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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 2016

With 61-Down, Jimi Hendrix's first single ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28-, 45- and 50-Across

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Christian

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Christian.
Kevin Christian notes:
I built the first grid for a HEY JOE puzzle in August 2011. The theme answers I used at the time had some issues: JACKSON HOLE … I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HEY JOE hints at four colorful JOE ___ phrases: JOE BOXER, JOE CAMEL, JOE COOL, and JOE BLOW. It would have been neat to have SIX PACK ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times7/25/16 ( No. 24,366 )

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Across
1
"That's hilarious!" : HAHA
5
Acting groups : CASTS
10
Flexed, as at the elbow : BENT
14
Pitchers' stats : ERAS
15
Dizzying illusions : OPART
16
___ Ant (cartoon superhero) : ATOM
17
Harvard rival : YALE
18
Disprove : BELIE
19
Sand hill : DUNE
20
1899-1901 uprising in China : BOXERREBELLION
23
Actress Thurman of "Gattaca" : UMA
24
Fictional news director Grant : LOU
25
Palindromic term of address : MADAM
28
Style of "iPhone" or "eBay," typographically : CAMELCASE
34
Poet Dickinson : EMILY
35
Banned apple spray : ALAR
36
Potter's oven : KILN
37
Talk smack about : DIS
38
Poor passing grade : DPLUS
39
June honoree : DAD
40
Ancient Peruvian : INCA
42
___ Mountains (range east of Moscow) : URAL
43
Tequila plant : AGAVE
45
"Great!" : COOLBEANS
47
Rattan furniture maker : CANER
48
Connected PC group : LAN
49
YouTube video additions of 2007 : ADS
50
Vacillate : BLOWHOTANDCOLD
58
Ride to an awards show : LIMO
59
Overly enthusiastic : RABID
60
Muslim pilgrimage : HAJJ
62
Manipulator : USER
63
Negotiated peace : TRUCE
64
"Twist, Lick, Dunk" cookie : OREO
65
Stinky : RANK
66
Internet troll, maybe : HATER
67
Stow on a ship : LADE
Down
1
With 61-Down, Jimi Hendrix's first single ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28-, 45- and 50-Across : HEY
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Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
3
Angel's topper : HALO
4
Like amoeba reproduction : ASEXUAL
5
Snake charmer's snake : COBRA
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Imitator : APER
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"50% off" event : SALE
8
Chicago daily, familiarly : TRIB
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Pittsburgh N.F.L. team : STEELERS
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What the number 13 brings, supposedly : BADLUCK
11
Sewing case : ETUI
12
Taboo thing : NONO
13
Capone's adversaries, informally : TMEN
21
One of 22 for Jon Stewart : EMMY
22
1-Across, in textspeak : LOL
25
Military first-aid expert : MEDIC
26
Protein acid : AMINO
27
Dance club with a glittery ball overhead : DISCO
28
Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
29
Writer Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
30
Claws savagely : MAULS
31
Actor Quinn : AIDAN
32
One emancipated by emancipation : SLAVE
33
Rear-___ (certain accident) : ENDER
38
0 degrees, on a compass : DUENORTH
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This, and no play, make Jack a dull boy : ALLWORK
43
"For Those About to Rock" band : ACDC
44
Low-ethanol fuel blend : GASOHOL
46
Scrooge outburst : BAH
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Puff ___ (snake) : ADDER
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Photo of a speeding car, maybe : BLUR
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Bart Simpson's sister : LISA
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Harbinger : OMEN
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Scarlett O'Hara's plantation : TARA
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Touch, as two states : ABUT
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Naughty's opposite : NICE
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Doctor Zhivago's love : LARA
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Handled tunes at a dance, say : DJED
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See 1-Down : JOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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