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New York Times, Monday, March 3, 2014

New Jersey governor whose first name starts his last name

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Andrea: Started with an email from my friend and partner in many puzzles, Michael Blake, asking if I wanted in on the theme. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun theme today, all "wacky" phrases based on a (word(s) ending with N) + (same word(s) without the N) pattern. FREE TOWN FREE TOW was ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times3/3/14 ( No. 23,491 )
Across
1
"America's Most Wanted" host John : WALSH
6
Bedwear, informally : PJS
9
Meager : SCANT
14
Prized violin : AMATI
15
Triumphant cry : HAH
16
"Yup" : UHHUH
17
Operatic singer on a sofa? : DIVANDIVA
19
"I ___ for animals" (bumper sticker) : BRAKE
20
Taken care of : SEENTO
21
Curved path : ARC
23
Mountain goat : IBEX
24
Kooky : ZANY
26
Ins' partner : OUTS
28
Chitchat about a dressmaking template? : PATTERNPATTER
33
"May ___ excused?" : IBE
35
Former part of Portuguese India : GOA
36
Set of keys? : PIANO
37
Complimentary road service in Sierra Leone's capital? : FREETOWNFREETOW
42
Like Dylan Thomas, by birth : WELSH
43
Oozy stuff : GOO
44
180 degrees from WNW : ESE
45
Egg-hunting time in the Orient? : EASTERNEASTER
50
"___ Man," Emilio Estevez film : REPO
51
Former capital of Italy? : LIRA
52
Pizazz : BRIO
55
Many a C.E.O.'s deg. : MBA
57
Broadway's ___ O'Neill Theater : EUGENE
61
Sheriff's star : BADGE
63
Memorize lines for a Shakespearean king? : LEARNLEAR
65
Evil character in "Snow White" : QUEEN
66
Mess up : ERR
67
Superman's adoptive parents : KENTS
68
"Pasted" or "wasted," for "drunk" : SLANG
69
"Balderdash!" : ROT
70
Art Deco, for one : STYLE
Down
1
Money rolls : WADS
2
Parisian girlfriend : AMIE
3
Wash : LAVE
4
Lyric unit : STANZA
5
Insinuate : HINTAT
6
___ Beta Kappa : PHI
7
Software platform suitable for Starbucks? : JAVA
8
Actress Stone of "Casino" : SHARON
9
Easily pranked teacher, maybe : SUB
10
New Jersey governor whose first name starts his last name : CHRISTIE
11
"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
12
Zap in the microwave : NUKE
13
TV's "___ Factor" : THEX
18
"Please stay!" : DONTGO
22
Quarter of a quart : CUP
25
"Man, that hurts!" : YEOW
27
Reel-to-reel ___ : TAPE
28
Banana skins : PEELS
29
Mountain chain : RANGE
30
___ Tots : TATER
31
Son of Seth : ENOS
32
Investment firm T. ___ Price : ROWE
33
"___ Never Meet Again" (Elvis song) : IFWE
34
La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
38
Hormone in the pill : ESTROGEN
39
Quaker pronoun : THEE
40
Baby horse : FOAL
41
More optimistic : ROSIER
46
33 1/3, for a record album: Abbr. : RPM
47
More high-minded : NOBLER
48
Elephants' feelers : TRUNKS
49
"Bald" baby bird : EAGLET
52
Outdoor meals with hamburgers or hot dogs, say, in brief : BBQS
53
Fidel Castro's brother and successor : RAUL
54
Notion : IDEA
56
Commercial prefix with postale : AERO
58
"___ meeny miney mo" : EENY
59
The "N" of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : NATL
60
Scottish Gaelic : ERSE
62
Coll. major of many writers : ENG
64
Paintings, sculptures, etc. : ART

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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