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New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 2016

Any element in the first column of the periodic table, except hydrogen

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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JACK
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A
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S
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S
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A
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M
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A
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J
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JACK
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P
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O
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F
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T
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C
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R
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M
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H
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G
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O
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K
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E
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S
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L
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O
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N
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D
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R
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H
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L
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S
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P
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B
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A
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W
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V
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B
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L
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F
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JACK
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X
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© 2016, The New York Times6/2/16 ( No. 24,313 )
Across
1
Fool : JACKASS
5
Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Abbr. : AMAJ
9
Top prizes : JACKPOTS
14
Brother's place, informally : FRAT
15
Fictional home that was won in an all-night poker game : TARA
16
Band : COMBO
17
Electro house or dubstep : RAVEMUSIC
19
Navajo dwelling : HOGAN
20
Luke's mentor : OBIWAN
21
Something often described as "even" : KEEL
23
Caution to drivers : SLO
24
Strong and majestic : LEONINE
27
Something that may be loaded : DIE
30
To the point : TERSE
32
Doesn't have enough : RUNSSHORT
34
Plus : ASSET
36
Play the siren to : LEADON
37
TV or radio ad : SPOT
40
Academy newbie : PLEBE
42
Literary Jaffe : RONA
43
Any element in the first column of the periodic table, except hydrogen : ALKALI
45
Turkish moolah : LIRAS
47
Creature that comes ashore to lay eggs : SEATURTLE
49
Whippersnapper : WHELP
53
For instance : SAY
54
First name in gospel : MAHALIA
56
Sound from a fan : RAH
57
Proficient : ABLE
58
Mental flub : BRAINO
60
Roundish : OVATE
63
Trust : BELIEVEIN
66
Party souvenir : FAVOR
67
Court call : OYEZ
68
Jabber? : EPEE
69
Pancake : FLAPJACK
70
"Hercules" spinoff, informally : XENA
71
Hold up in traffic? : CARJACK
Down
1
Nose nipper : JACKFROST
2
Suitable for farming : ARABLE
3
Redeemer : SAVIOR
4
Contents of a slow cooker : STEW
5
Carrying ___ : ATUNE
6
More, to Manuel : MAS
7
Radio journalist Shapiro : ARI
8
With 48-Down, children's toy ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : JACKIN
9
Common quesadilla filler : JACKCHEESE
10
Summer Olympics venue : POOL
11
Texter's "Holy cow!" : OMG
12
Sched. uncertainty : TBA
13
Delivery outcome, sometimes : SON
18
13-Downs, e.g. : MALES
22
Playwright Eve : ENSLER
25
Cy Young winner Hershiser : OREL
26
Chocolaty spread : NUTELLA
27
Knucklehead : DODO
28
De-crease : IRON
29
European erupter : ETNA
31
Used, as a desk : SATAT
33
Like arctic winters : HARSH
35
Rotini shape : SPIRAL
37
Freshness : SASS
38
Court stance : PLEA
39
"Sounds good to me" : OKAY
41
Jessica of "7th Heaven" : BIEL
44
Strong feller? : LUMBERJACK
46
Enlightened : AWARE
48
See 8-Down : THEBOX
50
Home of Gannon Univ. : ERIEPA
51
N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Bob : LANIER
52
Communication connection : PHONEJACK
55
Neighbor of Majorca : IBIZA
57
On : ATOP
59
Opposite of sans : AVEC
60
Not on : OFF
61
___ d'Or, Quebec : VAL
62
Sinatra's wife between Nancy and Mia : AVA
64
Spy satellite, so to speak : EYE
65
Writer Deighton : LEN

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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