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New York Times, Wednesday, December 3, 2014

World Wildlife Fund logo ... or a three-word hint to the answers to the four starred clues

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Blindauer.
Patrick Blindauer notes:
This was submitted 7/7/2009 and accepted the following December, so I'm thrilled to see it finally make the paper. It was submitted as ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fastball straight down the middle, a tried and true theme type but executed well. Initialisms have been done over and over again, so ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times12/3/14 ( No. 23,766 )

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Across
1
"___ Don't Preach" (#1 Madonna hit) : PAPA
5
Intimidating sorts : ALPHAS
11
Many a jazz session : JAM
14
Mongolian for "red" : ULAN
15
Jason who was the 2000 A.L. M.V.P. : GIAMBI
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Subject of certain amateur vids : UFO
17
*One who goes out seven nights a week, say : PARTYANIMAL
19
Virginia Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS
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Invites to one's home : ASKSOVER
21
Bag holder? : TEAPOT
23
Singer-turned-politician Clay : AIKEN
24
Lady's man : GENT
25
Breaking point? : LEVEE
27
___ soda : SAL
29
Issue to discuss : TOPIC
33
Loath : AVERSE
35
What separates first from second : BASEPATH
37
Contract requirement : PEN
38
World Wildlife Fund logo ... or a three-word hint to the answers to the four starred clues : PANDA
40
A cousin? : THE
41
Overwhelm : INUNDATE
44
Support : SUCCOR
47
Ones rounded up in a roundup : STEER
48
Part of a return address? : IRS
50
"Swing Shift" actress Christine : LAHTI
51
Go for : COST
53
Ghana's capital : ACCRA
55
Polish city that's home to John Paul II International Airport : KRAKOW
58
Decaffeinated coffee, slangily : UNLEADED
61
Slippery sort : EEL
62
*Old coin-op locale : PENNYARCADE
64
"Indubitably" : YES
65
People person : EDITOR
66
"Couldn't agree with you more" : AMEN
67
Street caution : SLO
68
Examine under oath : DEPOSE
69
W-9 fields: Abbr. : SSNS
Down
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Part of a life transformation : PUPA
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"I wish it weren't so" : ALAS
3
*Manhattan boulevard : PARKAVENUE
4
More fidgety : ANTSIER
5
Tequila source : AGAVE
6
Ones coming out of the closet? : LINENS
7
Nonpolygamous grouping : PAIR
8
"Very interesting ..." : HMM
9
Ease up : ABATE
10
Chorale's end? : SILENTE
11
Word with seat or suit : JUMP
12
Cause of bigheadedness? : AFRO
13
"It's the ___ Wonderful Time of the Year" : MOST
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Gets the team together? : YOKES
22
On : ATOP
24
Tickled : GLAD
25
Deep blue stone : LAPIS
26
Happening : EVENT
28
Daisy Mae's love, in the funnies : ABNER
30
*1998 Robin Williams title role : PATCHADAMS
31
"Some Like ___" : ITHOT
32
Suisse sweetheart : CHERI
34
Org. employing Walter Peck in "Ghostbusters" : EPA
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Copenhagen carrier : SAS
39
Toiling away : ATIT
42
Make out : NECK
43
Wilted : DROOPED
45
Cause of a gut feeling? : ULCER
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South American capital : CARACAS
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Some TVs and digital cameras : SANYOS
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Anders Celsius, for one : SWEDE
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St. ___ of Assisi : CLARE
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Unfortunate items to lock in a car : KEYS
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React to terrible news, say : REEL
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As well : ALSO
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"Make a joyful noise ___ the Lord" : UNTO
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Paradise lost : EDEN
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Entertainment centers, maybe : DENS
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Edge out : NIP

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