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New York Times, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Show on which Lennon and McCartney considered reuniting, for short

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Cooper.
Ethan Cooper notes:
I have a really hard time coming up with themes, which is why I don't construct too often. Much of the time, I try to think of an ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I'm very impressed with Ethan's clues. Most of these are his. Lots of good ones, but my favorites are 10D, 12D (I did not know that!), ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Today's puzzle takes us back to school, with TEXTBOOK, ROOM and BOARD being types of COLLEGE EXPENSES. Of course, no BEER is drunk by ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/2/14 ( No. 23,674 )
Across
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"Oh, hell!" : DAMN
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Blood component : PLASM
10
Bandmate of Crosby, Stills and Young : NASH
14
Dog bullied by Garfield : ODIE
15
Snoop Dogg, for one, since 2012 : RASTA
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"Let me think ... yeah, that's stupid" : UMNO
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Perfect illustration : TEXTBOOKEXAMPLE
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Fishhook attachment : SNELL
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Utterly wear out, in slang : WIPE
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Unfulfilled potential : ROOMTOIMPROVE
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Do one's best : STRIVE
30
Record company : LABEL
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Something horrible, with "the" : PITS
34
Battlefield food, for short : MRE
35
Honeydews, e.g. : MELONS
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Big Apple airport code : LGA
37
Pub tidbit : BEERNUT
39
Letters in a help wanted ad : EOE
40
With the concession that : ALBEIT
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Palais ___ Sports (Paris arena) : DES
43
Belief systems : ISMS
44
Christopher who directed three Batman films : NOLAN
45
John who directed "The Maltese Falcon" : HUSTON
47
Gatherings in which C.E.O.'s are chosen : BOARDMEETINGS
50
With 24-Down, blowout result : FLAT
51
Stop : CEASE
54
What tuition and the starts of 17-, 22-, 37-(?) and 47-Across are : COLLEGEEXPENSES
60
Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Got the goat of : IRKED
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Functions : USES
63
Slightest of complaints : PEEP
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Female students, condescendingly : COEDS
65
Literary Jane : EYRE
Down
1
Parts of an ellipsis : DOTS
2
Yemeni port : ADEN
3
First-week-of-school social event : MIXER
4
Unfortunate bottom line on an earnings report : NETLOSS
5
Old hand : PRO
6
China's ___-tzu : LAO
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Invite : ASK
8
"Family Guy" baby : STEWIE
9
"It takes money to make money," e.g. : MAXIM
10
What's required in some passwords : NUMERAL
11
Bit of sound equipment : AMP
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Show on which Lennon and McCartney considered reuniting, for short : SNL
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Hard row to ___ : HOE
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Rorschach test image : BLOT
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Small computer program : APPLET
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Citi Field mascot : MRMET
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See 50-Across : TIRE
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Late, as a video store rental : OVERDUE
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Wind instruments : OBOES
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Snake poison : VENOM
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Someone ___ (not mine or yours) : ELSES
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Contingency arrangement : PLANB
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Place where one can come home and chill? : IGLOO
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Indian drum : TABLA
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"Can you give me any alternative?" : MUSTI
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Hobo's accessory : BINDLE
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Home located in the sticks? : NEST
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Batting helmet feature : EARFLAP
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Naive young woman : INGENUE
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Not homo- : HETERO
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"___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
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Card tricks, e.g. : MAGIC
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Smart-alecky : SASSY
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Fortuneteller : SEER
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"To be," in Latin : ESSE
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Headgear often worn backward : CAP
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Miner's find : ORE
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Appomattox surrenderer : LEE
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
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Crossed (out) : XED
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Groups of cops: Abbr. : PDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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