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# New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 2017

## *"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others*

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Don't get what's going on? Check out 10, 20, 30, 40 in the grid. Still don't get it? Look at the entries at 10-Down, 20-Across, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It would have been easy to use a set of random numbers for the redo — FRESHMAN FIFTEEN leading to FRESHMAN SENATOR and SWEET SIXTEEN ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Very clever, Mr. Chen. Very clever.

 1J 2E 3T 4T 5M 6B 7A 8S 9F 10P 11D 12O A H U 13G U A V 14A 15P O U R 16G R I D 17O I L E R 18E R S E 19P R O 20T R I C K 21N T H 22T R 23I M 24I 25N D Y 26S 27K Y 28T E 29N 30P 31I N S 32W 33A 34G 35A R R 36I D 37Y E T 38C 39A I N E 40H O O D 41A S T E 42R 43I N N S 44I N C L 45I N E 46M E 47E R K A T 48B A K E R Y 49R A S S L E 50H E W 51N 52P U T T 53I 54O 55W A 56A I 57D A N 58R 59B 60I 61S 62T W E N 63T Y Q U E S 64T I O N S 65Z E L D A 66A K A 67A K R O N 68A N D S O 69B E N 70T E E N S
© 2017, The New York Times2/23/17 ( No. 24,579 )

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Across
1
Joan nicknamed "The Godmother of Punk" : JETT
5
Many a W.S.J. subscriber : MBA
8
Org. that started during the California gold rush : SFPD
12
Home of the all-vowel-named town Aiea : OAHU
13
Tropical fruit : GUAVA
15
Flood (in) : POUR
16
Electrical system : GRID
17
Wayne Gretzky, for 10 seasons : OILER
18
Highland tongue : ERSE
19
Maven : PRO
20
Fool : TRICK
21
Indefinite ordinal : NTH
22
Request at the barber's : TRIM
24
Midwest capital, to locals : INDY
26
Domain of Horus, in Egyptian myth : SKY
28
*Bulletin board fasteners* : PUSHPINS
32
Joker : WAG
35
Toiletry brand whose TV ads once featured the Supremes : ARRID
37
Thus far : YET
38
Michael who played Bruce Wayne's butler : CAINE
40
Engine cover : HOOD
41
Purplish bloom : ASTER
43
Establishments that often have porte cochères : INNS
44
What might get the ball rolling : INCLINE
46
Burrowing animal of southern Africa : MEERKAT
48
Napoleon's place : BAKERY
49
Fight on a mat, in dialect : RASSLE
50
Chopped : HEWN
52
What might get the ball rolling : PUTT
53
Where Herbert Hoover was born : IOWA
56
Actor Turner of "The Hobbit" : AIDAN
58
A tater can produce up to four of these : RBIS
62
*"Which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of lead?" and others* : TRICKQUESTIONS
65
Novelist Fitzgerald : ZELDA
66
Letters preceding a pseudonym : AKA
67
City where LeBron James was born : AKRON
68
"As a result ..." : ANDSO
69
Cohen who co-founded an ice cream company : BEN
70
They come after 12 : TEENS
Down
1
Short run? : JOG
2
Lawman played by James Garner and Kevin Costner : EARP
3
4
___ rose (English heraldic emblem) : TUDOR
5
California's ___ Woods : MUIR
6
Island in the Coral Triangle : BALI
7
"___ plaisir!" : AVEC
8
Help stimulate the economy : SPEND
9
*Pulls a fast one on* : HOODWINKS
10
Promote : PUSH
11
"Dr." of rap : DRE
13
"Hell if I know!" : GOTME
14
Alan of "Argo" : ARKIN
23
"___ be my pleasure!" : ITD
25
Advisory grp. to the president : NSC
26
Title meaning "master" : SAHIB
27
Capital of Sweden : KRONA
29
Where Harley-Davidson Inc. is HOG : NYSE
30
Dog, cat or hamster : PET
31
Tabloid pair : ITEM
33
Historical record : ANNAL
34
Tale of derring-do : GESTE
36
The devil's playthings, they say : IDLEHANDS
39
Drone's mission : AIRSTRIKE
41
"Back to my point ..." : ANYWAY
42
TV Land programming : RERUNS
45
Hot temper : IRE
47
Clear the dishes? : EAT
51
Muslim face veil : NIQAB
52
Song that might have hosannas : PAEAN
53
Native people of Guatemala : ITZA
54
Wister who was known as the father of western fiction : OWEN
55
Join together : WELD
57
School with five March Madness titles : DUKE
59
Snoozer : BORE
60
A party to : INON
61
Some personnel info: Abbr. : SSNS
63
Principle behind yin and yang : TAO
64
Something you might get with a piercing, informally : TAT

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