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New York Times, Thursday, June 30, 2016

Author:
Jonathan M. Kaye
Editor:
Will Shortz
With 39-Across, refill to capacity ... or a hint to interpreting the clues at 17-, 27-, 46- and 61-Across
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kaye. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Thursday freshness: 1%
Jonathan M. Kaye notes:
What a thrill to have today's New York Times crossword run under my byline, and to have my debut on a Thursday! Will and Joel ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut, and what a brilliant idea! The mysterious clues kept me in the dark for the longest time, even after I had uncovered TOP / OFF. ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times6/30/16 ( No. 24,341 )
Across
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They may get into a jam : CARS
5
Sub : TEMP
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Thin air : ETHER
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Electrified bit of sports equipment : EPEE
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Caligula's love : AMOR
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Light violet : MAUVE
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Christensen of "Parenthood" : ERIKA
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City whose name, appropriately, rhymes with "casino" : RENO
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Ingredient in old-time cookie recipes : LARD
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Record co. excoriated in a Sex Pistols song : EMI
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Electrical anomaly : SURGE
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Tout's stock-in-trade : TIPS
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Fuzz : NAP
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"And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Many a numerator : ONE
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With 39-Across, refill to capacity ... or a hint to interpreting the clues at 17-, 27-, 46- and 61-Across : TOP
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See 38-Across : OFF
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Nonsense : ROT
42
Reed section? : MARSH
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Actor Mineo : SAL
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Novelist O'Brien : EDNA
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Baseball great Buck : ONEIL
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Start of a familiar run : ABC
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Realize : EARN
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Actor Lugosi : BELA
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"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
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Moisten, in a way : BEDEW
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Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
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Ticked : SORE
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Saying "Talk to the hand 'cause the face don't care," say : SASSY
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Unites : WEDS
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Book of Mormon prophet : ENOS
Down
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Give up : CEDE
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Parodist, e.g. : APER
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Bank offering, briefly : REFI
4
Positions in Quidditch : SEEKERS
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Result of needling someone? : TAT
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Arabian prince : EMIR
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Gets promoted : MOVESUP
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Possible hitch to getting hitched : PRENUP
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One of the 10-Down birds in the world : EMU
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See 9-Down : TALLEST
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Kind of skirt : HULA
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At any juncture : EVER
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Like many a capt. or gen. : RETD
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Showed : CAME
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Gun measure : BORE
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Prisoner's assignment: Abbr. : IDNO
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Navratilova rival : GRAF
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Subjects in quantum mechanics : ATOMS
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1956 jazz/blues album with an exclamation point : DINAH
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"Porgy and Bess," e.g. : OPERA
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Person taken for a fool : SAP
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Afternoon, to Alejandro : TARDE
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As a companion : ALONG
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Mark down, maybe : RETAG
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After that : THEN
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Royal ___ (Detroit suburb) : OAK
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One having a small bite? : FLEA
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Heavy drinkers, informally : SPONGES
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"Gosh, what was I thinking?!" : SILLYME
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Pen : ENCLOSE
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Student woe : DEBT
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Avoid the limelight : LIELOW
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Biblical anagram of 55-Across : ABEL
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Falls back : EBBS
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Bailiwick : AREA
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Purges : RIDS
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Nailed : ACED
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Weights, so to speak : IRON
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Loser, informally : ZERO
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Some sources of vitamin C : ADES
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Artery: Abbr. : HWY
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Walk-___ : ONS

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