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New York Times, Thursday, July 14, 2005

National symbol hinted at by the ends of 3-, 25- and 9-Down (in order)

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
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R
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G
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© 2005, The New York Times7/14/05 ( No. 20,337 )
Across
1
Bats : LOCO
5
Word to a pest : SCRAM
10
Wing, in a way : MAIM
14
Maintain : AVOW
15
Personal guide : CREDO
16
Field measure : ACRE
17
"Shoot!" : DARN
18
Brahman, e.g. : HINDU
19
Word with slip or slide : KNOT
20
Graybeard : ELDER
22
Certain hammers : BALLPEENS
24
Utah city : OREM
26
Bizet priestess : LEILA
27
King Fahd ___ Abdul Aziz : IBN
29
Amount from a tube : DAB
31
Show signs of a cold : SNIFFLE
35
Pretax amount : SUBTOTAL
38
Show defiance : REARUP
39
Leslie Caron musical : LILI
40
Moving, after "on" : THEGO
42
"Alphabetic" girl's name : CECE
43
Volatile solvent : ACETAL
45
A billionaire might live in it : OPULENCE
47
Thick-___ : SKULLED
49
Delicate subject : AGE
50
Successor org. to the U.S.S.R. : CIS
51
Poke : ELBOW
53
Work like Rembrandt, at times : ETCH
55
Shooting pain : NEURALGIA
59
Monteverdi opera character : ORFEO
62
Food with gravy : ALPO
63
Prudential competitor : AETNA
65
Pat on the buns? : OLEO
66
56, say : COOL
67
Smart : NATTY
68
___ speed : WARP
69
"Don't I know you from somewhere?," e.g. : LINE
70
1993 Aerosmith hit with the lyric "Love is sweet misery" : CRYIN
71
Battle of ___ : EGOS
Down
1
Put on : LADE
2
Like many a clothes basket : OVAL
3
Stuffed with ham and cheese and then sautéed : CORDONBLEU
4
Manager's boss : OWNER
5
U.Va. or M.I.T. : SCH
6
Sleeping place : CRIB
7
Kidney-related : RENAL
8
Mixes up : ADDLES
9
2001 hit movie musical : MOULINROUGE
10
Grimace : MAKEAFACE
11
Spots before the eyes? : ACNE
12
Monopoly token : IRON
13
"How 'bout them ___?" (classic conversation segue) : METS
21
Completely fix : REDO
23
Ballet bend : PLIE
25
Longtime NBC sitcom star : MATTLEBLANC
27
Puerto Rico y Mallorca : ISLAS
28
Riviera, e.g. : BUICK
30
"Phooey!" : BAH
32
National symbol hinted at by the ends of 3-, 25- and 9-Down (in order) : FRENCHFLAG
33
Susan on the small screen : LUCCI
34
Sporting gear with bell guards : EPEES
36
Top part : TITLEROLE
37
"Seinfeld" uncle : LEO
41
Transcript fig. : GPA
44
Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
46
Mother of Apollo : LETO
48
Turn of the page? : DOGEAR
52
Waggish : WITTY
54
"A Beautiful Mind" star, 2001 : CROWE
55
Chemist's salt : NACL
56
"The Time Machine" people : ELOI
57
Knowing, slangily : UPON
58
One side of a debate : ANTI
60
Architect Saarinen : EERO
61
"My bad!" : OOPS
64
Writer Rand : AYN

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

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