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New York Times, Monday, March 24, 2014

Curses ... or the starts of 17-, 27- and 44-Across?

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom Pepper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Pepper.
Tom Pepper notes:
A year ago, I was reading something that made mention of George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words banned from the airwaves. I'd heard his ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This week's Monday-Thursday puzzles were used for the Akron Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Here are some notes from the organizer, Deb ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun start to the week, DIRTY WORDS starting three snappy phrases. FILTHY RICH, GREASY SPOONS, STAINED GLASS — great selection of ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times3/24/14 ( No. 23,512 )

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Across
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What winds do : BLOW
5
French goodbye : ADIEU
10
Troubles : WOES
14
Exercise in which you might sit cross-legged : YOGA
15
Birds' homes : NESTS
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Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Not just well-off : FILTHYRICH
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Like Jack Sprat's diet : LEAN
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"Am not!" comeback : ARETOO
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Where many digital files are now stored : THECLOUD
23
"Curse you, ___ Baron!" : RED
24
Film director Lee : ANG
26
"Excellent, dude!" : RAD
27
Low-class diners : GREASYSPOONS
33
Surrendered : CEDED
36
Oktoberfest beverage holder : STEIN
37
Kilmer of "The Doors" : VAL
38
Word after eye or makeup : EXAM
39
Give the cold shoulder : SPURN
40
___ Le Pew of cartoons : PEPE
41
On fire : LIT
42
Belgian treaty city : GHENT
43
Pimply : ACNED
44
Window material in many cathedrals : STAINEDGLASS
47
Pop singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
48
Suffix with east : ERN
49
When repeated, a ballroom dance : CHA
52
Kind of soup : SPLITPEA
57
Male or female : GENDER
59
Some savings plans, in brief : IRAS
60
Curses ... or the starts of 17-, 27- and 44-Across? : DIRTYWORDS
62
Alternative to a man-to-man defense : ZONE
63
Tatum of "Paper Moon" : ONEAL
64
Apple's apple, e.g. : LOGO
65
Lambs' mothers : EWES
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Sign for the superstitious : OMEN
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Overwhelmingly : BYFAR
2
France's longest river : LOIRE
3
Girl-watched or boy-watched : OGLED
4
Light bulb measure : WATT
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"Do I have a volunteer?" : ANYONE
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German "the" : DER
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"What time ___?" : ISIT
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Write permanently : ETCH
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Welcomes at the door, say : USHERSIN
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"O.K., I'm on it!" : WILLDO
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Margarine : OLEO
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Older son of Isaac : ESAU
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Hourglass filler : SAND
18
Be a pack rat : HOARD
22
Quaker's ___ Crunch : CAPN
25
Said "Oh ... my ... God!," e.g. : GASPED
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Jewel : GEM
28
Attacked by bees : STUNG
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Dr. Seuss' turtle : YERTLE
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Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
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Scruff of the neck : NAPE
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Iditarod vehicle : SLED
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Disney Store collectibles : CELS
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Way out : EXIT
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Facts and figures : DATA
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Border collie, for one : SHEEPDOG
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Mac alternatives : PCS
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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Good ___ (completely reconditioned) : ASNEW
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Purple spring bloomers : IRISES
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Diamond-shaped stocking design : ARGYLE
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Electronic storage medium : CDROM
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Word before "fund" or "one's bets" : HEDGE
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Burning issue? : ARSON
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Regular or large : SIZE
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Nose of a ship : PROW
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Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
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Mozart's "___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Olympian war god : ARES
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___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
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Body art, in slang : TAT

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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