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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Kwong. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Kwong notes:
My frequent collaborator Kevan Choset had a similar theme back in 2006, so I have to give a shoutout to him. But after BIRDMAN won the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BIRDMAN hinting at "men with last names that are birds." I've seen this type of theme before, but I like the freshness of using the ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0510 ( 24,290 )
Across
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Some rote learning : ABCS
5
Cutup : CLOWN
10
Not ___ many words : INSO
14
"You make me laugh" : HAHA
15
Sponsorship : AEGIS
16
Oracle : SEER
17
Bosnian, e.g. : SLAV
18
Longtime Orioles manager in the Baseball Hall of Fame : EARLWEAVER
20
El-overseeing org. : CTA
21
TV Guide chart, for short : SKED
22
"Buenos ___!" : DIAS
23
Co-author of the Federalist Papers : JOHNJAY
25
Fathers, to tots : DADAS
27
More foolish : INANER
28
Big name in skateboarding : TONYHAWK
31
"Dude!" : MYMAN
32
9-3 automaker : SAAB
33
Covert org. : NSA
34
"The Broken Tower" poet : HARTCRANE
38
"Annie" characters : ENS
41
Alsace assents : OUIS
42
Havens : OASES
46
Boy genius of old teen fiction : TOMSWIFT
49
Team esteem : MORALE
50
Relative of a blintz : CREPE
51
Best Picture of 2014 ... or what 18-, 23-, 28-, 34-, 46- and 56-Across each is? : BIRDMAN
52
Parts of small intestines : ILEA
53
Famed synthesizer : MOOG
55
Genre first included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 : RAP
56
"Network" Oscar winner : PETERFINCH
58
___ Minor : URSA
60
Like fine wines and cheeses : AGED
61
Put into office : ELECT
62
Appearance : MIEN
63
Mouthfuls of chewing gum : WADS
64
Poking around in other people's business : NOSEY
65
Lead-in to masochism : SADO
Down
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Sounds of comprehension : AHS
2
One set in a "Romeo and Juliet" production : BALCONY
3
Georgia county of which 4-Down is the seat : CHATHAM
4
Oldest city in Georgia : SAVANNAH
5
"Veni, vidi, vici" speaker : CAESAR
6
Like a faulty pipe : LEAKY
7
Shrek, e.g. : OGRE
8
Word repeated before "West" in a film and 1960s TV series : WILD
9
Its capital is Sydney: Abbr. : NSW
10
Book after Song of Solomon : ISAIAH
11
Many a resident on Lake Tahoe : NEVADAN
12
Vacillates : SEESAWS
13
Boston Bruin great : ORR
19
Turning point? : EDDY
23
Brown or Rice : JIM
24
Actress Malone of "The Hunger Games" : JENA
26
Cousin of reggae : SKA
28
Implied but not stated : TACIT
29
Sculls : OARS
30
Magic and Wizards org. : NBA
32
Double ___ Oreos : STUF
35
Reine's husband : ROI
36
Former queen of Jordan : NOOR
37
Catchers of some waves : EARDRUMS
38
And everything else, for short : ETC
39
Former dictator of Panama : NORIEGA
40
Refined : SMELTED
43
Biblical city of Palestine : SAMARIA
44
Passed, as time : ELAPSED
45
Jack Reed or Harry Reid: Abbr. : SEN
47
Barrels along : SPEEDS
48
Have on : WEAR
49
Powerful : MIGHTY
51
Lawn game : BOCCE
53
Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
54
Cash register compartment : ONES
56
Manhandle : PAW
57
Swamp : FEN
59
Enero begins it : ANO

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

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