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New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 2015

Brand name whose middle letter is capitalized for no apparent reason

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tim Croce notes:
Usually, when I start with a formation of black squares, it's not particularly close to what I end up with. But this is an exception. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Eye-catching grid, something so clock-like to it. Tim stuffed so many Scrabbly letters into the center mini-puzzle — a J, a Q, and ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/27/15 ( No. 23,972 )
Across
1
Bluegill or crappie : PANFISH
8
Iceberg neighbor : ROMAINE
15
Rice variety used in rice pudding : ARBORIO
16
The Amu Darya no longer feeds it : ARALSEA
17
Mob law? : RICOACT
18
Follower of un favor : GRACIAS
19
They can be right-leaning : FONTS
20
Cause of dejection : WOE
22
One of Jesus' brothers, in baseball : MATTY
23
All-clear indication? : ISEE
24
Hires competition : BARQS
26
Head of technology? : NANO
27
Veiled statement? : VOW
28
Tea Party goals : TAXCUTS
30
Game-ending exclamation : GIN
31
English teacher's stack : ESSAYS
33
Product of a twisted sense of humor : SICKJOKE
35
Itself, in a Latin legal phrase : IPSA
37
Knot holder : TREE
38
Handsome surgeon's nickname on "Grey's Anatomy" : MCDREAMY
42
Was piggish, say : OINKED
46
Québec's ___ Jésus : ILE
47
What many people do on vacation : SLEEPIN
49
Plastic finish? : INE
50
Slush pile item, for short : SASE
52
"Excellent mornings guaranteed" product : EXLAX
53
Expansion group? : FATS
54
Try to swipe : HITAT
56
Core of a tablet, briefly : CPU
57
Dinosaur in many Nintendo games : YOSHI
58
Brand name whose middle letter is capitalized for no apparent reason : ARIZONA
60
Presidents Cup runner : PGATOUR
62
Mustang, e.g. : PONYCAR
63
Champion : ESPOUSE
64
Made smooth and glossy : SLEEKED
65
Fought agin : RASSLED
Down
1
What an ace is rarely seen on : PARFIVE
2
Relatives of recitatives : ARIOSOS
3
"Dateline" group : NBCNEWS
4
"The Young Man From Atlanta" Pulitzer winner, 1995 : FOOTE
5
They can roll over, briefly : IRAS
6
Editorial qualification : SIC
7
Brazilian supply : HOTWAX
8
Leave an online game in a huff : RAGEQUIT
9
Subject of a statue outside Boston's TD Garden : ORR
10
"Thank you, ___" : MAAM
11
U.S.-built route that's mostly outside the U.S. : ALCAN
12
"Do we have the green light?" : ISITAGO
13
One whose work is picking up? : NEATNIK
14
"C'mon ... gimme a challenge!" : EASYONE
21
Meanies of fantasy : ORCS
24
Its logo was the U.K.'s first registered trademark : BASSALE
25
Denmark sold it to the U.S. in 1917 : STCROIX
28
Enters with keys : TYPES
29
Tangled mass : SKEIN
32
Ball or strike lead-in : AIR
34
Garner, for short : JEN
36
Plastic that's often green : AMEXCARD
38
Blooper reel highlights : MISHAPS
39
Born Blonde brand : CLAIROL
40
Foreordain : DESTINE
41
Business review company with a 2012 I.P.O. : YELP
43
Korean compact : KIASOUL
44
Bubble over : ENTHUSE
45
On a wish list : DESIRED
48
Twain's Tom Canty, e.g. : PAUPER
51
The Godfather of Gangsta Rap : EAZYE
53
Commercial pictures? : FOTOS
55
Half-a-second sound : TOCK
57
Talks, talks, talks : YAPS
59
Duncan's dissent : NAE
61
It auctions off used fed. property : GSA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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