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New York Times, Monday, July 28, 2014

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom McCoy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
This puzzle was quite literally a labor of love because it originated as a present for my mom! She's an avid quilter, and this was the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A classical music(-ish) theme from Tom today, STRING QUARTET reinterpreted as a foursome of different types of string. At its heart ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0728 ( 23,638 )

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Across
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Squander : WASTE
6
Like a cat in need of a firefighter, stereotypically : TREED
11
N.Y.C. alternative to JFK : LGA
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Notions : IDEAS
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Mandel of "America's Got Talent" : HOWIE
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Galley propeller : OAR
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Chance of an impossibility : ZEROPERCENT
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666, for the numbers on a roulette wheel : SUM
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In the manner of : ALA
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Fraidy-cat : WUSS
22
Portent : OMEN
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Cutters that cut with the grain : RIPSAWS
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Innocent's opposite : GUILTY
29
Watery abysses : DEEPS
30
Nickelodeon show whose protagonist has a football-shaped head : HEYARNOLD
33
From ___ Z : ATO
35
Note between fa and la : SOL
36
Functions : USES
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Classical music group ... or what the four sets of circled letters make up? : STRINGQUARTET
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Yank : JERK
42
___ de cologne : EAU
43
___ the pants off : SUE
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For even a second more : ANYLONGER
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Insipid : BLAND
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Observed : BEHELD
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Nineveh's land : ASSYRIA
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Indian dress : SARI
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___ mater : ALMA
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Critical hosp. department : ICU
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A.T.M. co. : NCR
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Component of a language class, informally : VOCABLESSON
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Mattress's place : BED
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Weasley family owl : ERROL
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Prepared to be knighted : KNELT
66
Coupon bearers, often : ADS
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Baseball's Pee Wee : REESE
68
Somebody ___ problem : ELSES
Down
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___ of Menlo Park (Thomas Edison) : WIZARD
2
Penguin variety : ADELIE
3
Mexican wrap : SERAPE
4
"___ Te Ching" (classic Chinese text) : TAO
5
Psychic's "gift," briefly : ESP
6
Plump songbird : THRUSH
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Birds in the "Arabian Nights" : ROCS
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Rams' mates : EWES
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German article : EIN
10
Roundabout route : DETOUR
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Like a catch-22 situation : LOSELOSE
12
Knight's glove : GAUNTLET
13
One of eight on an octopus : ARM
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"Gross!" : EWW
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With great attention to detail : MINUTELY
25
Hand-held Fourth of July firework : SPARKLER
26
___ Spumante : ASTI
27
Black-tie parties : GALAS
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N.F.L. lengths: Abbr. : YDS
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Suffix with Kafka : ESQUE
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Word pronounced the same when its first two letters are removed : YOU
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Upright, as a box : ONEND
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Grew old : SENESCED
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Those who put a lot of effort into social climbing, in modern lingo : TRYHARDS
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Joke : GAG
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Chafes : RUBS
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Short boxing punch : JAB
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Dickens's "___ Twist" : OLIVER
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Talk on and on and on : RAMBLE
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Comes up : ARISES
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Kidman who is neither a kid nor a man : NICOLE
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Intimidates : DAUNTS
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Mule on a canal, in song : SAL
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Unit of farmland : ACRE
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Thailand/Vietnam separator : LAOS
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Org. for LeBron James : NBA
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Rock with gold or silver, say : ORE
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Sketch comedy TV series since '75 : SNL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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