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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Author:
Kevin Christian and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
27-Down : Try to punch
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Kevin Christian
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 3 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Wilber. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Tuesday freshness: 47%
Constructor notes:
KEVIN: I'm happy to be collaborating with Brad Wilber on his first themed puzzle in the NYT. Brad's a very experienced constructor, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle tickled me. Perhaps it's the piles of drivel that I read to my daughter that make Dr. SEUSS stand out? Not all his work is ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/14/15 ( No. 23,989 )
Across
1
Mai tai ingredient : RUM
4
Carter-era F.B.I. sting that inspired "American Hustle" : ABSCAM
10
Close-fitting : SNUG
14
Litigator's org. : ABA
15
Blank portion of a manuscript : LACUNA
16
___ stick : POGO
17
"Because, after all, / A person's a person, no matter how small" : HORTONHEARSAWHO
20
Easily bruised thing for half the world : MALEEGO
21
"___ a deal!" : ITS
22
Whole bunch : TON
23
Whole bunch : LOT
25
Satyrs' quarries : NYMPHS
29
"You're glumping the pond where the Humming-Fish hummed!" : THELORAX
32
Be bedridden : AIL
33
Start of a "Willy Wonka" song : OOMPA
36
Rowboat propeller : OAR
37
Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
38
"Would you eat them in a box? / Would you eat them with a fox?" : GREENEGGSANDHAM
42
Phoned : RANG
43
Chairman with a Little Red Book : MAO
44
Puts in a role : CASTS
45
U.F.O. pilots : ETS
46
"Red Ned Ted and Ed in bed" : HOPONPOP
49
Aquanaut's workplace : SEALAB
51
___ Spiegel (German weekly) : DER
52
Parisian "your" : TES
55
Italian article : UNA
56
"No need for introductions" : WEVEMET
59
"There's no other Showman / Who shows you a show with a Blindfolded Bowman!" : IFIRANTHECIRCUS
64
Italian city on the Adriatic : BARI
65
Give cards to : DEALIN
66
Subj. of Stephen King's "The Dead Zone" : ESP
67
Surprising conversationalist of classic TV : MRED
68
Declares to be true : SAYSSO
69
Twisty curve : ESS
Down
1
Chicago mayor Emanuel : RAHM
2
Lusitania sinker : UBOAT
3
Actress Thomas of TV : MARLO
4
Shaving lotion additive : ALOE
5
Bit of bling for the wrist : BANGLE
6
Group of fish : SCHOOL
7
Stick on a pub wall : CUE
8
Santa ___ winds : ANA
9
Certain breadstick dipping sauce : MARINARA
10
Twitch : SPASM
11
Currently : NOW
12
"Gross!" : UGH
13
S'mores marshmallow, after roasting : GOO
18
Something driven at a campsite : TENTPEG
19
River to Hades : STYX
24
Clearly superior, as an opponent : TOOGOOD
26
Routes : PATHS
27
Try to punch : HITAT
28
Broadsides : SLAMS
30
___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
31
Univ. dorm supervisors : RAS
33
Shrek and Fiona, for two : OGRES
34
Get on a soapbox : ORATE
35
The brainy bunch? : MENSA
37
Globetrotter's electrical device : ADAPTER
39
Performers of songs with confessional lyrics : EMOBANDS
40
Generation ___ : GAP
41
Many a PX customer : NCO
46
Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
47
Posts on handrails : NEWELS
48
Brief summary : PRECIS
50
Gruesomely sensational : LURID
53
Awards show presider : EMCEE
54
Author of the books quoted at 17-, 29-, 38-, 46- and 59-Across : SEUSS
57
Chianti, in Chianti : VINO
58
Six of them make a fl. oz. : TSPS
59
Big Blue on the stock mkt. : IBM
60
"___ From the Madding Crowd" : FAR
61
Steam : IRE
62
Serving in Japanese ceremonies : TEA
63
67-Across food : HAY

Answer summary:
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