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New York Times, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Author:
Clive Probert
Editor:
Will Shortz
24-Across : Meeting info for golfers
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Clive Probert

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVWYZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Probert.
Jeff Chen notes:
Stunt puzzle, every entry containing the letter M. We've seen plenty of these before, some with better raisons d'être than others. M ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

46 Ms is a record. In 2010, Mr. Probert tried the same trick with the letter B.

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E
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M
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M
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A
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F
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I
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R
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M
9
M
10
A
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I
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D
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M
A
N
N
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O
C
C
A
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M
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A
C
M
E
17
M
P
E
G
18
R
A
M
B
O
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D
A
M
E
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E
L
M
S
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U
M
P
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D
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I
A
D
E
M
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T
E
E
T
25
I
M
E
26
H
U
M
M
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D
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R
M
S
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M
O
L
E
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M
I
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A
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S
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A
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M
O
S
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M
A
M
E
T
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I
A
M
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E
L
E
M
37
M
A
N
E
S
38
M
E
T
E
39
A
M
T
40
M
E
N
D
S
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M
O
S
E
S
42
M
A
R
43
E
D
O
M
44
S
U
M
45
M
O
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H
A
I
R
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L
I
M
E
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A
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D
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E
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M
A
N
I
L
A
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D
I
M
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N
M
E
X
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A
T
O
M
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N
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A
O
M
I
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T
A
M
A
58
N
E
M
O
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S
I
M
B
A
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U
N
U
M
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O
R
E
M
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M
O
O
N
63
M
A
R
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© 2017, The New York Times12/6/17 ( No. 24,865 )
Across
1
Miss Woodhouse, in literature : EMMA
5
Mattress description : FIRM
9
Marian, in Robin Hood legend : MAID
13
Manfred ___ (1960s band) : MANN
14
Medieval philosopher with a "razor" : OCCAM
16
Maker of outlandish products in Road Runner cartoons : ACME
17
Multimedia file format : MPEG
18
Macho stereotype : RAMBO
19
Maggie Smith, for one : DAME
20
Majestic trees : ELMS
21
Much-maligned official : UMP
22
Monarch's headband : DIADEM
24
Meeting info for golfers : TEETIME
26
Made music on a comb : HUMMED
27
Motel units: Abbr. : RMS
28
MI6 concern : MOLE
29
"Mamma ___!" : MIA
31
Member of the ancient Ionian League : SAMOS
34
Movie, play and book writer David : MAMET
35
Michelle Pfeiffer film "___ Sam" : IAM
36
Molybdenum, for one: Abbr. : ELEM
37
Mares' hair : MANES
38
Measure (out) : METE
39
Milliliter, e.g.: Abbr. : AMT
40
Makes repairs on : MENDS
41
Mount Sinai climber : MOSES
42
Mo. with St. Patrick's Day : MAR
43
Moab's neighbor, in the Bible : EDOM
44
Math calculation : SUM
45
Material from Angora goats : MOHAIR
47
Mouth-puckering drink : LIMEADE
51
Muhammad Ali fight site : MANILA
52
Muted, as lights : DIM
53
Mountainous state: Abbr. : NMEX
54
Molecular unit : ATOM
55
Model Campbell : NAOMI
57
"Memoir of Glamour and Dysfunction" writer Janowitz : TAMA
58
Marlin's son, in a Pixar movie : NEMO
59
Matthew Broderick voice role : SIMBA
60
Motto word on the Great Seal : UNUM
61
Mini-metropolis in Utah : OREM
62
Man in the ___ : MOON
63
Mount Olympus, at 72,000 feet, is its highest peak : MARS
Down
1
M. ___ Walsh, actor in "Blade Runner" : EMMET
2
Makers of cabinets and violins use it : MAPLE
3
Muse of memory : MNEME
4
Minute length : ANGSTROM
5
Meeting places : FORUMS
6
Meaning of Caesar's "Veni" : ICAME
7
Maintainer of law and order north of the U.S. : RCMP
8
Midwife to the fairies, in Shakespeare : MAB
9
Manager of a house : MADAM
10
Military schools : ACADEMIES
11
Most direct : IMMEDIATE
12
Make the judgment to be : DEEM
15
Mathematical sets : MODULES
23
Multi-Emmy-winning "How ___ Your Mother" : IMET
25
Modern communications of a sort, in brief : IMS
26
Mansions, for some : HOMES
28
"Melts in your mouth" candy : MANDM
30
Midwest college town : AMES
31
Mining find : SEAM
32
Michigan State, for a Spartans alumnus : ALMAMATER
33
Musician's tempo keeper : METRONOME
34
Main house on an estate : MANOR
37
Mean relatives? : MEDIANS
38
Motion creates it : MOMENTUM
40
More than a snack : MEAL
41
Mother's Day flower, in Australia : MUM
44
Monkey, for one : SIMIAN
46
Message on a sign at a televised game : HIMOM
47
Middle state : LIMBO
48
Microwave brand : AMANA
49
Make bones about something : DEMUR
50
Midterms, e.g. : EXAMS
51
Mexican's hand : MANO
52
Major-___ : DOMO
56
Marksman's skill : AIM

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