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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 2015

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
This is not the first themeless puzzle I've had accepted, but it is the first one I began working on that was accepted. It started out ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I often find that themelesses heavy on 7-letter entries are not very colorful — I find that a very few people (Tim Croce is a good ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 24,147 )
Across
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Gulf of Guinea metropolis : ACCRA
6
Realizes : NETS
10
Nonsense in a recording studio : SCAT
14
Email option : YAHOO
15
First name of the "father of extreme sports" : EVEL
16
1969 Alan Arkin comedy/drama : POPI
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Comedian Nick with a self-titled Comedy Central show : KROLL
18
___ 18 (title setting of a 1961 novel) : MILA
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Traffic problem : CLOG
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Opportune : RIPE
21
Hearty har har : BELLYLAUGH
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Delivery people, for short : OBS
24
Etiologist's study : DISEASE
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Measured up to : MET
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Encouragement often given with a snap : YOUGOGIRL
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Digs : GIBES
30
Influential industrial family : DUPONTS
31
Grasslands : LLANOS
33
Regulus's constellation : LEO
34
Foreign pronoun that sounds like a fish : ILS
35
Like some opportunities : GOLDEN
38
Fab Four, early on : MOPTOPS
42
Rapper who publicly feuded with Dr. Dre : EAZYE
43
Queen's domain : ARENAROCK
45
End of a kindergarten run : XYZ
46
Tree-lined : ARBORED
48
Any I, e.g.: Abbr. : HWY
49
Game named for a synonym of "strikeout" : WIFFLEBALL
51
Artery-cleaning aid : PLOW
52
Java Freeze maker : ICEE
53
Treat for one's dogs? : PEDI
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Santa ___ University : CLARA
55
Conductor Lukas : FOSS
56
___ Ishii, Lucy Liu's "Kill Bill" character : OREN
57
Rare Belmont winner : FILLY
58
Vertigo diagnosers, briefly : ENTS
59
Chinese menu possessive : TSOS
60
Clues : LEADS
Down
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"Brother" player of old TV and film : AYKROYD
2
Image on the back of a Canadian quarter : CARIBOU
3
Minces : CHOPSUP
4
Assumed thing : ROLE
5
Alternative to 14-Across : AOL
6
Moby Dick, to Ahab : NEMESIS
7
Closer to base? : EVILER
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Source of sordid details : TELLALL
9
Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
10
Pound sign? : SPCA
11
Disheveled TV lieutenant : COLUMBO
12
Peaks : APOGEES
13
Ballet attire : TIGHTS
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It's about six feet long on the Statue of Liberty : BIGTOE
22
It contains rules for writing : LEGALPAD
24
Something the ink has dried on : DONEDEAL
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"By ___!" : GOLLY
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Music producer: Abbr. : INSTR
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Company with a long track record? : LIONEL
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Cher or Madonna : GAYICON
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Tour often featuring Black Sabbath : OZZFEST
37
Ones making collars : NABBERS
38
"___ beard!" (cry in Harry Potter books) : MERLINS
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"Me likey!" : OOHLALA
40
Popular tech magazine : PCWORLD
41
Some airport connections : SKYWAYS
42
Split personality? : EXWIFE
44
Truck drivers' competition : ROADEO
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Make an annual change? : REPOT
50
Cop (to) : FESS
51
French dip? : PLIE
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Edmonton Eskimos' org. : CFL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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