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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 2013

Author:
Todd Gross and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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179/13/20097/23/20185
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1.54130
Todd Gross
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916/16/20112/2/201917
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1.645163
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {Z} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Gross. This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: There is a punctuation mark somewhere in the theme answer that cannot be replicated in some digital formats. We recommend using the first letter of that punctuation mark.
Jim Horne notes:

Number 23 in the grid is shifted one square to the right. Apostrophes have been used before.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 23,263 )
Across
1
European capital ENE of Warsaw : MINSK
6
Guy seeking love letters? : SWM
9
Herolike : BRAVE
14
Sultanate inhabitant : OMANI
15
Meditation subject : TAO
16
Hit 2012 animated film, with "The" : LORAX
17
Author of sci-fi's "War With the Newts" : CAPEK
18
Music sheet abbr. : ARR
19
Great Seal figure : EAGLE
20
23-Across singer : MARILYNMONROE
23
Classic song from a movie celebrating its 60th anniversary on 7/18/13 : DIAMONDSAREAGIRL'SBESTFRIEND
24
Philip with a Hollywood star : AHN
27
State cooperation : ENTENTE
28
Neutral shade : ASH
31
Was very ripe : REEKED
33
Appeal to earnestly : ADJURE
35
Home to Asia's highest volcano : IRAN
36
Gear up? : EQUIP
40
Sermon follower : ETTE
41
Man's name that sounds like two letters of the alphabet : ARTE
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It may be in a bundle : NERVE
43
Pod : whale :: knot : ___ : TOAD
44
___ Rida ("Right Round" rapper) : FLO
46
Inits. for Lowe's or Home Depot shoppers : DIY
47
N. Afr. nation : ALG
48
Decorate flashily, informally : TARTUP
51
Capital on the Mediterranean : BEIRUT
54
___ the day : RUE
55
Lay on thick : SLATHER
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Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
60
Levine of "The Voice" : ADAM
62
Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
63
Item clipped on a waistband, perhaps : IPOD
64
Open-ended reference : WIKI
65
They're elementary : ABC'S
66
"This is horrible news!" : OHNO
67
Like some causes : LOST
68
Total jerk : ASS
69
___ group : USER
Down
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Comfy slip-on : MOC
2
Kuwait V.I.P. : IMAM
3
Chain for car mechanics : NAPA
4
Dummy of old radio : SNERD
5
Elton John duettist on the #1 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" : KIKIDEE
6
Visit overnight : STAYAT
7
Advance notice request : WARNME
8
Mitt Romney, e.g. : MORMON
9
Like some Scotch : BLENDED
10
Engine sounds : ROARS
11
Mythical ship : ARGO
12
Goodbye, in old Rome : VALE
13
Program file suffix : EXE
21
Shade tree with deep-red winter buds : LINDEN
22
Like some books nowadays : ONTAPE
24
Something for trill-seekers? : ARIA
25
Mr. Hamburger? : HERR
26
Obsessive organizers : NEATFREAKS
28
Features of some prized memorabilia : AUTOGRAPHS
29
Sp. title : SRTA
30
Mind : HEED
32
Used a prie-dieu : KNELT
34
"The Expendables" co-star, 2010 : JETLI
37
Latin abbr. used in math : QED
38
Swiss canton : URI
39
Penn, e.g. : IVY
45
Suffix with peril : OUS
47
___ Lingus : AER
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Word with line or net : TRAWL
49
Voices, perhaps : AUDIO
50
Court claim : PLEA
51
Sound units : BELS
52
Marginally ahead : UPONE
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Bloody Mary, e.g. : TUDOR
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Duchess of ___ (Goya subject) : ALBA
57
Odd behaviors : TICS
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"___ a Rebel" : HE'S
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Sch. that e-mails application decisions on Pi Day : MIT
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Indicator of shortness, for short : IOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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