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New York Times, Monday, August 7, 2017

The first one begins "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked"

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Christian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times8/7/17 ( No. 24,744 )
Across
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Inn, informally : BANDB
6
"No ___" (menu phrase) : MSG
9
Sight on the coast of Norway : FJORD
14
Ancient Greek marketplace : AGORA
15
It's roughly 78% nitrogen : AIR
16
Slow, in music : LENTO
17
Put a new price on : RETAG
18
Fury : IRE
19
Animal that frolics in streams : OTTER
20
Feature of the big city : BRIGHTLIGHTS
23
XXX-XX-XXXX fig. : SSN
24
Fawn's mother : DOE
25
Japanese port city : OSAKA
28
Practical joke show first aired in 1948 : CANDIDCAMERA
32
"I goofed!" : MYBAD
35
Egg cell : OVUM
36
Coq au ___ : VIN
37
Advocate for the 50-and-over crowd : AARP
38
What card dealers deal : HANDS
40
Competed : VIED
41
Reggae relative : SKA
42
"Beloved" author Morrison : TONI
43
Violet variety : PANSY
44
Secret military operation : COVERTACTION
48
Arena, e.g. : VENUE
49
Inquire : ASK
50
A, in Acapulco : UNA
53
Speaker of the last words of 20-, 28- and 44-Across : FILMDIRECTOR
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A lot of them can be found on a lot : AUTOS
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Be under the weather : AIL
61
Sacred choral work : MOTET
62
The first one begins "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked" : PSALM
63
Madhouse : ZOO
64
Double-clicks on, say : OPENS
65
Looks after : TENDS
66
"To ___ is human ..." : ERR
67
Like almost every major character on "The Big Bang Theory" : NERDY
Down
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Cutting remarks : BARBS
2
Golden ___ (elderly sorts) : AGERS
3
Away from the office : NOTIN
4
Long inhaling of a cigarette : DRAG
5
Capital of Iraq : BAGHDAD
6
Took to the post office : MAILED
7
iPhone assistant : SIRI
8
The kid in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" : GREG
9
Detritus at sea : FLOTSAM
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Detritus at sea : JETSAM
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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GPS offering: Abbr. : RTE
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Palme ___ (top prize at Cannes) : DOR
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Weight unit for a bridge : TON
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___-pocus : HOCUS
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Actor Costner or Spacey : KEVIN
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Leo : lion :: ___ : ram : ARIES
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Bit of attire sometimes worn backward : CAP
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Greek column style : IONIC
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Object made obsolescent by streaming : DVD
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Tennis's Murray : ANDY
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Not fem. : MASC
33
Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
34
Courageous : BRAVE
38
Ritz-Carlton, for one : HOTEL
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Good "Wheel of Fortune" purchase for the answer PANAMA CANAL : ANA
40
Vehicle for a painter or plumber : VAN
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"You get what you pay for" and others : TRUISMS
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Character on a collectible card : POKEMON
45
Wrap around : ENFOLD
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Le Carré's "Tinker ___ Soldier Spy" : TAILOR
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Tel Aviv's land: Abbr. : ISR
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Speak : UTTER
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On and on : NOEND
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Pretentious : ARTSY
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Designer Christian : DIOR
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Manage : COPE
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Appropriate : APT
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Employ : USE
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Something that might be picked up at the beach : TAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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