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New York Times, Friday, June 27, 2014

Ecuadorean province named for its gold production

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times6/27/14 ( No. 23,607 )
Across
1
Hoping to get home? : ONBASE
7
Borrows without intending to repay : BUMS
11
Therapy developers: Abbr. : DRS
14
In a slip : MOORED
15
Government groups : AGENCIES
17
Like many garments at the cleaner's : IRONED
18
Hit the road : RANALONG
19
"I wouldn't lie" : TAKEMYWORDFORIT
21
Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
22
Get in on the deal : ANTEUP
23
Cross : MEET
25
Dreidel letter : GIMEL
26
It has a 30-min. writing skills section : PSAT
30
Mtn. statistic : ALT
31
Surprising words from Shakespeare? : ETTU
32
Ruined "rose-red city" of Jordan : PETRA
33
Much of Mae West's wit : DOUBLEENTENDRES
37
Line up : ARRAY
38
Mangrove menace, informally : CROC
39
It's often compounded: Abbr. : INT
40
Lots : TONS
41
"___ to be!" : ITHAS
43
Approved : OKAY
44
Language in which "talofa" means "hello" : SAMOAN
46
What I can be : ONE
47
Sizzling : HOTASBLUEBLAZES
53
Celebrates wordlessly : APPLAUDS
54
Ferrari or Lamborghini : IMPORT
55
It may not be able to pick up something tiny : NAKEDEYE
56
Bit of "Archie" attire : BEANIE
57
Elle's English-language counterpart : SHE
58
Bald-eagle link : ASAN
59
One getting the picture : SCREEN
Down
1
Drop : OMIT
2
___ Barnacle, James Joyce's wife and muse : NORA
3
Drop in library use? : BOOKRETURN
4
Will of "30 Rock" : ARNETT
5
Looks : SEEMS
6
Cause of some turbulence : EDDY
7
Storied storyteller : BARONMUNCHAUSEN
8
"Casablanca" crook : UGARTE
9
Pea-brained researcher? : MENDEL
10
Real mess : SNAFU
11
Gucci contemporary : DIOR
12
"Crucifixion of St. Peter" painter : RENI
13
Army E-6: Abbr. : SSGT
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Hoofed it? : CLOPPED
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Singer John with the 1984 #1 hit "Missing You" : WAITE
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Ready to dress down, say : MADAT
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Ecuadorean province named for its gold production : ELORO
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Bygone telecom : GTE
27
What half of a battery is next to : STRIKEZONE
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Concert itinerary listing : ARENA
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Easily taken in? : TASTY
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City on the Ouse : ELY
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___ Park (Pirates' stadium) : PNC
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Its bottles feature red triangles : BASSALE
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Big name in heating and air-conditioning : TRANE
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Hyperion's daughter : EOS
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Suffuses : IMBUES
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Cry when rubbing it in : TOLDYA
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Comparable (with) : ONAPAR
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Carne ___ : ASADA
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Like some ancient Mexicans : OLMEC
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Weapons inspector Blix : HANS
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Hawaiian menu fish : OPAH
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No place for a free ride: Abbr. : TPKE
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Restaurant attachments? : BIBS
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It's at one end of I-79 : ERIE
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Suez Crisis weapon : STEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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