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New York Times, Thursday, February 15, 2018

47-Across : Put a ring on

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
I was listening to a podcast on which the name CLARICE STARLING was mentioned. My ears pricked up. That's a name that ends in a bird, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Like Peter mentioned, a theme done many times. Definitely important to add something extra. It is fortuitous that all five of these ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/15/18 ( No. 24,936 )
Across
1
Undergoes : HAS
4
Tile floor cover : BATHMAT
11
One of the fire signs : LEO
14
Checkout lines? : UPC
15
Land : ACREAGE
16
Bag man? : UMP
17
Prefix with stationary : GEO
18
Remits, as a check : MAILSIN
19
Young ferret : KIT
20
Home to long-distance commuters : EXURBIA
22
Canine coats : ENAMELS
24
French pronoun : TOI
25
___ du Nord (what separates Angleterre from Danemark) : MER
27
Hockey ___ : MOM
28
Relatives of yips : ARFS
30
Rapper with the double-platinum album "The Pinkprint" : MINAJ
32
Shop tool : RASP
35
Hula hoops? : LEIS
36
Santa ___ : ANITA
37
20th-century artist famous for serigraphs : ERTE
38
East ender? : ERN
39
Cockamamie, for short : RIDIC
40
Graffitist's signature : TAG
41
Part of RNA : NUCLEIC
44
Distorting : SKEWING
47
Put a ring on : ENHALO
48
Luxe : SWANKY
49
Fine writing material : BONDPAPER
53
Jodie Foster's Oscar-winning role in "The Silence of the Lambs" : CLARICESTARLING
59
Barrett of old gossip : RONA
60
Critic, at times : RATER
61
Draft classification : ONEA
62
Ivory Coast's largest city : ABIDJAN
64
Biceps builder : ARMCURL
66
Laments : BEMOANS
67
Golfer who you might think plays best on windy days? : TOMKITE
68
Boot camp V.I.P. : SARGE
69
Bridge positions : WESTS
Down
1
Mammoth : HUGE
2
Tip : APEX
3
Mary Badham's Oscar-nominated role in "To Kill a Mockingbird" : SCOUTFINCH
4
Symbol of gentle innocence : BAMBI
5
Berry in smoothies and yogurt : ACAI
6
Cold medicine brand for kids : TRIAMINIC
7
Daughter of Loki : HEL
8
Some expensive Italian cars : MASERATIS
9
Not fer : AGIN
10
Coffee break time, perhaps : TENAM
11
Jon Voight's Oscar-winning role in "Coming Home" : LUKEMARTIN
12
"___ and the Detectives" (Disney film) : EMIL
13
Chooses, with "for" : OPTS
21
One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
23
Else : MORE
26
Oklahoma city : ENID
28
Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
29
Second showing : RERUN
30
Janet Leigh's Oscar-nominated role in "Psycho" : MARIONCRANE
31
Johnny Depp's Oscar-nominated role in "Pirates of the Caribbean" : JACKSPARROW
33
Was ripe : STANK
34
Art collector Guggenheim : PEGGY
42
It's sometimes chocolate-coated : LABRADOR
43
"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
45
Pitcher in paintings : EWER
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Sorcerers : WARLOCKS
50
Senior members : DEANS
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Winter L.A. clock setting : PST
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Eroded : ATEAT
53
Grumble : CRAB
54
Brain sections : LOBES
55
Jung's inner self : ANIMA
56
Language that gave us the word "igloo" : INUIT
57
Old-fashioned cry of disgust : NERTS
58
Big blow : GALE
63
Tear : JAG
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Title for many a Parisienne: Abbr. : MME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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