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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Men seldom make passes / At girls who wear glasses," e.g.

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 24,416 )
Across
1
End of "Macbeth" or "Othello" : ACTV
5
Airer of F.C.C. hearings : CSPAN
10
Something caught in a filter : SPAM
14
"Downton Abbey" countess : CORA
15
"Macbeth" or "Otello" : OPERA
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Davenport's home : IOWA
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Person between 50 and 59 : QUINQUAGENARIAN
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Supermarket checkout lines? : UPC
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RCA introduction of 1977 : VCR
22
Surfacing for a golf course : SOD
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Pie pan material : TIN
24
Sort : ILK
25
The Goddess of Pop : CHER
27
Vindictiveness : SPITE
29
Rebuke, with "off" : TELL
31
Rights, informally : DIBS
34
Oblique look : LEER
35
Brews, as tea : STEEPS
38
Orators' aids : CUECARDS
40
O'Neal's memoir of his N.B.A. rookie year : SHAQATTAQ
42
___ Brewster, Cary Grant's role in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : MORTIMER
45
Gushes, as from a water fountain : SPURTS
49
Domain : AREA
50
Water swirl : EDDY
52
Workplace fairness agcy. : EEOC
53
Acknowledge as true : COPTO
55
Things sometimes seen in banks : OARS
58
___ Lanka : SRI
59
The Braves of the N.L. East : ATL
60
Chicken drumstick : LEG
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Mythical bird : ROC
64
Black ___ (secret missions) : OPS
65
N.H.L. team that became the Colorado Avalanche : QUEBECNORDIQUES
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Frequent follower of "said" in the Bible : UNTO
70
Vietnam's capital : HANOI
71
Mistyping remedy : UNDO
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1950s British P.M. Anthony ___ : EDEN
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Central Florida metropolis, informally : OTOWN
74
Perfume : ODOR
Down
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Emulates the O. J. Simpson jury : ACQUITS
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"Men seldom make passes / At girls who wear glasses," e.g. : COUPLET
3
Sparse flow : TRICKLE
4
Moving day vehicle : VAN
5
Davenport, e.g. : COUCH
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Let off from punishment : SPARED
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Violin's string tightener : PEG
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Mars, to the Greeks : ARES
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iPod Mini successor : NANO
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Title bestowed on 72-Across : SIR
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Sidney of "Lilies of the Field" : POITIER
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Was in store for : AWAITED
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Miss ___, etiquette columnist : MANNERS
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Channel for TV shoppers : QVC
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15+ minutes of a typical TV hour : ADS
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Lucy or Ricky on "I Love Lucy" : RICARDO
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Award on a wall : PLAQUE
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Vampire in "The Vampire Chronicles" : LESTAT
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Waffle introducer? : BUT
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Gels : SETS
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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Unchanged : SAME
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Beanie, e.g. : CAP
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Logician's "There you have it" : QED
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Cousin of a baboon : MACAQUE
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Deep and sonorous, as a voice : OROTUND
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Filled (with) : REPLETE
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Reverberate : RESOUND
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Sink, as one's chances : TORPEDO
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___ kick (swimming technique) : SCISSOR
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Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary : YARROW
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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"The Thinker" sculptor : RODIN
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Many an ology: Abbr. : SCI
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Metaphor for insignificance : GNAT
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"___ courage!" (French cry) : BON
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Donator of Lennon's home to the National Trust : ONO
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Quid pro ___ : QUO

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

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