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New York Times, Thursday, March 19, 2015

It would be "a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord," to Isaiah

Author:
Todd Gross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd Gross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Gross.
Todd Gross notes:
Did you notice that (1) the theme entries are entered vertically and (2) they're arranged in alphabetical order from left to right? ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I wasn't familiar with the "How to Hug" joke Todd mentioned, and all the references I found were on "blonde jokes" pages. So I'll ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/19/15 ( No. 23,872 )

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Across
1
Actor David of "Dark Shadows" : SELBY
6
Move slowly : INCH
10
Get stuck : JAM
13
Millennium starter : ONEAD
14
Ward of "CSI: NY" : SELA
15
Laundry detergent with Oxi Booster : ERA
16
Brand of colorful footwear : CROCS
17
Used up, with "out" : MAXED
18
Showed cowardice, say : RAN
19
First word of many bumper stickers : HONK
20
Where to watch some boxing matches : PAYTV
21
Deep red : RUBY
22
Alternatively : INSTEAD
24
Republic founded in 1836 : TEXAS
26
Comics character who once solved a sudoku : ODIE
27
Paperwork? : ORIGAMI
30
"Alice in Wonderland" director, 2010 : TIMBURTON
34
Yusuf ___ a.k.a. Cat Stevens : ISLAM
35
"Dragonwyck" author Seton : ANYA
36
What no two people can do? : SOLOS
38
Prefix with -graph : TELE
39
___ nova : BOSSA
41
Indian chief called King Philip : METACOMET
43
Drive crazy : UNHINGE
45
Yves's yesterday : HIER
46
West African capital : ACCRA
47
Prohibited : ILLICIT
51
Train parts : CARS
53
Some convention organizers: Abbr. : ASSNS
55
Stick by the front door, say : CANE
56
"So that's it!" : OHO
57
Offended : STUNG
58
Hebrew letters on dreidels : SHINS
59
___ name : PEN
60
Nestlé chocolate bar since 1988 : AERO
61
Chief belief : TENET
62
Soprano Sumac : YMA
63
Matured : GREW
64
___ fee : USERS
Down
1
Winter Olympics host after Vancouver : SOCHI
2
Successor company to Northern Natural Gas : ENRON
3
Musicians Russell and Redbone : LEONS
4
Encyclopedia volume on education reform? : BACKTOBASICS
5
Drapers' units: Abbr. : YDS
6
"Well, well, well," to a Brit : ISAY
7
Encyclopedia volume on poverty? : NEXTTONOTHING
8
Quick : CLEVER
9
Swindled : HAD
10
It would be "a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord," to Isaiah : JERUSALEM
11
Certain 10-Down resident : ARAB
12
___ moons : MANY
17
Encyclopedia volume on tailoring? : MADETOMEASURE
20
Skating event : PAIRS
21
Encyclopedia volume on wealth accumulation? : RAGSTORICHES
23
URL ending : EDU
25
The last Pope Pius : XII
28
XY : MALE
29
"Since ___ You Baby" (1956 hit) : IMET
30
Fragrance from Dana Perfumes : TABU
31
Well aware of : INON
32
1979 #1 hit whose title is sung with a stutter : MYSHARONA
33
Stadium cry : OLE
37
Sheets on a ship : SAILS
40
Mandela's political party, for short : ANC
42
Bugs might be seen in one : CEL
44
Kitchen tool : GRATER
48
Title ship in a W.W. II film : CAINE
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Hidden : INNER
50
They sometimes come in batteries : TESTS
51
"Got that" : COPY
52
Word of pardon : AHEM
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White sheet : SNOW
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Decline in prices : SAG
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Country singer Phillips : STU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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