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New York Times, Saturday, June 13, 2015

Author:
Brad Wilber and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
1973 self-titled album with the #1 hits "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen"
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Wilber. This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Peterson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Saturday freshness: 49%
Constructor notes:
BRAD : The seed entry at 57A (SHRINK RAY) was in an early draft of the grid that appeared on 2/21/15 , but I pulled it out of there ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A great puzzle from some of my favorite people in crosswordland. Always a treat to get a Wilberson themeless, usually a range of ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/13/15 ( No. 23,958 )
Across
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Ultra-environmental policy : ZEROWASTE
10
Desert plant pollinated by moths : YUCCA
15
Tiger or boa constrictor : EXOTICPET
16
Foursome in Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" : OBOES
17
Group of practice-only N.F.L. players : TAXISQUAD
18
Lead-ins to games of chicken : DARES
19
Tan and others : AMYS
20
Garden ornament : URN
21
Nickname : HANDLE
22
Regalia : FINERY
24
Bits of baby talk : GOOS
25
Source of the line "Madness in great ones must not unwatch'd go" : HAMLET
29
Film : COATING
31
Alert at 52-Down : ONAIR
32
Ray variety : SKATE
33
"Putting the phone down for a sec," in textspeak : BRB
35
Sign of lycanthropy, to some : UNIBROW
37
Comic book legend with many movie cameos : STANLEE
39
The anchorman in "Anchorman" : RON
40
Are around : EXIST
42
Celerity : SPEED
43
It's often met "on the road taken to avoid it," per Jean de la Fontaine : DESTINY
45
Some summer fare : RERUNS
46
Went off the board : DOVE
47
Where Chipotle was founded and is headquartered : DENVER
49
Stop playing hide-and-seek : EMERGE
51
Butt : CIG
52
Engage in : WAGE
56
1973 self-titled album with the #1 hits "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen" : RINGO
57
Miniaturizing device in "Fantastic Voyage" : SHRINKRAY
59
Script instruction : ENTER
60
Criminal who welcomes a hanging? : ARTFORGER
61
When doubled, very affectionate : KISSY
62
Lowest point? : SOUTHPOLE
Down
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Riemann ___ function : ZETA
2
Class act? : EXAM
3
New York City theater where CinemaScope debuted : ROXY
4
Big maker of moving walkways : OTIS
5
Land O' Lakes land: Abbr. : WIS
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Clear : ACQUIT
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Reject : SPURN
8
New Jersey city that's at the terminus of Interstate 80 : TEANECK
9
Gate fig. : ETD
10
Someone who speaks like the quote in 25-Across : YODA
11
Congo feeder : UBANGI
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Julia Child, e.g. : CORDONBLEU
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Singer who was a coach on four seasons of "The Voice" : CEELOGREEN
14
Twits : ASSES
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"Grand" place to stay : HYATT
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Pride : lion :: business : ___ : FERRET
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Pig ___ : ROAST
25
Number before a colon : HOUR
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Dating standard : ANNODOMINI
27
WrestleMania highlights : MAINEVENTS
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Ad follower : LIB
30
One-minute excerpt, maybe : TEASER
32
Pen set : SWINE
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They're raised in some gardens : BEDS
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Lime, e.g. : OXIDE
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"Latino USA" carrier : NPR
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Mostly-women Olympics sport, familiarly : SYNCHRO
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Suit materials : SERGES
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Pass along, with dubious propriety : REGIFT
46
Literature Nobelist Walcott : DEREK
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Bent for collecting curios : VIRTU
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Rating an R rating, say : GORY
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1970s-'80s sitcom locale : WKRP
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Legendary galley : ARGO
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Manxman, e.g. : GAEL
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Fictional hiree at Thornfield : EYRE
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Parent of Air Greenland : SAS
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Theatrical form : NOH

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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