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New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Extended piece by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin or John Entwistle of the Who

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Polin.
Timothy Polin notes:
As noted on the Wordplay blog, this puzzle was my first crossword construction and submission. It was accepted two and a half years ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm terrible with anything that requires watering (local watering holes excepted), but I enjoyed learning some new terms. Who knew ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/29/14 ( No. 23,639 )
Across
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Willy of "Free Willy," e.g. : ORCA
5
Kind of breath : BATED
10
Transportation for Mary Poppins or E.T. : BIKE
14
Bit of office greenery : FERN
15
Forge a deal, say : AGREE
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How a sale item may be sold : ASIS
17
United Nations headquarters decoration : FLAG
18
Nursery worker's suggestion for a backstabber? : SNAKEPLANT
20
Gets more clearheaded : SOBERSUP
22
Pontius ___ : PILATE
23
Part of a place setting : GLASS
24
Killer bees and others : MENACES
25
Shrew : VIRAGO
27
Ones cutting in line, e.g. : JERKS
28
Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
29
Former New York governor Spitzer : ELIOT
31
Deuces : TWOS
35
Peaks: Abbr. : MTS
36
... for a scoundrel? : DOGWOOD
39
Physicist Georg : OHM
40
Ask, as a riddle : POSE
42
Run away (with) : ELOPE
43
The Tigers of the S.E.C. : LSU
44
Responds hotly? : SEXTS
47
Atmospheric phenomenon during low temperatures : ICEFOG
49
Mujer of mixed race : MESTIZA
52
Noted filmmaker with a dog named Indiana : LUCAS
53
Milanese fashion house : ARMANI
54
Overly devoted son : MAMASBOY
57
... for a fall guy? : GOATSBEARD
59
Connecticut Ivy : YALE
60
Away from a chat program, say : IDLE
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It's debatable : ISSUE
62
From the top : ANEW
63
Cartoon collectibles : CELS
64
Wheelbarrow or thimble, in Monopoly : TOKEN
65
Line parts: Abbr. : SEGS
Down
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Does a mob hit on : OFFS
2
Move, to a Realtor : RELO
3
... for a grouch? : CRABGRASS
4
German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
5
Extended piece by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin or John Entwistle of the Who : BASSSOLO
6
___ Dei : AGNUS
7
Snare : TRAP
8
Cry at a horror house : EEK
9
Like the diving end of a pool vis-à-vis the other end : DEEPER
10
Gas balloon supply : BALLAST
11
"Shaft" composer Hayes : ISAAC
12
Kunta ___ of "Roots" : KINTE
13
___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Rosy : PINK
21
Was fierce, as a storm : RAGED
24
"I second that" : METOO
25
Improvise musically : VAMP
26
"What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
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Features of a droopy face : JOWLS
30
Sinatra's "___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
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... for a lothario? : WOLFSBANE
33
Extremely : OHSO
34
Self-satisfied : SMUG
37
Old-time drug hangout : OPIUMDEN
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Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
41
Millionaires' properties : ESTATES
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One in Munich : EINS
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Rapper who hosted MTV's "Pimp My Ride" : XZIBIT
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Light courses? : EASYAS
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Illusions : MAGIC
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Wear away, as a bank : ERODE
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Picayune : SMALL
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Lash ___ of old westerns : LARUE
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Purchase for Halloween : MASK
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Trees for making longbows : YEWS
58
Spanish "that" : ESO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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