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New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 2016

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeffrey Wechsler notes:
The seed entry for this puzzle theme was DREI MARTINIS. I simply noticed the homophonic relationship of the word DRY to the German ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Homophones of foreign numbers making kooky phrases. The chemistry nerd in me really enjoyed TRES ELEMENTS, and I liked DREI MARTINIS ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Pronouncing each number in the appropriate language makes: set pieces, dry martini, sex therapist, trace elements, wheat fields.

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J
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O
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Y
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C
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E
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D
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O
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T
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E
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O
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L
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G
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A
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C
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B
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T
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K
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D
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R
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T
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F
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V
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S
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P
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U
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R
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L
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O
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T
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M
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C
C
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T
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Y
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Z
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H
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D
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O
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U
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N
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O
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R
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M
E
A
T
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S
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G
A
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0922 ( 24,425 )

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Across
1
Writer whose wife said he's a "genius, but what a dirty mind he has" : JOYCE
6
Act the grandparent, perhaps : DOTE
10
Batman villain known as "Queen of the Cossacks" : OLGA
14
Deep dislike : ODIUM
15
Something to mouse over : ICON
16
A.C.L.U. target : BIAS
17
A number of stage items in a French play? : SEPTPIECES
19
What you might be taken to : TASK
20
It's twisted : ESS
21
With 5-Down, creator of 24,000+ miles of road before 1600 : INCA
22
"The West Wing" speechwriter : SAM
23
A number of cocktails in Berlin? : DREIMARTINIS
28
Secure, as loosened shoelaces : RETIE
31
Palazzo ___, architectural gem of the Renaissance : FARNESE
32
Typical after-work times, for short : EVES
33
Take big steps : STRIDE
36
Strauss's "___ Heldenleben" : EIN
37
A number of Freudians in Freiburg? : SECHSTHERAPISTS
40
The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A., for short : UNH
41
Less stuffy : AIRIER
42
Olympics host after Melbourne : ROME
43
Its capital is Maseru : LESOTHO
45
Trig functions : SINES
46
A number of chemical rarities in Madrid? : TRESELEMENTS
50
IV measures : CCS
51
Shock, in a way : TASE
52
Tina who won a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor : FEY
55
Epsilon follower : ZETA
57
A number of grain-producing sites in Normandy? : HUITFIELDS
60
Dumpster attribute, often : ODOR
61
Org. inspecting 64-Across : USDA
62
Who has won more Olympic medals than Michael Phelps : NOONE
63
Willa Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
64
Inspection target of the 61-Across : MEAT
65
E. C. ___, creator of Popeye : SEGAR
Down
1
"No way" man : JOSE
2
___ of Solomon : ODES
3
Athlete's sudden loss of ability, informally : YIPS
4
Percentage : CUT
5
See 21-Across : EMPIRE
6
Italian ten : DIECI
7
Philosopher with a razor : OCCAM
8
Sole end? : TOE
9
Chekov, e.g., on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS
10
Secure : OBTAIN
11
Voicer of Aslan in "The Chronicles of Narnia" : LIAMNEESON
12
Bloviation : GAS
13
Part of D.A.D.T. : ASK
18
Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 ___ major : INE
22
Throat ailment, briefly : STREP
23
Provide the juicy bits : DISH
24
Lit : AFIRE
25
Range of notice : RADAR
26
Insecure person's query : ISITME
27
Bad decision makers may have lost theirs : SENSES
28
Consequence : RESULT
29
Less bumpy : EVENER
30
Part of the Dow : TECHSECTOR
33
Big name in chain saws : STIHL
34
Difficult struggle : THROE
35
Portuguese king : REI
38
Provides enough for : SATES
39
Flower whose name means "rainbow" : IRIS
44
Star-filled night : OSCARS
45
Porter supporters? : STEINS
47
Summit on Crete where Zeus was born : MTIDA
48
Irk : EATAT
49
Agcy. that funds major research : NSF
52
Whip : FLOG
53
Ferber who wrote "Giant" : EDNA
54
French/Belgian river : YSER
55
Bronx attraction : ZOO
56
Common URL ending : EDU
57
Run smoothly : HUM
58
Operate : USE
59
Job listing inits. : EOE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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