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New York Times, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer event, briefly ... or a phonetic hint to 19-, 26-, 47- and 53-Across

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {GW} Scrabble average: 2.01 This is puzzle # 166 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:

When you rip someone else off, it's called plagiarism. When you rip yourself off, it's called style.

Will Shortz notes:
I've noticed that the crossword blogs often comment on constructors jamming in the high-value Scrabble letters (J, Q, X and Z). It's a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Befuddled by the theme today? Try reading BBQ as an order: "B, be Q!" Took me a while to figure out that clue, but it provided for a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

In this puzzle by BQ we change B to Q. Probably just coincidence.

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J
2
U
3
J
4
U
5
B
6
L
7
O
8
T
9
F
10
R
11
A
12
S
13
E
V
A
N
14
R
O
T
H
15
C
L
O
T
H
16
T
A
X
I
17
R
I
T
A
18
A
E
T
N
A
19
C
20
O
R
N
O
N
21
T
H
E
C
O
Q
22
A
23
S
24
H
E
N
25
K
A
N
T
26
T
H
E
F
A
27
Q
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F
29
O
U
R
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E
31
S
32
T
33
A
34
M
I
A
35
T
B
A
R
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B
R
O
I
L
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O
F
T
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I
S
A
D
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O
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R
A
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I
N
C
42
S
T
U
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M
P
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E
R
A
S
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T
K
O
46
T
Y
P
O
47
J
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E
R
R
Y
Q
49
U
I
L
T
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D
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O
R
M
52
U
P
S
E
T
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Q
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U
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E
E
N
S
I
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Z
57
E
58
Q
E
D
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U
T
I
L
E
60
N
O
N
U
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I
62
C
63
B
64
M
65
I
N
N
E
R
66
E
L
O
I
67
K
O
B
E
68
D
E
E
D
69
M
A
S
K
70
E
S
Q
S
© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0806 ( 23,647 )

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Across
1
Tribal symbol of luck : JUJU
5
Printout problem : BLOT
9
Some brothers : FRAS
13
Actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
14
Singer David Lee ___ : ROTH
15
Dust collector : CLOTH
16
Where business is picking up? : TAXI
17
Memorable 2005 Gulf hurricane : RITA
18
Prudential rival : AETNA
19
French chicken dish garnished with kernels? : CORNONTHECOQ
22
Whitish : ASHEN
25
Philosopher who asked "What is enlightenment?" : KANT
26
Quartet on an online help page? : THEFAQFOUR
30
This: Sp. : ESTA
34
Rapper with the 2008 hit "Paper Planes" : MIA
35
It can give you a lift : TBAR
36
Lie in the hot sun : BROIL
37
Frequent, in odes : OFT
38
Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
41
Company's end? : INC
42
Totally puzzle : STUMP
44
Key periods : ERAS
45
M.M.A. decision : TKO
46
Bad character? : TYPO
47
What Ben stitched for his business partner? : JERRYQUILT
50
Quad part : DORM
52
Jets' victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III, famously : UPSET
53
Royal ending to a mathematical proof? : QUEENSIZEQED
59
Functional : UTILE
60
Lower-class, in Leeds : NONU
61
Warhead carrier, for short : ICBM
65
Central : INNER
66
The Time Traveler's hosts : ELOI
67
Longtime teammate of 12-Down : KOBE
68
Something good for a scout, say : DEED
69
Trick-or-treater's wear : MASK
70
Ones working on a case-by-case basis?: Abbr. : ESQS
Down
1
Black : JET
2
Cavalier's sch. : UVA
3
Florida port, briefly : JAX
4
Trick-or-treater's cause : UNICEF
5
"It's f-f-freezing!" : BRRR
6
Choice cut : LOIN
7
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" lyricist Harbach : OTTO
8
1998 Alanis Morissette hit with a slangy misspelling : THANKU
9
Swifter : FLEETER
10
Big source of coll. scholarships : ROTC
11
53 for I, e.g. : ATNO
12
Longtime teammate of 67-Across : SHAQ
15
"High Hopes" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
20
How the police might investigate someone : ONATIP
21
Driveway topper : TAR
22
Not more than : ATMOST
23
Deceitful : SHIFTY
24
Intensify : HEATUP
27
Play callers, for short : QBS
28
Drone regulator, in brief : FAA
29
"Atten-TION!," e.g. : ORDER
31
"You're right about that" : SOITIS
32
Cat collar sound : TINKLE
33
Literary giant from Concord, Mass. : ALCOTT
36
Like the sport of jai alai : BASQUE
39
"Catch-22" character who "hasn't got brains enough to be unhappy" : ORR
40
Flat fish : RAY
43
Patterned (after) : MODELED
47
Yearbook sect. : JRS
48
Rapper with the autobiography "The Way I Am" : EMINEM
49
John who won two Pulitzers for fiction : UPDIKE
51
British pound, informally : ONER
53
British pound, informally : QUID
54
___ Reader : UTNE
55
Article in Arnsberg : EINE
56
Dreyfus Affair chronicler : ZOLA
57
Book of Mormon prophet : ENOS
58
Classic Nestlé drink : QUIK
62
Trig. function : COS
63
Summer event, briefly ... or a phonetic hint to 19-, 26-, 47- and 53-Across : BBQ
64
Año part : MES

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

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