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New York Times, Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Angle (and a three-word hint to this puzzle's theme)

Author:
Larry Shearer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Larry Shearer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Shearer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times2/6/08 ( No. 21,274 )
Across
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Tub toy : BOAT
5
Olympics sportscaster Jim : MCKAY
10
Toaster waffle : EGGO
14
Facetious "I see" : AHSO
15
Detective Vance : PHILO
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Show approval, in a way : CLAP
17
Salon sound : SNIP
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Exec with no ideas? : HOLLOWSUIT
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Sentimental sort : SOFTY
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Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 : INF
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Stiff collars : ETONS
24
Next in line : HEIR
26
Vast amounts : OCEANS
28
Headhunter posses? : HIRINGSQUADS
32
Blue blood, for short : ARISTO
33
It begins with "http" : URL
34
Cry of surprise : YIPE
38
Sweetie : HON
39
Flies off the handle : LOSESIT
42
Flapper wrapper : BOA
43
Flexible, electrically : ACDC
45
Hi-___ : FIS
46
Workers with white hats : BAKERS
48
First rule of lion taming? : HEEDTHEKITTY
51
Starbucks size : GRANDE
53
Tram loads : ORES
54
Mrs. Huxtable of 1980s-'90s TV : CLAIR
55
Lacking color : WAN
57
Five Pillars faith : ISLAM
61
"Rapunzel" and others? : HAIRYTALES
64
Needing shampoo, say : OILY
65
Gaelic tongue : ERSE
66
Cloud-nine state : BLISS
67
Driver's headache : FLAT
68
Marsh growth : REED
69
In-line item : SKATE
70
Angle (and a three-word hint to this puzzle's theme) : FISH
Down
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Part of a jazz combo : BASS
2
Shout of dismay : OHNO
3
"You wish!" : ASIF
4
Hotdogger's dare : TOPTHIS
5
Speedometer meas. : MPH
6
Groups on risers : CHOIRS
7
Ceramist's need : KILN
8
One's hands and knees : ALLFOURS
9
"___-hoo!" : YOO
10
Cloud-nine state : ECSTASY
11
Quark-binding particle : GLUON
12
Market upticks : GAINS
13
Withdraws, with "out" : OPTS
19
Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
21
Streisand title role : YENTL
25
"Whoops!" : IGOOFED
27
.45 or .22 : CALIBER
28
"Very funny!" : HAHA
29
Camaro ___-Z : IROC
30
Brie coat : RIND
31
Adventurous expedition : QUEST
35
"Oh, sure!" : IBET
36
Cruise stopover : PORT
37
"Child's play!" : EASY
40
Hopscotch site : SIDEWALK
41
Sulu player on "Star Trek" : TAKEI
44
Headed up : CHAIRED
47
Dismissal, slangily : KISSOFF
49
Professor 'iggins : ENRY
50
"No fooling!" : HONEST
51
Angry look : GLARE
52
Bluffer's ploy, maybe : RAISE
54
"Mask" star, 1985 : CHER
56
Suffix with Saturn : ALIA
58
1953 Leslie Caron film : LILI
59
Word of woe : ALAS
60
"Toads cause warts," e.g. : MYTH
62
Atlanta Braves' longtime network : TBS
63
Compass dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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