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New York Times, Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bugle tune ... or what one does to 1-, 18-, 35-, 43- and 62-Across

Author:
Jonathan Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonathan Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Gersch.
Jonathan Gersch notes:
I don't recall how this idea first came to me, possibly when passing a bar or when looking at some PHONE LINES or something similar? ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/24/16 ( No. 24,304 )
Across
1
Frat party staples : KEGS
5
Wrote a four-star review : RAVED
10
Open a smidge : AJAR
14
TV's "___ Betty" : UGLY
15
Singer Turner's memoir : ITINA
16
Doughnut feature : HOLE
17
It can be left 10-Across : DOOR
18
"Open" things for a call-in show : PHONELINES
20
Not recommended : UNWISE
22
Resort near Venice : LIDO
23
Get rid of : AXE
24
"___ bet?" : WANNA
26
"Huh?" : SAYWHAT
28
Scare word : BOO
30
___ buco (veal dish) : OSSO
32
China's Chou En-___ : LAI
33
End in ___ (not be resolved) : ADRAW
35
Places for shawls : SHOULDERS
40
Canyon vantage points : RIMS
41
Phony : BOGUS
42
O.T. book before Daniel : EZEK
43
Coal and natural gas : RESOURCES
45
Like bratty comments : SNIDE
46
Reverse of SSW : NNE
47
Rebuke to a traitor : ETTU
49
Unusual : ODD
50
Petite dress specification : SIZETWO
54
Absorb, as gravy : SOPUP
56
"Il était ___ fois" ("Once upon a time": Fr.) : UNE
57
Kids' guessing game : ISPY
59
Some vintage photos : SEPIAS
62
Syrup comes from them : MAPLETREES
65
Suddenly lose patience : SNAP
66
Competitor of Pedigree : ALPO
67
Totally wipe out : EATIT
68
Poet Pound : EZRA
69
Blood worry : CLOT
70
Safari sighting, for short : RHINO
71
Bugle tune ... or what one does to 1-, 18-, 35-, 43- and 62-Across : TAPS
Down
1
African antelope with curvy horns : KUDU
2
Dr. ___ Spengler, "Ghostbusters" role : EGON
3
Luminescent larvae : GLOWWORMS
4
Origin of much 2015-16 emigration : SYRIA
5
Gets redder, say : RIPENS
6
N.C.A.A. part: Abbr. : ATH
7
Baroque stringed instrument : VIOL
8
___ Del Mar, "Brokeback Mountain" role : ENNIS
9
Icarus' father, in myth : DAEDALUS
10
Hawaiian yellowfin tuna : AHI
11
Biblical prophet who had a whale of a time? : JONAH
12
Vega of "Spy Kids" : ALEXA
13
Put back to 0, say : RESET
19
True-blue : LOYAL
21
Forecast eagerly awaited by schoolkids : SNOW
25
N.C.A.A. part: Abbr. : ASSOC
27
Make broader : WIDEN
28
Roseanne of "Roseanne" : BARR
29
Slobbering cartoon character : ODIE
31
"Well, I'll be!" : OHGEE
34
In unison : ASONE
36
Ejects from office : OUSTS
37
"South Pacific" co-star : EZIOPINZA
38
Comic Foxx : REDD
39
Timetable, informally : SKED
41
William ___, Pilgrim Father : BREWSTER
44
Loosen, as neckwear : UNTIE
45
Apartment building V.I.P., for short : SUPE
48
Throw at : TOSSTO
50
Poison oak cousin : SUMAC
51
Entirely : INALL
52
One of Groucho's brothers : ZEPPO
53
Show on which Dr. Phil became famous, familiarly : OPRAH
55
Surprise win : UPSET
58
Himalayan mystery : YETI
60
___ The Magazine (bimonthly with 35+ million readers) : AARP
61
Massage spots : SPAS
63
Parking area : LOT
64
German article : EIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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