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New York Times, Saturday, September 15, 2012

Artist with the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker

Author:
Joon Pahk and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KQVZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. pahk. This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2012, The New York Times9/15/12 ( No. 22,957 )

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1
Livid : UPINARMS
9
The "them" in "Let them eat cake" : MASSES
15
Caribbean isle : DOMINICA
16
Experts at jet propulsion : OCTOPI
17
Colorful marine fish with spiny, fanlike fins : DRAGONET
18
Low-scoring, as a World Cup game : ONENIL
19
Get a groove on? : ETCH
20
Miami Heat player who was the 2006 N.B.A. Finals M.V.P. : DWYANEWADE
22
"Cherry ice cream smile" wearer, in a Duran Duran hit : RIO
23
Winter Palace succession : TSARS
24
Rock : STUN
25
Pacific port : APIA
27
Real-life 33-Across once played by Stallone : NITTI
30
Bygone operator of N.Y.C.'s Second Avenue El : IRT
31
Org. with a "This Just In" blog : CNN
33
Person with convictions : CRIMINAL
35
Famous higher-up in admissions? : STPETER
39
Departure, of a sort : ANOMALY
40
Moderator's domain, perhaps : CHATROOM
42
Mother of Gobo and Faline, in children's lit : ENA
43
Word of protest : HEY
44
Christie and others : ANNAS
46
Titan or Atlas, briefly : ICBM
49
"___ Coming" (1969 hit) : ELIS
51
Raw data, often : INPUT
53
It makes many twists and turns : EEL
55
Admonition to one celebrating prematurely : DONTJINXIT
58
Something in a crumbled state in Greece? : FETA
59
Cheer : URGEON
60
Cocktail party trayful : CRUDITES
62
Big name in fashion : LAUREN
63
De facto national carrier since 1932 : AEROFLOT
64
Boots : EXPELS
65
Casino in "Casino," 1995 : TANGIERS
Down
1
Milk source : UDDER
2
Balthasar's true identity, in Shakespeare : PORTIA
3
Start for Friday? : IMACOP
4
Practically : NIGH
5
It makes mist moist : ANO
6
Coats removed before eating : RINDS
7
"Atonement" novelist, 2001 : MCEWAN
8
Wanton : SATYRIC
9
Pull up a seat for? : MOON
10
Problem to face? : ACNE
11
Worries : STEWS
12
Harpsichord practice piece, maybe : SONATINA
13
Delivery room shot : EPIDURAL
14
Without attracting attention, say : SILENTLY
21
Stars, in a motto : ASTRA
23
Sacred Hindu text : TANTRA
26
Artist with the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker : ICET
28
Table poker? : TINE
29
Gofer's pledge : IMONIT
32
Extra-bright : NEON
34
Non-PC choice : IMAC
35
Good thing to be on while working : SCHEDULE
36
Dr. Seuss book : THELORAX
37
Getting square : PAYINGUP
38
1998 De Niro film with a memorable wrong-way car chase : RONIN
41
Nickelodeon's Stimpy, e.g. : MANXCAT
45
Shrub also called meadowsweet : SPIREA
47
Bug : BEETLE
48
Hunk noted for streaking : METEOR
50
About 264 gallons : STERE
52
Start of a back-up plan? : UTURN
54
Goes on : LASTS
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Prophet read on Ash Wednesday : JOEL
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Middle-earth's Green Dragon and Prancing Pony : INNS
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Classic name for a 61-Down : FIFI
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See 58-Down : DOG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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