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New York Times, Friday, July 17, 2015

Subj. of the opening scene in "Ghostbusters"

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pasco.
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© 2015, The New York Times7/17/15 ( No. 23,992 )

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Across
1
Open : PUBLIC
7
Fix ... or damage : SCRAPE
13
"The Imitation Game" machine : ENIGMA
14
Island bigwigs : KAHUNAS
15
Begins a meal : DIGSIN
16
Person having one too many? : BIGAMIST
17
"100 Years ... 100 Movies" grp. : AFI
18
1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme film : TIMECOP
20
Notable Chinese general : TSO
21
Meeting place : NODE
23
There are 60 in a minute : TICKS
24
Photoshop option : CROP
25
Gainsborough's river : TRENT
27
"Life Is Good" rapper, 2012 : NAS
28
Groups of gamers : CLANS
29
1990s sitcom set in New York : MADABOUTYOU
32
Flips : SOMERSAULTS
34
Daydreaming type : WALTERMITTY
36
Voice of Pixar's Mr. Fredricksen : ASNER
39
Producer's hope : HIT
40
2015 destination for the Dawn spacecraft : CERES
42
Dancer Fred Astaire, to Adele : LEAD
43
Like a rainbow : ARCED
45
Like e, but not i : REAL
46
Common URL ender : ORG
47
Explain : CLEARUP
49
Agent Gold of TV : ARI
50
Man who named the Pacific Ocean : MAGELLAN
52
Incognito, maybe : MASKED
54
Popular gag costume : APESUIT
55
Goddess of wisdom, to Homer : ATHENE
56
Marker of mistakes : REDPEN
57
Result of a messy breakup? : SHARDS
Down
1
Nitpicker : PEDANT
2
Catholic school requirement : UNIFORM
3
TED talk topics : BIGIDEAS
4
Some TVs : LGS
5
"You've got no one else to turn to" : IMIT
6
"Shut up!" : CANIT
7
Starchy palms : SAGOS
8
Get cracking? : CHAP
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" quaff : RUM
10
"Peer Gynt" enchantress : ANITRA
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Relay : PASSON
12
Bars, to members of the bar : ESTOPS
14
Money source since 2009 : KICKSTARTER
16
"Reason" that doesn't explain anything : BECAUSEICAN
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Third-party candidate, typically : MINORTHREAT
22
Like some chairs : ENDOWED
24
Hoarder's problem : CLUTTER
26
Daughter of David, in the Bible : TAMAR
28
Baby problem : COLIC
30
Measure of volume : BEL
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"Dee-lish!" : YUM
33
Buff runner? : STREAKER
35
Kind of bonus : YEAREND
36
Roberto in the Baseball Hall of Fame : ALOMAR
37
It's a wrap : SERAPE
38
Ate away (at) : NAGGED
41
Playground staples : SLIDES
43
Beat : ALLIN
44
"The Black Tulip" novelist : DUMAS
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Fingerprint, perhaps : CLUE
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It might be worn by a hiking group : PATH
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Subj. of the opening scene in "Ghostbusters" : ESP
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Nonsense song syllable : SHA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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