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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 2014

Company that added four letters to its name in 1997

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Julian Lim notes:
I constructed this puzzle almost 3 years ago, and my main memory of it is having a titanic struggle completing the southwest and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some beautiful entries today, my favorite being the SOUP NAZI from Seinfeld. Kind of a surprise it's taken this long to show its face. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times2/15/14 ( No. 23,475 )

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Across
1
Position papers? : KAMASUTRA
10
Joneses : LONGS
15
Vanity case? : EGOMANIAC
16
When Epifanía is celebrated : ENERO
17
Picayune : PENNYANTE
18
Not barred : LEGAL
19
Low prime, in Paris : TROIS
20
Newfoundland, in Naples and Nogales : TERRANOVA
22
Grp. that suspended Honduras from 2009 to '11 : OAS
24
Messages using Stickies, say : ENOTES
25
Certain guy "ISO" someone : SWM
28
Emmy-nominated show every year from 2006 to '09 : HOUSEMD
32
Suffix with 18-Across : IST
33
Just-once link : THIS
35
Beta testers, e.g. : USERS
36
Steely Dan's title liar : KATY
37
One blowing up a lottery machine? : BALL
38
Prozac alternative : PAXIL
39
Winnebago relative : OTOE
40
Odds and ends : OLIO
41
Clan female : NIECE
42
Mexican president Enrique ___ Nieto : PENA
43
Clear : NET
44
Crane settings : MARSHES
46
Van follower, often : DER
47
Japanese guitar brand : IBANEZ
49
Toy type, for short : POM
51
Flippers, e.g. : FORELIMBS
55
Members of a joint task force? : NARCS
59
"It's ___ wind ..." : ANILL
60
Dole : RATIONOUT
62
Green with five Grammys : CEELO
63
Writer of the graphic novel "Watchmen" : ALANMOORE
64
Home to the Villa Hügel : ESSEN
65
Outdoor contemplation location : ZENGARDEN
Down
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Didn't spoil : KEPT
2
Sun or stress : AGER
3
MSG ingredient? : MONO
4
Certain DNA test : AMNIO
5
Follows a physical request? : SAYSAH
6
___ vez más (over again: Sp.) : UNA
7
Photoshop addition : TINT
8
Mention on Yelp, say : RATE
9
Aspire PC maker : ACER
10
Tycoon Stanford : LELAND
11
Bridge opening option, briefly : ONENO
12
Managed to get through : NEGOTIATED
13
Where to read a plot summary? : GRAVESTONE
14
Totally out : SOLASTYEAR
21
Overnight activity : REMSLEEP
23
Iconic "Seinfeld" role : SOUPNAZI
25
Eighth-century Apostle of Germany : STBONIFACE
26
Old collar stiffeners : WHALEBONES
27
Engagement parties? : MILITARIES
29
Company that added four letters to its name in 1997 : USAIR
30
Sides in a classic battle : SEXES
31
Longtime Cincinnati Pops conductor Kunzel : ERICH
34
Pavement caution : SLO
36
One of a silent force? : KOP
44
Longtime name in banking : MELLON
45
Its seat is Santa Rosa : SONOMA
48
Lawyer on "Ally McBeal" : NELLE
50
No modest abode : MANOR
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2009 Grammy winner for "Make It Mine" : MRAZ
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Farm block : BALE
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"Mr. Mom" director Dragoti : STAN
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Cross : ROOD
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Purpose of many a shot : CURE
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Old carbine : STEN
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End to end? : ING

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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