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New York Times, Monday, July 31, 2017

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is finished, read the circled letters roughly clockwise, starting with the first letter of 68-Across, to spell the name of an appropriate landmark.
David Steinberg notes:
I constructed this puzzle a few months ago after reading one of Will Shortz's Cruciverb announcements about his inventory. I saw that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Shout out to the 2-0-6! (SEATTLE's area code.) PIKE PLACE MARKET is a fun place to hang out — there's a piroshki place I love, and ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0731 ( 24,737 )

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Across
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"Star ___ Beyond" (2016 film) : TREK
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"Are you interested in doin' this?" : WANNA
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Livens (up) : PEPS
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Harvard's archrival : YALE
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Taking a nap, say : INBED
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Downtown 68-Across attraction : PIKEPLACEMARKET
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Without guaranteed payment : ONSPEC
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Big brand of glue : ELMERS
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Vientiane's country : LAOS
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Spiked medieval clubs : MACES
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Mai ___ (cocktail) : TAI
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March 17 honoree, for short : STPAT
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Starting from : ASOF
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Bamboo-eating bear : PANDA
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Stubborn animal : MULE
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Gold, frankincense or myrrh, for baby Jesus : GIFT
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Soda bottle measure : LITER
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Grade A items in the dairy aisle : EGGS
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Clumsy person : OAF
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68-Across baseball player : MARINER
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Devour : EAT
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2,000 pounds : ONETON
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French edict city : NANTES
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Mathematician whose name sounds like a fuel ship : EULER
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Fills to capacity : SATES
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Trash or compost : WASTE
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Suffix with real or surreal : IST
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Tree's support system : ROOTS
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"What'd you say?" : HUH
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Pancake-flipping implement : SPATULA
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Large tea container : URN
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Answer at the altar : IDO
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Ship featured in a 1997 megafilm : TITANIC
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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Move really fast : ZIP
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City that's the subject of this puzzle : SEATTLE
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Pomeranian, e.g. : DOG
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Spell-checker target : TYPO
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Common 68-Across forecast : RAIN
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Antlered animals : ELKS
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Liberal's favorite road sign? : KEEPLEFT
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Radioer's word after "Roger" : WILCO
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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"The Voice" airer : NBC
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Hillary Clinton ___ Rodham : NEE
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Some slogan writers : ADMEN
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Chivalrous offer : PERMITME
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Sommer of 1960s-'70s films : ELKE
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Waterfront 68-Across location : PIER
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Dips below the horizon : SETS
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Small, spherical vegetables : PEAS
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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It goes from one story to another : STAIR
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Obama's veep : BIDEN
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Mr. ___ (nearsighted toon) : MAGOO
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From east of the Urals : ASIAN
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Business on every block in 68-Across, so it's said : COFFEESHOP
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Body of water that 68-Across is on : PUGETSOUND
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Fish tank buildup : ALGAE
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Exams : TESTS
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Vehicle with wings and a nose : PLANE
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Gladiator fight site : ARENA
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Pesters repeatedly : MOLESTS
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Hurry of modern life : RATRACE
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King who died in his late teens : TUT
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"The Matrix" hero : NEO
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
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Fire-eating, for one : STUNT
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Expert, informally : WHIZ
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Automaker with a four-ring logo : AUDI
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On-base percentage, e.g. : STAT
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Half of a sextet : TRIO
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Stocking problem : SNAG
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Dessert divided into slices : PIE
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___ Wayne, rapper with the #1 hit "Lollipop" : LIL

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