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New York Times, Thursday, July 14, 2016

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 168 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
This theme works because the eight letters in PHONETIC are all different and the eight code words spelling out PHONETIC can be placed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
David uses the NATO PHONETIC alphabet today, working in every one of the eight words spelling out PHONETIC. Not easy to incorporate ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0714 ( 24,355 )
Across
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Put next to : APPOSE
7
Audio player : TAPEDECK
15
Relative of a finch known for building intricate nests : WEAVER
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"Bridge of Spies" actor : ALANALDA
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Surface : APPEAR
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*When daylight saving time ends : NOVEMBER
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See 49-Across : YEARS
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1940s film critic James : AGEE
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In the back : AFT
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Where the heart lies : TORSO
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Aristotle character : RHO
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"Don't let it get to you" : CHINUP
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Poet who said "Most editors are failed writers - but so are most writers" : TSELIOT
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Air show maneuver : LOOP
34
Cuisine with curry : THAI
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___ Piano, designer of The New York Times Building : RENZO
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Forecast fig. : EST
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*Angels' leader : CHARLIE
40
Stay-at-home ___ : DAD
41
Whiff : SMELL
43
"Oh, why not?!" : LETS
44
Frequent tweeter : BIRD
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Ex-band member, maybe : SOLOACT
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Run out of clothes? : STREAK
49
With 19-Across, U.S. representative's term : TWO
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Spring breaks? : OASES
51
Gray color : ASH
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Balance : REST
56
Bothered no end : ATEAT
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Like the alphabet that includes the answers to the starred clues ... and an anagram of the eight circled letters : PHONETIC
63
You've heard it many times before : CLICHE
64
Annual parade locale : PASADENA
65
Brigham Young, e.g. : UTAHAN
66
1969 Simon & Garfunkel hit in which "lie-la-lie" is repeatedly sung : THEBOXER
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"Too bad for me!" : MYLOSS
Down
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On vacation : AWAY
2
Pet form of José : PEPE
3
*___ John's : PAPA
4
Be generous to a fault, in a way : OVERTIP
5
Three-month period : SEASON
6
Go off track : ERR
7
*Dance craze of the 1910s : TANGO
8
What may come as a relief? : ALOE
9
Ones laying down 20-Down : PAVERS
10
Chemistry suffix : ENE
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Montana's Hungry Horse ___ : DAM
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Mandela player in a 2013 biopic : ELBA
13
Scale opening : CDEF
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Go-___ : KART
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Supply for 9-Down : ASPHALT
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Legendary #3 on the diamond : RUTH
25
"Now see ___!" : HERE
26
Ring encouragement : OLE
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Hearst mag : COSMO
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*Part of a vacation package : HOTEL
29
Battles against : TILTSAT
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*Origin of the game Parcheesi : INDIA
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County seat on the Arkansas River : OZARK
32
Newsman Chuck : TODD
33
Diminished by : LESS
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To be for you? : ARE
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Gripper : CLAW
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Adherents : ISTS
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Auction tableful : LOT
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Inhuman : BESTIAL
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Part of the cerebrum : CORTEX
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Land : REALTY
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*To get one, act now! : OSCAR
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Calendar notation: Abbr. : APPT
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Onetime royal : SHAH
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Bamboozle : HOSE
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One from Germany : EINE
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*Quick comeback? : ECHO
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Epiphanies : AHAS
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Some bills : TENS
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Collar : NAB
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Honshu's ___ River : EDO
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___ laude : CUM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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