dredge, say : DEEPEN
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Can't deal with : HATES
22
"Downton Abbey" airer : PBS
24
Title for U2's Bono : SIR
25
Brit. military honor : DSO
27
Psych 101 topic : EGO
28
Sounds from saunas : AAHS
30
It's tested in a fire drill : ESCAPEPLAN
33
Blob, e.g. : SHAPE
35
Phrase before a future date : USEBY
36
Mime's motto? : AWAYWITHWORDS
41
Machine that "nothing runs like" : DEERE
42
Certain dupe : XEROX
44
"Something is rotten in Denmark" : ISMELLARAT
49
Drought-ridden : SERE
50
What Charlie rides, in a 1959 hit : MTA
51
Capp and Capone : ALS
52
Double-decker, e.g. : BUS
54
Municipal grid: Abbr. : STS
55
Trims : PARES
57
Targets of sutures : GASHES
59
Arrive via a red-eye? : ALIGHTINTHEDARK
64
Clark's Smallville crush : LANA
65
"Of wrath," in a hymn title : IRAE
66
Longhorn's grid rival : AGGIE
67
Like centenarians : AGED
68
Adopt-a-thon adoptees : PETS
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Like the sound of bagpipes : REEDY
Down
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Lea call : BAA
2
Detroit labor org. : UAW
3
Carrie on "Sex and the City" : BRADSHAW
4
Tiresome sort : BORE
5
Condor's habitat : ANDES
6
Symbols of thinness : WAFERS
7
Envelope abbr. : ATTN
8
Vowelless word : NTH
9
Scheduled to deliver (on) : DUE
10
___ James (Beyoncé role) : ETTA
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Floating accommodations : BOATEL
12
Brand of taco sauce and shells : ORTEGA
13
Liam of "Michael Collins" : NEESON
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Satellite radio's "The ___ & Anthony Show" : OPIE
19
Baseball card collection holder, maybe : SHOEBOX
22
Sources of announcements, for short : PAS
23
___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
25
Track event : DASH
26
Throw off : SPEW
29
Trench maker's tool : SPADE
31
More cuddly, say : CUTER
32
Funeral flames : PYRES
34
Narrowest of margins : EYELASH
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Wishing site : WELL
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Portfolio parts, briefly : IRAS
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Equestrian training : DRESSAGE
40
Ilk : SORT
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Marks of illiteracy : XES
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Serengeti speedster : IMPALA
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"Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
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One of "the Few, the Proud" : MARINE
47
Dies down : ABATES
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Keister : TUSH
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Do a shepherd's task : SHEAR
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"OMG!," old-style : EGAD
57
Wee pest : GNAT
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Leg up : EDGE
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Informer's info : TIP
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Tee off : IRE
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Empty (of) : RID
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A cipher needs one : KEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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