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New York Times, Monday, September 1, 2014

40-Down : Business setback recorded on Schedule C

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FVX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
The published puzzle today looks quite different from what the constructor sent me. Allan had the theme answers running vertically, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Anagramming theme today, the letters in TAMES rearranged at the end of five themers. This one took me much longer than an average ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/1/14 ( No. 23,673 )

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Across
1
Pyramid city close to Cairo : GIZA
5
Mocking remarks : JAPES
10
"Yikes!" : EGAD
14
Achieved a perfect score on : ACED
15
Obstinate reply : IWONT
16
African country bordering 12-Down : MALI
17
Socialite who inspired 1950's "Call Me Madam" : PERLEMESTA
19
Texts, e.g.: Abbr. : MSGS
20
Fossil fuel : COAL
21
Sulu and Uhura, e.g., on the Enterprise : SHIPMATES
23
1957 hit covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1968 : SUSIEQ
25
First word in many newspaper names : THE
26
"___ you for real?" : ARE
27
___ Dhabi : ABU
28
Stale-smelling : MUSTY
31
Like Old Norse writing : RUNIC
33
Workplace communication : MEMO
35
Letters before an alias : AKA
36
Not eat eagerly : PICKAT
37
Pastrami and salami : DELIMEATS
40
Vietnam War weapon : NAPALM
43
Make a goof : ERR
44
Sea of Tranquillity, for the Apollo 11 astronauts : BASE
48
Car fuel additive : ETHYL
49
Army NCOs : SSGTS
51
Site of a church kneeler : PEW
52
___-la-la : TRA
53
McKellen who played Magneto in the "X-Men" films : IAN
55
One of a 1980s demographic : YUPPIE
57
Run out of energy : LOSESTEAM
61
Martinique et Guadeloupe : ILES
62
Many a car on the autobahn : OPEL
63
Groups hired for high-profile cases : LEGALTEAMS
66
Carpentry spacer : SHIM
67
Sky-blue : AZURE
68
Where Vietnam is : ASIA
69
Roget's listings: Abbr. : SYNS
70
Theater reservations : SEATS
71
1930s art style, informally : DECO
Down
1
Clothing chain with a "Baby" division : GAP
2
Drink cooler : ICECUBE
3
Like a game with equal winners and losers : ZEROSUM
4
Old politico Stevenson : ADLAI
5
"Garfield" cartoonist Davis : JIM
6
Leaves dumbstruck : AWES
7
Deluxe : POSH
8
It's really something : ENTITY
9
___ infection : STAPH
10
Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
11
What's filled up in a fill-up : GASTANK
12
African country bordering 16-Across : ALGERIA
13
Cut up, as a frog : DISSECT
18
Kind of school after nursery school: Abbr. : ELEM
22
Boy Scout ___ badge : MERIT
23
Uncle ___ : SAM
24
Hesitation about something : QUALM
29
Slalom, say : SKI
30
Breaks ... or an anagram of the ends of five Across answers in this puzzle : TAMES
32
Golden State school up the coast from L.A. : UCSB
34
Old jazz icon Anita : ODAY
36
The "P" of G.O.P. : PARTY
38
Perry of fashion : ELLIS
39
Part of a joule : ERG
40
Business setback recorded on Schedule C : NETLOSS
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Wither away : ATROPHY
42
Add by degrees : PHASEIN
45
Mollify : APPEASE
46
Earth-shaking : SEISMIC
47
Animal whose name sounds like a pronoun : EWE
49
It goes "Ah-h-h-choo!" : SNEEZE
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Zoot ___ : SUIT
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Mythical strong man : ATLAS
56
Beg : PLEAD
58
State trees of North Dakota and Massachusetts : ELMS
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Spanish water : AGUA
60
Many a service station adjunct : MART
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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___ Paulo : SAO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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