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New York Times, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Author:
David C. Duncan Dekker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David C. Duncan Dekker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a QUINTUPLE pangram. Scrabble average: 2.65 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Dekker. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David C. Duncan Dekker notes:
130 out of a possible 185 letters had to reach the fivefold mark; therefore, leaving me with only 55 extras letters to maneuver ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
At XWord Info, we track a ton of records. Note that Dave's name appears three times on the pangram records list now … every one of his ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
This is the first ever QUINTUPLE pangram in the NYT. Double pangrams appeared occasionally even in pre-Shortz grids. The first triple ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0810 ( 24,382 )

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Across
1
Frequent flier : BIRD
5
43-Across in one's ___ : CRAW
9
Mmes., in Madrid : SRAS
13
Key of Schubert's "Trout" Quintet: Abbr. : AMAJ
14
Kool-Aid flavor : GRAPE
15
Put a stop to : HALT
16
O.K., in slang : JAKE
17
Levels : RAZES
18
Close to closed : AJAR
19
Fusion dance-music genre : ACIDJAZZ
21
South African tongue : TSWANA
23
One of 17 in Monopoly: Abbr. : AVE
24
Kind of sauce, for short : BBQ
25
See 59-Down : HAW
26
Like an Old English sheepdog : SHAGGY
30
Gulp down : QUAFF
32
Party handout : FAVOR
33
Like each letter of the alphabet in this puzzle, at minimum : QUINTUPLE
37
Work determinedly (through) : PLOW
38
Sharp-witted : QUICK
39
Enthusiasm : ZEAL
40
Part of a neutron's makeup : DOWNQUARK
42
Some presidential appointees : CZARS
43
See 5-Across : STICK
44
Beauty spot : DAYSPA
45
Go a few rounds : BOX
48
Sort : ILK
49
Foot-stomping dance : JIG
50
Free (from) : EXEMPT
52
Like 100 vis-à-vis 20 : FIVEFOLD
57
Lead-in to space : AERO
58
"Can't say as ___" : IHAVE
60
African antelope : ORYX
61
"Butt out," briefly : MYOB
62
"Out of the question!" : NEVER
63
Powerful engine, informally : HEMI
64
Like calendar firemen : SEXY
65
Transmission setting : GEAR
66
Albuquerque's home: Abbr. : NMEX
Down
1
Tijuana's locale : BAJA
2
Apple variety : IMAC
3
Turkish brandy : RAKI
4
Spun records, say : DJED
5
Pokémon Go, e.g. : CRAZE
6
Twit : RAZZ
7
Copycat : APE
8
Place primarily populated by Palestinians : WESTBANK
9
"Arms and the Man" playwright : SHAW
10
Eastern ruler : RAJAH
11
___ Thompson a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo : ALANA
12
Building material for one of the Three Little Pigs : STRAW
14
"Good ___!" : GRAVY
20
Jaromir ___, five-time N.H.L. scoring leader : JAGR
22
About 6.5 million for the Pentagon: Abbr. : SQFT
24
Regal automaker : BUICK
26
West Coast cop squad, for short : SFPD
27
Sign of a saint : HALO
28
Swear : AVOW
29
Evening wear : GOWNS
30
Odd behavior : QUIRK
31
Out of focus : FUZZY
33
Mock doc : QUACK
34
Some baby food : PEAS
35
Acronym for an outdoor fantasy game : LARP
36
Mrs. Einstein : ELSA
38
Kind of bee : QUILTING
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Ear swab : QTIP
42
Place for a parakeet : CAGE
44
Reef explorer : DIVER
45
Smiles broadly : BEAMS
46
Daisy variety : OXEYE
47
Copy off another's paper? : XEROX
49
Deceptive talker : JIVER
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"___-Dick" : MOBY
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___ bean : FAVA
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Warm Alpine wind : FOHN
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Beehive State city : OREM
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___ disease : LYME
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519, in old Rome : DXIX
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With 25-Across, a farm call : HEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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