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New York Times, Thursday, May 15, 2014

Misinterpretation of a biblical code ... or the key to answering 18-, 24-, 40- and 51-Across

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lieb notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times5/15/14 ( No. 23,564 )
Across
1
Ultimate : NTH
4
Link : NEXUS
9
Silencer : SHUSH
14
Tulsa sch. : ORU
15
___ planner : EVENT
16
Soviet spymaster in a John le Carré trilogy : KARLA
17
Fix : RIG
18
What ladies' men tend to have : WANDERINGIS
20
U.S. slalom great Phil : MAHRE
22
Overly flattering : OILY
23
Actor whose breakout role was on TV's "21 Jump Street" : DEPP
24
Very alert : ALLISANDEARS
27
Abbr. at the top of a memo : ATTN
28
Cell in a network : NEURON
32
Receiver Victor of the Giants' 2011 Super Bowl-winning season : CRUZ
34
Actress Mara of "House of Cards" : KATE
38
Classic toothpaste featured in "Grease" : IPANA
39
Old TV knob: Abbr. : HOR
40
Espy : LAYISON
42
Geographic indicator, briefly : ZIP
43
Out : ALIBI
45
Approaching : NEAR
46
Some modern viruses and worms : BOTS
47
Folds : PLEATS
49
Mystery author John Dickson ___ : CARR
51
1981 #1 Kim Carnes hit : BETTEDAVISIS
57
Snug : COZY
60
Prefix with engine : AERO
61
Prefix with biology : ETHNO
62
Misinterpretation of a biblical code ... or the key to answering 18-, 24-, 40- and 51-Across : ANIFORANEYE
65
Going by, for short : AKA
66
Genre featured on MTV's "Headbangers Ball" : METAL
67
Up : RISEN
68
Gym unit : REP
69
Hummus, e.g. : PASTE
70
Scuffle : SETTO
71
Listen through a door, say : PRY
Down
1
___ Desmond, "Sunset Boulevard" diva : NORMA
2
Setting for much of "My Cousin Vinny" : TRIAL
3
"House" star : HUGHLAURIE
4
Most fresh : NEWEST
5
Actress Green of "300: Rise of an Empire" : EVA
6
Strobe light element : XENON
7
Reversed : UNDID
8
Inscribed pillar : STELE
9
Take to the hills? : SKI
10
"Surrender!" : HANDSUP
11
Desire : URGE
12
Erratum : SLIP
13
Door securer : HASP
19
Role played by Baldwin, Ford, Affleck and Pine : RYAN
21
Alternative to Premium : RITZ
25
"Puppy Love" crooner : ANKA
26
Check : REIN
29
High-definition : RAZORSHARP
30
Not dilly-dallying : ONIT
31
Recharges, in a way : NAPS
32
Fellow : CHAP
33
One of three in a Yahtzee turn : ROLL
35
Objectivist Rand : AYN
36
N.F.L. game rarity : TIE
37
That, in Toledo : ESA
40
Miller product : LITE
41
Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
44
Some lose it in their teens : BABYFAT
46
One from London Town, e.g. : BRIT
48
Headline : STAR
50
Skin-care brand : AVEENO
52
They make tracks : TEARS
53
Children's character originally voiced by Jim Henson : ERNIE
54
Accomplish, in the Bible : DOEST
55
Graphic novel artist : INKER
56
Joy-filled? : SOAPY
57
Like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : CAMP
58
Eligible to serve : ONEA
59
Some get them in their teens : ZITS
63
World Cup cry : OLE
64
Notwithstanding : YET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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