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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 2015

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQXY} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
I was surprised to learn when researching the theme that it had not appeared before in the NY Times, so I was off and running with it. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Literally four CORNERSTONEs today, with a beautiful clue for the revealer. [Where one might find a date …] felt like it had to be THE ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 23,837 )
Across
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Takes the fifth, perhaps : STONEWALLS
7
Like a spanker's position on a ship : AFT
10
Turquoise, e.g. : GEMSTONE
14
Tries to punch : HITSAT
15
Bow attachment : JIB
16
Topic of elementary education? : ATOM
17
Braid, e.g. : ENLACE
18
___ Nova (music style) : ARS
19
___ cake (rich dessert) : LAVA
20
Keen : NEAT
21
Edit, in a way : PARE
23
Big name in jewelry : ZALES
24
Cable channel that has "Idiotest," for short : GSN
25
Most slush pile responses : NOS
26
Cardinals' home, on scoreboards : ARI
28
"What am ___ you?" : ITO
29
Absorb : EAT
30
Writing on a 36-Across : INSCRIPTION
33
British P.M. during the Seven Years' War : PITT
35
1998 BP acquisition : AMOCO
36
Where one might find a date ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : CORNERSTONE
40
Part of Rimbaud's oeuvre : POEME
41
___-glace (rich sauce) : DEMI
43
Something found behind a 36-Across : TIMECAPSULE
48
"Holy cow!," in a text : OMG
50
She-bear: Sp. : OSA
51
Go ___ : APE
52
Dot, to Ditto, in "Hi and Lois" : SIS
53
3x, in prescriptions : TER
54
Complete : UTTER
56
Progress : RISE
58
California's ___ Valley : SIMI
59
Lit ___ : CRIT
60
Where the wild things are? : ZOO
61
B3 : NIACIN
63
Nudge : HINT
64
Verb with "thou" : ART
65
Part of a singing family : OSMOND
66
Antediluvian : STONEAGE
67
Fed. management grp. : GSA
68
Part of many a country singer's outfit : RHINESTONE
Down
1
World Heritage Site that's more than 4,000 years old : STONEHENGE
2
Apple type : WINESAP
3
Neighbor of Ventnor on a Monopoly board : ATLANTIC
4
Hurdle for an aspiring "Esq." : LSAT
5
It's filled with eau : LAC
6
Trample : STEPON
7
Not wide open : AJAR
8
Second Amendment subject : FIREARMS
9
Cable inits. for sports and comedy : TBS
10
Ritzy shindig : GALA
11
Latin list ender : ETALII
12
Take up new residence in : MOVETO
13
Foundation worker : STONEMASON
22
Muttonhead : ASS
23
Letter numbers : ZIPCODES
25
Certain dragster : NITROCAR
27
Top card? : RIOT
31
Has it in one's heart? : CARES
32
"Watch your ___, young man!" : TONE
34
Imbibe : TOPE
37
___ tide : NEAP
38
Montezuma and others : EMPERORS
39
Means of communication using dots and dashes : EMOTICON
42
George Harrison's autobiography : IMEMINE
43
Standard of comparison : TOUCHSTONE
44
Adriatic peninsula shared by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia : ISTRIA
45
Kind of call : MATING
46
Beginning of the Constitution? : USS
47
Note holder, of sorts : LIENOR
49
Part of many a mill : GRINDSTONE
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Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
57
Smidgen : IOTA
58
Laplander : SAMI
60
Turn back : ZAG
62
Relative of -esque : ISH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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