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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

When the ends of each of its letters are connected to those above and below, a simplified schematic of a famous structure

Author:
Jonathan M. Kaye
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQYZ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.93 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kaye. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times7/24/18 ( No. 25,095 )
Across
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Classic Halloween costume : GHOST
6
Gossip, e.g. : CHAT
10
___ the fat (gossip, e.g.) : CHEW
14
Tag for the "Friday the 13th" film subtitled "A New Beginning" : PARTV
15
One of a pair on a car : AXLE
16
Dance in a festive skirt : HULA
17
Addition to a soda, but not to a beer : STRAW
18
Onetime Queens stadium : SHEA
19
Format much used for action films : IMAX
20
What 7-Down is : BIOCHEMICAL
23
Extended story line : ARC
26
Spun fiber : FLAX
27
Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
28
Fix, as the back of a shoe : REHEEL
30
What you might do when you cross your fingers : HOPE
32
Den grp. : BSA
35
See 10-Down : MARX
36
Condition that causes fidgeting, informally : ADHD
38
Sporting blades : EPEES
40
For each item : APOP
41
Philly basketballer : SIXER
43
Pair that's kissing? : LIPS
44
Evil spirit : DEMON
46
Cuisine with tom yum soup : THAI
47
Prefix with chamber : ANTE
48
Stir : ADO
49
Cat-o'-nine-tails component : LASH
51
Its head is in the Himalayas : GANGES
53
One bound to the land : SERF
55
Some Marvel superheroes : XMEN
57
Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
58
Shape of 7-Down : DOUBLEHELIX
61
Carefully search : COMB
62
McCarthy aide Roy : COHN
63
Gave (out) : METED
67
Eins + zwei : DREI
68
Band with the 1988 #1 hit "Need You Tonight" : INXS
69
Common name for a central rail station : UNION
70
Detective's assignment : CASE
71
Govt. org. for whistle-blowers : OSHA
72
Dance or dip : SALSA
Down
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One talking to a driver? : GPS
2
Fashion statement at the Kentucky Derby : HAT
3
Hockey great Bobby : ORR
4
Try : STAB
5
Lucy Ricardo, to Ricky : TVWIFE
6
One of Caesar's assassins : CASCA
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When the ends of each of its letters are connected to those above and below, a simplified schematic of a famous structure : HXHHXHHXHHXHHXH
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Downwind : ALEE
9
Ally (with) : TEAMUP
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With 35-Across, actor who said "You can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause" : CHICO
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Creatures with 23 pairs of 25-Down : HUMANBEINGS
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Carrier to the Mideast : ELAL
13
Linoleum cover : WAX
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Spanish stews : OLLAS
22
Nice thought? : IDEE
23
Spanish ___ : ARMADA
24
Gathered : REAPED
25
Genetic bundles : CHROMOSOMES
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Brand of dry-erase markers : EXPO
31
Ancient theaters : ODEA
33
Quidditch team, e.g. : SEPTET
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Evaluate : ASSESS
37
Morse units, informally : DITS
39
Architect's drawing : PLAN
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Brightest star in Orion : RIGEL
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Workers' rights agcy. : NLRB
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Big workers' grp. since 1955 : AFLCIO
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Ill will : ANIMUS
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Jazzman Blake : EUBIE
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Smart society : MENSA
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Picasso muse ___ Maar : DORA
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They go to great lengths : EONS
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Lucy Lawless title role : XENA
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Flu-fighting org. : CDC
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Goddess whom Homer called "rosy-fingered" : EOS
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Subject of this puzzle : DNA

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