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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author:
Amy Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amy Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Amy Johnson notes:

Just because I wanted to combine my two favorite word pastimes.

Jeff Chen notes:
Scrabble puzzle! I almost always find it interesting to get an in-depth look into someone else's favorite hobby, hearing about the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 23,598 )
Across
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Some gobblers : TOMS
5
Part of a fashion ensemble, maybe : VEST
9
Checkout procedures : SCANS
14
Black-bordered news item : OBIT
15
Plot-listing datum : AREA
16
Bindle toters : HOBOS
17
2001 best seller about competitive Scrabble : WORDFREAK
19
Scarlett's suitor : RHETT
20
Prefix with Freudian : NEO
21
Bridal path : AISLE
22
Tiny bits : IOTAS
23
Without ___ (riskily) : ANET
24
Interpreter of omens : SEER
26
Japanese "soft art" (max opening score of 92 points) : JUJITSU
29
Sounds of censure (max opening score of 80 points) : TSKTSKS
33
Where to hear "Bravo!" and "Brava!" : OPERA
34
Fathoms : GETS
35
Author Levin : IRA
36
Courtroom team: Abbr. : ATTS
37
While away : SPEND
39
"God is the perfect ___": Browning : POET
40
Alternative to "x," in math : DOT
41
Quark's place : ATOM
42
Feather in one's cap : PLUME
43
Totally inept sorts (max opening score of 104 points) : SPAZZES
45
Ran off, in a way (max opening score of 94 points) : XEROXED
47
Fare that may be rolled : OATS
48
In the thick of : AMID
49
Sewing kit item : SPOOL
52
Column style : IONIC
54
Napkin's place : LAP
57
Wonderland cake message : EATME
58
What you'd need to play 26-, 29-, 43- or 45-Across : BLANKTILE
60
Some hotel lobbies : ATRIA
61
Newport Beach isle : LIDO
62
A.C.L.U. part: Abbr. : AMER
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Financial resources : MEANS
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M.Y.O.B. part : YOUR
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Guinness word : MOST
Down
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Mini-metro : TOWN
2
Light wind? : OBOE
3
Barcelona's Joan ___ Foundation : MIRO
4
Norm: Abbr. : STD
5
Is inconsistent : VARIES
6
1974 Mocedades hit whose English version is titled "Touch the Wind" : ERESTU
7
One-named singer who married Heidi Klum : SEAL
8
Stops for a breather : TAKESTEN
9
Fun house noises : SHRIEKS
10
Partner in crime : COHORT
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Help in crime : ABET
12
"___ problem!" : NOTA
13
Former Air France fleet members, for short : SSTS
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Fruity soda brand : FANTA
23
What snobs put on : AIRS
25
Abbr. before a founding date : ESTD
26
Steinbeck family : JOADS
27
On the observation deck, say : UPTOP
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Volkswagen model since 1979 : JETTA
30
Wounded Knee tribe : SIOUX
31
Sweet filling, in product names : KREME
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Full, and then some : SATED
34
It has its setting : GEM
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Editor's override : STET
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"It could happen" : POSSIBLY
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Lumber along : PLOD
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Cousins of rhododendrons : AZALEAS
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Balloon's undoing : PRICK
44
Magnify an online map : ZOOMIN
45
Setting of Kubla Khan's palace : XANADU
46
Key of a Bach "Bourrée" : EMINOR
49
Baseball part : SEAM
50
Cracker topper : PATE
51
___ vez (again: Sp.) : OTRA
53
Mixed bag : OLIO
54
Car that may have a bar : LIMO
55
Some brews : ALES
56
Smart-alecky : PERT
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Pompom's place : TAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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