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New York Times, Monday, June 20, 2016

Author:
Jason Mueller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jason Mueller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jason Mueller notes:
This puzzle's theme is, as explained by the central entry, people and things that end in types of golf clubs. It took several ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Straightforward theme, four golf CLUBS disguised at the ends of themers. Fun phrases in WAFFLE IRON and LEMON WEDGE. (A pitching WEDGE ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0620 ( 24,331 )
Across
1
Wonderment : AWE
4
Movie house : CINEMA
10
Prejudice : BIAS
14
With 37-Down, Al Capp cartoon : LIL
15
He "cometh" in an O'Neill play : ICEMAN
16
Home to the Colosseum : ROME
17
Frodo's portrayer in "The Lord of the Rings" : ELIJAHWOOD
19
Wister or Wilson : OWEN
20
Queen of the Nile, informally : CLEO
21
Three, in Tuscany : TRE
22
Prop for a magician : WAND
23
Battered appliance? : WAFFLEIRON
28
Exchanged vows at the altar : SAIDIDO
30
Tiny bit : SMIDGE
34
Dined : ATE
35
Radner of the original "S.N.L." cast : GILDA
38
Conductor Solti : GEORG
39
Big stinger : WASP
41
Items found at the ends of 17-, 23-, 53- and 64-Across : CLUBS
43
___ bag (party handout) : SWAG
44
Tire mark : TREAD
46
Submarine detector : SONAR
48
Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
49
Offshore structure for Shell or ExxonMobil : OILRIG
51
Comes out of hiding : EMERGES
53
Kylo Ren's portrayer in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" : ADAMDRIVER
56
Auctioneer's cry when dropping the hammer : SOLD
59
Sheep sound : BAA
60
Hammer's target : NAIL
63
Bangkok native : THAI
64
Iced tea garnish : LEMONWEDGE
68
Uses a riflescope : AIMS
69
Brought to mind : EVOKED
70
Very long time : EON
71
Part of a hangman drawing : ROPE
72
Taste and touch : SENSES
73
A.M.A. members : DRS
Down
1
One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
2
Document that says "I hereby bequeath ..." : WILL
3
Nobel Peace Prize winner who survived the Holocaust : ELIEWIESEL
4
Org. based in Langley, Va. : CIA
5
I, in Germany : ICH
6
Like emails with still-bolded headings : NEW
7
Overact : EMOTE
8
New Zealand natives : MAORI
9
Scientist Celsius of the Celsius scale : ANDERS
10
Treats named for their color : BROWNIES
11
Where the presidential primary season kicks off : IOWA
12
Cry to a preacher : AMEN
13
Transmit : SEND
18
Family name in "The Grapes of Wrath" : JOAD
24
___ Newton : FIG
25
Bank account protector, for short : FDIC
26
Lounges : LOLLS
27
Texter's "Wow!" : OMG
28
Took care of : SAWTO
29
___ 2600 (early game console) : ATARI
31
Changed from A to B, as a credit rating : DOWNGRADED
32
"Lord, we bless this food ...," e.g. : GRACE
33
Breakfast items that come frozen : EGGOS
36
Batman and Robin are a "dynamic" one : DUO
37
See 14-Across : ABNER
40
Seventh heaven : PARADISE
42
People of Lapland : SAMI
45
"Look what you ___!" : DID
47
Gun, as an engine : REV
50
Seven things on a Nathaniel Hawthorne house : GABLES
52
Philosopher Descartes : RENE
54
Irish novelist ___ Binchy : MAEVE
55
Matt who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Martian" : DAMON
56
One of seven in the Big Dipper : STAR
57
Cleveland's state : OHIO
58
Genie holder : LAMP
61
Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
62
Eye or camera part : LENS
65
Approves : OKS
66
Maiden name indicator : NEE
67
Dict. entries : WDS

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

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