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New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 2016

___ Saknussemm, discoverer of the center of the earth in "Journey to the Center of the Earth"

Author:
Jonathan M. Kaye
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JMZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kaye.
Jonathan M. Kaye notes:
This was my first crossword accepted by the New York Times — so exciting! (TOP OFF was accepted second, but published first.) Will and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle got the BOOT! Neat to see the Os in various cars become Qs, that little diagonal line looking like an actual boot — if you ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/4/16 ( No. 24,376 )

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Across
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Like the Miller beer logo : ASLANT
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Cred : REP
10
Big dogs in dogfights : ACES
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___ salad : CAESAR
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Lever used in propulsion : OAR
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Malarkey : BOSH
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Almost out : DROWSY
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Jai alai bet of 1-3-7, e.g. : TRIFECTA
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Cat : felid :: dog : ___ : CANID
21
Incapacitated Chevy? : SILVERADQ
22
Captivated : RAPT
24
Smooth, in a way : SAND
25
Incapacitated Ford? : EXPLQRER
29
Sub-Saharan sucker : TSETSE
33
Saints are part of it, for short : NFL
34
Mountain ridge : ARETE
36
Fancy pitcher : EWER
37
Lunes y martes : DIAS
39
Whoopi's breakout role in "The Color Purple" : CELIE
40
"Das ist verboten!" : NEIN
41
"East of Eden" director Kazan : ELIA
42
Hoity-___ : TOITY
43
"Star Wars" nickname : ANI
44
Landmark sometimes called "The Great One" : DENALI
46
Incapacitated Jeep? : CHERQKEE
49
Predators of elephants, in myth : ROCS
51
His brother was given the name Israel : ESAU
52
Incapacitated Lincoln? : NAVIGATQR
56
Offering from an urban street cart : KEBAB
60
Queen's mate : DRONEBEE
61
Roosevelt predecessor? : DELANO
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Before, when placed before : ANTE
63
Aromatic neckwear : LEI
64
"Gotcha, I'm on it" : WILLDO
65
Eager : KEEN
66
Man's name that's an anagram of 63-Across : ELI
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Not take no for an answer : INSIST
Down
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Hard rock band formed by Malcolm and Angus Young : ACDC
2
Poet Teasdale : SARA
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Historic kingdom in Spain : LEON
4
Like a vortex : ASWIRL
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Big Board competitor : NASDAQ
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Go for it : TRY
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Indian flatbread : ROTI
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Robert Crawley and his father before him, on "Downton Abbey" : EARLS
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Tails, of a sort : PRIVATEEYES
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North Sea oil port : ABERDEEN
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Natural stimulant : COCA
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
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N.B.A. star-turned-sports analyst, familiarly : SHAQ
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Marshes : FENS
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Standard auto feature : STEREO
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Realistic : PRACTICABLE
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Wrapped up : ENDED
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Sci-fi case : XFILE
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Geographical feature in "America the Beautiful" : PLAIN
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Shroud of Turin, e.g. : RELIC
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Refinement : TWEAK
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It flows into the English Channel at Le Havre : SEINE
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Children's TV character with a fondness for baths : ERNIE
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Devout Mormon, e.g. : TITHER
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Dulles terminal designer : SAARINEN
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Theater box : LOGE
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Earn, as big bucks : RAKEIN
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Puts down : QUELLS
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Toughness : STEEL
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Home to Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park : NDAK
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___ Saknussemm, discoverer of the center of the earth in "Journey to the Center of the Earth" : ARNE
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Word on a political button : VOTE
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Longest-reigning British monarch, informally : QEII
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East Indies tourist destination : BALI
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They make connections : ANDS
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Result of a parking violation ... as illustrated four times in this puzzle? : BOOT
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Motorist's offense, for short : DWI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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