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New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spanish hero whose 113-Down is represented enigmatically six times in this puzzle

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 141, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Walden.
Byron Walden notes:
This puzzle had two distinct geneses. The first was CHIVALRY IS DEAD, which I had liked as a potential entry for, oh, 7 or 8 years. 14-letter entries can sit on the shelf a long time. At some ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice change of pace today, six theme answers, all three words starting with C I D and "turning a corner" to create an L-shape. All with the revealer... EL CID! Clever. I'm not sure how many people ... read more
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B
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C
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G
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© 2014, The New York Times6/29/14 ( No. 23,609 )
Across
1
It may be cut by an uppercut : CHIN
5
Drink cooler : ICECUBE
12
Map feature : SCALE
17
Nurse : SIP
20
"From Here to Eternity" setting : OAHU
21
Stage-diving locale : MOSHPIT
22
More than willing : EAGER
23
For : PRO
24
Stoker of fear? : BRAM
25
Not flat or sharp : ONPITCH
26
Lay ___ : ANEGG
27
Politician with a like button? : IKE
28
Adorns : BEDECKS
30
Minnesota player, familiarly : VIKE
31
Microwaveable snack : HOTPOCKET
33
Dress that drapes : SARI
34
Hall-of-___ : FAMER
35
Highly desirable to Uncle Sam? : ONEA
36
Wine list heading : REDS
37
Competitor in some county fairs : HOGCALLER
40
Offer to buy unspecified stocks, say : BLINDBID
42
Lean meat source : EMU
44
Shortstop-turned-ESPN analyst Garciaparra : NOMAR
45
"Thanks a ___!" : MIL
46
Stylebook concern : USAGE
49
Area with XY coordinates? : MANCAVE
51
Routine checkup : YEARLYPHYSICAL
57
Desire : ITCH
58
Stay inactive over the summer : ESTIVATE
60
Paris street : RUE
61
Vend : SELL
62
Moderator of the first Obama/McCain and Obama/Romney debates : LEHRER
64
Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
65
Graph's x-coordinate : ABSCISSA
67
Statement after long deliberation : IVEMADEADECISION
72
Relayed : PASSEDON
75
Son of Aphrodite : EROS
76
Common pool or store posting : NODOGS
80
Word with house or boy : FRAT
81
Type : ILK
82
"The Education of a Golfer" autobiographer : SAMSNEAD
85
What might give you a big head? : AFRO
86
Hollywood and Bollywood, e.g. : FILMINDUSTRIES
89
Material in the hats of Buckingham Palace guards : BEARFUR
91
Byes : TATAS
92
Litter member : PUP
93
Do-nothing : IDLER
95
Grp. battling consumer fraud : BBB
96
1980s video game spinoff : MSPACMAN
100
Drag staple : PADDEDBRA
103
Et ___ : ALII
105
Surf sound : ROAR
106
Ones trapped in boxes of their own making? : MIMES
107
Connecticut Ivy : YALE
109
Southern grocery chain : WINNDIXIE
111
Harry Potter mark : SCAR
112
Downloader's directive : INSTALL
115
Agents' org. : FBI
116
Black ___ : ASINK
117
Post-Weimar period : NAZIERA
119
Terrace farming pioneers : INCA
120
Mantel piece : URN
121
"Walk Away ___" (1966 hit) : RENEE
122
"Absolutely Fabulous," e.g. : BRITCOM
123
"JAG" spinoff : NCIS
124
Fail to keep up : LAG
125
Beyond piqued : ANGRY
126
Allow to continue : CONDONE
127
H.S. proficiency exams : GEDS
Down
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___ salad : COBB
2
Proverbial speedsters : HARES
3
"That's what my Spidey sense told me" : IHADAHUNCH
4
Quince, e.g. : NUMERO
5
Reassuring reply : IMOK
6
Reasons to say no : CONS
7
Subj. of a thought experiment : ESP
8
Lament about modern men : CHIVALRYISDEAD
9
When computers work : UPTIME
10
Trade cross words : BICKER
11
C4H10O : ETHER
12
European coastal plant once thought to be an aphrodisiac : SEAHOLLY
13
Pachelbel classic, familiarly : CANONIND
14
When Tatum O'Neal won her Oscar : AGETEN
15
Part of a hockey goalie's equipment : LEGPAD
16
"Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
17
Ray-finned fishes of the Southwest U.S. : SPIKEDACES
18
Ticked off : IRKED
19
Versifiers : POETS
29
Health care giant with a Tree of Life logo : CIGNA
32
Major African humanitarian concern of the 2000s : CRISISINDARFUR
34
Hollywood setting: Abbr. : FLA
38
Like the contents of many attics : COVEREDINDUST
39
Traitor Aldrich : AMES
40
Nastiness : BILE
41
Tour transport : BUS
42
Actor Jannings : EMIL
43
Chess ending : MATE
45
'80s TV star who later pitched Snickers : MRT
47
Some square dancers : GALS
48
"___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
50
1982 holiday country hit by Alabama : CHRISTMASINDIXIE
52
1960s pop singer Sands : EVIE
53
Tiny battery : AAAA
54
Laud : PRAISE
55
LAX, O'Hare and others : HUBS
56
"Of course!" : YESINDEED
59
Grammy-nominated 1998 hit for Alanis Morissette : THANKU
63
New Year's ___ : EVE
66
Bill's partner : COO
68
Jell-O maker : MOLD
69
Actress Moore : DEMI
70
Highland tongue : ERSE
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"Right away, boss" : CONSIDERITDONE
72
Kaput : PFFT
73
"Celeste Aida," for one : ARIA
74
Enterprise for Morton : SALTMINING
77
Bad way to be caught : OFFBALANCE
78
Eats : GRUB
79
Collect on the surface, in chemistry : SORB
82
Floor : STUN
83
Dadaism pioneer : ARP
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Up to snuff : ABLE
87
AOL, e.g., for short : ISP
88
Item for a houseguest : SPAREKEY
90
Fast-food chain with the Ultimate Angus sandwich : ARBYS
94
One who drills, fills and bills: Abbr. : DDS
97
Up : ARISEN
98
Directing a shell : COXING
99
Down Easter : MAINER
100
Rogue : PICARO
101
The ___ Mets : AMAZIN
102
Half a star, maybe : RATING
103
Label for pans? : AWFUL
104
House entered near the autumnal equinox : LIBRA
106
"All In" network : MSNBC
108
Spanish hero whose 113-Down is represented enigmatically six times in this puzzle : ELCID
110
___ Torres, four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist : DARA
112
Press : IRON
113
Moniker : NAME
114
Colleen : LASS
118
Green: Prefix : ECO

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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