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New York Times, Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Angels & Demons" group whose name is Latin for "enlightened"

Author:
Victor Barocas and Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BKQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Barocas. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Pepper. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
WIZARDOFAAHS is one of Victor's favorite theme types — the dorky pun (see Victor's May 14, 2014 NYT puzzle to get the idea). It was nice that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Loved this idea; three people who elicit "aahs," playfully nicknamed the WIZARD OF AAHS. One-word themers can often come out dull, but OTOLARI, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/22/15 ( No. 24,059 )
Across
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Italian scooter brand : VESPA
6
Fleet opposed by Sir Francis Drake : ARMADA
12
Wrath : IRE
15
Unreactive : INERT
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Fruit in a cereal bowl : RAISIN
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It's smoked in a deli : LOX
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Fireworks expert : PYROTECHNIST
20
One mile, at Churchill Downs : LAP
21
Fasten (to) : AFFIX
22
AOL or Verizon, for short : ISP
23
Hera, to the Romans : JUNO
24
He "cometh" in an O'Neill play : ICEMAN
27
Dutch cheese : EDAM
29
Head and neck physician : OTOLARYNGOLOGIST
35
Stinky Le Pew : PEPE
36
Uno + due : TRE
37
Haute couture monogram : YSL
38
Election Day mo. : NOV
39
Roman roads : ITERS
41
"Terrible" period : TWOS
43
Boris Godunov and others : TSARS
45
Cremains container : URN
46
Word after pen or gal : PAL
48
Fed. agency that conducts raids : ATF
50
Suffix with towel : ETTE
51
Hard rubber, maybe : MASSAGETHERAPIST
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Infomercial component : DEMO
56
Colorado city just east of Denver : AURORA
57
Grub : CHOW
59
Book of the Bible between Lev. and Deut. : NUM
61
Pub game : DARTS
64
DiCaprio, to friends : LEO
65
Alternative name for 18-, 29- or 51-Across? : WIZARDOFAAHS
69
Sculler's need : OAR
70
Like some threats and brides : VEILED
71
Heart chambers : ATRIA
72
Common taxi feature : GPS
73
Say yes : ASSENT
74
Minuscule : TEENY
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Bigwig : VIP
2
One-named Irish Grammy winner : ENYA
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Feudal worker : SERF
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Serial crime investigator : PROFILER
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New York prison famous for a 1971 riot : ATTICA
6
Lob's path : ARC
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"Go team!" : RAH
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Field in which people pick their work? : MINING
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Risky way to buy a used car : ASIS
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Drives away : DISPELS
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Tidbit for an aardvark : ANT
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"Angels & Demons" group whose name is Latin for "enlightened" : ILLUMINATI
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Color similar to chestnut : ROAN
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Montreal baseballer, once : EXPO
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Apply, as pressure : EXERT
23
Show from which "NCIS" was spun off : JAG
25
___ Beach, S.C. : MYRTLE
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All over again : ANEW
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Lamebrain : DOLT
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Heroin source : OPIUM
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Half of octo- : TETRA
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Affords opportunities : OPENSDOORS
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Pearl maker : OYSTER
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Puts in order : SORTS
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Something that might have you working through channels? : TVSET
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Stuff caught in a filter : SPAM
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Pearl Harbor location : OAHU
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Not together : SEPARATE
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Miseries : AGONIES
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"The Lord of the Rings" ring bearer : FRODO
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Use a Singer, say : SEW
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Cornhusk-wrapped food : TAMALE
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1994 Peace co-Nobelist : ARAFAT
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Drano target : CLOG
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Amount of trouble? : HEAP
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Israeli submachine guns : UZIS
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Amount subtracted from gross weight : TARE
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Body part guarded in soccer : SHIN
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State whose license plate says "Wild, Wonderful": Abbr. : WVA
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Stimpy's cartoon cohort : REN
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Pesticide banned in 1972 : DDT
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Second word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : SAY

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