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New York Times, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How a motormouth talks ... or what 20-, 29- and 43-Across literally have in common

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gary Cee notes:
The website www.onelook.com was invaluable in pulling this one off. I kept moving three ONs around until I came up with the three ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Today's puzzle, along with those for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, were used last Saturday at the 7th annual Bay Area ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice straightforward early-week puzzle today, phrases containing three instances of ON. Great revealer, repurposing ON AND ON AND ON ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/16/14 ( No. 23,688 )
Across
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Horse race's starting point : GATE
5
Lovers' quarrel : SPAT
9
Bracelet location : WRIST
14
Rows : OARS
15
Novelist ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
16
Lena of stage and screen : HORNE
17
Golf course hazard : TRAP
18
Use friendly persuasion : COAX
19
Territory east of Alaska : YUKON
20
1990s R&B group with a repetitive-sounding name : TONYTONITONE
23
Some doorways : INS
24
Sinus specialist, briefly : ENT
25
Genre of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs," for short : BIO
26
___ pedal (guitar accessory) : WAH
29
City midway between Detroit and Toronto : LONDONONTARIO
33
Throws a tantrum : ERUPTS
35
Thumb-to-forefinger signal : AOK
36
Hats, informally : LIDS
37
What Velcro may substitute for : LACES
38
Commercial ending with Water : PIK
39
Curriculum ___ : VITAE
40
Looked at : EYED
41
Early Mets manager Hodges : GIL
42
Ophthalmologist's concern : RETINA
43
June to September, in India : MONSOONSEASON
46
Bank acct. earnings : INT
47
Whiskey variety : RYE
48
___-roaring : RIP
49
"Today" rival, for short : GMA
52
How a motormouth talks ... or what 20-, 29- and 43-Across literally have in common : ONANDONANDON
55
Last word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : BRAVE
58
"Topaz" author Leon : URIS
59
Penny : CENT
60
Psyched : EAGER
61
Dish you might sprinkle cheese on : TACO
62
"Get it?" response : ISEE
63
File material : EMERY
64
Ugly Duckling, eventually : SWAN
65
"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
Down
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The family in the 2009 best seller "This Family of Mine" : GOTTI
2
Hank who hit 755 homers : AARON
3
Like sheer fabric or sautéed onions : TRANSLUCENT
4
Catch sight of : ESPY
5
Another round at the buffet, say : SECONDS
6
Immediately : PRONTO
7
Jai ___ : ALAI
8
Required school purchase, maybe : TEXTBOOK
9
"Oh, what the heck?" : WHYNOT
10
Philanderer : ROUE
11
Grate on : IRK
12
___-cone : SNO
13
Important number on Downing Street : TEN
21
Camp sights : TENTS
22
Porker's sound : OINK
26
Secretary : WRITINGDESK
27
Actor Quinn : AIDAN
28
Old Testament book : HOSEA
30
Maureen Dowd pieces : OPEDS
31
They can take a pounding : NAILS
32
Samuel on the Supreme Court : ALITO
33
Resin used in incense : ELEMI
34
Synthetic fabric : RAYON
38
Ingredients in pesto : PINENUTS
39
Italian motor scooter : VESPA
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Francisco who painted frescoes : GOYA
42
Dampens, as a parade : RAINSON
44
Stubborn : ORNERY
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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$$$ : MONEY
51
Gets the pot started : ANTES
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Choice on a gambling line : OVER
53
Stalemate : DRAW
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TV drama set in the D.C. area : NCIS
55
Busy one : BEE
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Crash into : RAM
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Store in a cask, say : AGE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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