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New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 2013

64-Across : It borders the Black Sea: Abbr.

Author:
Steve Blais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blais.
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© 2013, The New York Times4/9/13 ( No. 23,163 )
Across
1
Steak cut : TBONE
6
Letters before an alias : AKA
9
Tropical nuts : KOLAS
14
Christmas seasons : YULES
15
Hawaiian vacation souvenir : LEI
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"Stop!," at sea : AVAST
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Merlin Olsen, 14 times : PROBOWLER
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Full of life : ZESTY
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Work unit : ERG
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McKellen of "X-Men" : IAN
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Military counterassault : SORTIE
23
1991 John Singleton film : BOYZNTHEHOOD
27
Aegean Sea island : IOS
28
The hare, e.g., in "The Tortoise and the Hare" : ALSORAN
32
"Swan Lake" attire : TUTU
34
Part of a squeeze play : BUNT
36
___ mode : ALA
37
Global warming concern : SHRINKINGICECAP
41
Peep from a sheep : BAA
42
Items up one's sleeve, maybe : ACES
43
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
44
Not in custody : ATLARGE
47
The "O" in P.L.O.: Abbr. : ORG
48
Annual 29-Down since 1934 : SOAPBOXDERBY
54
Utilize, as one's strengths : DRAWON
57
Pindar offering : ODE
58
"Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
59
Like Cheerios : OATEN
60
"I'll catch up!" ... or what the ends of 17-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across do? : GOONAHEAD
63
Give a name to : TITLE
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It borders the Black Sea: Abbr. : UKR
65
San Diego baseballer : PADRE
66
How many winks are made : SLYLY
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Submissions to an ed. : MSS
68
Ford failure of the late '50s : EDSEL
Down
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Easygoing, personality-wise : TYPEB
2
Small donkey : BURRO
3
Science suffix : OLOGY
4
S. Dak. neighbor : NEB
5
Paul Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
6
Object of a hajji's praise : ALLAH
7
Nancy Drew creator Carolyn : KEENE
8
It's all around you : AIR
9
Ones creating a lot of buzz in the music industry? : KAZOOS
10
Exaggerate : OVERDO
11
Like Z, alphabetically : LAST
12
___ Spumante : ASTI
13
Eye woe : STYE
18
Comedians : WITS
22
Georg of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra : SOLTI
24
Tubes on the dinner table : ZITI
25
Pluralizable word : NOUN
26
Puts out to dry, say : HANGS
29
Speed competition : RACE
30
Rickman of the Harry Potter films : ALAN
31
Siesta : NAP
32
The "id" in "id est" : THAT
33
River through Kazakhstan : URAL
34
Upper arm muscle, informally : BICEP
35
Feminine one in France? : UNE
37
It doesn't lend to Fortune 500 cos. : SBA
38
Stevens's replacement on the Supreme Court : KAGAN
39
"Here's my ___" : CARD
40
Nose out : EDGE
45
Also : ASWELL
46
Andy once of "60 Minutes" : ROONEY
47
Pullers in pairs : OXEN
49
Bibliophile's love : BOOKS
50
Smells : ODORS
51
Oboes and others : REEDS
52
Proclaim vociferously : BLARE
53
Mountain song : YODEL
54
Kids connect them : DOTS
55
Method of shipping goods : RAIL
56
Courtroom fig. : ATTY
60
Something to chew on : GUM
61
King Kong, e.g. : APE
62
Gave birth to : HAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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