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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 2014

Party snack ... or a hint to six squares in this puzzle

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Xan Vongsathorn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Xan Vongsathorn notes:
Because the anagramming makes this more challenging than a typical rebus puzzle, I decided to help solvers out by placing the rebus ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I really enjoyed this solve. I don't think rebuses as a genre are completely trite or tired yet — there is a reason that Will spaces ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times12/25/14 ( No. 23,788 )
Across
1
Cassava lookalike : YAM
4
Point : DOT
7
Bit of texting shorthand : BTW
10
Charlie Parker genre : BOP
13
Like a style with eyeliner and long bangs : EMO
14
Org. concerned with 34-Across : EPA
15
Sprinkle at a pizzeria : OREGANO
17
Settled a score : GOTEVEN
19
Be bigger than, in a way : OUTNUMBER
20
Packing : GUNTOTING
21
Most to the point : TERSEST
22
Backdrop for Chamonix : ALP
23
Brewskis : SUDS
24
Sounds of indifference : EHS
27
Break down in tears? : RIPUP
29
Soil : EARTH
34
Drink that's a freebie : TAPWATER
36
"Keep it coming!" : MORE
37
Samosa topping : CHUTNEY
38
20-Across grp. : NRA
40
Flowery girl's name : PETUNIA
41
Tiny victory margin : HAIR
42
Give rise to : ENGENDER
44
Sought consent from : ASKED
46
Joe Quimby on "The Simpsons," e.g. : MAYOR
47
Kick in : ADD
48
Track figure : OVAL
50
Stereo knob: Abbr. : VOL
52
Keystone site : ARCHWAY
56
Party snack ... or a hint to six squares in this puzzle : MIXEDNUTS
60
Hairy menace : TARANTULA
61
Artwork from a folder : ORIGAMI
62
Pest-ridden, say : OVERRUN
63
Raging : MAD
64
___ state : ZEN
65
What an English organization lacks? : ZED
66
Duck Hunt console, for short : NES
67
It may be blonde : ALE
68
Poacher's need : EGG
Down
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One doing safe work? : YEGG
2
Come (to) : AMOUNT
3
Sporting lead-in to cross : MOTO
4
Aquarium giant : DEVILRAY
5
Like some mining and barbecues : OPENPIT
6
Zest : TANG
7
Start, as a computer : BOOTUP
8
Leveled : TRUED
9
Milk maid? : WETNURSE
10
Dish : BABE
11
___ column : ONES
12
After-dinner serving : PORT
16
Baseball execs : GMS
18
Info for an airport greeter : ETA
23
Like an out-of-body experience : SURREAL
24
___ Sketch : ETCHA
25
Rib-ticklers : HAHAS
26
Startling newsmaker of 10/4/1957 : SPUTNIK
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Calf's place, maybe : PEN
30
"Agreed!" : AMEN
31
Feature of Rome's Pantheon : ROTUNDA
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Presided over, as a case : TRIED
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Presided over, as a case : HEARD
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"As you ___" : WERE
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At all : ANY
40
Blonde's secret : PEROXIDE
43
Really take off, in a way : GOVIRAL
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Economic slump : DOWNTURN
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Ancient pyramid builders : MAYANS
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Merit : VALUE
51
Calf's place : LEG
52
The whole spectrum : ATOZ
53
Four-star : RAVE
54
Props on the street : CRED
55
Laugh sound : HAR
56
Home to "The Persistence of Memory," informally : MOMA
57
Leave stumbling : DAZE
58
Apple pie seasoning : NUTMEG
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Be a prima donna, e.g. : SING

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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