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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 2013

Film lead character featured in a Disney World attraction

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Livengood.
Ian Livengood notes:
This puzzle was really, really easy to construct. All I had to do was go to xwordthemegenerator.com, select a preset grid, click ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

As with all of Ian's puzzles, the fill in this grid is particularly clean and lively. Also, the theme has a twist I've never seen before.

Jeff Chen notes:
I laughed when I hit ITS SUPERMAN. Rare that I get a chuckle out of a Thursday crossword, so kudos to Ian for the clever idea. Not ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/12/13 ( No. 23,319 )

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Across
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Atlantic City hot spot, with "the" : TAJ
4
Line out of N.Y.C. : LIRR
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Badge, maybe : AWARD
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___ Nazir ("Homeland" character) : ABU
14
Lettuce : BREAD
16
Black Sea getaway : DACHA
17
Land on the Black Sea: Abbr. : ROM
18
Film lead character featured in a Disney World attraction : JACKSPARROW
20
Dines : SUPS
22
Put down : QUELL
23
Pizazz : ZING
24
Remark about the end of 18-Across : ITSABIRD
26
Hamlet's parts : ABODES
28
They're often seen with bows : TUXES
29
By and by : ANON
30
Recoiled (from) : SHIED
31
Kind of printer for home or office : BUBBLEJET
36
Kit ___ : KAT
37
School door sign : GIRLS
38
Mideast inits. : UAE
39
Remark about the end of 31-Across : ITSAPLANE
42
1%, say : ELITE
44
Bucolic settings : LEAS
45
Short-story writer Munro : ALICE
46
One that sucks at work? : VACUUM
49
2000 N.L M.V.P. who played for the Giants : JEFFKENT
52
Kind of jacket : ETON
53
Politico Mo : UDALL
55
Owner of Half.com : EBAY
56
Remark about the end of 49-Across : ITSSUPERMAN
59
Saddler's tool : AWL
60
Bar stock : LIMES
61
"F" accompanier, perhaps : SEEME
62
Arctic explorer John : RAE
63
XX : SCORE
64
Was attractive : DREW
65
Turk. neighbor : SYR
Down
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Tibia connections : TARSI
2
"Er, yeah, regarding what happened ..." : ABOUTTHAT
3
Things that zip up to go down? : JUMPSUITS
4
Subj. of an Austin library and museum : LBJ
5
Mosul residents : IRAQIS
6
Appear over? : RECUR
7
Did some garden work : RAKED
8
Tube inits. : ADA
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Where a photographer might take shots? : WARZONE
10
Unpleasantly pungent : ACRID
11
View from Valence : RHONE
12
Bros : DAWGS
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Connecting inits. : DSL
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Alternatives : PLANBS
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___-Coburg and Gotha (former British ruling family) : SAXE
25
Soft spot : BED
27
Land on one side of Lake Titicaca: Abbr. : BOL
29
Hardly inept : ABLE
30
Item attached to a boot : SKI
31
Angle : BIAS
32
Base for some Chinese art : URN
33
Trendy features of some high-end gyms : JUICEBARS
34
Eroded : EATENAWAY
35
It may have a ring collar : TEE
37
Dress to wow : GLAMUP
40
Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
41
Little, in Lille : PEU
42
Dobby, e.g., in the Harry Potter books : ELF
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Modern verbal crutch : LIKE
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Blazing : AFLAME
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They may accompany trains : VEILS
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Ghost story? : ATTIC
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Certain cocktail, informally : COSMO
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Leto of "My So-Called Life" : JARED
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Hunter who says "Be vewy vewy quiet" : ELMER
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Texas city named for a president : TYLER
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Notre-Dame-___-Champs (Paris Métro stop) : DES
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Ply : USE
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Fresh : NEW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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