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New York Times, Friday, August 29, 2014

Longtime N.F.L. coach whose name is French for "the handsome"

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Raymon notes:
I'm very excited to have my first themeless puzzle published. My first daily puzzle was a Monday, and I've gone in order up through ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
While I don't place any arbitrary limit on the number of proper names in a puzzle — it all depends on how familiar they are, how they ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats to Dani for his first themeless! He follows a tried and true path, essentially creating four triple-stacks (one in each ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/29/14 ( No. 23,670 )
Across
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Poll Internet users on, perhaps : CROWDSOURCE
12
Inn stock : ALE
15
Code often used for take-home tests : HONORSYSTEM
16
W. Coast airport one might think has poor security? : LAX
17
Summed up : INANUTSHELL
18
Middle-earth baddie : ORC
19
Short order? : REG
20
Kiwi's companion : MATE
21
Longtime N.F.L. coach whose name is French for "the handsome" : LEBEAU
23
Ordinary person : PLEB
25
Soprano Grist : RERI
27
Neighbor of St. Kitts : NEVIS
28
Symbol of sentimentality : SYRUP
30
Anti-Mafia measure, briefly : RICO
32
Eliot title surname : BEDE
33
Budgetary concern : CAP
35
"Miss Julie" composer, 1965 : NEDROREM
37
Ray often seen over a range : RACHAEL
41
As surplus : TOSPARE
42
He played John Glenn in 1983 and John McCain in 2012 : EDHARRIS
44
Bo Jackson was one in '89 : MVP
45
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
46
Department store chain founder : MACY
48
Like un bébé : PETIT
52
Costa ___ : RICAN
54
Whaler's direction? : THAR
56
Angela Lansbury, e.g. : DAME
57
Group sharing a culture : ETHNOS
59
Year Bush was re-elected : MMIV
61
Kroger alternative : IGA
62
Mark, as a survey square : XIN
63
Singer known as "La Divina" : MARIACALLAS
66
Natural rock climber : IVY
67
Words following an understatement : ANDTHENSOME
68
Leaves on a trolley, say : TEA
69
"Don't worry ..." : RESTASSURED
Down
1
In-flight calls? : CHIRPS
2
Doc Savage portrayer : RONELY
3
Cousin of a donkey : ONAGER
4
Secured : WON
5
One expected to get beaten : DRUM
6
Cool red giant : SSTAR
7
The world, to a go-getter? : OYSTER
8
Mark the start of : USHERIN
9
Travel option: Abbr. : RTE
10
Word with wall or tower : CELL
11
Football Hall-of-Famer Tunnell : EMLEN
12
Juice source for a trendy drink : ALOEVERA
13
Bo Jackson was one in '89 : LARAIDER
14
Response to an insult : EXCUSEME
22
Played like Bird or Trane : BEBOPPED
24
Notable lifelong bachelor in U.S. history : BUCHANAN
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Player of Fin Tutuola on TV : ICET
29
Host of 1950s TV's "Bank on the Stars" : PAAR
31
Longtime Laker Lamar : ODOM
34
Salon job : PERM
36
Answer, quickly : RSVP
37
Means of furtive escape : REAREXIT
38
12-Down, often : ADDITIVE
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Neighbor of Georgia : CHECHNYA
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"South Pacific" girl : LIAT
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Political theorist Carl : SCHMITT
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Steinway competitor : YAMAHA
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Suitable job? : TAILOR
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"Count me in" : IMGAME
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Like big hair, often : TEASED
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ESPN analyst Garciaparra : NOMAR
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Sieves, in a way : RICES
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Not unhinged : SANE
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Relocation transportation : VANS
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Travel options: Abbr. : RDS
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Fighting Tigers' sch. : LSU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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