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New York Times, Monday, August 10, 2015

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Carolyn W. Stewart notes:

I love cheese! Out shopping one day, I noticed the various ways cheese is packaged. "Say, cheese would be a nice idea for a Monday puzzle," I uttered to myself.

Jeff Chen notes:
Shapes of cheese today, a WEDGE, CUBE, BLOCK, WHEEL, and … SLAB? What, no Kraft American "cheese" SLICEs? As a somewhat ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0810 ( 24,016 )

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Across
1
Pinnacle : ACME
5
"That was a close one!" : PHEW
9
Penny-pinching : CHEAP
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Back end of a hammer : PEEN
15
Toy building brick : LEGO
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Like some screws and translations : LOOSE
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*Club used in a bunker : SANDWEDGE
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Confess (to) : OWNUP
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N.J. winter hrs. : EST
21
Old crones : HAGS
22
Rehab problem, for short : DTS
23
Boardwalk's locale : SEASIDE
25
Zero chance : NOHOPE
28
33 1/3 r.p.m. records : LPS
29
Cracker spread : PATE
30
Priest's robe : ALB
32
*1980s hand-held puzzle craze : RUBIKSCUBE
36
"Garfield" dog : ODIE
37
___ of Man : ISLE
38
Dashing Flynn of films : ERROL
39
Woodworking tool : ADZE
40
Corp. bigwigs : CEOS
41
*Many a countertop : MARBLESLAB
43
Part of a circle : ARC
44
"That's mine!" : DIBS
45
Bake sale purchase : PIE
46
Avoids, as an issue : SKIRTS
48
Reference work on notable people published since 1899 : WHOSWHO
52
Golf ball propper-upper : TEE
53
Swamp critter : CROC
54
Move like a flea : HOP
55
What 32-Across has six of : FACES
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"Smile!" ... or a hint to the ends of the answers to the five starred clues : SAYCHEESE
60
Midterms and finals : EXAMS
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Long, arduous walk : TREK
62
Look through binoculars, e.g. : PEER
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Full of gossip : NEWSY
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3, 4 and 5, on golf courses : PARS
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Alan of "The Aviator" : ALDA
Down
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Cathedral areas : APSES
2
Stop : CEASE
3
*Inability to recall something : MENTALBLOCK
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Stop : END
5
Argue in court : PLEAD
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Waffle : HEDGE
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Waffle ingredients : EGGS
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Misfortune : WOE
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Cover with a garment : CLOTHE
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"In what way?" : HOWSO
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Many, many years : EON
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Sch. in Tempe : ASU
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Vim and vigor : PEP
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___ broom : WHISK
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"I gotta hear this!" : DOTELL
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007 and others : SPIES
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Big shot : NABOB
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*Riverboat propeller : PADDLEWHEEL
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"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
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Contented cat sounds : PURRS
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British network, with "the" : BEEB
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Costa ___ : RICA
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___ manual : USERS
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Jew or Arab : SEMITE
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Grouchy sorts : CRABS
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Green spot in a desert : OASIS
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Many, many years : EPOCH
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Like gala attire : DRESSY
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List components : ITEMS
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More twisted, as humor : WRYER
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Takes to a pawnshop : HOCKS
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Fleeced : HOSED
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La Scala offering : OPERA
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Irene of "Fame" : CARA
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Quagmire : FEN
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Paul Bunyan's tool : AXE
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Cornfield call : CAW
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Gas tank additive : STP
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Org. concerned with clean air : EPA

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

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