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New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Author:
Andrew Reynolds
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Reynolds

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Reynolds. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Reynolds notes:
Like any global climate change negotiations, this puzzle took shape with a lot of give and take. Once I came up with 5 theme answers I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
CLIMATE CHANGE interpreted as "anagram the letters in CLIMATE within phrases." Normally I'm not a huge fan of this theme category, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0330 ( 24,249 )

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Across
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So last year : PASSE
6
Got one's serve past : ACED
10
One of the A's in A.M.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
14
Flopper in basketball, e.g. : FAKER
15
Buyer's protection : GUARANTEE
17
Some lab work : CHEMICALTESTING
19
Home of Spaceship Earth : EPCOT
20
Rather, informally : KINDA
21
"Hamlet" soliloquy starter : TOBE
23
Source of income : MEALTICKET
27
Fab Four surname : STARR
29
Whacked, so to speak : SLAIN
30
Vein find : ORE
31
Filch : PILFER
33
Musician's booking : GIG
34
Environmentalist's concern ... or a hint to the circled letters : CLIMATECHANGE
40
Front end? : IER
41
Part of an insect's body that holds the legs : THORAX
43
___ Z (the works) : ATO
46
Way up or down : STAIR
48
Crop up : ARISE
49
Like some ad campaigns : DIRECTMAIL
52
"Calvin and Hobbes" conveyance : SLED
53
Emmy classification : DRAMA
54
"W" is one in Welsh : VOWEL
56
School branch : SATELLITECAMPUS
62
Approximately : ONORABOUT
63
Starts on baby food, say : WEANS
64
___ a one (zero) : NARY
65
Moonshine holders : JUGS
66
Sharpshooter Oakley : ANNIE
Down
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U.S.M.C. one-striper : PFC
2
What a doctor may have you say : AAH
3
Arcade game played on an incline : SKEEBALL
4
Motto for a 1-Down, informally : SEMPERFI
5
___ the Red : ERIC
6
Shooting marbles : AGATES
7
___-de-sac : CUL
8
Have one's fill : EAT
9
Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
10
Bit of funny business : ANTIC
11
Pie-eyed : STINKO
12
Return addressee : SENDER
13
Prove false : NEGATE
16
Invite for coffee, say : ASKIN
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.net alternative : COM
21
Kitchen meas. : TSP
22
Ear-related : OTIC
24
Largest country in Africa : ALGERIA
25
Of the flock : LAIC
26
Like skinny jeans : TIGHT
28
Dream state : REM
32
"Nick of Time" singer Bonnie : RAITT
35
Reds or Blues : TEAM
36
"Got it!" : AHA
37
5-Down and cohorts : NORSEMEN
38
Cast-iron cooker : GRILLPAN
39
Maneuver with care : EASE
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Marked, as a ballot : XED
43
Builds a new room, say : ADDSON
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Capital of Albania : TIRANA
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"Friends, Romans, countrymen ..." sort of speaker : ORATOR
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Teatro alla ___ : SCALA
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Fixes firmly : RIVETS
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Mani-pedi tool : EMERY
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Position: Abbr. : LOC
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Trumpet or guitar effect : WAWA
57
War on Poverty prez : LBJ
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Note in a pot : IOU
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Yank's cousin : TUG
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College, in Down Under slang : UNI
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Minn.-to-Ala. direction : SSE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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