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New York Times, Friday, April 28, 2017

Site where top hats and canes might be checked at the door

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Steinberg.
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© 2017, The New York Times4/28/17 ( No. 24,643 )
Across
1
Cuckoo : DAFT
5
Showed : CAME
9
Stack (or snack) on a table : CHIPS
14
Literally, "highest city" : ACROPOLIS
16
Mystical characters : RUNES
17
"This place looks horrible!" : WHATADUMP
18
Highway through the Yukon : ALCAN
19
Site where top hats and canes might be checked at the door : GENTLEMENSCLUB
21
Make : EARN
22
Drummer Starkey : ZAK
23
Sound that might be made while rubbing the arms : BRR
25
TV boy with spiked hair : BART
27
In front of, to Shakespeare : AFORE
29
Org. since 1902 with 50+ million members : AAA
30
Throw a long football pass : GODEEP
32
Intermission starter? : ENTR
33
Part of XXX : TIC
34
California's Harvey ___ College : MUDD
35
Santa player in "Elf" : ASNER
37
Food sticker : TINE
38
"Star Wars" nickname : ANI
39
Chucklehead : CLOD
40
Rebounded : ECHOED
42
Old RR watchdog : ICC
43
Like some columns : IONIC
45
Lacerate : REND
46
Court ruling : LET
47
"Eww, no more!" : TMI
48
Memo directive : ASAP
50
2012 #1 hit by LMFAO : SEXYANDIKNOWIT
56
Internet hookup : MODEM
57
Like Sprite : LEMONLIME
58
Hindu aphorisms : SUTRA
59
Producer of red-and-white blooms : AMARYLLIS
60
Get low : STOOP
61
Practice : WONT
62
No longer a draft, say : SENT
Down
1
Homey : DAWG
2
It hurts : ACHE
3
Ollie's friend on old TV : FRAN
4
Walked unsteadily : TOTTERED
5
Bug exterminator? : CODER
6
Mount Holyoke grad, e.g. : ALUMNA
7
Act out : MIME
8
Sports-themed restaurant : ESPNZONE
9
Soup go-with : CRACKER
10
Bottom of the sea? : HULL
11
Development period : INCUBATION
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13
Application fig. : SSN
15
Oenophile's pride : PALATE
20
"The Flies" playwright : SARTRE
24
Went pit-a-pat, pit-a-pat : RACED
25
Doesn't stay in the hole, as a ball : BOUNCESOUT
26
Hooked on : ADDICTEDTO
28
Prada competitor : FENDI
30
Communication service since 2004 : GMAIL
31
Pablo Picasso's designer daughter : PALOMA
36
Jared Kushner, as a notable example : SONINLAW
37
Where people go to vote : THEPOLLS
39
Concierge's handout : CITYMAP
41
Narrow recess : CRANNY
44
Relative of an alligator : CAIMAN
49
Portmanteau garment : SKORT
51
Prefix with -graphic : XERO
52
Prefix with -graphic : DEMO
53
Subterfuge : WILE
54
Opposite of "Too rich for me" : IMIN
55
Word with road or blood : TEST
56
Pile at a publisher: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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