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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Farmer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The answer to each italicized clue is a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase. A certain four-letter word (spelled out clockwise by the circled squares) can follow the first half and precede the second half of each of these answers, in each case to complete another compound word or familiar two-word phrase.
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B
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 23,115 )
Across
1
Balkan land : BOSNIA
7
Semi compartment : CAB
10
Former Chevy subcompact : AVEO
14
Countenance : ASPECT
15
Burmese P.M. : UNU
16
Classico rival : RAGU
17
Approval indicators : CHECKMARKS
19
Calendario spans : ANOS
20
Sharp-eyed sort : HAWK
21
Ban : BLACKLIST
23
Greenish shade : TEAL
26
Legion : HOST
27
"Public Enemies" officer : FBIAGENT
31
Repeated cry in the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" : HEYHO
34
"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
35
Shape of the Aleutian Islands, on a map : ARC
37
Miles away : AFAR
38
Tulsa sch. : ORU
39
December 31 : YEAREND
42
H.I.V. drug : AZT
43
Old : AGED
45
Capital of 58-Down, briefly : SLC
46
Some navels : OUTIES
48
Places for judokas : DOJOS
50
Mail that isn't opened : POSTCARD
52
H-dos-O? : AGUA
54
Striking part : PEEN
55
What a "forever" stamp lacks : FACEVALUE
59
2007-08 N.B.A. M.V.P., to fans : KOBE
63
"___ Dinka Doo" : INKA
64
Union supporter? : MATCHMAKER
67
Manhattanite, e.g., informally : NYER
68
Figure who works with figures, for short : CPA
69
On : AIRING
70
Kit ___ (candy bars) : KATS
71
City ESE of the 10-Down : OSH
72
Managed : MADEDO
Down
1
Bond girl Barbara : BACH
2
Watchdog org. : OSHA
3
Expel forcibly : SPEW
4
Accessory for Annie Hall : NECKTIE
5
___ factor : ICK
6
$$$ source : ATM
7
Make waves? : CURL
8
1950s heartthrob Paul : ANKA
9
___ Gardens : BUSCH
10
Kazakh border lake : ARALSEA
11
Magazine with an annual Hollywood issue : VANITYFAIR
12
Inflated things? : EGOS
13
Boot : OUST
18
Competent : ABLE
22
___-i-noor diamond : KOH
24
"No sweat" : EASY
25
Arthur and his family in "Hoop Dreams" : AGEES
27
Coen brothers film : FARGO
28
Sailor : BLUEJACKET
29
Deal breaker? : NARCO
30
Number of colors on the Italian flag : TRE
32
Tormented, as pledges : HAZED
33
Scraps : ORTS
34
Lowly sort : TOAD
36
Big bill : CNOTE
40
Jungfrau, e.g. : ALP
41
Il ___ : DUCE
44
Place savers of a sort : DOGEARS
47
Ale vessel : TANKARD
49
Santa Fe or Tucson, in brief : SUV
51
Short detail? : SPEC
53
Car repair chain : AAMCO
55
Informer : FINK
56
Author Seton : ANYA
57
Sitting spots on Santas : LAPS
58
See 45-Across : UTAH
60
Steinbeck character : OKIE
61
Distort, as the truth : BEND
62
"In which case ..." : ERGO
65
It often gets cured : HAM
66
Wartime stat : MIA

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

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