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New York Times, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Author:
Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1211/13/20129/19/201712
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3151200
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.58131
Don Gagliardo
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7011/13/20127/21/202020
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622207582
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.56281
Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Gagliardo. This is puzzle # 47 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
C.C.: Don came up with the idea. We settled down on our current approach after explored a few other options. This puzzle was accepted ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
There's a brilliant idea here, SILENT PARTNER referring to two-word phrases where both words contain the same silent letter. Neat ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0919 ( 24,787 )
Across
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Tacks on : ADDS
5
Not include : OMIT
9
Had fingers crossed : HOPED
14
Front of a freighter : PROW
15
Duffer's warning : FORE
16
+ end on an electrolytic cell : ANODE
17
Birdbath organism : ALGA
18
Bushy dos : FROS
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Vegetation along a British golf course : GORSE
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Yard displays at election time : CAMPAIGNSIGNS
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Color tone : HUE
24
Org. for the Big East, Big South and Big 12 : NCAA
25
Family tree members : NIECES
28
Geologist's division : ERA
29
Mongol Empire founder : GENGHISKHAN
31
"Gymnopédies" composer Erik : SATIE
33
Geologist's division : EON
34
Claudius's successor : NERO
35
Small amount : DRIB
38
___-Ball : SKEE
40
Yea or nay : VOTE
43
Goat's bleat : MAA
45
Stops playing : RESTS
49
"Nope, guess again" : WRONGANSWER
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Cracklin' ___ Bran : OAT
54
Susan who wrote "In America" : SONTAG
55
U.S. city whose name looks oxymoronic : HILO
56
Lead-in to an alias : AKA
57
Nonactive member of a firm ... or what G, H and W each have in 20-, 29- and 49-Across? : SILENTPARTNER
60
Sharp increase : SPIKE
62
Burnett of CNN : ERIN
63
It'll give you a clear picture : HDTV
64
K. T. of country music : OSLIN
65
Offer mortgages : LEND
66
"That makes sense" : ISEE
67
Trattoria course : PASTA
68
Staying power, informally : LEGS
69
George Foreman Jr., George Foreman III, George Foreman IV, etc. : SONS
Down
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Army fliers since 1984 : APACHES
2
Advice-giver on SiriusXM : DRLAURA
3
Serving in Asia that's taboo in the West : DOGMEAT
4
Exchange : SWAP
5
Setting for "Dilbert" : OFFICE
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New York's ___ Library : MORGAN
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Period in Europe starting around 1100 B.C. : IRONAGE
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Sheep dish popular in Scotland : HAGGIS
10
Preparing to propose, by tradition : ONONEKNEE
11
Boxster maker : PORSCHE
12
Mag. staffers : EDS
13
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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Ire : ANGER
22
Unerasably, say : ININK
26
Body part that some people wiggle : EAR
27
___ Balls (snack food) : SNO
30
Sounds from the Jolly Green Giant : HOS
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Aid in producing a suspect's picture : IDENTIKIT
36
Picture : IMAGE
37
Test ___ (treaty subject) : BAN
39
Blunder : ERROR
40
Bugs on the road? : VWS
41
Medalla de ___ (first-place award in Mexico) : ORO
42
Painful things to have removed : TONSILS
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Source of wood for baseball bats : ASHTREE
46
Scoundrel : SOANDSO
47
Break during rehearsal, say : TAKETEN
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Doesn't eat for a long while : STARVES
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Main ore of lead : GALENA
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Erasing, as a hard drive : WIPING
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African antelopes : ELANDS
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"Little" Dickens girl : NELL
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"___ is the life!" : THIS
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Soak up : SOP
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Smokey Bear was in an early one, for short : PSA

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

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