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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 2011

Roughhousing ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 21-, 26-, 33-, 40-, 43-, 47- and 56-Across

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle has a remarkably high number of theme entries — nine, including the explanation at 63 Across.

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© 2011, The New York Times5/16/11 ( No. 22,469 )
Across
1
Rugby scuffle : SCRUM
6
Zodiac lion : LEO
9
Face-to-face exams : ORALS
14
Clichéd : TRITE
15
Pitcher's asset : ARM
16
Tennis's ___ Safin : MARAT
17
Greece/Turkey separator : AEGEANSEA
19
Explosive liquid, for short : NITRO
20
Landlocked African country : RWANDA
21
Lumberjack's tool : CHAINSAW
23
Soak (up) : SOP
24
Devil in Looney Tunes cartoons, informally : TAZ
25
Place for barbells and treadmills : GYM
26
Advocating "Bring the troops home now!," say : ANTIWAR
30
Eastern "way" : TAO
32
Hip : COOL
33
In the evening : AFTERDARK
39
Bailed-out insurance co. in 2008-09 news : AIG
40
Daily nine-to-five struggle : RATRACE
42
Him, to Henri : LUI
43
Really dimwitted : BRAINDEAD
45
"You ___ handle the truth!" : CANT
46
Dastardly fellow : CAD
47
Like the best straight in poker : ACEHIGH
50
Observe : SEE
52
WSW's opposite : ENE
55
Yes, to Yves : OUI
56
Lift weights : PUMPIRON
58
Skin-transferring operations : GRAFTS
62
Pan Am competitor : USAIR
63
Roughhousing ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 21-, 26-, 33-, 40-, 43-, 47- and 56-Across : HORSEPLAY
65
Dense : THICK
66
Cheer at a bullfight : OLE
67
"Ode on Melancholy" poet : KEATS
68
Jockey's attire : SILKS
69
Car wash application : WAX
70
Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
Down
1
Symbol on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : STAR
2
Rowing team : CREW
3
Latvia's capital : RIGA
4
Knife or fork : UTENSIL
5
Where sheep graze : MEADOW
6
___ Vegas : LAS
7
Not stooped : ERECT
8
Largest city in the state where Lincoln is the capital : OMAHA
9
Hyatt alternative : OMNI
10
One prayed to during a dry spell : RAINGOD
11
Bohemian : ARTSY
12
Former California N.F.L.'er now located in St. Louis : LARAM
13
Store (away) : STOW
18
California wine valley : NAPA
22
Ancient Mexican pyramid builder : AZTEC
26
Hail ___ (cry "Taxi!") : ACAB
27
Pinot ___ (wine) : NOIR
28
Roman wrap : TOGA
29
Hourly wage, e.g. : RATE
31
Is, pluralized : ARE
34
Monk's title : FRA
35
"Look how great I did!" : TADA
36
Jai ___ : ALAI
37
Ladder step : RUNG
38
___ and kin : KITH
40
Genetic carrier: Abbr. : RNA
41
Small viper : ADDER
44
Chipping tool : ICEPICK
45
Kitschy gift with green "fur" : CHIAPET
48
Mechanical teeth : COGS
49
"I found it!" : EUREKA
50
Japanese fare at a "bar" : SUSHI
51
Message sent with a click : EMAIL
53
"Ain't gonna happen!" : NOHOW
54
___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
56
Sets (down) : PUTS
57
Peeves : IRKS
59
Spare tire, so to speak : FLAB
60
British goodbye : TATA
61
The "S" in GPS: Abbr. : SYST
64
Sleuth creator Stout : REX

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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