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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 2017

Honor for Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan, but not Roger Moore or Daniel Craig

Author:
Matthew Sewell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matthew Sewell

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQY} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Sewell.
Matthew Sewell notes:
About two years ago, my friend and colleague Diana Joseph improved my life by sending me a link to "Sunday Candy" — and 34-Across is ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Seriously, how could anyone make Pierce Brosnan a SEXIEST MAN ALIVE when Daniel Craig doesn't get the nod? Wrong, I say, WRONG! Great ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times12/23/17 ( No. 24,882 )

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Across
1
Bygone can opener : RINGTAB
8
Provincial despots : SATRAPS
15
He wrote "In wildness is the preservation of the world" : THOREAU
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Much of a marmoset's diet : TREESAP
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Honor for Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan, but not Roger Moore or Daniel Craig : SEXIESTMANALIVE
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Drug sought by Roy Cohn in "Angels in America" : AZT
20
York successor : TUDOR
21
Alternative to Tide : ALL
22
G.I. food packs : MRES
23
Daring deed : GEST
24
___ Riddle of the Harry Potter books : TOM
25
Lip : RIM
26
Spreadsheet command : SORT
27
Certain swab sample : SALIVA
30
Rudy Giuliani or Fiorello La Guardia : ITALIANAMERICAN
33
They're called up : INDUCTEES
34
Hip-hop performer who was 2016's Best New Artist Grammy winner : CHANCETHERAPPER
40
Accumulated, with "up" : RACKED
41
Times of fitful sleep, maybe : EVES
42
CVS offerings : RXS
43
Magazine for entrepreneurs : INC
44
Stupefied : AWED
45
<--, for example : COLT
46
I : EGO
47
Certain aisle terminus : ALTAR
49
Dish that's out of this world? : UFO
50
Hollywood V.I.P. : STUDIOEXECUTIVE
55
Flat figures : TENANTS
56
"She's Like the Wind" and others : SIMILES
57
Without proof : ONTRUST
58
Sample group? : TASTERS
Down
1
Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
2
"Shh, something's coming!" : IHEARIT
3
Product once known as "The Miracle Cream of Baltimore" : NOXZEMA
4
Boiled breakfast dish : GRITS
5
Kickoff aid : TEE
6
Some batteries : AAS
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Shade of light brownish-gray : BUTTERNUT
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Köln or Nürnberg : STADT
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It flows near the Piazzale Michelangelo : ARNO
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Hightail it : TEAR
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Th.D.'s field : REL
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Like the Golden Horde : ASIATIC
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Meringue-based dessert named for a ballerina : PAVLOVA
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Prestigious women's college in Atlanta : SPELMAN
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Male grooming aid : MUSTACHEWAX
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Pre-op procedure : MRI
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Said "I dare you" to, say : GOADED
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To this day : SINCE
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Come to a boil : SEERED
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Purviews : AREAS
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Discuss thickness with a doctor? : LISP
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Association : LINK
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Place known to natives as Chomolungma ("goddess mother of the world") : MTEVEREST
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Dumps one's complaints on : CRIESTO
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Maneuver on a surfboard : HANGTEN
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Import : ACCOUNT
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Quick biography : PROFILE
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Dear departed? : EXLOVER
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Alphabet trio : RST
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Arms race event, for short : ATEST
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Get the job done : CUTIT
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Japanese native : AINU
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A bunch : LOTS
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Give: Sp. : DAR
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George Tenet's "At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the ___" : CIA
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Toastmasters' stumbles : UMS
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Slalom maneuver : ESS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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