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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Like the initial letters of the answers to the six starred clues, on "Wheel of Fortune"

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Zhouqin Burnikel
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Burnikel.
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
Will tweaked a few entries (32A, 35A, 67A & 68A) of my original submission and changed lots of clues. He probably needs extra strong ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had no idea what the theme was until I hit FREE — very nice a-ha moment. Six theme entries, each starting with a FREE Wheel of ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/20/14 ( No. 23,661 )
Across
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Start to grunt? : HARDG
6
Air freshener scent : LILAC
11
Tabloid paper, slangily : RAG
14
Shudder at : ABHOR
15
Plain People : AMISH
16
Subj. for U.S. citizens-to-be : ESL
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*Fare for those 17 and up : RRATEDMOVIE
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Lunes or martes : DIA
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Google Earth offering : MAP
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Watered down : WEAK
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*Astronomical red giant : SSTAR
24
Runoff conduit : SEWER
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Steal the show from : UPSTAGE
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*"Invest With Confidence" firm : TROWEPRICE
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Swelled heads : EGOS
32
Top of a platter : SIDEA
33
Black keys, in some key signatures : FLATS
35
Schumer of Comedy Central : AMY
36
Publicist's handout : RELEASE
39
G.M.'s Mary Barra, beginning in 2014 : CEO
42
Land on the eastern Mediterranean : SYRIA
43
Imam's Almighty : ALLAH
45
"As seen ___" : ONTV
48
*Best-selling novelist who wrote the children's poetry volume "Father Goose" : LFRANKBAUM
51
Anticipate : FORESEE
53
Windblown soil : LOESS
54
*"It's Gonna Be Me" group : NSYNC
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Symbol of authority : FIST
56
Autograph seeker's encl. : SAE
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Cries of surprise : OHS
60
*The Boss's backup musicians : ESTREETBAND
64
___ Offensive of 1968 : TET
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"Julius," e.g., in Gaius Julius Caesar : NOMEN
66
Like the number 8, to the Chinese : LUCKY
67
Masthead listings, for short : EDS
68
Road signs may warn of them : ESSES
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Spaniard's "these" : ESTAS
Down
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"What's the ___ in that?" : HARM
2
Start of a magic incantation : ABRA
3
Liszt piece : RHAPSODY
4
Umlaut half : DOT
5
Tired : GREWWEARY
6
Hedy of "Ecstasy" : LAMARR
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOK
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Tyler of "Stealing Beauty" : LIV
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"Just ___ expected" : ASI
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Game in which pieces can be forked : CHESS
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Sale item attachment : REDTAG
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Cheese that's often grated : ASIAGO
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Gives the evil eye : GLARES
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Almost to the outfield wall : DEEP
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Fr. holy women : STES
25
Wearer of a natural wool coat : EWE
26
Rose Bowl stadium sch. : UCLA
27
Wasabi ___ (bar snack) : PEAS
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Org. with a no-shoes policy? : TSA
29
Wheel part : RIM
30
"Sadly ..." : IFEAR
34
Whistler in the kitchen : TEAKETTLE
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Subject of a search on Mars : LIFE
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One to admire : CLASSACT
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Mer contents : EAU
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Resistor unit : OHM
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Name that's Old Norse for "young man" : SVEN
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Abbr. in a birth announcement : LBS
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Worth mentioning : OFNOTE
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Snacked : NOSHED
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No-tell motel meetings : TRYSTS
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Many Astounding Stories cover subjects : ALIENS
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Aroma : NOSE
52
Hot spot : SCENE
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Like the initial letters of the answers to the six starred clues, on "Wheel of Fortune" : FREE
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"My Way" lyricist : ANKA
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Brand known as Dreyer's in the West : EDYS
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"Hel-l-l-lp!" : SOS
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Things Coke and Pepsi have: Abbr. : TMS
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Work tables? : BUS

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