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New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What this puzzle's capitalized clues are, both by definition and pun

Author:
Matthew E. Paronto and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Paronto. This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
Matthew: I attended the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament for the first time in 2011. Roz Chast was the awards presenter that year. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
And now for our next installment of JEFF VS. DAN, where Jeff feebly attempts to solve his own puzzles faster than ACPT champion Dan ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
A more extreme example of this kind of reverse crosswordese can be found in this 2009 puzzle by Arthur Schulman where the theme clues ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times2/25/14 ( No. 23,485 )
Across
1
Where Matisses hang in N.Y.C. : MOMA
5
Sun and moon, poetically : ORBS
9
Sacred Egyptian bird : IBIS
13
Sarcasm, informally : SNARK
15
Paper quantity : REAM
16
Madrid tidbit : TAPA
17
John known as the "Teflon Don" : GOTTI
18
Big do : AFRO
19
Med. student course : ANAT
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Discourteous : UNCIVIL
26
Asian-American basketball sensation Jeremy : LIN
27
"Let's ___!" : ROLL
28
ETUI : NEEDLECASE
34
Foot-pound? : STOMP
36
Remote button : MUTE
37
Driver's license datum : SEX
38
Tomato and lettuce pickers' org. : UFW
39
ERNE : SEABIRD
42
Energy : PEP
43
Computer-connecting system, for short : LAN
44
Wheel connector : AXLE
45
Tortilla chip dip : SALSA
47
EMIR : ARABLEADER
51
Barack's re-election opponent : MITT
52
Pirate's quaff : RUM
53
Makeshift shelters : LEANTOS
55
What this puzzle's capitalized clues are, both by definition and pun : CROSSWORDESE
60
Jupiter, to the Greeks : ZEUS
61
Relative of a bassoon : OBOE
62
N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Thomas : ISIAH
66
Actress Hathaway : ANNE
67
Guns, as an engine : REVS
68
Burn a bit : SINGE
69
Reels' counterparts : RODS
70
Putin put-down? : NYET
71
Once more : ANEW
Down
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Abbr. on Chinese menus : MSG
2
Lennon's love : ONO
3
Gymnast's surface : MAT
4
Highbrow theater screening : ARTFILM
5
Seer : ORACLE
6
New mortgage deal, informally : REFI
7
Place for an owl : BARN
8
What can take your breath away in L.A.? : SMOG
9
Bold alternative : ITALIC
10
Fountain treat with cherries on top : BANANASPLIT
11
Apple tablet : IPAD
12
Fill to excess : SATE
14
Chicken ___ : KIEV
21
Diarist Anaïs : NIN
22
Runs, as a color : BLEEDS
23
Bond girl Andress : URSULA
24
Relatively near : NOTFAR
25
Be a goof : CLOWNAROUND
29
Many a Persian Gulf war correspondent : EMBED
30
It makes MADD mad : DUI
31
Photocopier setting: Abbr. : LTR
32
Takes care of : SEESTO
33
Yanks living abroad, e.g. : EXPATS
35
Sacred songs : PSALMS
40
Computer file extension : EXE
41
Pie ___ mode : ALA
46
Overused plot device in soaps : AMNESIA
48
Hearty kisses : BUSSES
49
Firstborn : ELDEST
50
Riddle-me-___ : REE
54
Yard sale caveat : ASIS
55
Peter the Great or Ivan the Terrible : CZAR
56
Clinton attorney general Janet : RENO
57
Threadbare : WORN
58
Follow orders : OBEY
59
Wander about : ROVE
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Holiday ___ : INN
64
Grow long in the tooth : AGE
65
Chop : HEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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