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New York Times, Thursday, February 6, 2014

Title heroine described in the first lines of her novel as "handsome, clever and rich"

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times2/6/14 ( No. 23,466 )
Across
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Report of a shooting : BANG
5
Brunch offerings, for short : OJS
8
Affected to a greater extent : ARTIER
14
Home of ancient Greek scholars : ELEA
15
Google result : HIT
16
Civic alternatives : SENTRAS
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*Blubbered? : WASSOBBY
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What a nod may mean : CONSENT
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"Wouldn't miss it!" : IMTHERE
22
Cone origin : FIR
23
Heartbreak, e.g. : ACHE
24
Home of El Greco : TOLEDO
25
*What happened after Mr. Onassis contacted A.A.A.? : ARIGOTTOW
27
Reputation, on the street : CRED
28
Kind of sum : TIDY
30
Aero- completer : DROME
31
Washington ___ (N.Y.C. neighborhood) : HTS
32
"That can't be good!" : UHOH
33
Maligned : SMEARED
35
*Imaginary overthrow of the government? : PSEUDOCOUP
37
Robin Hood and others : ARCHERS
40
"Mad Men" star Jon : HAMM
41
Jim Bakker's ___ Club : PTL
44
Place to get clean : REHAB
45
Title heroine described in the first lines of her novel as "handsome, clever and rich" : EMMA
46
Not at all chipper : BLUE
47
*Give a Dust Bowl migrant a ride? : CARRYOKIE
50
Director Christopher and actor Lloyd : NOLANS
52
1998 Sarah McLachlan song : ADIA
53
First name in ice cream : BEN
54
Bank numbers : CDRATES
55
Not mind : DISOBEY
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Language that gave us the words heard phonetically in the answers to the starred clues : JAPANESE
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Motivate : ENTHUSE
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Back : AGO
60
Third person : CAIN
61
Prepared for a long drive, with "up" : GASSED
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Part of a gym set : REP
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Roman foes : HUNS
Down
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Enchant : BEWITCH
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Gravely ill: Fr. : ALAMORT
3
Gets snug : NESTLES
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Ripped with a knife : GASHED
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"Here we go again!" : OHBROTHER
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Agree : JIBE
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Messy spot : STY
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PC data format : ASCII
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Major alteration of a business structure, for short : REORG
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Old cable inits. : TNN
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Warning to the unwary : ITSATRAP
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Kind of set : ERECTOR
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Quickly sought safety, in a way : RANHOME
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Fretted : STEWED
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Multivolume set, for short : OED
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Get too much sun, colloquially : FRY
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Condition treated with Adderall, in brief : ADHD
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Theater : ODEUM
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Red state handouts? : IOUS
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Words always preceding a date : USEBY
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Source of ill-gotten gains : SCAM
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Kind of shop : MOMANDPOP
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Exodus figures : PHARAOHS
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"Alas!" : OHME
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Business establishment where customers can make a killing? : ARCADE
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Something taken from a meter : READING
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Teacher/astronaut McAuliffe : CHRISTA
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Level off : PLATEAU
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Catches on the radio : TUNESIN
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Eases : LESSENS
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One from Berlin : EIN
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Boil for a short time : BLANCH
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Extra-large : OBESE
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Typed (in) : KEYED
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"... ___ close second" : ORA
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Zoo keeper? : CAGE
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Clear tables : BUS
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Shock : JAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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