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New York Times, Friday, August 22, 2014

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
The first time I ever saw the entry EZER in a grid, my mind was blown. I had no idea who this Israeli figure was, but all I knew was ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
As I may have mentioned once, SDI (4D) is an entry I'd like to ban from crosswords, as it's a long out-of-date initialism. But here, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some strong entries in today's puzzle, with BBQ SANDWICH and BLISTER PACK singing to me. The former makes my mouth water, and the ... read more
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B
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B
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Q
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S
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A
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N
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D
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W
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I
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C
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H
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T
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B
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G
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D
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S
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F
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G
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0822 ( 23,663 )
Across
1
Something that goes from a pit to your stomach? : BBQSANDWICH
12
Snarky sound : HEH
15
It has billions of barrels : SAUDIARABIA
16
Queen of Thebes, in myth : INO
17
One may tell a conductor to slow down : TRAINSIGNAL
18
Sound of a slug : BAM
19
Sashimi selection : AHI
20
Buckled : GAVE
21
Dos little words? : TEAMO
23
Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
25
Large part of some herds : EWES
28
Brand of bait pellets : DCON
29
Fix : SPAY
30
Walt Disney Concert Hall designer : FRANKGEHRY
32
Cop : STEAL
34
Monarchial support : ROYALISM
35
G squared? : MIL
37
Spotmatic, e.g., briefly : SLR
38
Unhelpful reply to "How did you do that?" : ITSMAGIC
43
Screen entertainers with many gigs? : IPADS
47
"All the President's Men" figure : DEEPTHROAT
49
Like many hipsters : ARTY
51
Actress Blanchett : CATE
52
Pie hole : TRAP
53
Parts of kingdoms : PHYLA
54
Juan's sweetheart : AMIGA
56
___ rock (some George Harrison music) : RAGA
58
With 59-Across, race that's not very competitive : FUN
59
See 58-Across : RUN
60
Pill holder : BLISTERPACK
64
Occasion to do a late shift?: Abbr. : DST
65
Member of a "great" quintet : LAKEONTARIO
66
___ Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro : SAO
67
Mideast president who wrote "The Battle for Peace," 1981 : EZERWEIZMAN
Down
1
Regulus A and Bellatrix : BSTARS
2
Gets rounds around town? : BARHOPS
3
Show fear of : QUAILAT
4
Govt. project whose logo depicted a shield in space : SDI
5
Danny of the Celtics : AINGE
6
Curiosity producer : NASA
7
First course selection : DRIVER
8
Do battle : WAGEWAR
9
Counterpart of "abu" : IBN
10
"Burn Notice" grp. : CIA
11
Freeze : HALT
12
Literally, "fire bowl" : HIBACHI
13
Doesn't just attract : ENAMORS
14
Cache for cash, say : HOMONYM
22
1963 Pulitzer winner Leon : EDEL
24
It's KOH, chemically : LYE
26
"The Killing" star Mireille ___ : ENOS
27
Like some lobbies : SKYLIT
30
Trip up? : FLIGHT
31
T. S. of literature : GARP
33
Member of a Latin trio : AMAT
36
Line to Jamaica in N.Y.C. : LIRR
38
Bar necessities : IDCARDS
39
"Dream" group in Barcelona in 1992 : TEAMUSA
40
Mounted below the surface of : SETINTO
41
QuickTime or RealPlayer format option : MPEG
42
Like boors vis-à-vis gentlemen : COARSER
44
Masseur gratifier : AAH
45
Raise crops on the Plains, maybe : DRYFARM
46
So-called "Helen of the West Indies" : STLUCIA
48
Director of the 2012 comedy "This Is 40" : APATOW
50
Try to pull off, say : YANKON
53
Epic start : PARTI
55
Cutting it : ABLE
57
Replicator, e.g. : GENE
61
___-Boy : LAZ
62
Old White House nickname : IKE
63
Guerra's opposite : PAZ

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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