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New York Times, Thursday, February 4, 2016

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The four long Across answers are affected by a literal interpretation of the shaded boxes.
Jeff Chen notes:
You know you're an engineer when: 1.) You assume everyone knows the abbreviation SQRT. It's on every scientific calculator, by ... read more
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These days, I've been spending a lot of time figuring out ways to work in more and more bonus long fill into puzzles. It's important ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Starting with ONE (its own square root) is cleverly misleading. Note that publication date is 2/4/16.

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 24,194 )

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Across
1
Loads : RAFTS
6
What a pitcher is full of? : ADS
9
Atlas's disciples : HEMEN
14
Yale after whom Yale was named : ELIHU
15
"___ Kingdom Come" (2005 Coldplay song) : TIL
16
Patient of a 10-Down : MYOPE
17
Ace : HOLEINONE
19
Battlefield yell : MEDIC
20
Cousin of "um" : AHEM
21
Like some barrels used for aging whiskey : OAKEN
23
KO : DECK
24
B.A. of the 39-Across : BARACUS
26
River mentioned in Yosemite Sam's self-introduction : PECOS
28
Marvel Comics group : FANTASTICTWO
32
Circuits : AMBITS
35
Essence : GIST
36
Peat source : FEN
37
Leaves for dinner? : SALAD
38
Cubs' home : DEN
39
Special Forces unit court-martialed for a crime they didn't commit : ATEAM
41
Padre's hermana : TIA
42
Scottish seaport known for its single-malt Scotch : OBAN
44
Accrete : ADHERE
45
Elated : ONCLOUDTHREE
48
Principle of cosmic balance : KARMA
49
The notorious Deepwater Horizon and others : OILRIGS
53
What a mule may carry : KILO
55
Unstable subatomic particles : PIONS
57
Lhasa ___ : APSO
58
"West Side Story" woman : ANITA
60
Milestone birthday : SWEETFOUR
62
Martini's partner : ROSSI
63
What precedes the season? : TIS
64
Nostalgia evoker : OLDIE
65
Lead-in to hound, in the canine world : OTTER
66
Wanting for nothing : SET
67
Imperatives : MUSTS
Down
1
It's a sobering process : REHAB
2
"Hi, Ho!" : ALOHA
3
Secretarial sort : FILER
4
Powerful offers? : THEMAFIA
5
Fashion designer Anna : SUI
6
Best man's opening : ATOAST
7
Surprise volleyball shot : DINK
8
Lies and lies some more? : SLEEPSIN
9
"That's odd ..." : HMM
10
Provider of contacts, informally : EYEDOC
11
Reasonable charge : MODESTFEE
12
Having immense implications : EPIC
13
Make out : NECK
18
Words ending in "o" in Esperanto : NOUNS
22
Snags : NETS
25
Small flap, maybe : CATDOOR
27
Bulwark : CITADEL
29
Chemical ___ : AGENT
30
Sport : WEAR
31
"I'm buying!" : ONME
32
Regarding : ASTO
33
Ocean : MAIN
34
Bar in Hollywood : BLACKLIST
38
Cabaret Voltaire iconoclasts : DADAISTS
40
Cold war weapon? : THERAFLU
43
Baby ___ : BUMP
44
Pop up : ARISE
46
Father of Taoism : LAOTSE
47
Level : HONEST
50
Touch things? : IPODS
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"The Martian" garb : GSUIT
52
Results of chafing : SORES
53
Big name in corn syrup : KARO
54
Playing extra minutes, for short : INOT
56
Boo-boo : OWIE
59
Word before China or India : AIR
61
Ford of fashion : TOM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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