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New York Times, Thursday, April 9, 2015

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Contents of three squares in this puzzle, per an old comedy routine
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 38 Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The first draft of this puzzle had no rebus squares — just theme answers containing WHO, WHAT and IDONTKNOW, with those letters positioned ... read more
Jill Denny notes:
The Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges, Abbott & Costello, and Laurel & Hardy are interchangeable in my world. On a good day, I can distinguish ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/9/15 ( No. 23,893 )
Across
1
In : CHIC
5
Cynic's lack : HOPE
9
Larva, e.g. : STAGE
14
Strike zone? : LANE
15
Biblical outcast : LEPER
16
"Arabian Nights" prince : AHMED
17
Citation abbr. : ETAL
18
Iced ___ : LATTE
19
Decorates : TRIMS
20
Bad marks in high school? : ACNE
21
Brown-eared comics character : ODIE
22
One jumping through hoops, maybe : LION
23
One of Aesop's fables : THEBOYWHOCRIEDWOLF
28
Nuclear plant unit : RAD
29
Like some contracts : ORAL
30
Notable tower, for short : AAA
31
Diagonal spar : SPRIT
34
Edit : BLUEPENCIL
37
Make keen : WHET
38
Lead-in to some surprising news : GUESSWHAT
39
One, in Austria : EINS
40
It gets more than its fair share of jokes : EASYTARGET
42
Not be definitive : HEDGE
43
Lagos-to-Dar es Salaam dir. : ESE
44
Prefix with science : OMNI
45
Down : SAD
46
"Well, obviously" : TELLMESOMETHINGIDONTKNOW
53
Instances when service isn't perfect? : LETS
54
You might hold it by a trash can : NOSE
55
Veet rival : NAIR
56
___ León (Mexican state) : NUEVO
58
Lead to : CAUSE
59
Woman's name that's an anagram of a man's name : EDNA
60
Against a thing, legally : INREM
61
Dropped the ball : ERRED
62
"They say" it in Spain, in an old Andrews Sisters hit : SISI
63
Contents of three squares in this puzzle, per an old comedy routine : BASES
64
Cat with tufted ears : LYNX
65
For whom David played the harp : SAUL
Down
1
Point on the field? : CLEAT
2
Originate : HATCH
3
Dumb : INANE
4
Star : CELEBRITY
5
How most babies come out : HEADFIRST
6
Part of FiOS : OPTIC
7
White House chief of staff after Rahm Emanuel : PETEROUSE
8
Poetic preposition : ERE
9
Did nothing : SATIDLE
10
Peg : THROW
11
Tryptophan or leucine : AMINOACID
12
Thing on a ring : GEM
13
Dict. versions : EDS
15
Frank ___, two-time Best Director Oscar winner : LLOYD
22
Tiny adjustment to an atomic clock : LEAPSECOND
24
Quaker ___ Bran : OAT
25
Start of an attorney's conclusion : IREST
26
Psychiatry writer R. D. ___ : LAING
27
"F" on a test : FALSE
31
"Awesome!" : SWEET
32
Half-moon, e.g. : PHASE
33
Pawnshops and such : RESELLERS
34
"Auld Lang Syne" writer : BURNS
35
Roman soldier : LEGIONARY
36
Poverty : NEEDINESS
38
Darts and hearts : GAMES
41
The Indians regularly beat them : TOMTOMS
42
"In your dreams!" : HAH
45
General transportation? : STEED
47
Surge protector? : LEVEE
48
Feel the loss of : MOURN
49
Clacton-on-Sea's county : ESSEX
50
Petrova of tennis : NADIA
51
Kind of knife : GINSU
52
Subway power source : THIRDRAIL
56
Pen part : NIB
57
Andean article : UNA
58
Image of Pluto, say : CEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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