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New York Times, Monday, August 15, 2016

"Someone's gonna pay" ... or a statement about 17-, 24-, 51- and 60-Across?

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Trabucco. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Trabucco notes:
This puzzle's got an embarrassing backstory. Originally, I managed to drop EGGHEADS in as the first themer, apparently not noticing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a well-executed puzzle. Colorful themers, strong long fill, nary a gluey bit in sight, and a really fun revealer: HEADS WILL ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/15/16 ( No. 24,387 )
Across
1
Droop : SAG
4
Squished circle : OVAL
8
What to get an "E" for : EFFORT
14
Drink that's steeped : TEA
15
Mama's mate : PAPA
16
Word before name or voyage : MAIDEN
17
Easter Day activities : EGGHUNTS
19
"It's my turn!" : IMNEXT
20
Detachable toy blocks : LEGOS
21
"___, meenie ..." : EENIE
23
Grain used in making beer : MALT
24
Competition in a rodeo ring : BARRELRACE
29
Personal identity : ONESELF
31
"Trainwreck" star Schumer : AMY
32
Trade some punches : BOX
33
"Come onstage" stage direction : ENTER
35
Alternative to "trick" on Halloween : TREAT
37
"Someone's gonna pay" ... or a statement about 17-, 24-, 51- and 60-Across? : HEADSWILLROLL
41
"In God We Trust," for the United States : MOTTO
42
"They're mine now!," informally : GOTEM
43
Openly gay : OUT
44
Groovy : FAB
47
God, with "the" : CREATOR
51
Legs at KFC : DRUMSTICKS
54
___ of the above : NONE
55
Culture: Prefix : ETHNO
56
Garlicky mayo : AIOLI
57
Walk very, very quietly : TIPTOE
60
Early home for Lincoln : LOGCABIN
63
Natural : INBORN
64
Bangkok native : THAI
65
Alex and ___ (jewelry retailer) : ANI
66
Takes pleasure in : ENJOYS
67
Red-lettered announcement added to a real estate sign : SOLD
68
Bear's home : DEN
Down
1
Patron of mariners : STELMO
2
Sea crossed by the Argonauts : AEGEAN
3
Group of geese : GAGGLE
4
Numbered musical work : OPUS
5
What may help you make your move? : VAN
6
Likely : APT
7
Intense beam : LASER
8
"8 Mile" rapper : EMINEM
9
Genealogist's drawing : FAMILYTREE
10
Like sand vis-à-vis gravel : FINER
11
"___ on a Grecian Urn" : ODE
12
Latin for "king" : REX
13
Detonation material : TNT
18
Place where one is under uncomfortable pressure : HOTSEAT
22
Time in history : ERA
24
Usually toasted sandwiches, for short : BLTS
25
Not many : AFEW
26
Brother of Cain : ABEL
27
Big product of Kentucky : COAL
28
Phone no. addition : EXT
30
"And that's that" : ENDOFSTORY
34
Fix, as an election : RIG
36
Bucharest's home : ROMANIA
37
Midnight, for one : HOUR
38
"___, Brute!" : ETTU
39
Key's partner : LOCK
40
Mail: Abbr. : LTRS
41
"The ___ Squad" of TV and film : MOD
45
Home to Plato and Aristotle : ATHENS
46
Trash container : BIN
48
"That's a shame" : TOOBAD
49
Connected to Wi-Fi, say : ONLINE
50
Bring under control : REININ
52
"Same here!" : METOO
53
Indianapolis footballers : COLTS
56
Boric ___ : ACID
57
Score before sudden death : TIE
58
Word after Holiday or Days : INN
59
Homemade sandwich, informally : PBJ
61
"What a surprise!" : OHO
62
___ pal (female bestie) : GAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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