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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJPX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea, trying to form the shape of a shoe by using shoe components: HEEL, SOLE, ARCH, SOLE, TOE, TONGUE, and LACES. I especially ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The constraints here are huge — 33 different squares have letters that are part of 3 different words.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1209 ( 23,772 )
Across
1
Craze started by Chubby Checker : TWIST
6
They're about 1 in 650,000 for drawing a royal flush : ODDS
10
Caesar's last gasp? : ETTU
14
One was renamed in Caesar's honor : MONTH
15
Word before cheese or chip : BLUE
16
Question : QUIZ
17
Emcee's assignment : INTRO
18
Not given permanently : LENT
19
Fruit hybrid : UGLI
20
Medical rupture : HERNIA
22
Hops dryers : OASTS
23
Not at port : ASEA
25
Fallopian tube traveler : EGGCELL
28
Us vs. ___ : THEM
29
Doggone, quaintly : DEUCED
30
Space-saving bed : COT
33
Hang like a hummingbird : HOVER
35
Plural suffix with musket : EERS
36
Lead-in to meter : ODO
37
Subject of the 1997 best seller "Into Thin Air" : EVEREST
40
Quick sketch artist? : DOODLER
42
Poet's twilight : EEN
43
Stadium demolished in 2009 : SHEA
45
Shoulder muscles, for short : DELTS
46
D-Day craft: Abbr. : LST
47
House cooler, for short : AIRCON
50
Presidential prerogative : VETO
51
One of the "Golden Girls" girls : BLANCHE
52
"___ 8 and up" : AGES
53
"___ Mio" : OSOLE
56
Fix, as a cobbler might : RESOLE
58
"Gotcha," facetiously : AHSO
59
Mad Libs label : NOUN
61
Cajun staple : GUMBO
64
Popular AM radio format : TALK
65
Swear : AVER
66
Distrustful : LEERY
67
Item depicted by this puzzle's circled letters : SHOE
68
Partner of soul : BODY
69
Authors Ferber and Millay : EDNAS
Down
1
"You've overshared," in modern lingo : TMI
2
Took gold : WON
3
Supposing (that) : INTHEEVENT
4
Bit of party décor : STREAMER
5
2011 Marvel Comics film : THOR
6
Accommodate : OBLIGE
7
N.B.A. farm system, informally : DLEAGUE
8
___ & Bradstreet (credit-rating firm) : DUN
9
"Ready, ___, go!" : SET
10
The same : EQUAL
11
Pulls : TUGS
12
Pinball no-no : TILT
13
Guns first used in the Suez Crisis : UZIS
21
Springfield's Flanders : NED
22
Ireland, with "the" : OLDSOD
23
Doggedly pursuing? : ATHEEL
24
Some basketball fouls : SHOVES
26
Included via email : CCED
27
Architect Saarinen : EERO
30
Fraternity members, e.g. : COLLEGEMEN
31
"Black Swan" role : ODETTE
32
Some ruined statues, now : TORSOS
34
"Gently used" transaction : RESALE
38
Branch of Islam : SHIA
39
Fork-tailed bird : TERN
41
Like weak currencies : DEVALUED
44
Increased, as debts : ACCRUED
48
William Sydney Porter's pen name : OHENRY
49
Super ___ (Sega Genesis rival) : NES
51
British fellow : BLOKE
53
Quaker ___ : OATS
54
Pre-ayatollah leader : SHAH
55
Capital NNW of Copenhagen : OSLO
57
Look up and down : OGLE
59
Pinch : NAB
60
Egg: Prefix : OVO
62
Something kept close to the chest? : BRA
63
Kvetchers' cries : OYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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