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New York Times, Monday, September 18, 2017

$250, for Mediterranean Avenue, even with a hotel on it

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom McCoy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. McCoy.
Tom McCoy notes:
This puzzle was inspired by a Calvin & Hobbes strip that mentions the YELLOW-BELLIED sapsucker (in the context of a crossword puzzle, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice and consistent theme, [color] + [bodily descriptor using -ED]. Neat finds — I wouldn't have imagined that there were four of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/18/17 ( No. 24,786 )
Across
1
The Times or the Daily News, e.g. : PAPER
6
Gorillas : APES
10
Mark permanently : ETCH
14
Ogden Nash's "two-l" beast : LLAMA
15
Seized car, for short : REPO
16
You, in the Bible : THOU
17
___ nerve (retina attachment) : OPTIC
18
Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
19
Chopped : HEWN
20
Visibly tense : WHITEKNUCKLED
23
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
24
Crucial biological molecule : DNA
25
Figure in Greek myth after whom a continent is named : EUROPA
28
Compete (for) : VIE
29
___ and starts : FITS
31
Opposite of oui : NON
32
Extremely jealous : GREENEYED
36
Characteristic : TRAIT
38
Convent residents : NUNS
39
Rich ore sources : LODES
41
Counterpart to "if," in computer science : ELSE
42
Aids in crime : ABETS
44
In the very act : REDHANDED
46
Lancelot's title : SIR
47
Highest point : APEX
49
Qty. : AMT
50
Truss up : HOGTIE
52
Letters before a pseudonym : AKA
53
Golf teacher : PRO
56
Deplorably cowardly : YELLOWBELLIED
60
Spheres : ORBS
62
Holder of a cafeteria meal : TRAY
63
Like some wealthy neighborhoods : GATED
64
In apple-pie order : NEAT
65
Things in an Easter basket : EGGS
66
In the slightest : ATALL
67
Agile for one's age : SPRY
68
Supplies for Easter 65-Across : DYES
69
Antonym of 64-Across : MESSY
Down
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Snow clearers : PLOWS
2
Start or end of the Greek spelling of "Athena" : ALPHA
3
Place between a house and a backyard : PATIO
4
Give off, as rays : EMIT
5
Entered quickly : RACEDIN
6
Place of gladiatorial battle : ARENA
7
Lima's land : PERU
8
Three-hour-plus movie, maybe : EPIC
9
Holder of an eye or a light bulb : SOCKET
10
Heavens, poetically : ETHER
11
Ex of Marla and Ivana, informally : THEDONALD
12
Dairy animal : COW
13
Attila, for one : HUN
21
Prepare to be knighted : KNEEL
22
One of the seven deadly sins : LUST
26
Graceful bearing : POISE
27
Threw some chips in the pot : ANTED
28
Item under a suit jacket : VEST
29
Company that bought Kinko's : FEDEX
30
Picked out of a lineup, informally : IDED
32
Grind, as the teeth : GNASH
33
Florida senator Marco : RUBIO
34
Snack for an athlete : ENERGYBAR
35
Times long, long ago : YORE
37
$250, for Mediterranean Avenue, even with a hotel on it : RENT
40
Ice cream drink : SHAKE
43
Go yachting : SAIL
45
Blend : AMALGAM
48
Bombarded, as with snowballs : PELTED
51
Irritable : TESTY
52
Bottomless pit : ABYSS
53
Breads served with hummus : PITAS
54
Staggers : REELS
55
"Strangely enough ..." : ODDLY
57
Unrestrained revelry : ORGY
58
Salary : WAGE
59
Running behind schedule : LATE
60
Walk-___ (unrecruited athletes) : ONS
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Member of Cong. : REP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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