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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 2016

Title of respect that's an anagram of another title of respect

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 46 Missing: {QXY} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
My day job is ophthalmology, so you might think this "I" surgery puzzle would be right in my wheelhouse. That was not really the case, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a great idea, the giant black "I"s in the grid sneakily playing a role in a crazy number of across answers. In case you missed ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times2/18/16 ( No. 24,208 )

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Across
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Long Island university : ADELPHI
7
Agenda starter : ITEMONE
13
Well-read folks : LITERATI
15
Cube source : ICEMAKER
16
"Me too" : ANDSODOI
17
Like some radiation : IONIZING
18
Rihanna's first #1 single : SOS
19
Windsurfing mecca : MAUI
20
Suffix with class : ICAL
21
Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
22
Carlo in the film business : PONTI
23
Land of ancient Ephesus : IONIA
25
England's last Catholic king : JAMESII
28
Sign of stress : ITALICS
32
Quarreling : ATIT
33
Vague reason for a social turndown : PLANS
37
Verb-to-noun suffix : ENCE
38
Martial arts rank : DAN
39
"So THAT'S the trick here!" : OHO
40
Popular : BIG
41
At one time, once : ERST
43
Jack : KNAVE
45
It may start with "Starters" : MENU
46
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov : NIKOLAI
48
One might get you in : IDBADGE
50
Don-turned-con : GOTTI
52
Storyteller's admission : ILIED
53
Johns : WCS
56
"Star Trek: T.N.G." role : TROI
57
Whit : IOTA
58
Charge : FEE
61
Food item that may be eaten on a dare : HOTCHILI
63
Per se : INITSELF
65
Modus ___ : OPERANDI
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"Forget they said that" : IGNOREIT
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Follower of the Bushido code : SAMURAI
68
Lights : IGNITES
Down
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"I wish it weren't so" : ALAS
2
Rat Pack nickname : DINO
3
Airport data, for short : ETDS
4
French article : LES
5
Trailers, e.g. : PROMOS
6
Sampled the sauce : HADANIP
7
Flat population? : TENANTS
8
Iago's wife : EMILIA
9
___ Kanata, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" character : MAZ
10
"The Grapes of Wrath" migrant : OKIE
11
Rarest of the 50 state birds : NENE
12
So : ERGO
14
Ballyhoo : TOUT
15
First name in fashion : COCO
22
Stroke : PET
24
Bitter ___ : ALE
25
Will Smith's actor son : JADEN
26
Space Invaders maker : ATARI
27
Eastern European capital : MINSK
29
Laid up, say : INBED
30
Sharing mail with, in a way : CCING
31
Transition : SEGUE
34
First name in horror : LON
35
"Now I see!" : AHA
36
Halloween follower: Abbr. : NOV
42
Deck (out) : TOG
43
Devastating name in 2005 news : KATRINA
44
There are two Oscars for it : EDITING
45
"___ Men" : MAD
47
Mandrake the Magician's sidekick : LOTHAR
49
Pummel : BEATON
51
Squealed : TOLD
52
Past the baseline, in tennis : LONG
53
"... but ___ counting?" : WHOS
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Lola's club, in brief : COPA
55
Hold back : STEM
58
Stocking stuffers : FEET
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"Night" memoirist Wiesel : ELIE
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New newts : EFTS
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Grand ___ (wine phrase) : CRU
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Title of respect that's an anagram of another title of respect : SRI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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