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New York Times, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Raymon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 22,596 )
Across
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PC hearts : CPUS
5
Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
9
"Star Wars" director George : LUCAS
14
Mont Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
15
Table salt, chemically : NACL
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Chip away : ERODE
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Way to reduce spending : BUDGETCUT
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Broadcaster : AIRER
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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URL ending : COM
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___ instant : INAN
23
Pre-sporting-event songs : NATIONALANTHEMS
29
Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
30
Genesis mariner : NOAH
31
Deli side : SLAW
32
Fabergé collectible : EGG
35
River to the Caspian : URAL
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Author Levin : IRA
38
President Taft's foreign policy : DOLLARDIPLOMACY
43
N.Y.C.'s Park or Lex : AVE
44
Union collections : DUES
45
"Alice" spinoff : FLO
46
Nimble-fingered : DEFT
48
Long skirt : MAXI
50
Malone of "Into the Wild" : JENA
54
Areas targeted for economic revitalization : ENTERPRISEZONES
58
Part of Miss Muffet's meal : WHEY
59
Kitchen gadget brand : OXO
60
"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
61
Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
63
Some vacation expenses ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 38- and 54-Across : RENTACARS
66
Echolocation acronym : SONAR
67
Kind of sax : ALTO
68
Play opener : ACTI
69
Speaks silently : SIGNS
70
One pitied by Mr. T : FOOL
71
McJob doer : PEON
Down
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Poolside enclosure : CABANA
2
Mice or men : PLURAL
3
"This just in ..." announcement : UPDATE
4
Line part: Abbr. : SEG
5
Composer Bruckner : ANTON
6
Game with four "ghosts" : PACMAN
7
Post-O.R. stop : ICU
8
PC key near the space bar : ALT
9
Was biased : LEANT
10
Heep and others : URIAHS
11
First wife of Julius Caesar : CORNELIA
12
Suffix with block or cannon : ADE
13
Sun. speech : SER
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
22
Divided 50/50 : INHALF
24
Reykjavik's land: Abbr. : ICEL
25
15th-century French king nicknamed "the Prudent" : LOUISXI
26
Seniors' org. : AARP
27
Painter Chagall : MARC
28
Have influence on : SWAY
33
Wander, with "about" : GAD
34
In a mood to complain : GRUMPY
36
Follower of a chat room joke : LOL
38
Miami-___ County : DADE
39
Place for a roast : OVEN
40
More than liberal : LEFTWING
41
Very expensive : DEAR
42
Voodoo charm : MOJO
47
Persian Gulf capital : TEHRAN
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Sees through, in a way : ISONTO
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Intertwine : ENLACE
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On the verge of : NEARTO
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Invites to enter one's home : ASKSIN
55
Brings up : REARS
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Heap kudos on : EXTOL
57
Suffix meaning "animals" : ZOA
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Balaam's beast : ASS
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Fish in backyard pools : KOI
63
U.K. fliers : RAF
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"Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
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Salary ceiling : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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