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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The five rows of circled squares reveal an unusual feature of this puzzle.
Bruce Haight notes:
I was surprised to learn that these are pretty much the longest words in the English language with their letters in alphabetical order (and no ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The shaded answers say it all: every answer to a starred clue is a word with its letters in alphabetical order. I've highlighted them below in ... read more
1
E
2
V
3
E
4
R
5
Y
6
A
7
A
8
S
9
C
10
H
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I
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M
13
P
14
S
15
K
A
T
I
E
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R
B
I
17
C
E
T
E
R
A
18
E
L
T
O
N
19
J
O
H
N
20
R
E
T
A
I
N
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S
E
A
T
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E
M
O
23
R
I
D
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N
O
D
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S
T
A
R
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R
E
D
E
27
N
T
R
Y
28
A
29
V
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E
31
R
S
E
32
S
U
R
E
D
O
33
B
E
G
I
N
S
34
D
A
R
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W
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E
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B
38
B
39
B
R
A
Y
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I
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S
I
N
42
A
R
I
Z
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A
N
N
A
44
C
D
T
45
C
46
H
I
N
T
Z
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D
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N
A
L
A
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B
50
L
A
T
E
S
T
51
A
52
L
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P
H
A
B
E
T
I
54
C
A
L
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G
A
R
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S
I
R
57
J
U
S
58
A
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L
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E
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C
62
O
B
I
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W
A
N
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N
O
T
S
65
O
M
U
C
H
66
R
E
S
O
L
E
67
S
U
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H
E
N
C
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A
L
M
O
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A
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 24,599 )
Across
1
See blurb : EVERY
6
Batteries in mice : AAS
9
*Bonzo and others : CHIMPS
15
She went to Haiti in a Cole Porter song : KATIE
16
Ballpark fig. : RBI
17
Et ___ : CETERA
18
"The Lion King" soundtrack composer : ELTONJOHN
20
Hang on to : RETAIN
21
Boarding pass info : SEAT
22
Angsty music genre : EMO
23
Divest (of) : RID
24
Gesture that might be made with a wink : NOD
25
See blurb : STARREDENTRY
28
Opposed : AVERSE
32
"And how!" : SUREDO
33
*"And so it ___" : BEGINS
34
Patriotic women's org. : DAR
35
Jack who played Sgt. Friday : WEBB
39
Sound like a jackass : BRAY
40
See blurb : ISIN
42
PHX airport locale: Abbr. : ARIZ
43
Actress Kendrick of "Pitch Perfect" : ANNA
44
Summer hrs. in Chicago : CDT
45
*Fabric with a cheap-sounding name : CHINTZ
47
"CSI" workplace : DNALAB
50
Fresh gossip, with "the" : LATEST
51
See blurb : ALPHABETICAL
55
Long-snouted fish : GAR
56
Title for 18-Across : SIR
57
Au ___ (menu phrase) : JUS
58
Novelist Waugh : ALEC
62
"Star Wars" knight, informally : OBIWAN
64
Only a little : NOTSOMUCH
66
Fix, as a pump : RESOLE
67
___ generis (unique) : SUI
68
Therefore : HENCE
69
*"You just missed!" : ALMOST
70
Item held by the king of diamonds : AXE
71
See blurb : ORDER
Down
1
Barely manages, with "out" : EKES
2
Lowland, poetically : VALE
3
Singer James or Jones : ETTA
4
Thigh-slapper : RIOT
5
Nikkei index currency : YEN
6
Chocolatier's lure : AROMA
7
*Can't stomach : ABHORS
8
Go astray : SIN
9
1950s-'60s hit with the lyric "Ah, you made me love you / Now, now, now, now your man is come" : CCRIDER
10
Paid attention to : HEEDED
11
"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
12
Had in mind : MEANT
13
Previous arrest, on a rap sheet : PRIOR
14
Like some light hair : SANDY
19
Ballet leaps : JETES
23
Showed again : RERAN
25
Form 1040 ID : SSN
26
Newswoman Bakhtiar : RUDI
27
"Hold it - hang on!" : NOWAIT
28
"Fernando" group : ABBA
29
HGTV personality ___ Yip : VERN
30
Eddie ___, subject of "The French Connection" : EGAN
31
World capital whose name means "gardens" : RIYADH
36
Fish-eating raptor : ERNE
37
Stand-up's routines : BITS
38
[Wrong answer!] : BZZT
40
Couch potato : IDLER
41
"Right away!," in the O.R. : STAT
44
China holder : CABINET
45
Reunion group : CLASS
46
Rogue computer in "2001" : HAL
48
M and N, in pronunciation : NASALS
49
*Elegantly designed trinkets : BIJOUX
51
Greek marketplace of old : AGORA
52
Motown or Decca : LABEL
53
Light beam splitter : PRISM
54
Adorable one : CUTIE
58
AAA part: Abbr. : AMER
59
Ilsa ___, "Casablanca" character : LUND
60
"Behold!," to Caesar : ECCE
61
"Believe" Grammy winner, 1999 : CHER
63
Try to win over : WOO
64
Intel org. : NSA
65
Cry of discovery : OHO

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

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