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New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Author:
Jacob McDermott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob McDermott

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McDermott. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob McDermott notes:
Initially I had TWODOOR as 45-down with CARFIRE symmetrically placed in the 4-down slot. This led to some uninspiring fill, a change ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats Jacob on your debut and excellent work coming up with such a cleanly-filled puzzle! A nice example of the "both words can ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0827 ( 23,303 )
Across
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Chowder ingredient : CLAM
5
Go fish : ANGLE
10
"Dear" advice-giver : ABBY
14
Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
15
Pricey watch : ROLEX
16
Hacienda room : SALA
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Product of colliding weather systems : STORMFRONT
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Lowlife : SCUM
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Extra-powerful engine : TURBO
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Mr. ___ (Peter Lorre role) : MOTO
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What some strummers strum, informally : UKES
23
Fainting fits, e.g. : SPELLS
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Grinders : MOLARS
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Carve in stone : ETCH
29
Manage : GETBY
32
"Bonanza" brother : HOSS
35
1982 Fleetwood Mac hit whose title is sung three times after "Come on and" : HOLDME
39
Altar constellation : ARA
40
Tolkien creature : ENT
41
Coupe, e.g. ... or a hint to 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 34-Down : TWODOOR
42
Breach : GAP
43
Expert : ACE
44
Really enjoys : EATSUP
45
"All ___ are off!" : BETS
46
Annoy : PEEVE
48
McEntire of country : REBA
50
Rustic accommodations : LODGES
54
Cheap booze : ROTGUT
58
Digging : INTO
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Meara of comedy : ANNE
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More than elbow : SHOVE
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Weenie : NERD
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Annual tennis tournament played on clay : FRENCHOPEN
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"Bye now" : CIAO
67
Do without : FORGO
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Bowlful for Bowser : ALPO
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Admittance : ENTRY
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At sea : LOST
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Flings : CASTS
2
Began to smoke : LITUP
3
Dig, so to speak : ADORE
4
Children's game in which players "knuckle down" : MARBLES
5
Kennel sound : ARF
6
Usual figure : NORM
7
Melancholy : GLOOM
8
Slow, musically : LENTO
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Laud : EXTOL
10
Give one's word : ASSURE
11
Behind the scenes : BACKSTAGE
12
Feeling down : BLUE
13
Thanksgiving dish : YAMS
18
Shed : MOLT
24
Vowel sound represented by an upside-down "e" : SCHWA
26
Teen follower : AGER
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Happening with lots of laughs : HOOT
30
Sitter's headache : BRAT
31
Goes on and on and on : YAPS
32
Bucket of bolts : HEAP
33
How many times Laurence Olivier won a Best Actor Oscar : ONCE
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Metaphor for a sharp mind : STEELTRAP
36
Mormon Church inits. : LDS
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Forbidding, as an expression : DOUR
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Sullen sort : MOPER
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Angry, with "off" : TEED
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Aromatherapy purchase : BATHOIL
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Kind of doll : VOODOO
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Claptrap : BOSH
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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Noted bankruptcy of 2001 : ENRON
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Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
55
Switch from amateur status : GOPRO
56
Eye parts : UVEAS
57
Article of faith : TENET
58
Ancient Andean : INCA
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Dog on TV's "Topper" : NEIL
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M.I.T. grad, often: Abbr. : ENGR
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Coquettish : COY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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