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New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Noteworthy features of rows 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15, in that order

Author:
Caleb Emmons
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {DJQXY} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Emmons. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times7/28/15 ( No. 24,003 )
Across
1
Schmooze : CHAT
5
Chance for getting a hit : ATBAT
10
Not yet posted, on a sked : TBA
13
Dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter : CERES
15
Chess player's warning : CHECK
16
90-degree turn : ELL
17
Like autumn air or a fresh apple : CRISP
18
Close, as a community : TIGHTKNIT
20
Utter coward : POLTROON
22
Playing with matches, e.g. : NONO
23
Aaron who was vice president under Jefferson : BURR
24
Released, as from jail : SPRUNG
27
"Sic 'em!" : ATTACK
30
Kickoff : START
31
Jules who wrote "Around the World in 80 Days" : VERNE
32
Shudder-inducing feeling : THECREEPS
36
Here, in Arles : ICI
37
Does the crawl or butterfly : SWIMS
38
CBS show set in Vegas : CSI
39
Played some b-ball : SHOTHOOPS
42
144 : GROSS
44
Singer/songwriter Wainwright : RUFUS
45
Lowly soldiers : GRUNTS
46
Car club freebie : AAAMAP
48
Monks' titles : FRAS
49
Meat, potato and vegetable dish : STEW
50
Sudden floods : FRESHETS
54
King who led Spain into the Thirty Years' War : PHILIPIII
58
Essential parts : PITHS
59
Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
60
Henhouse perch : ROOST
61
Snobbish sort : SNOOT
62
Nashville sch. : TSU
63
Unlikely juggler : KLUTZ
64
Wildebeests : GNUS
Down
1
Letters on a Soyuz rocket : CCCP
2
One who may be a lifesaver : HERO
3
Seed cover : ARIL
4
Nuclear treaty provision : TESTBAN
5
Person with lines : ACTOR
6
Slender : THIN
7
Say "Ple-e-ease ...," say : BEG
8
Berliner's exclamation : ACH
9
Traveler's purchase: Abbr. : TKT
10
Dovetail joint part : TENON
11
Rapper's jewelry : BLING
12
Choir voice : ALTO
14
Neaten, with "up" : SPRUCE
19
Rockne of Notre Dame fame : KNUTE
21
Mork's planet : ORK
24
Parts of goblets : STEMS
25
Moneyed campaign orgs. : PACS
26
Grammar sch. basics : RRR
27
Hertz rival : AVIS
28
Silicon Valley field, for short : TECH
29
Peter, Paul & Mary, e.g. : TRIO
30
Sends : SHIPS
32
Aussie gambling game with coins : TWOUP
33
"Micro" or "macro" subj. : ECON
34
Call in place of a nudge : PSST
35
Make a sibilant sound : SISS
37
Living room piece : SOFA
40
Fish with a net : TRAWL
41
Fan noise : HUM
42
Understands : GRASPS
43
In a hurry : RUSHING
45
Ph.D. program applicant's hurdle : GRE
46
Companion of Aramis and Porthos : ATHOS
47
Noteworthy features of rows 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15, in that order : AEIOU
48
Lang who directed "Metropolis" : FRITZ
49
Bleach target : SPOT
50
Hand ball? : FIST
51
School on the Thames : ETON
52
"Wherefore art ___ Romeo?" : THOU
53
Retired jets, for short : SSTS
55
Bother : IRK
56
D.C. insider : POL
57
Promissory note : IOU

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

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