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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 2021

1980 Stephen King novel ... or a hint to the beginnings of 17-, 29- and 45-Across

Author:
Daniel Grinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Grinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Grinberg.
Jeff Chen notes:
For a while, I got obsessed with survival shows. For a while, it was Bear Grylls, but then Survivor Man came onto the scene. Les ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/22/21 ( No. 26,067 )
Across
1
Quick punch : JAB
4
Submitted a résumé : APPLIED
11
Old-fashioned record collection, for short : LPS
14
Friend in France : AMI
15
Comedian Jimmy who joked of his "schnozzola" : DURANTE
16
The "A" of I.P.A. : ALE
17
Collectible toy vehicle : MATCHBOXCAR
19
Long-bodied jazz instrument, for short : SAX
20
Mother hen's responsibility : BROOD
21
Mil. branch with dress blues and dress whites : USNAVY
23
Couch : SOFA
24
Bygone Swedish auto : SAAB
27
Energy-efficient illumination sources, for short : LEDS
29
Birthplace of General Motors : FLINTMICHIGAN
33
Nosy sort : SNOOP
34
Flowing, musically : LEGATO
35
Those who are not among us (or are they?) : ETS
38
Locale for the radius and ulna : ARM
39
Family : KIN
40
Use needle and thread : SEW
41
"Here, you'll like it!" : TRYONE
43
Prefix with red or structure : INFRA
45
Certain online dating bio : TINDERPROFILE
48
No more than : UPTO
49
Yanks' opponents in the Civil War : REBS
50
Plummet : DROP
53
Birdsong : WARBLE
56
Sierra ___ (African land) : LEONE
57
Predicament : FIX
58
1980 Stephen King novel ... or a hint to the beginnings of 17-, 29- and 45-Across : FIRESTARTER
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Preceding, poetically : ERE
63
Flipped (out) : FREAKED
64
Squid's defense : INK
65
"You called?" : YES
66
Glittery dress adornments : SEQUINS
67
Investments with account nos. : CDS
Down
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Door parts : JAMBS
2
Bitter Italian liqueur : AMARO
3
Removed with the teeth : BITOFF
4
Condition that affects concentration, for short : ADHD
5
Stop on a drinker's "crawl" : PUB
6
Expert : PRO
7
Not stringently enforcing the rules : LAX
8
Nighttime demons : INCUBI
9
Greek letters that rhyme with three other letters : ETAS
10
Laura with an Oscar and an Emmy : DERN
11
So-called "Sin City" : LASVEGAS
12
Tots' time together : PLAYDATE
13
Health class subject : SEX
18
Classic eyes for Frosty : COALS
22
Prank interviewer who referred to Buzz Aldrin as "Buzz Lightyear" : ALIG
24
Person who might bother a bedmate : SNORER
25
Elemental part of an element : ATOM
26
Band aid : AMP
28
Contents of some drifts : SNOW
30
Imbecilic : INANE
31
White ___ of Dover : CLIFFS
32
Artist Matisse : HENRI
35
Famous almost-last words from Caesar : ETTU
36
Security alarm trigger : TRIPWIRE
37
They establish order in language classes : SYNTAXES
39
Door part : KNOB
42
Skunk funk : ODOR
43
Rageaholic's state : IRE
44
Tree in the birch family : ALDER
46
Algebra, for calc, e.g. : PREREQ
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Like art that might offend prudish sorts : EROTIC
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Without interruption : ONEND
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Corner offices and prime parking spots, for company V.I.P.s : PERKS
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Tightest of pals, in brief : BFFS
55
Old Italian money : LIRE
56
Blokes : LADS
57
Funny Tina : FEY
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___ de vie : EAU
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Point value for a "Z" in Scrabble : TEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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