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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 2015

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
4-Down : "Good heavens!"
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Burnikel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2015, The New York Times9/14/15 ( No. 24,051 )
Across
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Hiking trail reference : MAP
4
Sign in a radio studio : ONAIR
9
Massage : RUB
12
Like most Jordanians : ARAB
14
Klum of "Project Runway" : HEIDI
15
Lawyer's assignment : CASE
16
Hockey team that plays at Staples Center : LOSANGELESKINGS
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"Same here!" : IDOTOO
20
Chocolate wafer bar in a red wrapper : KITKAT
21
Super Bowl advertiser with Clydesdale horses : BUDWEISER
25
Don : PUTON
28
___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
29
Lab glasses : VIALS
33
Pale-faced : ASHY
34
What someone's best at : FORTE
36
Online tech review site : CNET
37
ABC a.m. show, for short : GMA
38
Luxury watch brand : ROLEX
39
What a fawn might grow into : DOE
40
Food in a feedbag : OATS
42
"Don Giovanni" or "Don Pasquale" : OPERA
43
Spanish miss: Abbr. : SRTA
44
Golf shots off tees : DRIVES
46
Hip guy : MRCOOL
48
Donkeys : ASSES
49
Lana Del ___, singer with the 2014 #1 album "Ultraviolence" : REY
52
Gets ready to strike, as a snake : COILS
53
Busy company around Mother's Day and Valentine's Day : HALLMARKCARDS
56
"S" on the dinner table : SALT
57
Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
58
Memorandum : NOTE
60
1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wiesel : ELIE
61
Betray, as a naughty sibling : RATON
62
Frequent Arctic forecast : SNOW
63
Suffix with Vietnam : ESE
64
Royal topper ... or part of the logos of 16-, 21-, 38- and 53-Across : CROWN
65
Lens of a camera, essentially : EYE
Down
1
Niger's western neighbor : MALI
2
Yankee slugger with the most M.L.B. career grand slams, informally : AROD
3
El ___, Tex. : PASO
4
"Good heavens!" : OHGOD
5
Word before a maiden name : NEE
6
Have a bug : AIL
7
Suffix with cyan- : IDE
8
Insurers assume them : RISKS
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Captain or major : RANK
10
Org. whose website has many links? : USGA
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Cream of the crop : BEST
13
Dugout figure : BATBOY
15
___ acid (part of lemons and oranges) : CITRIC
17
Follower of "a" or "the," often : NOUN
18
Ukraine's capital : KIEV
22
"Big ___" ("Who cares?") : WHOOP
23
Three-time Grammy winner Steve : EARLE
24
Encrypt? : INTER
25
Where Buddhists worship : PAGODA
26
Fed. fugitive hunters : USMARSHALS
27
"NOT true!" : THATISALIE
30
Google smartphone released in 2014 : ANDROIDONE
31
"War and Peace" author : LEOTOLSTOY
32
Thieves : STEALS
34
Bushy dos, informally : FROS
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SAT, e.g. : EXAM
41
Gracefully thin : SVELTE
43
Looks down on : SCORNS
45
Course for many immigrants, for short : ESL
47
___ Victrola : RCA
49
Control tower device : RADAR
50
Muse for Lord Byron : ERATO
51
"Get what I mean?," informally : YKNOW
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"WTF With ___ Maron" (popular podcast) : MARC
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Hartford's state: Abbr. : CONN
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"Get what I mean?" : SEE
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Woolly mama : EWE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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