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New York Times, Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Unlawful behavior in strict Muslim countries, for short

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Phillips.
Jeff Chen notes:
Consistent theme, all two worders where the second word starts with A, and is parsed into two separate words. TICKET A GENT made me ... read more
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T
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A
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M
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B
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J
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A
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A
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B
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M
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R
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F
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N
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P
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G
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L
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C
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© 2017, The New York Times3/1/17 ( No. 24,585 )
Across
1
Join forces : TEAMUP
7
Heroin, slangily : SCAG
11
Lunchbox sandwich, informally : PBJ
14
Go beyond : EXCEED
15
Gucci of fashion : ALDO
16
"We ___ Young" (2012 Song of the Year) : ARE
17
Read up on a woman, old-fashionedly? : STUDYABROAD
19
One way to stand : PAT
20
Yoga position : LOTUS
21
Home of the Heat : MIAMI
22
Naval subordinate: Abbr. : ENS
23
Warrior on Mount Olympus : ARES
24
Take a chance on a work of poetry? : RISKAVERSE
26
Attack from the air : STRAFE
28
Cousin of a cravat : ASCOT
29
Big name in small planes : CESSNA
34
What crossword clues with question marks often are : PUNS
35
Cite a chap for speeding? : TICKETAGENT
38
Prepare for a struggle : GIRD
40
Gives the go-ahead : SAYSOK
41
French 38-Down : AMIES
43
Stable sounds : NEIGHS
48
Coax a lost dog to follow you? : LEADASTRAY
53
Figurehead's place : PROW
54
Camera-moving technique : PAN
55
Unlikely to defect : LOYAL
56
Task : CHORE
57
"Hulk" director Lee : ANG
58
Check the aroma of a few beers? : SNIFFAROUND
60
Al Capp diminutive : LIL
61
"You ___ kiddin'!" : AINT
62
Thought, to Pascal : PENSEE
63
Québec place name abbr. : STE
64
Loses rigidity : SAGS
65
Messages with hashtags : TWEETS
Down
1
Autos with charging stations : TESLAS
2
Get by intimidation : EXTORT
3
More discerning : ACUTER
4
Monster beheaded by Perseus : MEDUSA
5
180s : UEYS
6
Unlawful behavior in strict Muslim countries, for short : PDA
7
Delhi wraps : SARIS
8
Dagger's partner : CLOAK
9
"Battlestar Galactica" commander : ADAMA
10
Big name in chocolates : GODIVA
11
Small slice of one's workday? : PAPERCUT
12
Richard who founded Virgin Atlantic : BRANSON
13
Travels in high style : JETSETS
18
Ascap counterpart : BMI
24
Needs a bath badly : REEKS
25
Place to follow the M.L.B. : ESPN
27
Obscenity-monitoring org. : FCC
30
Naval burial site, maybe : SEA
31
Dirty digs : STY
32
"Hip Hop Is Dead" rapper : NAS
33
Ecstasy's opposite : AGONY
35
It's right in the Pythagorean theorem : TRIANGLE
36
Carded, for short : IDED
37
Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
38
"Sex and the City" quartet, e.g. : GALPALS
39
"No kidding!" : IMEANIT
42
Tex-Mex dips : SALSAS
44
FaceTime device : IPHONE
45
Bellyache : GROUSE
46
Insect that builds a papery nest : HORNET
47
Three of Abba's members, by birth : SWEDES
49
The Supreme Court's Sotomayor : SONIA
50
Getting even with : TYING
51
Shooters through rapids : RAFTS
52
Sitcom extraterrestrial : ALF
56
Captain's command : CREW
59
Quick on the uptake : APT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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