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New York Times, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
ROLODEXES. Does anyone use them anymore? Or have they been relegated to US HISTORY (which lies adjacent to it in the grid — please ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Themers following the "X A Y" pattern, where X and Y rhyme. Some nice finds, Pete utilizing all common, everyday(ish) phrases. SNEAK A ... read more
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T
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C
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C
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M
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P
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M
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K
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L
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V
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P
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D
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G
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B
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B
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U
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L
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D
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G
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D
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Z
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B
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K
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K
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N
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H
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W
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K
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W
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L
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G
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 24,654 )
Across
1
Social adroitness : TACT
5
City between Gainesville and Orlando : OCALA
10
Skateboarder's incline : RAMP
14
Radar response : ECHO
15
Mushroom variety : MOREL
16
Garfield's foil in the comics : ODIE
17
View furtively : SNEAKAPEEK
19
Main role : LEAD
20
Direct, as a collision : HEADON
21
John of "Saturday Night Fever" : TRAVOLTA
23
Amber Alert, e.g., for short : PSA
24
Complete the negotiations : SEALADEAL
25
Like the number of games in a "best of" series : ODD
27
Cut (off) : LOP
29
Pitchfork point : TINE
30
Secure some urban transportation : GRABACAB
33
Rejoice : EXULT
37
Oscar winner Jared of "Dallas Buyers Club" : LETO
38
Buy and sell, as stocks : TRADE
41
Jacob's biblical twin : ESAU
42
Decorative pitchers : EWERS
44
Was vaccinated : GOTASHOT
46
Pinch in the kitchen : DASH
49
Hit with a Taser : ZAP
50
Terre Haute sch. : ISU
51
Prepare for someone's birthday, perhaps : BAKEACAKE
55
Org. for top-notch H.S. students : NHS
57
Blue-blooded : WELLBORN
58
Hollywood's Diane, Buster or Michael : KEATON
61
Seed cover : ARIL
62
Briefly put pen to paper, say : WROTEANOTE
64
"Don't touch that, honey!" : NONO
65
Engine capacity unit : LITER
66
Increase : GROW
67
Poses a poser : ASKS
68
Relatively cool red giant : SSTAR
69
The second "S" of MS-DOS: Abbr. : SYST
Down
1
Radio host John : TESH
2
Teenage skin malady : ACNE
3
Takeout food together with a Netflix movie, maybe : CHEAPDATE
4
Garden amphibians : TOADS
5
Tip of the Arabian Peninsula : OMAN
6
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" figure : COP
7
Rocky glacial ridge : ARETE
8
Look upon with lust : LEERAT
9
High-pH substance : ALKALI
10
Obsolescent desktop accessories : ROLODEXES
11
"Hello" singer, 2015 : ADELE
12
Sporty Mazda : MIATA
13
Organ part : PEDAL
18
Qantas Airways symbol : KOALA
22
Barn topper : VANE
24
Practice boxing : SPAR
25
Look upon with lust : OGLE
26
Was the clue giver in Pictionary : DREW
28
Start of the fourth qtr. : OCT
31
Brothels : BORDELLOS
32
Give up on, in slang : BAG
34
Class that covers Reconstruction and Prohibition : USHISTORY
35
Neighbor of Vietnam : LAOS
36
"Swan Lake" article of attire : TUTU
39
Nod off : DOZE
40
Letter between zeta and theta : ETA
43
Swedish aircraft giant : SAAB
45
Breathing problem : APNEA
47
Frowny looks : SCOWLS
48
___ tweed : HARRIS
51
Swahili master : BWANA
52
Nestlé bars filled with tiny bubbles : AEROS
53
"Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
54
Noted berry farm founder Walter : KNOTT
56
Puts up, as a painting : HANGS
58
Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
59
Plains tribe members : OTOS
60
Politico Gingrich : NEWT
63
Drink with crumpets : TEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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