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New York Times, Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shakespeare character who says "I have set my life upon a cast"

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Woolf. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2014, The New York Times3/25/14 ( No. 23,513 )

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1
Rainbow maker : PRISM
6
Bad-mouth : SLAM
10
Cereal word after Rice, Wheat or Corn : CHEX
14
An Obama girl : SASHA
15
Frisco's state : CALI
16
Like unwashed hair : OILY
17
WIth 57-Across, a die-hard's statement : ITAINTOVERUNTIL
20
Somewhat, informally : SORTA
21
TV's "___ Edition" : INSIDE
22
In a mischievous manner : ARCHLY
25
Smucker's container : JAR
26
President pro ___ : TEM
27
Hit that proves 17-/57-Across : WALKOFFHOMER
31
Award for Best New American Play : OBIE
32
Designer Cassini : OLEG
33
Heart of the matter : PITH
36
___ of God (epithet for Jesus) : LAMB
37
Makeup for the cheeks : ROUGE
39
"Jolly old" fellow : CHAP
41
Lipton selection : TEAS
43
City on Utah Lake : OREM
44
"___, boy!" (cry to Rover) : HERE
45
Shot that proves 17-/57-Across : BUZZERBEATER
48
Film noir weather condition : FOG
51
___ of the land : LAY
52
Access to a highway : ONRAMP
53
More than just a five o'clock shadow : SCRUFF
55
Overhauled : REDID
57
See 17-Across : THEFATLADYSINGS
62
Chips Ahoy! alternative : OREO
63
Smidgen : IOTA
64
Perjurers : LIARS
65
Tamed animals : PETS
66
Glitz : GLAM
67
Swiss peak in an Eastwood title : EIGER
Down
1
The Beatles' "___ Love You" : PSI
2
Fink : RAT
3
"Rhythm ___ Dancer" (1992 hit by Snap!) : ISA
4
Serving with a skewer : SHISHKEBAB
5
Shoe designer Blahnik : MANOLO
6
Sean Connery, for one : SCOT
7
Mauna Kea emission : LAVA
8
Sam Adams product : ALE
9
Moses' sister : MIRIAM
10
Not pros : CONS
11
Show-starting words : HITIT
12
Skip, like the H's in "'enry 'iggins" : ELIDE
13
Plant tissue : XYLEM
18
Go after : TRYFOR
19
General Assembly participant, for short : UNREP
22
Baselessly off-base? : AWOL
23
Capital of Morocco : RABAT
24
The Arctic, for one : CLIME
25
Pedometer wearer, maybe : JOGGER
28
Roxie in "Chicago," e.g. : FLOOZY
29
1/24 of un jour : HEURE
30
Shakespeare character who says "I have set my life upon a cast" : RICHARDIII
34
Certain sorority woman : THETA
35
Setting for Scheherazade : HAREM
38
Personify : EMBODY
40
Suspect, in police lingo : PERP
42
Certain bacteria-fighting drug : SULFA
46
Pleasingly plump : ZAFTIG
47
Strand, in a way : ENISLE
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Aperture setting : FSTOP
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Yellowish hue : OCHRE
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Shake hands with, say : GREET
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ETs pilot them : UFOS
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Pro ___ distribution : RATA
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Big wheel in the cheese world? : EDAM
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Online chuckle : LOL
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Pester : NAG
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Test for future Ph.D.'s : GRE
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Moldavia, e.g.: Abbr. : SSR

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

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