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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Author:
Natan Last, Finn Vigeland and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
327/17/20075/20/20208
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8124098
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1.60370
Natan Last
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1810/20/20109/1/20194
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9123012
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.64230
Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Vigeland. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
FINN: After Natan was abroad for a semester, I had the good fortune of taking over the reins at J.A.S.A. (the Jewish Association ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Too bad this puzzle wasn't published around Jan 1st, otherwise it could help to ring in the new year! (groan) So cool that Natan and ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Fans of Hamilton or Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may disagree but I still insist that Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (the ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 24,368 )
Across
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Attracted : DREW
5
Talk and talk and talk : YAK
8
Opposites of busts : BOOMS
13
Scent in incense and insect repellents : PATCHOULI
15
"That's unbelievable!" : OHWOW
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Place to find one O : THEHOBBIT
17
___ vincit amor : OMNIA
18
"On top of that ..." : ALSO
19
In a Yoda-like manner : SAGELY
21
Do the wrong thing : ERR
22
Place to find two Os : VENNDIAGRAM
24
Mexican shekels : PESOS
27
"That's what ___ said!" : SHE
28
Place to find three Os : CIRCUSTENT
32
"___ said!" : NUFF
36
Messes with 007's martini : STIRS
37
Year, in the Yucatán : ANO
38
2003 Bennifer bomb : GIGLI
39
"That's clear to me now" : ISEE
40
Place to find four Os : AUDIDEALER
42
Vegas performance : ACT
44
"Maleficent" star, 2014 : JOLIE
45
Place to find five Os : OLYMPICFLAG
51
"That's unbelievable!" : GEE
52
Snatched : STOLEN
53
Snatches : NABS
57
Type of type : ROMAN
59
Wagner work ... or a possible title for this puzzle : RINGCYCLE
61
Start of el 37-Across : ENERO
62
"Oh, stop moping!" : GETOVERIT
63
Muscle/bone connection : SINEW
64
It's said at the exchange of Os : IDO
65
Rung : STEP
Down
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Creator of the Oompa-Loompas and the BFG : DAHL
2
They're marked on maps: Abbr. : RTES
3
"Hello ... hello ... hello ..." : ECHO
4
First baseman in a classic comedy routine : WHO
5
Maxwell House alternative : YUBAN
6
Sync up : ALIGN
7
Floated, as a bad check : KITED
8
"How do you like dem apples?!" : BOOYAH
9
Resistance measure : OHM
10
Ted Turner vis-à-vis the Atlanta Braves, once : OWNER
11
Shearer of "The Red Shoes" : MOIRA
12
Bunch of bees : SWARM
13
Local fund-raising grp. : PTA
14
Lose sleep (over) : OBSESS
20
Itemize : LIST
22
You, in Nice : VOUS
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Nice : GENIAL
24
Tire-changing spots : PITS
25
Lake that stretches from Toledo to Buffalo : ERIE
26
Scary movie that spawned the spoof "Scary Movie" : SCREAM
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Forensic TV franchise : CSI
29
Letter on a sorority house : TAU
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A O doesn't have one : END
31
"There's ___ in team" : NOI
33
Citrus hybrid whose name suggests its appearance : UGLI
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Head for the hills : FLEE
35
Common Yuletide purchase : FIR
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Sci. with maps : GEOG
40
Going ___ (battling) : ATIT
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Title role in a 2012 Tarantino film : DJANGO
43
British scientist/novelist with a wintry name : CPSNOW
45
Fiona and Shrek, for two : OGRES
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Star of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
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Present-day locale of ancient Sheba : YEMEN
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Pet at Queen Elizabeth II's side : CORGI
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___ out (didn't make it on base, in a way) : FLIED
50
Slow, in music : LENTO
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Refusal from Putin : NYET
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One of 100 in Winnie-the-Pooh's wood : ACRE
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Tiny anomaly : BLIP
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Collector's goal : SET
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"___ You the One?" (MTV reality show) : ARE
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Walgreens rival : CVS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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