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New York Times, Thursday, March 5, 2015

Who said about himself "Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money"

Author:
Jim Peredo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 46 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Peredo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times3/5/15 ( No. 23,858 )

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Across
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Draws back (from) : SHIES
6
"The Great Escape" setting : STALAG
12
What's brewing? : TEABAG
14
Jean-Claude Van Damme film set in 1994 and 2004 : TIMECOP
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Fleet : ARMADA
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Who said about himself "Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money" : DONALDTRUMP
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Record of infantile behavior? : BABYALBUM
21
Frequent word from a valet : SIR
22
Little, in Lille : PEU
23
Like faces after face-lifts : TAUT
25
Like some push-ups : ONEARM
27
Kona catch, maybe : AHI
30
Key of all white keys: Abbr. : CMAJ
32
Tiniest taste : DROP
33
Basis of a platform : TENET
35
Relaxing music genre : NEWAGE
38
Lagging ... or a hint to 17-, 19-, 56- and 61-Across : FALLINGBEHIND
41
No-goodnik : RASCAL
42
Totaled : RANTO
43
___-engine : TWIN
45
José, to friends : PEPE
47
Fed. management agency : GSA
48
Accords, e.g. : HONDAS
51
Narcissist's focus : SELF
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Bearskin, maybe : RUG
54
Race unit : LAP
56
Part of a story you might not want to know : GORYDETAIL
61
Hating baseball and apple pie? : UNAMERICAN
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___ Madre : SIERRA
65
It's a scene to behold : DIORAMA
66
Japanese mat : TATAMI
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James of "Star Trek" : DOOHAN
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Mideast money : RIYAL
Down
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Skewer : STAB
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"Great ___!" (Wonder Woman cry) : HERA
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"Hurray" or "alas" : IAMB
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Owner of Shopping.com : EBAY
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World leader who was Time magazine's 1977 Man of the Year : SADAT
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Part of S.O.P.: Abbr. : STD
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Uruguayan uncles : TIOS
8
Fetal development test, for short : AMNIO
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"That'll ___ ya" : LEARN
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Often-torn body part in sports, briefly : ACL
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Participants at many baptisms : GODPARENTS
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Huger than huge : GALACTIC
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Wing: Prefix : PTERO
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___ session (meeting after a legislative dissolution) : RUMP
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No-good : BUM
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Argues (with) : TANGLES
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Fringe : EDGING
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Org. that combats trafficking : ATF
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Device placed next to a drum : HEARINGAID
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Not coastal : INLAND
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C.S.A. general Stuart : JEB
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Golfer nicknamed "The Big Easy" : ELS
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Comment upon driving past the same unfamiliar place again : WERELOST
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Shout of success : AHA
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Power ___ : NAP
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Having no chance for success, as a proposal, for short : DOA
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Kind of street : THRU
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Ended (up) : WOUND
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Identify : PEG
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Last new Olds : ALERO
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Funny Silverman : SARAH
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Dominican, e.g. : FRIAR
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Variety of cotton : PIMA
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Figure that's unbelievable? : YETI
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Farm cart : DRAY
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Funny Bombeck : ERMA
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Follow : TAIL
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Low : MOO
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Fire : CAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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