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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Timothy Polin notes:
Out of nowhere, it popped into my head one day that [Holy cow] would make a suitable clue for ZOUNDS as well as ZEBU. Whether this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What an amusing theme idea, a word / phrase describing an outburst in the across direction and a normal word in the down. And each ... read more
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Z
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O
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U
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N
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D
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S
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D
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A
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M
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N
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W
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O
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W
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E
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A
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B
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L
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P
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M
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F
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C
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H
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P
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B
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T
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A
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G
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O
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R
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F
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R
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S
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H
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D
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O
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N
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L
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R
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H
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C
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G
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 23,765 )
Across
1
"Holy cow!" : ZOUNDS
7
"Nuts!" : DAMN
11
"Great Scott!" : WOW
14
Old hand : EXPERT
15
Jai ___ : ALAI
16
Santa ___ winds : ANA
17
Rake over the coals : BERATE
18
Movies, informally : FLIX
19
Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
20
Textbook segment : UNIT
21
Likely : APT
23
Small songbird : TOMTIT
25
Alaska city that's larger in area than Rhode Island or Delaware : SITKA
27
Auto part driven by the crankshaft : FANBELT
28
Admonish : CHIDE
30
Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
32
Guthrie who sang at Woodstock : ARLO
33
Sunday morning talk show assemblage : PANEL
34
"Fudge!" : BLAST
36
Harmful ___ bloom (aquatic growth) : ALGAL
37
Fabled monster in English literature : ORC
38
Send someplace else : REFER
43
"Rats!" : SHOOT
45
Theatricalize : EMOTE
46
Exclamations often made with head-slaps : DOHS
50
One-named singer with four Grammys : ENYA
51
James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
52
Declare : ENOUNCE
54
Words before go or ride : LETIT
56
Seductive "Austin Powers" android : FEMBOT
57
Jet for the jet set : SST
58
Common newspaper nickname : TRIB
61
Stars and Bars soldier, informally : REB
62
Polynesian dietary staple : TARO
64
Straight : HETERO
66
Port on the Firth of Clyde : AYR
67
Cold-blooded killer, for short : CROC
68
Tool for fishing a frozen river : ICESAW
69
"Man!" : GEE
70
"Darn it!" : HECK
71
"Fiddlesticks!" : CURSES
Down
1
Holy cow : ZEBU
2
Wagon pullers : OXEN
3
It's a riot : UPRISING
4
Bit of cleverness : NEATIDEA
5
2000 Richard Gere title role : DRT
6
T-bone, e.g. : STEAK
7
Nuts : DAFT
8
Entirely : ALL
9
Drinks at Trader Vic's : MAITAIS
10
Landslide winner of 1972 : NIXON
11
Great Scott : WALTER
12
"Ah, Wilderness!" playwright : ONEILL
13
"Are you game?" : WANTTO
22
"April Love" singer, 1957 : PATBOONE
24
Wall St. credential : MBA
26
Rats : TELLS
27
Infinitely repeating geometric patterns : FRACTALS
28
Ernst & Young employee, for short : CPA
29
Drinking buddy for Falstaff : HAL
31
Boy's name that means "the king" : ELROY
35
Fudge : TREAT
39
Alienate : EMBITTER
40
Citadel : FORTRESS
41
H as in Heracles : ETA
42
Radiation dosage : REM
44
100 meters x 100 meters : HECTARE
46
Reorganize computer data to improve performance, informally : DEFRAG
47
What the wary keep open while sleeping : ONEEYE
48
Man : HOMBRE
49
Benchwarmer : SUB
53
V-shaped cut : NOTCH
55
Moral tenet : ETHIC
57
Darn it : SOCK
59
"Dies ___" : IRAE
60
Fiddlesticks : BOWS
63
Fabled monster in Arabic literature : ROC
65
Old French coin : ECU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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