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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Unexpected expense ... or a feature of 17-, 23-, 35- and 49-Across?

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:
Some puzzles go from conception to publication in a matter of several weeks. Some others languish in prison for years. This is one of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice example of a "hidden word" type theme, COST broken across four different themers, with HIDDEN COST as a revealer. As a finance ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/20/14 ( No. 23,569 )
Across
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Walked into the shallow end of a pool : WADED
6
Univ. V.I.P. : BMOC
10
Meat stamp : USDA
14
Make giggle : AMUSE
15
Cassino cash, once : LIRE
16
Close : SHUT
17
Informal eateries with Mexican fare : TACOSTANDS
19
Meat-and-potatoes dish : HASH
20
"Naughty, naughty!" : TSK
21
Corn cake : PONE
22
50 minutes past the hour : TENTO
23
Blue-turfed home for Boise State football : BRONCOSTADIUM
27
Dunces : IDIOTS
29
The Rolling Stones' "Get ___ Ya-Ya's Out!" : YER
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King Kong, for one : APE
31
The Big Easy : NOLA
32
"MMMBop" band : HANSON
35
Beef cuts named for a New York restaurateur : DELMONICOSTEAKS
41
Napped noisily : SNORED
42
The "A" of N.A. or S.A.: Abbr. : AMER
43
Inits. in a military address : APO
46
Percent add-on? : ILE
47
Ontario's second-largest city : OTTAWA
49
Service site with a star : TEXACOSTATION
53
Peter of "Everybody Loves Raymond" : BOYLE
54
Unwrinkler : IRON
55
Alternative to a spinner in a board game : DIE
58
Ship in the search for the Golden Fleece : ARGO
59
Unexpected expense ... or a feature of 17-, 23-, 35- and 49-Across? : HIDDENCOST
62
Rackful in a closet : TIES
63
"A Death in the Family" novelist : AGEE
64
1933 Physics Nobelist Schrödinger : ERWIN
65
Avec's opposite : SANS
66
Cap'n's underling : BOSN
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"Parks and Recreation" woman : DONNA
Down
1
Unit often preceded by kilo- : WATT
2
Amo, ___, amat ... : AMAS
3
Platypus feature : DUCKBILL
4
That, to Tomás : ESO
5
Ruler who rules by force : DESPOT
6
White, as vin : BLANC
7
Sal of "Giant" : MINEO
8
Former fort on Monterey Bay : ORD
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These: Fr. : CES
10
Saw to a seat, informally : USHED
11
Country music's Twain : SHANIA
12
Minor melee : DUSTUP
13
Opposite of away : ATHOME
18
Cargo measures : TONS
22
Medium deck? : TAROT
24
Wanders : ROAMS
25
Church council : SYNOD
26
Hardy heroine : TESS
27
Oh./Ill. separator : IND
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Buck's mate : DOE
32
Puts on the payroll : HIRES
33
Part of a soft hand in blackjack : ACE
34
"Nifty!" : NEATO
36
Cooling, as champagne : ONICE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Short playerwise, as in hockey : AMANDOWN
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London's ___ Gardens : KEW
40
Sp. lady : SRA
43
Times up : ATBATS
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Illinois home of Caterpillar : PEORIA
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Network co-founded by Oprah Winfrey : OXYGEN
47
Plains tribe : OTOE
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Plated, in a way : TINNED
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Thrown for ___ : ALOSS
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They rise and fall periodically : TIDES
52
"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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"The devil ___ the details" : ISIN
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Sicilian rumbler : ETNA
59
Montreal Canadien, familiarly : HAB
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"___ Blind" (Hootie & the Blowfish hit) : IGO
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___-Magnon man : CRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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