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New York Times, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wenders who directed "Buena Vista Social Club"

Author:
Hal Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.93 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Moore.
Notepad: When finished, this crossword grid will have 25 things that complete a set, in the order indicated by the clues.
Hal Moore notes:
The pangram (a puzzle containing every letter of the alphabet) is nothing new, and indeed, when constructors put a Q or Z where it ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Even after finishing my solve, it took me a while to figure out the notepad's meaning. 25 consecutive things? At first, I thought it ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/20/17 ( No. 24,788 )
Across
1
Wall Street index, for short : SANDP
6
Things in jewel cases [3] : CDS
9
Vena ___ (major vessel) : CAVA
13
County north of Limerick : CLARE
14
Painter Paul [11] : KLEE
15
Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
16
Witch hazel or bay rum : AFTERSHAVE
18
Scrapped, to NASA : NOGO
19
Cry from Scrooge : BAH
20
Hindu ascetics : SWAMIS
21
Gloomy : DOUR
22
Bird-related : AVIAN
24
Book borrower's penalty [5] : LATEFEE
26
Green Monster's ballpark : FENWAY
28
Wenders who directed "Buena Vista Social Club" : WIM
29
"Last one ___ a rotten egg!" : INIS
30
Marmalade bit : ZEST
34
Pear variety : ANJOU
38
Diner cupful, slangily : JOE
39
Some trackgoers [18] : BETTORS
41
Eur. distance measures : KMS
42
"How about that!" : ILLBE
44
Capital of 26-Down [21] : SUVA
45
Scottish hillside : BRAE
46
What A.L. pitchers normally don't do : BAT
48
Interior designs : DECORS
50
Classroom surprise [15][16] : POPQUIZ
54
Muscular strength : SINEW
55
Off in the distance : AFAR
56
Curator's workplace : MUSEUM
58
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
61
Citrus named for its appearance : UGLI
62
Line of upscale German autos [23] : BMWXSERIES
64
Bausch & ___ (lens maker) : LOMB
65
"Buy It Now" site : EBAY
66
Salvage ship's detection system : SONAR
67
Fruity quaffs : ADES
68
Sleazy newspaper : RAG
69
Euphoric states [8][7] : HIGHS
Down
1
Persona non grata to a striker [1] : SCAB
2
Letter before bravo : ALFA
3
Hawthorne who created Hester Prynne : NATHANIEL
4
Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
5
Shah's domain until 1935 : PERSIA
6
Chowder flavor : CLAM
7
He "made me do it," with "the" [4] : DEVIL
8
Like games with several lead changes : SEESAW
9
Mark for demolition [13] : CONDEMN
10
Distant : ALOOF
11
Like the description "somewhere in the U.S." : VAGUE
12
Prior to, poetically : AFORE
14
Wrathful "Star Trek" villain : KHAN
17
Patrick of "Dirty Dancing" [25] : SWAYZE
23
Golfs, e.g. [22] : VWS
25
Aunts, in Andalusia : TIAS
26
Part of Oceania [9] : FIJI
27
Hydroxyl group compound [14] : ENOL
31
"Star Wars" extras, for short : ETS
32
Early Beatle Sutcliffe [19][20] : STU
33
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
35
Creator of Hogwarts [10] : JKROWLING
36
Stickup man on "The Wire" : OMAR
37
Plays for a sap : USES
39
Steady guy : BEAU
40
Wheel spoke, essentially : RADIUS
43
Pitmaster's offering [17] : BBQRIBS
45
Pre-A.D. [2] : BCE
47
Cry before a fall : TIMBER
49
Catch in a web : ENMESH
50
TV journalist Zahn : PAULA
51
Act ___ [6] : OFGOD
52
___ d'Or (Cannes award) [12] : PALME
53
Fitness program done to Latin music : ZUMBA
54
Like Playboy models [24] : SEXY
57
___ bag (event handout) : SWAG
59
"You betcha!" : YEAH
60
They became independent in 1991: Abbr. : SSRS
63
Le ___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : ROI

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