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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bird whose wings are used as stabilizers, not for flying

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Trudeau.
Ross Trudeau notes:
This puzzle owes its existence to my best mate, an Englishman from Nottingham. I get a big kick out of unnecessarily ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Ross contacted me about another puzzle a few weeks ago, asking for some rework advice. Neat to hear that Will accepted it ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/9/17 ( No. 24,565 )
Across
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Bit of resistance : OHM
4
Where or why, in Latin : QUA
7
Pats, e.g., before 1970 : AFLERS
13
Nowhere to be found, informally : MIA
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Subject of a notable 2016 referendum : BREXIT
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"The only serious thing in the world," per Oscar Wilde : ART
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Manhattan's ___ Village : EAST
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Mercury, on the periodic table : EIGHTY
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Biography subtitled "The Invention of India" : NEHRU
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Able but unwilling to read : ALITERATE
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It's debatable : ISSUE
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Stadium cry : RAH
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Trifling amount : SOU
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Perceived intuitively : DIVINED
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Exam that takes 2 hrs. and 45 mins. : PSAT
33
It has a top and a bottom with nothing in between : BIKINI
36
Damage the reputation of : TAR
37
Do monumental work? : ETCH
38
Trounce, informally : OWN
39
Get seen by, like, everyone : GOVIRAL
42
Bird whose wings are used as stabilizers, not for flying : EMU
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Old English Christmas meat : BOAR
45
France's ___ du Bourget : LAC
46
Joshed : KIDDED
48
Back in the day : ONCE
49
Ljubljana resident : SLOVENE
51
Fast-food inits. : KFC
53
"Vous êtes ___" : ICI
54
Words of compassion : ICARE
58
Buckskins : DEERHIDES
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1953 prize for Churchill : NOBEL
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Ride to the World Trade Center : ETRAIN
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Give ___ (yank) : ATUG
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It ends in diciembre : ANO
66
At original speed, musically : ATEMPO
67
When repeated, Mork's sign-off : NANU
68
Motor oil brand : STP
69
Like New York City drivers, in popular belief : RUDEST
70
Soak (up) : SOP
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Oxford-to-London dir. : ESE
Down
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Neighbor of a Yemeni : OMANI
2
56-Down, across the 15-Down : HIRES
3
Numbers class, in England : MATHS
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41-Down, across the 15-Down : QUEUEING
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Suffix with form : ULA
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Comedian Aziz : ANSARI
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Drive a getaway car for, say : ABET
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52-Down, across the 15-Down : FRIES
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Surfer's tether : LEGROPE
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35-Down, across the 15-Down : EXHAUSTED
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Film director Martin : RITT
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Ocular malady : STYE
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"Pond" : ATLANTICOCEAN
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Designer Gernreich : RUDI
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"Rumor has it ..." : IHEAR
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Early strings : VIOLS
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Male duck : DRAKE
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Crowning point : ACME
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What a load might land with : THUD
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Common clown name : BOBO
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Triumphant boast : IWON
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10-Down, across the 15-Down : KNACKERED
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Bona fide : VALID
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4-Down, across the 15-Down : LININGUP
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Phrase differently, as a question : REFRAME
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Like the BBC's headquarters, architecturally : DECO
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Prospects : VISTAS
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8-Down, across the 15-Down : CHIPS
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Take down a peg : ABASE
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2-Down, across the 15-Down : RENTS
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Avoid having an arranged marriage, maybe : ELOPE
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Honeybunch : DEAR
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Caesarean rebuke : ETTU
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Past the regulation period, informally : INOT
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One, to Juan : UNO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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