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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 2017

Author:
Todd Gross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd Gross

This puzzle:

Rows: 14, Columns: 16 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {GJVX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Gross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Todd Gross notes:
My original idea was to create a Sunday-size puzzle with a full 9x9 Sudoku grid in the middle. Even if you let black squares substitute for one ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Many people have approached me for feedback on SUDOKU / PUZZLE crossword concepts, but I can't remember something quite like this. Todd gives ... read more
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C
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A
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 24,642 )
Across
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With 68-Across, the shaded part of this crossword : CENTRAL
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With 67-Across, what the shaded part of this crossword represents : SUDOKU
14
Orange place : ORCHARD
15
Seafaring : NAUTICAL
17
Eli and Aaron, in the Bible : PRIESTS
18
Having a perfect record : UNBEATEN
19
A business might have one that's fixed : ASSET
20
___ Enterprises (bygone TV production company) : MTM
21
Home of The Times-Picayune, familiarly : NOLA
22
Reed section? : MARSH
26
Where lakes are loughs : EIRE
28
You might go for one at the beach : SWIM
31
Do over and over : ITERATE
33
Core parts : ABS
36
"Well, isn't that something!" : OHMY
37
Mark below a line : CARET
38
Note just above C : DFLAT
40
Terminate : CEASE
42
Hotel posting : RATES
44
"Right back ___!" : ATYA
45
Manual opener : KEY
46
Like some allowances : DIETARY
48
Peeping, say : NOSY
49
Certain bond, for short : MUNI
50
"Hey, buddy!" : PSSST
52
"Inner-city" for "black," to some people : CODE
55
Hawaiian fish with a palindromic name : ONO
57
Scruffs : NAPES
61
Tops off? : HAIRCUTS
63
Gap in a tape, maybe : ERASURE
65
Cross words : IHATEYOU
66
Like a selfish attitude : MEFIRST
67
See 8-Across : PUZZLE
68
See 1-Across : SQUARES
Down
1
Legendary N.Y.C. club, with "the" : COPA
2
Drops the ball : ERRS
3
Long-running TV drama started in 2003 : NCIS
4
Annual September TV event : THEEMMYS
5
Believer in an Ethiopian Zion : RASTA
6
"The enemy of ___ is the absence of limitations": Orson Welles : ART
7
Church inits. : LDS
8
Turn in : SUBMIT
9
Tribe after which the 45th state is named : UTE
10
Steak ___ : DIANE
11
Numerical prefix : OCTO
12
Longtime New Yorker writer Pauline : KAEL
13
Part of the body whose name is both English and Latin : ULNA
15
___ Lock (neighbor of Page Up) : NUM
16
Animals whose tongues flick about 150 times a minute : ANTEATERS
23
Wrestler Flair : RIC
24
Look piercingly at : STAREINTO
25
Afghanistan's third-largest city : HERAT
27
Cinnabar, e.g. : RED
28
Punch : SOCK
29
"So much fu-u-u-u-un!" : WHEE
30
"Possibly" : IMAY
32
Open again, as a keg : RETAP
33
Quartet part : ALTO
34
American Pharoah and others : BAYS
35
Canine command : STAY
39
First commercial film with stereophonic sound, 1940 : FANTASIA
41
Lead-in to -tainment : EDU
43
OS part: Abbr. : SYS
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Daniel ___, first Japanese-American to serve in Congress : INOUYE
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"I Love Lucy" neighbor : MERTZ
51
Utter mess : SNAFU
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Computer ___ : CHIP
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Home of Pearl City : OAHU
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Cameron of "Charlie's Angels" : DIAZ
56
Big Ten inits. : OSU
58
Sound of contentment : PURR
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Scots Gaelic : ERSE
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You might give them props : SETS
62
Picture frame? : CEL
63
CPR offerer : EMS
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Necessary: Abbr. : REQ

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

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