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New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2014

29-Down : Leave scoreless

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Barocas.
Victor Barocas notes:
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Jim Horne notes:

80 words? You'd think that by looking at the grid but it depends how you count. There are 76 sets of clues and answers. Some bend.

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© 2014, The New York Times3/20/14 ( No. 23,508 )
Across
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"Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," e.g. : TALE
5
Alternative to a game hen : SQUAB
10
Young brothers' band : ACDC
14
"A Clockwork Orange" protagonist : ALEX
15
1/16 of a 17-Across : OUNCE
16
Explorer with a friend named Boots : DORA
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See 15-Across : PINT
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Gripping read ["Get back!"] : PAGETURNER
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New York City's ___ Place : ASTOR
22
Two in Toledo : DOS
23
Fit for a king : REGAL
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Oil containers ["Get down!"] : STORAGETANKS
26
Slight : IGNORE
27
The opposing side : THEM
29
Super bargain : STEAL
30
6 Series cars : BMWS
35
Hiss cause : LEAK
38
Make public : AIR
39
First word of "Huckleberry Finn" : YOU
40
One passing a gate : SKI
41
Pole connector : AXIS
45
Actress Stapleton : JEAN
46
Mall cop weapon : TASER
48
Vegetable rich in calcium and vitamin K : KALE
50
Amherst and Orono, for two ["Get up!"] : COLLEGETOWNS
52
Where Maria and the Captain have their first kiss in "The Sound of Music" : GAZEBO
56
Speak to the people? : ORATE
57
Economy-size container : TUB
60
Lop off : SEVER
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1977 W.W. II film ["Get lost!] : ABRIDGETOOFAR
64
Nickname for Anaheim's Angel Stadium : BIGA
65
Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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In front of, old-style : AFORE
67
Name series condenser : ETAL
68
Suffix with mob : STER
69
Stuck together : FUSED
70
Perspective provider : LENS
Down
1
Spanish starters : TAPAS
2
Those with no problem getting in : ALIST
3
Slowly : LENTO
4
Makes pay, in a bad way : EXTORTS
5
Concession : SOP
6
Campus area : QUAD
7
Golden rule word : UNTO
8
Superb, in slang : ACES
9
Ask for a biscuit, say : BEG
10
___ gland : ADRENAL
11
Brazzaville inhabitants : CONGOLESE
12
Gloomy, in poetry : DREAR
13
Eric who wrote "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" : CARLE
19
Press : URGE
21
Cousin of "Olé!" : RAH
26
"___ over" : ITS
28
Cleveland was one in Buffalo : MAYOR
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Leave scoreless : SKUNK
30
When repeated, a nursery rhyme call : BAA
31
Mingle : MIX
32
Presented prominently : WRITLARGE
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First word of "Richard III" : NOW
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Alias : AKA
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Blood : KIN
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More like sailors' talk, stereotypically : SALTIER
44
Have a dip : SAG
45
Prominent feminist blog : JEZEBEL
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Assigned position : SEED
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Velázquez's "___ Meninas" : LAS
50
Covers : COATS
51
What an astronaut may be in : ORBIT
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What you might get for a party nowadays : EVITE
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Founded : BEGAN
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Stage in a Ph.D. program : ORALS
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Tasteless stuff : TOFU
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Subjects of some 911 calls : UFOS
59
Uncovered : BARE
62
Clodhopper : OAF
63
Like cherry-flavored things : RED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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