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New York Times, Thursday, June 25, 2015

Legendary guitarist ... or a hint to eight answers in this puzzle

Author:
David Poole
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Poole notes:
This puzzle had its genesis when I was a neophyte constructor back in 2008. I wanted to try a rebus puzzle and built one around the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The guitarist LEAD BELLY riffed on today, entries containing PB in their middle. (Pb is the symbol for lead, from the Latin ... read more
1
A
2
S
3
T
4
A
5
A
6
B
7
C
8
S
9
B
10
L
11
O
12
K
13
E
14
S
H
O
P
15
T
E
R
I
16
R
I
V
E
T
17
P
O
PB
O
18
T
T
L
E
S
19
U
PB
E
A
T
20
C
E
I
L
I
N
G
S
21
E
C
A
R
T
E
22
A
D
D
O
N
23
C
24
A
R
E
L
E
S
S
25
G
O
26
O
27
P
28
P
A
L
M
A
29
M
30
O
31
B
Y
32
B
E
33
A
U
34
E
S
T
35
A
36
B
37
A
I
R
38
D
E
E
PB
L
39
U
E
40
E
B
B
41
P
L
A
42
C
E
43
P
S
I
S
44
I
R
A
Q
45
S
U
C
46
R
E
47
A
S
48
S
N
49
R
50
A
S
PB
E
R
R
51
Y
52
C
A
53
F
54
F
55
E
56
O
D
E
O
N
S
57
I
58
M
59
E
A
N
T
I
T
60
M
A
R
A
T
61
L
E
A
D
B
E
L
L
Y
62
A
G
I
R
L
63
E
L
L
E
64
S
E
E
P
65
N
E
E
D
Y
66
O
D
I
N
67
T
E
T
E
© 2015, The New York Times6/25/15 ( No. 23,970 )
Across
1
Tinseltown terrier : ASTA
5
Building blocks : ABCS
9
Chap : BLOKE
14
Word with gift or thrift : SHOP
15
Polo of "Meet the Parents" : TERI
16
Engross : RIVET
17
Subjects for Andy Warhol : POPBOTTLES
19
Optimistic : UPBEAT
20
Caps : CEILINGS
21
Euchre relative : ECARTE
22
Append : ADDON
23
Like most typos : CARELESS
25
Sticky stuff : GOOP
28
Capital of Majorca : PALMA
29
One-named musician with the hit albums "18" and "Hotel" : MOBY
32
Ken, to Barbie : BEAU
34
Abbr. followed by a date : ESTAB
37
Cause of inflation? : AIR
38
Groundbreaking chess-playing computer : DEEPBLUE
40
Go out : EBB
41
More than just show : PLACE
43
Fraternity letters : PSIS
44
One of the I's of ISIS : IRAQ
45
One of the two capitals of Bolivia : SUCRE
47
Part of 35-Down: Abbr. : ASSN
49
Sound of disapproval : RASPBERRY
52
___ Americano : CAFFE
56
Old concert halls : ODEONS
57
"That was said in all sincerity" : IMEANTIT
60
"The Death of ___" (1793 David painting) : MARAT
61
Legendary guitarist ... or a hint to eight answers in this puzzle : LEADBELLY
62
End of song titles starting "About" and "I Kissed" : AGIRL
63
What the French might call 62-Across : ELLE
64
Percolate : SEEP
65
Penurious : NEEDY
66
Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
67
Head overseas? : TETE
Down
1
Pet cause? : ASPCA
2
Worked on as a smithy might : SHOED
3
Winner on eBay : TOPBID
4
Mea culpa : APOLOGY
5
Letter-routing abbr. : ATTN
6
E.U. country where Hoegaarden beer is brewed : BELG
7
Musical opposite of dimin. : CRESC
8
Family nickname : SIS
9
Kato portrayer in "The Green Hornet" : BRUCELEE
10
Blistex products : LIPBALMS
11
One taking extra courses? : OVEREATER
12
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" poet : KEATS
13
Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
18
Ex-Yankee Martinez : TINO
21
Great time : ERA
24
The "high heel" of Italy's "boot" : APULIA
26
Honour bestowed by the queen, for short : OBE
27
Eye, informally : PEEPER
29
Pirate's aid : MAP
30
Alberta export : OIL
31
Restaurant that might serve steak frites : BRASSERIE
33
Old calls from HQ : APBS
35
Org. sponsoring a literary fair : ABA
36
Fourth of July event, for short : BBQ
38
In a respectable way : DECENTLY
39
Letters at sea : USS
42
Place to put everything you can? : CUPBOARD
44
Maximally moronic : INANEST
46
Pennsylvania and Erie, once: Abbr. : RRS
48
One who crosses the line : SCAB
49
Like M, L or XL, but not S : ROMAN
50
Bit of folk wisdom : ADAGE
51
Farmer's concern : YIELD
53
Town at the N.J. end of the George Washington Bridge : FTLEE
54
Choice beef cut : FILET
55
Classic Jaguar model : ETYPE
58
Bamako's land : MALI
59
Adam's apple site : EDEN
61
Sign of summer : LEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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