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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 2015

Early riser ... or what each of 17-, 24-, 50- and 61-Across is?

Author:
John Westwig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Westwig.
John Westwig notes:
The concept for this puzzle began a rainy summer morning in 2011, vacationing with my grandparents on the Jersey Shore. We had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut — and another teenager! Great use of a revealer, interpreting MORNING PERSON as a person with the initials A and M. People ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
As John indicates, we spent a lot of time working to get the best set of 10-letter names of famous people with the initials A.M. ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/20/15 ( No. 23,995 )

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Across
1
Q-Tips, e.g. : SWABS
6
Nice plot of land : ACRE
10
Automaker Ferrari : ENZO
14
Italy's Isle of ___ : CAPRI
15
Excellent, in dated slang : PHAT
16
Opposite of hopping, as a party : DEAD
17
Sony co-founder : AKIOMORITA
19
Gigantic : HUGE
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Submissive : MEEK
21
Electric Chevy model : VOLT
22
Weight-watcher's worry : FAT
23
Purplish red : PUCE
24
2013 Wimbledon champion : ANDYMURRAY
28
Worn out : SPENT
30
Show up : ARRIVE
31
"Excuse me, but ..." : IFIMAY
36
Get ___ the ground floor : INON
37
Early riser ... or what each of 17-, 24-, 50- and 61-Across is? : MORNINGPERSON
41
___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
42
Cesar who played the Joker : ROMERO
43
Morsel : TIDBIT
45
City voting districts : WARDS
50
Longtime "Monday Night Football" sportscaster : ALMICHAELS
55
Overindulge in a brainy subject, with "out" : GEEK
56
Follower of Formula or Air Force : ONE
57
Utter happiness : GLEE
58
Comfort : EASE
59
Clothing store section : MENS
61
"Love Story" actress : ALIMACGRAW
63
Cookie with a chocolaty outside : OREO
64
Knucklehead : BOZO
65
Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
66
___ Mawr College : BRYN
67
Graceful avian swimmer : SWAN
68
Word before house or hand : UPPER
Down
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Little rascals : SCAMPS
2
"Rise and shine!" : WAKEUP
3
Each : APIECE
4
Shattered : BROKEN
5
___ card (cellphone chip) : SIM
6
Kitchen garment : APRON
7
Parent's counterpart : CHILD
8
In bad condition : RATTY
9
Second letter after epsilon : ETA
10
"Apollo 13" co-star : EDHARRIS
11
Particle with no electric charge : NEUTRINO
12
Zig's opposite : ZAG
13
Keats wrote one to autumn : ODE
18
Eggs : OVA
22
Mink or sable : FUR
25
The second "M" of 34-Down : MAYER
26
Beauty care brand : AVON
27
Japanese currency : YEN
29
Sn, to a chemist : TIN
32
Colin who played King George VI : FIRTH
33
Rescuer of Odysseus, in myth : INO
34
Studio with a roaring lion : MGM
35
Imitate : APE
37
Post office delivery : MAIL
38
Inherited wealth : OLDMONEY
39
Jackie who broke baseball's color barrier : ROBINSON
40
One of eight on a chessboard : ROW
41
School fund-raising grp. : PTA
44
Freezer trayful : ICE
46
Feature of a May-December marriage : AGEGAP
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Stand on two legs, as a horse : REARUP
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"The Crimes of Love" author Marquis ___ : DESADE
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Stick for a shish kebab : SKEWER
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Like a lit lantern : AGLOW
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Doolittle of fiction : ELIZA
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Pucker-inducing fruit : LEMON
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Caribbean, e.g. : SEA
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Group of rioters : MOB
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Mess up : ERR
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Muscles that are crunched : ABS
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Actor Gulager of "The Tall Man" : CLU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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