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New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Descriptive of some undesirable consequences

Author:
Roy Leban
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Roy Leban

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Leban.
Notepad: The five Across answers with only years for clues are the five most recent members of a particular category.
Roy Leban notes:
Many people in the puzzle world know me as the founder of puzzle technology company Puzzazz. Of course, I solve the NYT crossword ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/9/15 ( No. 23,954 )

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Across
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Marsupial that looks like a small bear : WOMBAT
7
Mrs. en français : MME
10
Price : COST
14
Much-discussed program of the 1960s-'70s : APOLLO
15
Smallish batteries : AAS
16
___ Empire : INCA
17
Cash in : REDEEM
18
[1948] : CITATION
20
St. Louis landmark : ARCH
22
Home of the Belmont Stakes : NEWYORK
23
[1977] : SEATTLESLEW
27
Formerly : NEE
28
W.W. II foe : AXIS
29
See 30-Across : ALLY
30
One 29-Across of the U.S. in W.W. II : USSR
31
Flit (about) : GAD
32
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
33
Place to be pampered : SPA
35
41
Money-saving way to make repairs, for short : DIY
42
Inevitable ruin : DOOM
43
Hosp. diagnostic : MRI
44
Tousle, as the hair : MUSS
47
Commercial prefix with postale : AERO
48
1 1 1 : ONES
49
Sch. in Terre Haute, Ames or Pocatello : ISU
50
[1973] : SECRETARIAT
53
"On the Road" novelist : KEROUAC
55
Descriptive of some undesirable consequences : DIRE
56
[1978] : AFFIRMED
58
Nullify : NEGATE
62
Contest with lightsabers : DUEL
63
End of a university's domain : EDU
64
Garden figures : GNOMES
65
88 or 98 of autodom : OLDS
66
"Get my point?" : SEE
67
December shopping mall figures : SANTAS
Down
1
Man-o'-___ (old battleship) : WAR
2
Uncover, poetically : OPE
3
Cool in the mid-1960s : MOD
4
Meadow sounds : BLEATS
5
A serious one might be red : ALERT
6
"Patriot Games" novelist : TOMCLANCY
7
Bub : MAC
8
For the most part : MAINLY
9
First name at the cosmetics counter : ESTEE
10
Louisville or Baltimore : CITY
11
They might make you cry : ONIONS
12
Numbers on the board : SCORES
13
Petroleum ship : TANKER
19
"Isn't she cute?!" : AWW
21
Hägar's wife, in the comics : HELGA
23
Many a Viking tale : SAGA
24
Final, for one : EXAM
25
Congressional staffer : AIDE
26
Thin : SLENDER
30
Onetime Mideast grp. : UAR
32
Roman trio : III
33
Events for the police blotter : SHOOTINGS
34
Spray in the kitchen : PAM
36
Hwys. : RDS
37
Studied, with "over" : PORED
38
Upscale chain hotel : OMNI
39
Infield, for one : AREA
40
Pulitzer Prize category: Abbr. : HIST
44
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, with "The" : MIKADO
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Worth having : USEFUL
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Browsed, as the Internet : SURFED
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Consent, as to a request : ACCEDE
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___ Trail : OREGON
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Eponymous chair designer : EAMES
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Sports venue : ARENA
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De-squeaks : OILS
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Like many payments on the first of the month : DUE
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Qty. : AMT
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Word with black or blended : TEA
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Curve of a sort : ESS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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