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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
The seed entry for this puzzle was the revealer EASY DOES IT which was inspired by my Maryland E-Z Pass. Phrases with the E-Z pattern ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Easy-peasy! At least, easy — EASY DOES IT describing themers starting with E and Z. Initialisms are a standard crossword theme, so I ... read more
1
A
2
T
3
B
4
A
5
T
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K
7
A
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T
9
E
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S
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O
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F
13
T
14
W
A
L
L
S
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O
L
A
V
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A
V
I
A
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E
B
O
L
A
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Z
A
I
R
E
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L
U
N
K
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S
L
O
T
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O
L
E
22
F
T
L
E
E
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E
M
I
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L
I
A
N
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O
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Z
A
P
A
T
A
27
M
O
C
28
M
I
X
I
T
U
P
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D
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I
31
C
E
D
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I
N
N
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T
I
N
A
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A
N
A
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E
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D
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Z
W
I
C
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K
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O
E
R
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N
A
N
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S
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C
E
O
43
E
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R
N
S
T
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C
R
O
U
46
T
O
N
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I
N
A
48
E
R
O
G
E
N
O
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U
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S
Z
O
N
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E
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S
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S
E
D
G
E
54
P
O
O
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G
L
E
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E
57
T
A
L
E
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E
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A
S
Y
D
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O
E
S
I
T
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E
R
E
S
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S
H
E
A
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D
R
A
N
O
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P
S
S
T
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P
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E
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0614 ( 24,325 )
Across
1
Baseball slugger's datum : ATBAT
6
Duchess of Cambridge, to friends : KATE
10
Like a cashmere sweater : SOFT
14
Much of a maze : WALLS
15
The People's King of Norway : OLAV
16
Athletic footwear brand since 1979 : AVIA
17
Dangerous virus strain named for its original outbreak location : EBOLAZAIRE
19
Galoot : LUNK
20
Token opening : SLOT
21
Barcelonan bravo : OLE
22
N.J. city at the west end of the George Washington Bridge : FTLEE
23
Mexican revolutionary : EMILIANOZAPATA
27
Comfy shoe : MOC
28
Engage in a brawl : MIXITUP
29
Cut up into small cubes : DICED
32
Traveler's stopover : INN
33
Fey or Turner : TINA
34
Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
35
"Legends of the Fall" director, informally : EDZWICK
39
'Neath's opposite : OER
40
Indian flatbreads : NANS
42
Jeff Bezos, for Amazon : CEO
43
Young partner? : ERNST
45
Caesar salad ingredient : CROUTON
47
Big fish ___ small pond : INA
48
Sensual areas : EROGENOUSZONES
53
Grasslike perennial : SEDGE
54
Nanki-___ of "The Mikado" : POO
55
Feeling upon winning the lottery : GLEE
57
Fish story : TALE
58
"Not too hard now" ... or a homophonic hint to 17-, 23-, 35- and 48-Across : EASYDOESIT
61
You are, in Yucatán : ERES
62
Old home of the Mets and the Jets : SHEA
63
Liquid-Plumr competitor : DRANO
64
Sound before passing a note in class : PSST
65
Super Bowl XLIX champs, to their fans : PATS
66
Krupp ironworks city : ESSEN
Down
1
Amazes : AWES
2
Periodic ___ : TABLE
3
Boutonniere part : BLOOM
4
Never-surpassed : ALLTIME
5
Org. with a 3-1-1 rule for carry-on liquids : TSA
6
Eucalyptus-eating marsupial : KOALA
7
Many a "Guardians of the Galaxy" character : ALIEN
8
Sticky cigarette stuff : TAR
9
Garden of Eden dweller : EVE
10
Seawater evaporation site : SALTPIT
11
Part of the menstrual cycle : OVULATION
12
Makes small adjustments to : FINETUNES
13
Dismantle : TAKEAPART
18
Geological period suffix : ZOIC
22
Obsolescent means of sending a document : FAX
24
Mineral vein : LODE
25
Marriott competitor : OMNI
26
Mineral contained in oysters : ZINC
29
Move taught by a choreographer : DANCESTEP
30
Overdue, as rent : INARREARS
31
Makes out : CANOODLES
32
___ Jima : IWO
36
Big name in rodent control : DCON
37
Greek philosopher of paradox fame : ZENO
38
Casino game : KENO
41
Propose : SUGGEST
44
Madison Square Garden team : RANGERS
46
Capital of Texas? : TEE
47
Preppy clothing line : IZOD
49
Surprising victory : UPSET
50
Forage beans : SOYAS
51
Many "Frozen"-inspired Halloween costumes : ELSAS
52
What the Left Bank is a bank of : SEINE
56
Harrow and Radley rival : ETON
58
Clairvoyant letters : ESP
59
Epiphany word : AHA
60
Ceremonious verse : ODE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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