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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 2015

Language in which the first six counting numbers are tasi, lua, tolu, fa, lima and ono

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times8/7/15 ( No. 24,013 )

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Across
1
Stretches of land : TRACTS
7
"The Yankee Years" co-author : JOETORRE
15
"All right, fine ..." : WELLOK
16
Mutineers' targets : ARSENALS
17
Runner's knee, for one : INJURY
18
Entertaining options on cable? : ZIPLINES
19
Get under control : STABILIZE
21
Mucho : LOTSA
22
Animated devil : TAZ
23
Poolside sight : CABANA
25
Paying too much interest : NOSY
26
Boatload : SLEW
28
Trapeze act venue : BIGTOP
30
It goes from shore to shore : OCEAN
32
Ones throwing light on academic studies? : DESKLAMPS
37
Best-selling 1970s poster subject, familiarly : FARRAH
39
Language in which the first six counting numbers are tasi, lua, tolu, fa, lima and ono : SAMOAN
40
Event that one might rush to attend? : FRATPARTY
44
Cookie brand : NILLA
45
Like Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" : AMORAL
47
Way down : DEEP
48
Arthroscopy reminder : SCAR
52
Some public criticisms : SNIPES
54
Bound, slightly : HOP
55
Boxer's accessory : TOWEL
57
Raid, e.g. : PESTICIDE
59
Airtight : IRONCLAD
61
Wooden : STOLID
62
Had going the wrong way, say : FAKEDOUT
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Food channel : GULLET
64
Acted alone : FLEWSOLO
65
Decides one will : OPTSTO
Down
1
Unscrews : TWISTSOFF
2
Thrifty selection : RENTALCAR
3
Its English offshoot launched in 2006 : ALJAZEERA
4
Neanderthal accompanier, in cartoons : CLUB
5
Like bagels : TORIC
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The orbital workshop was its largest component : SKYLAB
7
"The Sun Also Rises" setting : JAZZAGE
8
Points : ORIENTS
9
"The Dead Zone" ability, for short : ESP
10
Hold 'em giveaway : TELL
11
Natural insect repellent (true fact!) : ONION
12
Reached in a hurry : RANTO
13
Like inopportune months to eat oysters : RLESS
14
Salon offering : ESSAY
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Reference notation : IBID
24
Breezy assents : AOKS
27
Freeze Away target : WART
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One might be hatched : PLAN
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Major region for viticulture : NAPA
33
At a time of : AMID
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Problems that may get overblown : MOLEHILLS
35
Old/new food regimen : PALEODIET
36
Came out of it : SNAPPEDTO
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They lack subtlety : HAMS
41
Name in the news that's an anagram of OUR PLAN : RONPAUL
42
Put in a solid effort : TRIEDTO
43
Rambles : YAPS
46
"C'mon!" : LETSGO
48
Not pay what's due : STIFF
49
A pastel : CORAL
50
Stirred : AWOKE
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Green-light for another season : RENEW
53
Exercise bit : SITUP
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Monitor things, briefly : LCDS
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Texan's rival : COLT
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Place to go in London : LOO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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