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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
I remember the genesis for this puzzle came to me on a rainy night a couple of years ago as I was driving back to Ann Arbor from Detroit. For ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
As you probably noticed, the grid is an atypical 16x15 squares, in order to accommodate the theme. I'm happy to run any sort of unusual grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Pete is one of the most published constructors in the Shortz era, and has the distinction of being one of fewer than 20 people who have doubly ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 23,324 )
Across
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Place for washing instructions, often : LABEL
6
Houdini feat : ESCAPE
12
Free TV ad, for short : PSA
15
Wack : INANE
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One end of a pencil : ERASER
17
Grain beard : AWN
18
1990 Kevin Costner film : DANCESWITHWOLVES
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Reason for an R rating : GORE
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Urban ordinance that might apply to a late-night party : NOISELAW
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1990 Nicolas Cage film : WILDATHEART
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November exhortation : VOTE
28
"Nice!" : SWEET
29
Mont Blanc, e.g., to locals : ALPE
30
Flu symptom : FEVER
31
"___ Boys" (Alcott novel) : JOS
32
"___ Maria" : AVE
33
Drilling sites : MOLARS
34
18-, 23-, 51- and 56-Across? : DATEMOVIES
38
One of two used facetiously in Mötley Crüe : UMLAUT
41
"Oedipus ___" : REX
42
Combat : WAR
45
Attendees : GOERS
46
Ballet bend : PLIE
48
DVD player button : EJECT
50
Bushels : ALOT
51
1967 Dustin Hoffman film : THEGRADUATE
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Not a club for big shots? : NINEIRON
55
"Get the Party Started" singer : PINK
56
1989 Robin Williams film : DEADPOETSSOCIETY
61
Part of E.T.A.: Abbr. : ARR
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"As you wish" : SOBEIT
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For all ___ : TOSEE
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Neighbor of Homer : NED
65
In public : OPENLY
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Misses at a bullfight?: Abbr. : SRTAS
Down
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Pot top : LID
2
Santa ___ winds : ANA
3
"Walk Like an Egyptian" band, with "the" : BANGLES
4
Purposely obfuscate, in a way : ENCODE
5
Ogle : LEERAT
6
"That's nasty!" : EEW
7
___ Lanka : SRI
8
Quick refresher : CATNAP
9
Where sailors go in port : ASHORE
10
Lapwing : PEWIT
11
Mythological lover boy : EROS
12
"The Dying Swan" ballerina : PAVLOVA
13
Cardigan, e.g. : SWEATER
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What an information booth has : ANSWERS
19
Volleyball action between a bump and a spike : SET
20
Is honest (with) : LEVELS
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Paper with "Marketplace" and "Money & Investing" sects. : WSJ
24
___ Jima : IWO
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Privileged one : HAVE
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K-5, schoolwise : ELEM
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Adversary : FOE
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A.B.A. member : ATT
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Betty Crocker product : MIX
34
Ran out, as in front of traffic : DARTED
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Vienna's land: Abbr. : AUS
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Go off course : VEER
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Kampala resident : UGANDAN
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"Tartuffe" writer : MOLIERE
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"Get Shorty" novelist Elmore ___ : LEONARD
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Most diluted : WEAKEST
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Play part : ACT
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Hwy. : RTE
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One of the friends on "Friends" : PHOEBE
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Like the pre-Easter season : LENTEN
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Decrees : EDICTS
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III's father : JUNIOR
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Scout unit : TROOP
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Abbr. on mail to a soldier : APO
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___ facto : IPSO
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R.S.V.P. part : SIL
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Hog's home : STY
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What a caddy may hold : TEA
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What "aye" means : YES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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