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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 2015

"Not marble, ___ the gilded monuments / Of princes ...": Shak.

Author:
Evan Birnholz
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Evan Birnholz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Birnholz.
Evan Birnholz notes:
I'm a major proponent of the OXFORD COMMA, so I built a puzzle around it. I submitted two clues for that one: [It comes right before ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Cool layout, one that disperses feature entries throughout. As much as I like the usual triple-stacks-in-each-of-the-four-corners, it ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times8/29/15 ( No. 24,035 )

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Across
1
Dump : AXE
4
Minuteman III, e.g. : ICBM
8
Page formatting aid : TABSET
14
Group of shooting stars, for short? : NBA
15
Do some drills? : BORE
16
Piece heard in "Immortal Beloved" : EROICA
17
"Not marble, ___ the gilded monuments / Of princes ...": Shak. : NOR
18
Stereotypical pennant waver, colloquially : ALUM
19
Aid in target shooting : REDDOT
20
Much-debated grammar subject : OXFORDCOMMA
23
Battle of Isengard participant : ENT
24
One getting a beating in the kitchen? : YOLK
25
Perianth component : SEPAL
26
Recurring Shakespearean figure : FOOL
27
Pass : ENACT
29
"I'm listening" : LAYITONME
31
Forced out at home? : DEPORTED
33
First name in 2000s pop music : MILEY
34
* * * * *, say : RAVE
35
Part of ;-) : WINK
36
Gets toasty : WARMS
38
Where a bowler might go on a date : HATCHECK
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44
President #36, #41 or #43 : TEXAN
45
Eminem's "___ I Collapse" : TILL
46
Necessary things, perhaps : EVILS
48
"La Dolce Vita" setting : ROME
49
Count six E's in this puzzle clue, for example : ERR
50
Marks of derision : SCAREQUOTES
52
God, in Hebrew literature : ADONAI
54
Savanna sights : GNUS
55
Govt. org. with roots going back to the Civil War : IRS
56
Spice mixture in an Indian restaurant : MASALA
57
One of the housewives on "Desperate Housewives" : EDIE
58
Longtime Washington Post theater critic Richard : COE
59
Surveying device with letter-shaped rests : YLEVEL
60
Where to find solutions : LABS
61
Member of a small work force? : ANT
Down
1
Got to : ANNOYED
2
Microsoft release of 2013 : XBOXONE
3
Feature of a bomber hat : EARFLAP
4
Skyscraper piece : IBAR
5
Unpleasant things to pass around : COLDS
6
He died while filming "Game of Death" : BRUCELEE
7
Place for minutes : MEMOPAD
8
Restriction for some offices : TERMLIMIT
9
Integration calculation : AREA
10
Hottie's hot thing : BOD
11
Start of a record : SIDEONE
12
High class? : ECONOMY
13
Tell : TATTLE
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"My Darling Clementine" locale : OKCORRAL
22
"___ I?" : MAY
26
Romanticized figure : FOLKHERO
28
Lady love? : TRAMP
30
Color : TINCT
32
The Oscars, e.g. : TVSPECIAL
35
"Flying" one : WALLENDA
36
Big producer of novelty records, informally : WEIRDAL
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"Sweet Child O' Mine" rocker : AXLROSE
38
Do stuff : HAIRGEL
39
Things rarely seen : EXOTICA
40
Brown's follower : CAMERON
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Mideast diet : KNESSET
42
Blue, say : STEAMY
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"Little" girl of fiction : EVA
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News filler : SQUIB
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Good time to get the goods : SALE
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Milks : USES
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___ system (car's built-in GPS) : NAV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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