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New York Times, Saturday, August 5, 2017

1966 album ranked #2 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"

Author:
David Phillips
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Phillips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Phillips. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Phillips notes:
I have a confession: constructing a 72-word themeless grid scares me. When I personally begin solving a themeless puzzle that goes up ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some brilliant cluing today, so much clever wordplay in effect. Wordplay for short entries is great, i.e. an [Apple field] isn't a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

There was a rare error in this puzzle as first published. The original clue for PANTO at 26 Across was "Silent dramatic performance, to Brits." Pantos are anything but silent.

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© 2017, The New York Times8/5/17 ( No. 24,742 )
Across
1
Double-digit figure? : PEACESIGN
10
See 20-Across : JAPAN
15
Spider producer : ALFAROMEO
16
Lacking dexterity : INEPT
17
Untouched : LEFTALONE
18
Reform? : MORPH
19
Colosseum greeting : AVE
20
National beverage of 10-Across : SAKE
21
Scratch : RASP
22
Apple field : TECH
24
Not thought out : RASH
26
Christmastime musical/comedy stage show, in England : PANTO
27
Input : ENTER
29
"You don't have to tell me twice!" : YEAHIKNOW
31
Bit of Disneyana : CEL
33
Floor : STUN
34
Cult follower? : URE
35
Mace-wielding DC Comics superhero : HAWKMAN
39
Joint : SLAMMER
41
Actress Ortiz : ANA
42
Bullet point : ITEM
44
Put away : ATE
45
Unembellished type : SANSSERIF
48
Skip the lines, say : ADLIB
52
On-line jerks? : BITES
53
Draft picks? : OXEN
55
0, for 0 degrees : SINE
56
Toward el sol naciente : ESTE
57
Brisk pace : TROT
59
Title for Queen Isabella: Abbr. : SRA
60
Mushroom added to udon soup : ENOKI
62
Expert on the drums? : EARDOCTOR
64
Third-longest river in Africa : NIGER
65
Get through lines quickly : SPEEDREAD
66
Rumble in the night : SNORE
67
1966 album ranked #2 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" : PETSOUNDS
Down
1
It's a matter of taste : PALATE
2
Number of sides on a loonie : ELEVEN
3
Make a difference to : AFFECT
4
Monopoly token since 2013 : CAT
5
Eight-year presidencies, e.g. : ERAS
6
Kind of cell : SOLAR
7
"Don't worry about me" : IMOKAY
8
Beginnings : GENESES
9
San Francisco's ___ Valley : NOE
10
Good name for a personal trainer? : JIM
11
Winter coat : ANORAK
12
Yearly : PERANNUM
13
Smartphone home screen option : APPSTORE
14
High degree of proof? : NTHPOWER
23
"Darn it!" : HECK
25
Covers for locks : HATS
26
Party animal? : PINATA
28
Not paying attention : REMISS
30
Dance with strong percussion : HULA
32
Behind : LATE
35
Old stars : HASBEENS
36
Who wrote "We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are" : ANAISNIN
37
"Interested in one of my tickets?" : WANTTOGO
38
Enemy captain in 2009's "Star Trek" film : NERO
40
Pharma supply : MEDS
43
Collection of favorites, of a sort : MIXTAPE
46
Position in Quidditch : SEEKER
47
Relative of a skunk : FERRET
49
"Now see here ..." : LISTEN
50
Encroachment : INROAD
51
Things studied by pogonologists : BEARDS
54
Branching-out points : NODES
58
Rumpus : TODO
61
Cause of an explosion : IRE
62
Picking things up? : ESP
63
Word on une bouteille de vin : CRU

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

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