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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

With 68-Across, release philosopher John Stuart from cryonic suspension?

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. White.
Ned White notes:
First, let's get one apology over with: the highly constricting 4x4 southeast corner. I slaved to avoid OMRI at 57-Down, figuring I'd ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun sound change puzzle today, the starting S morphed into a TH. THIGHS OF RELIEF gave me a good laugh, and THEMES OKAY TO ME felt ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/1/15 ( No. 23,976 )
Across
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With 68-Across, release philosopher John Stuart from cryonic suspension? : THAW
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Not one, colloquially : NARY
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With 66-Across, slow learner in the litter? : THICK
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Abu Simbel's waterway : NILE
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"Hmm ..." : ISEE
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"Cleanup on ___ 4" (store announcement) : AISLE
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Hybrid fruit : UGLI
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___ butter (moisturizer) : SHEA
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Slacker : IDLER
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Turkey servings for the famished? : THIGHSOFRELIEF
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Flanged construction beam : HBAR
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Sportscaster Berman : LEN
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Mandela's org. : ANC
28
Minimal poker draw : ONECARD
31
Poker draw follow-up, often : BET
34
Order to attack : SICEM
36
Sob syllable : HOO
37
First name at Woodstock : ARLO
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Quadrennial competition for hitchhikers? : THUMBEROLYMPICS
42
Home run swings : RIPS
43
Numeral atop a face : XII
44
Classical column style : IONIC
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Sharpton and Roker : ALS
46
Toon tots of '90s-'00s TV : RUGRATS
49
Author LeShan : EDA
50
Like cardinals : RED
51
Court units : SETS
53
TV critic's approval of a show's opening tune? : THEMESOKAYTOME
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Copy, in a way : TRACE
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"Casablanca" heroine : ILSA
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Online read, for short : EMAG
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"Such a shame" : SOSAD
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Bank-protecting agcy. : FDIC
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Copland's "Laurie's Song," e.g. : ARIA
66
See 9-Across : PUPPY
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Something that has low stakes? : TENT
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See 1-Across : MILL
Down
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Flanged fastener : TNUT
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Weather forecast figure : HIGH
3
"For ___ care ..." : ALLI
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Consider carefully : WEIGH
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Yokohama auto giant : NISSAN
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How things may drift : ASHORE
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Boater's hazard : REEF
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Wine datum : YEAR
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Followed, as a suspect : TAILED
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Used as cover : HIDIN
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Capri, e.g. : ISLE
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G ___ : CLEF
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Start to "plunk" : KER
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Eniwetok blaster, informally : HBOMB
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The Jetsons' son : ELROY
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"Per ardua ad ___" : ASTRA
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Zero, to Nero : NIHIL
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Features of many bras : CCUPS
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Gospel group : CHOIR
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Web giant : AOL
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Pickling need : BRINE
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Charlton Heston title role : ELCID
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Opera that premiered in Rome in 1900 : TOSCA
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Grp. with defibrillators : EMS
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How to address a sgt.? : APO
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Display, as charm : EXUDE
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Oil driller's construction : RIG
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A bit teary : MISTY
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Aspirin, for a headache : REMEDY
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Welcomes warmly : ASKSIN
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Cause of a 1773 "party" : TEAACT
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Game follow-up : RECAP
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Cook, as dim sum : STEAM
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Drop ___ (moon) : TROU
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Padlock holder : HASP
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De-lump, as flour : SIFT
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___ English Bulldogge : OLDE
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Father of King Ahab : OMRI
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Contents of some drop boxes : MAIL
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Even, to Yvonne : EGAL
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Sugar amt., maybe : TSP

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