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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 2017

46-Down : Never ever

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
I stumbled on INNER DEMONS as a nice revealer (albeit a bit dark), but you need some considerable luck to hide a five letter word in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Hidden word puzzle, INNER DEMON pointing to theme phrases with DEMON spanning two words. Some colorful ones, CODE MONKEY my favorite. ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times12/18/17 ( No. 24,877 )
Across
1
Soothes : EASES
6
Aquarium buildup : ALGAE
11
Edmonton's province: Abbr. : ALB
14
TV replay technique : SLOMO
15
Hold power, as a monarch : REIGN
16
Neither's partner : NOR
17
"Water Lilies" painter : CLAUDEMONET
19
Lab eggs : OVA
20
Rock concert blaster : AMP
21
Nerve cell part : AXON
22
Dust Bowl migrants : OKIES
24
Beach toy with a handle : PAIL
26
June, in the L.G.B.T.Q. movement : PRIDEMONTH
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Pacific source of odd weather : ELNINO
31
Like the paths of satellites : ORBITAL
32
Impressionist Edgar : DEGAS
33
Muslim pilgrim : HAJI
35
Snoop (on) : SPY
36
Profited : MADEMONEY
40
Place for salt on a margarita glass : RIM
43
Yale students : ELIS
44
Opposite of losses : GAINS
48
Simultaneously : ATATIME
51
Negative about : DOWNON
52
Computer programmer, disparagingly : CODEMONKEY
55
Brussels-based defense grp. : NATO
56
Revered one in a tribe : ELDER
57
Indian bread : NAAN
59
"Fancy that!" : WOW
60
Public health org. : FDA
61
Personal struggles ... or, literally, features of 17-, 26-, 36- and 52-Across : INNERDEMONS
65
Sailors' yeses : AYS
66
Deliberately hurtful : CRUEL
67
French thanks : MERCI
68
"Fuhgeddaboutit!" : NAH
69
At one's fingertips : HANDY
70
Poet Nash : OGDEN
Down
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Flew the coop : ESCAPED
2
Like Chippendales revues : ALLMALE
3
Marking, as windows on Halloween : SOAPING
4
Large egg producer : EMU
5
Cream ___ (beverage) : SODA
6
Knight's wear : ARMOR
7
Téa of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
8
Tom Collins ingredient : GIN
9
Important datum for Social Security eligibility : AGE
10
Place in a crypt : ENTOMB
11
Ceremonially names : ANOINTS
12
Light, friendly punch : LOVETAP
13
With audacity : BRASHLY
18
Fair with booths : EXPO
23
Fish in an ornamental pond : KOI
25
Neeson of "Taken" : LIAM
27
Martial arts centers : DOJOS
28
"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
30
Covert govt. org. : NSA
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Mythical beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships" : HELEN
34
French friend : AMI
37
Floor model : DEMO
38
Source of arrogance : EGO
39
Jaw-dropping opening? : YAWN
40
Nascar devotee : RACEFAN
41
"Shoulda listened to me ..." : ITOLDYA
42
Frantic rush : MADDASH
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"Briefly ..." : INAWORD
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Never ever : NOTONCE
47
Strands, as at a ski lodge : SNOWSIN
49
Wearable souvenir, informally : TEE
50
Powerball winner's cry : IMRICH
51
Twosome : DYAD
53
Attacked from below the hip : KNEED
54
At the crack of dawn, say : EARLY
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Jules Verne captain : NEMO
62
Gun lovers' org. : NRA
63
Taker of religious vows : NUN
64
Ryan of "Sleepless in Seattle" : MEG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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