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New York Times, Monday, August 25, 2014

Sandwich with toasted bread, for short

Author:
Greg Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Johnson.
Greg Johnson notes:
This puzzle was pretty straightforward ... I ran across the word BLUNDERBUSS and soon found suitable matches and just went for it. The ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
One tiny thing I debated on this puzzle was whether or not to clue UH-OH (42D) as "Oops!," as the main theme answers are. But doing so ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Just a few months ago, my wife pointed out the word BLUNDERBUSS, saying it would make the seed for a nice crossword. We never got any ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/25/14 ( No. 23,666 )
Across
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Flower stalk : STEM
5
Secy., e.g. : ASST
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Blue Ribbon brewer : PABST
14
Pledge drive bag : TOTE
15
Sport with mallets : POLO
16
Mail carrier's rounds : ROUTE
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Baja's opposite : ALTA
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Univ. instructor : PROF
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Muzzle-loading firearm : BLUNDERBUSS
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Sandwich with toasted bread, for short : BLT
24
Surgical instrument holders : TRAYS
25
Lipton alternative : TETLEY
27
Lemon-peeling utensil : ZESTER
30
All wound up : TENSE
31
Following behind, as a trailer : INTOW
32
Rec room feature : GAMETABLE
36
Sch. in Lower Manhattan : NYU
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"Oops!" : MYBAD
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"All you can ___" : EAT
39
TV news employee : CAMERAMAN
42
Topple : UPEND
44
Smiles proudly : BEAMS
45
New moon and full moon : PHASES
46
Self-confidence : APLOMB
48
All-American Soap Box Derby city : AKRON
50
"The dog ate my homework," probably : LIE
51
Promotional ballpark giveaways : BOBBLEHEADS
56
Site for washing instructions : LABEL
58
Burden : ONUS
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Roof problem : LEAK
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Occupied, as a restroom : INUSE
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Riga resident : LETT
62
The "E" in HOMES : ERIE
63
Wanderer : NOMAD
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Rice-shaped pasta : ORZO
65
Medicinal amount : DOSE
Down
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Knife wound : STAB
2
Ring, as a bell in a steeple : TOLL
3
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
4
Had it in mind : MEANTTO
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Show up : APPEAR
6
"Oops!" : SORRY
7
Unpopular roommates : SLOBS
8
Bean curd : TOFU
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Birthday party staple : PRESENT
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"You've got mail!" company : AOL
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Big pollinators : BUMBLEBEES
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Embezzled, e.g. : STOLE
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Short-tempered : TESTY
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Took from a card deck : DREW
22
Jouster's mount : STEED
26
Screener's org. : TSA
27
___ oxide (beachgoer's protection) : ZINC
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New Age star from Ireland : ENYA
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Second-rate prizefighter : STUMBLEBUM
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Federal tax enforcer, informally : TMAN
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"Y" facilities : GYMS
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Litigator's org. : ABA
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Lois at the Daily Planet : LANE
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Gate expectations, for short? : ETDS
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Sensual ballroom dance : MAMBO
40
Fair-hiring inits. : EEO
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Talked pointlessly : RAMBLED
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"I'm in trouble now!" : UHOH
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Like the walls of many dens : PANELED
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Magician's cry : PRESTO
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How a daring poker player goes : ALLIN
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Instrument for Lady Gaga : PIANO
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Doubleday of baseball lore : ABNER
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One who might cry "Oops!" : KLUTZ
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Shoestring necktie : BOLO
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Locale for a speaker and honorees : DAIS
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Spanish "that" : ESA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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