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New York Times, Tuesday, June 3, 2014

54-Down : Former Celtic Danny

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Gelfand.
Susan Gelfand notes:
I began this crossword by coming up with the revealer, ALL THE TRIMMINGS. Initially, I intended to use words associated with a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such strong theme answers today. LUNATIC FRINGE is one of my favorite answers in recent memory; a joy to uncover. And there's not much ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/3/14 ( No. 23,583 )
Across
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Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
4
Part of TWA : TRANS
9
One turning to enter? : SCREW
14
"Now I get it!" : AHA
15
One of Santa's reindeer : VIXEN
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Serengeti scavenger : HYENA
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Brand with the tagline "Established in Milwaukee 1844" : PABSTBLUERIBBON
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Glowing coal : EMBER
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Roi's wife : REINE
22
Part of the back : SPINALCORD
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They precede sigmas : RHOS
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Vote of support : YEA
30
Garden of Eden creature : SERPENT
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Prez on a penny : ABE
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___-mo : SLO
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Big and cumbersome : BULKY
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Extremist group : LUNATICFRINGE
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Best friend of Thomas the Tank Engine : PERCY
43
Election day: Abbr. : TUE
44
Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY
45
Local's counterpart : EXPRESS
48
Triangular sail : JIB
50
Hardly brow-furrowing : EASY
51
Deli counter cheese brand : ALPINELACE
57
Hero of New Orleans : POBOY
59
Aquafina competitor : EVIAN
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What Thanksgiving turkey may come with ... as suggested by parts of 17-, 22-, 38- and 51-Across? : ALLTHETRIMMINGS
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Tricks : RUSES
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Therefore : HENCE
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Nat ___ (cable channel) : GEO
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Bub : KIDDO
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Relatively cool red giant : SSTAR
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Mess up : ERR
Down
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Pickup sites? : NAPES
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Titleholder : CHAMP
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Temple teacher : RABBI
4
Couch potato's table : TVTRAY
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Josh : RIB
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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Prefix with surgeon : NEURO
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Dirty looks : SNEERS
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A guard may protect it : SHIN
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Science fiction subgenre : CYBERPUNK
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Yank's foe : REB
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Brian who pioneered in ambient music : ENO
13
Lacking color : WAN
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Hitchhiker's need : RIDE
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In case that : LEST
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Colombian city : CALI
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Wyeth subject : HELGA
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Pleasant to the ear, say : ONKEY
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Pig's place : STY
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M.L.B. stat : RBI
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Vega of "Spy Kids" : ALEXA
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Pats on the back, maybe : BURPS
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Unreadable without a key : ENCRYPTED
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Big campaign mo. : OCT
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Vote of support : AYE
40
Honshu peak : FUJI
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Derby strap : REIN
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Second of April? : PEE
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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Sluggish creatures : SLOTHS
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3 or 5 Series car, in slang : BEEMER
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Combustible heaps : PYRES
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Early year in Nero's reign : LVI
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Former Celtic Danny : AINGE
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54-Down was one : CAGER
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Belgian painter James : ENSOR
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Very : OHSO
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Ship in a 2014 Russell Crowe film : ARK
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Him: Fr. : LUI
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Acid : LSD
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Acct. earnings : INT
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Longtime record label : MCA

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

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