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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 76, Blocks: 51 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 23,842 )
Across
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Enemy of the pictured animal : CAT
4
Items checked at the airport : BAGS
8
Talk, talk, talk : GAB
11
*Fruit juice brand : POM
14
Managed care grp. : HMO
15
Wife of Charlie Chaplin : OONA
16
Hero war pilot : ACE
17
7'6" Ming of the N.B.A. : YAO
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Kellogg's Cracklin' ___ Bran : OAT
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Like Superman's vision : XRAY
20
First U.S. color TV maker : RCA
21
Pi follower : RHO
22
2000 novelty hit ... or a hint to the answers to the nine starred clues : WHOLETTHEDOGSOUT
26
___ pro nobis : ORA
27
Tristan's love, in Camelot : ISEULT
28
Singer Guthrie : ARLO
31
They convert hides to leather : TANNERIES
35
Car radio button : SEEK
36
Remove, as a dictator : OUST
37
Feminine suffix : ENNE
38
Pago Pago islander : SAMOAN
41
Diplomacy : TACT
42
"Don't ask me!" : IDUNNO
43
Suffix with Dixie : CRAT
44
Curb's place : STREET
45
Clock radio toggle switch : AMPM
49
Hydrant attachment : HOSE
50
Flips a coin : TOSSES
51
Sgts., e.g. : NCOS
52
Decorative pitcher : EWER
53
*Relentless pursuer : BLOODHOUND
56
Skateboarder's challenge : PIPE
59
Wonder product : BREAD
60
59-Across, after crisping : TOAST
64
Luau entertainers : UKES
65
In the least : ATALL
66
*Like Lauren Bacall's voice : HUSKY
67
Mannerly man : GENT
68
Gift recipient : DONEE
69
One coming down for a landing? : STAIR
Down
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*Grub : CHOW
2
Indian nursemaid : AMAH
3
Pooch in Oz : TOTO
4
*One working on a canvas? : BOXER
5
Largest blood vessel : AORTA
6
Annoying pest : GNAT
7
Greet : SAYHITO
8
Busch ___ : GARDENS
9
Narrative : ACCOUNT
10
*Darwin's ship : BEAGLE
11
Firebug : PYRO
12
Frequent vacation locale for Obama : OAHU
13
___ point : MOOT
23
Dress to the nines, say : LOOKONESBEST
24
Jacob's twin : ESAU
25
Went from one seat to two, maybe : STRETCHEDOUT
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Lend a hand : ASSIST
29
Entertain, as with a bedtime story : READTO
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Madagascar primates : LEMURS
32
Lined up : INAROW
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Box up : ENCASE
34
*Volleyball position : SETTER
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Slippery as ___ : ANEEL
40
Middling : NOTSOBAD
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Like the Incas : ANDEAN
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1960s Borgnine sitcom title role : MCHALE
47
*Kind of skirt or haircut : POODLE
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Spartans' sch. : MSU
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"___ put it another way ..." : ORTO
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Unspecified degrees : NTHS
56
*___ nose : PUG
57
"Likable" prez : IKE
58
Write : PEN
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Sick ___ dog : ASA
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One going on foot in the mountains? : SKI
63
Norse god of war : TYR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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