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New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 2015

9-Across : Eye of the tigre?

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Phillips.
David Phillips notes:
Not surprisingly, I got the inspiration for this theme after noticing a few sandbags on the side of the road. My first snarky thought ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will has been spacing out these "words that can follow X" themes; a good thing. Even with a catchy revealer like IT'S IN THE BAG, they ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/21/15 ( No. 23,996 )
Across
1
Muscles that may be sculpted, informally : ABS
4
Japanese W.W. II conquest : BURMA
9
Eye of the tigre? : OJO
12
Noggin knocks : BOPS
14
"Dido and ___" (Purcell opera) : AENEAS
15
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
16
*"Hawaii Five-O" catchphrase : BOOKEMDANNO
18
Popular gossip website : TMZ
19
Kind of inspection : ONSITE
20
Rush experienced during a movie? : GEOFFREY
22
*Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck, e.g. : TEAPARTIER
24
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
25
Title for Winston Churchill : SIR
26
Shaving mishaps : NICKS
28
Cheryl of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
32
Rom-___ : COM
34
Classic comics character since 1941 : ARCHIE
35
*History channel show frequently set in Canada or Alaska : ICEROADTRUCKERS
38
Wrinkle-resistant fabric : DACRON
39
"Tosh.0" segment, briefly : VID
40
Inquires : ASKS
41
Little Bighorn victors : SIOUX
42
Apt rhyme of "grab" : NAB
44
"... 'twas ___ a dream of thee": Donne : BUT
45
*Structure built from the ground up? : SANDCASTLE
52
Put another way : REPHRASE
54
Like cooties vis-à-vis almost anything else : ICKIER
55
Italian time unit : ORA
56
"We have this won" ... or what could be said about each of the first words of the answers to the starred clues : ITSINTHEBAG
58
Bol. neighbor : ARG
59
Albert with four Best Actor nominations : FINNEY
60
New wave band with the hit "Whip It" : DEVO
61
Toast choice : RYE
62
Nickname for Theresa : TESSA
63
Part of AARP: Abbr. : RET
Down
1
Prior's superior : ABBOT
2
Frontiersman who lent his name to six U.S. counties : BOONE
3
Bride, in Bologna : SPOSA
4
Sleep on it : BED
5
Eel at a sushi bar : UNAGI
6
Forename meaning "born again" : RENEE
7
Wayne ___ (abode above the Batcave) : MANOR
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Since : ASOF
9
Big egg producers : OSTRICHES
10
TV/movie lead character whose middle name is Tiberius : JAMESKIRK
11
Like tar pits : OOZY
13
Bypass : SKIP
14
Swiss sub? : AMERICAN
17
Calculations made while high, for short? : ETAS
21
Horse that's "My Friend" in literature and 1950s TV : FLICKA
23
Took steps : TROD
26
Reactor-overseeing org. : NRC
27
Cong. meeting : SESS
28
Tops : LIDS
29
Brazilian fruit export : ACAIBERRY
30
Paper cutouts as a decorative art : DECOUPAGE
31
Sexologist with a hit 1980s radio show : DRRUTH
33
Network that aired "Jersey Shore" : MTV
34
Gall : AUDACITY
36
Losing tic-tac-toe row : OOX
37
Thick skin : RIND
43
Name that follows J. S. or P. D. Q. : BACH
45
French composer Erik : SATIE
46
Grps. : ASSNS
47
Opposing votes in the Bundestag : NEINS
48
TV listings, informally : SKED
49
Rome's river : TIBER
50
Get out of Dodge : LEAVE
51
Crop hazard : ERGOT
52
Surf sound : ROAR
53
Schism : RIFT
57
Org. that opposes school vouchers : NEA

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