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New York Times, Monday, September 15, 2014

What quivering legs feel like ... or a word that can precede the starts of 17-, 27-, 45- and 60-Across

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 44 for Ms. Michaels.
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
I wrote this JELLY puzzle a while back... can't take a peek at it or I'll have to recuse myself from our yearly tournament that Andrew ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Andrea's original manuscript had her own name, ANDREA, at 13A. While I don't mind inside jokes in constructors' puzzles, they ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A nice "words that can follow X" type theme. Will doesn't really take them anymore, as they've become overdone, so you need to have ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/15/14 ( No. 23,687 )
Across
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___ and Clark expedition : LEWIS
6
"Romeo and Juliet" has five of them : ACTS
10
Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
13
Juneau's home : ALASKA
15
Season to be jolly : NOEL
16
Singer Reed or Rawls : LOU
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Performer who may have a navel decoration : BELLYDANCER
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Color, as Easter eggs : DYE
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Souped-up engine sound : VROOM
22
Bebop, e.g. : JAZZ
23
Bread for a ham sandwich : RYE
24
Drunk's interjection : HIC
25
Wine: Prefix : OENO
27
Some British pub food : FISHANDCHIPS
32
Diana Rigg's role on "The Avengers" : EMMAPEEL
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With precise timing : ONCUE
36
___ Cong : VIET
37
Junk, from Yiddish : DRECK
40
Precursor to a game of chicken : DARE
41
Hall-of-Fame QB John : ELWAY
43
Jailbird : PRISONER
45
Risk, figuratively : ROLLOFTHEDIE
48
Doozy : LULU
49
TV show created by Lorne Michaels, for short : SNL
50
Car item that speaks, in brief : GPS
53
Jetty : QUAY
56
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" musical : EVITA
58
Eins, zwei, ___ : DREI
59
Web address : URL
60
Common stir-fry ingredients : BEANSPROUTS
62
Suffix with expert : ISE
63
Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
64
Command used when creating a new file name : SAVEAS
65
April payment : TAX
66
___ ex machina : DEUS
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What quivering legs feel like ... or a word that can precede the starts of 17-, 27-, 45- and 60-Across : JELLY
Down
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Childbirth : LABOR
2
Funeral song : ELEGY
3
Hit 2008 Pixar film with a robot : WALLE
4
Getaway spot in the sea : ISLE
5
Clouds' locale : SKY
6
The "A" of A.D. : ANNO
7
What a butterfly emerges from : COCOON
8
Overflowed (with) : TEEMED
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Camera type, in brief : SLR
10
Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
11
___ II Men (R&B group) : BOYZ
12
Canal to the Red Sea : SUEZ
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Counseled : ADVISED
18
Zodiac symbol for Sagittarius : ARCHER
22
Mr. X : JOHNDOE
24
Au courant : HIP
26
Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
27
How Hamlet stabs Polonius : FATALLY
28
Hebrew "A" : ALEPH
29
"Not if ___ help it!" : ICAN
30
100% : PURE
31
Crystal ball gazer : SEER
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"Be it ___ so humble ..." : EVER
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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Whimper : MEWL
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Colorful parts of many birds : CRESTS
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Takes for ransom : KIDNAPS
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Word that completes the song titles "___ Baby" and "Baby It's ___" : YOU
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The "S" in R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Lamb's coat : FLEECE
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Polynesian land whose Internet suffix is .tv : TUVALU
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Dish that Oliver Twist asked for more of : GRUEL
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"He loves me, he loves me not" flower part : PETAL
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Spacek of "Carrie" : SISSY
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Leave work for good : QUIT
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___ Major : URSA
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Bring ___ a third party : INAS
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Peace symbol : DOVE
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Blossom-to-be : BUD
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Old British rule in India : RAJ

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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