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New York Times, Monday, June 26, 2017

Author:
Brian Greer
Editor:
Will Shortz
Star of the film version of the book referenced in 15-Across/25-Down
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Brian Greer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {MQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Greer.
Brian Greer notes:
I was born in Strabane, Ireland, like the great Brian O'Nolan (aka Flann O'Brien, aka Myles Na Gopaleen), who would have been a great ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HARRY / POTTER! Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the initial (British) release. The series is a large part of why I started ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

This is Mr. Greer's NYT daily crossword debut, but he has contributed three cryptic crosswords already.

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© 2017, The New York Times6/26/17 ( No. 24,702 )
Across
1
Explosions : BLASTS
7
Like the posture of humans : ERECT
12
Person in a detached state? : ALASKAN
13
Hit 2017 Jordan Peele thriller : GETOUT
15
With 25-Down, alchemists' quest in a book released on June 26, 1997 : THEPHILOSOPHERS
17
Office head : BOSS
18
Money back : REBATE
19
Evidence for determining paternity : DNA
20
Swear (to) : ATTEST
22
Victory : WIN
23
Deadly snakes : ASPS
26
Units in stables : STALLS
31
Lion in "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ASLAN
35
Coup d'___ : ETAT
37
Enthusiastic : KEEN
38
Alphabet chunk after D-E-F : GHIJK
39
Column's counterpart : ROW
40
Specialist's vocabulary : LINGO
41
Distinctive atmosphere : AURA
42
Jay once seen nightly : LENO
43
Fund, as a chair : ENDOW
44
Coming from two speakers : STEREO
46
Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
48
Bill who's a science expert : NYE
50
Small program : APPLET
55
Lawyers' org. : ABA
58
"The Descent of Man" author : DARWIN
61
Widespread : RIFE
62
Star of the film version of the book referenced in 15-Across/25-Down : DANIELRADCLIFFE
65
Comparable to a pin, in a phrase : ASNEAT
66
Goes "Ah-choo!" : SNEEZES
67
Persistently torment : HARRY
68
Crafty person at a wheel? : POTTER
Down
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Given benediction, the old-fashioned way : BLEST
2
Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
3
___ Wednesday : ASH
4
Evades : SKIRTS
5
Shakespeare's "The Winter's ___" : TALE
6
Hoity-toity type : SNOB
7
Self-centered sort : EGOTIST
8
Be in a sorry state? : REPENT
9
Biblical verb ending : ETH
10
Like volleyball that's played jointly by men and women : COED
11
Not go straight : TURN
12
"Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
14
Passenger-screening org. : TSA
15
Letters on a schedule meaning "We'll let you know" : TBA
16
Went on dates with : SAW
21
What the Titanic did, famously : SANK
24
Father: Fr. : PERE
25
See 15-Across : STONE
27
Of similar character : AKIN
28
Advance, as money : LEND
29
Toy block brand : LEGO
30
Cold fall : SNOW
31
Turkish pooh-bahs : AGAS
32
Open's opposite : SHUT
33
Abandoned European capital : LIRE
34
Not quite closed : AJAR
36
Soldier who's gone missing : AWOL
40
Jump : LEAP
42
Allegiance : LOYALTY
45
Cause to be cherished : ENDEAR
47
Surgical knife : LANCET
49
Exemplify humanity, say : ERR
51
Contest award : PRIZE
52
Subject of a long sentence? : LIFER
53
Letters before gees : EFFS
54
Golf peg : TEE
55
Palindromic Nabokov title : ADA
56
Big party : BASH
57
"___ and the King of Siam" : ANNA
59
Big stinger : WASP
60
Nine-digit fig. on a Social Security card : IDNO
63
Comparative suffix : IER
64
Tennis umpire's call : LET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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