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New York Times, Thursday, May 29, 2014

Author:
Anna Shechtman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Anna Shechtman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Shechtman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Anna Shechtman notes:
In the past nine months I've worked as Will Shortz's assistant. One of the job's perks is getting to discuss theme ideas with Will, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Thursday brings trickery at the NYT, and Anna nicely plays on the pound sign. #1 doesn't mean "number one" at all, rather it describes ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0529 ( 23,578 )

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Across
1
Knock silly : DAZE
5
Some Summer Olympics gear : EPEES
10
"Spider-Man" girl : GWEN
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Stone, e.g. : UNIT
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"The Alchemist" novelist ___ Coelho : PAULO
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Facetious words of understanding : AHSO
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Backdrop for the final scene of Antonioni's "L'Avventura" : ETNA
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How some legal proceedings are conducted : INREM
19
Apocryphal beast : YETI
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#1 : TICTACTOEBOARD
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Comic ___ (typeface) : SANS
24
Seaside bird : ERNE
25
Revolutionary body? : ORB
28
New York City's ___ Galerie : NEUE
30
Odds, e.g. : RATIOS
33
#2 : POUNDSIGN
36
Sleep with, in slang : SHTUP
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Simpleton : RUBE
38
Afflictions known technically as hordeola : STYES
40
This, to Tomás : ESTO
41
Comparably sized : ASBIG
43
#3 : SPACEMARK
45
"Not in a million years!" : HELLNO
47
Mode of transportación : TREN
48
Shape of a timeout signal : TEE
49
Genesis' "man of the field" : ESAU
50
Symbol of softness : SNOW
52
#4 : TWITTERHASHTAG
58
Waiting room distribution : FORM
59
Something that's on the record? : PRIOR
60
Where Macbeth, Malcolm and Duncan are buried : IONA
61
Aoki of the P.G.A. : ISAO
62
Things twins share : UTERI
63
TV greaser, with "the" : FONZ
64
FiveThirtyEight owner : ESPN
65
Complete: Prefix : TELEO
66
Get out of town : FLEE
Down
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1965's "I Got You Babe," e.g. : DUET
2
"No" voter : ANTI
3
Brass section? : ZINC
4
Solide and liquide : ETATS
5
Condition of being awesome, in modern slang : EPICNESS
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Hillary Clinton wardrobe staples : PANTSUITS
7
Start to pop? : EURO
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Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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Like many works in minor keys : SOMBER
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"It's Raining Men," for one : GAYANTHEM
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The place to be : WHEREITSAT
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Abbr. on a historic building : ESTD
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"___ insist!" : NOI
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___ E (TV channel) : AAND
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"___ my dad would say ..." : ORAS
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Media icon with an eponymous Starbucks beverage : OPRAH
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Shake, maybe : ROUSE
27
It might pop in the post office : BUBBLEWRAP
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Memphis's home : EGYPT
31
More than quirky : OUTRE
32
Held forth : SPOKE
34
Writer with the most combined Tony and Oscar nominations : NEILSIMON
35
Littoral : NEARSHORE
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Sequence of events : SCENARIO
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Tiny irritant : GNAT
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Genesis grandson : ENOS
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Yield : OUTPUT
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Swing and miss : WHIFF
52
Chuck : TOSS
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Romain de Tirtoff's pseudonym : ERTE
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Cambodian currency : RIEL
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One being used : TOOL
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___ Bradstreet, America's first published poet : ANNE
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The Sphinx's is "blank and pitiless as the sun," per Yeats : GAZE
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Outdated cry : FIE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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