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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Word that can follow each part of the answers to the six starred clues

Author:
Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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75106666
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.55023
Victor Fleming
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1.53110
Bonnie L. Gentry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gentry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Vic: "Do you remember this puzzle?" I asked Bonnie. Bonnie: Not so much. Vic: So Jeff sent us a copy. I solved it in under an hour. ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
"Word before" and "word after" sorts of themes have become overdone, I think. This one, though, I think is particularly pretty because ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice example of the "both halves of the theme entries can follow a certain word" theme type. Judge Vic and Bonnie are seasoned ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/25/13 ( No. 23,332 )
Across
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Coastal backflows : EBBTIDES
9
Strongly criticize : ASSAIL
15
Speed trap operators : TROOPERS
16
Staunton of Harry Potter movies : IMELDA
17
*Deep trouble, informally : HOTWATER
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Prepare, as leftovers : RECOOK
19
Hobby farm creature : ANT
20
Girl in a ball gown : DEB
21
More often than not : ASARULE
22
M.Sgt. and others : NCOS
24
Burst, as a pipe : RUPTURE
26
Amiens's river : SOMME
28
Directive repeated in an aerobics class : STEP
29
Recipe amt. : TBSP
33
Work assignment : LOAD
35
Dines : SUPS
37
Luau instrument, informally : UKE
38
Hated to death, say? : ANAGRAM
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Gets ready to use, an an appliance : PLUGSIN
43
Lion's place : DEN
44
Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
46
Thumbs-ups : YEAS
47
Pop : SODA
49
Work on copy : EDIT
51
Wintry mix : SLEET
54
Made illicit : TABOOED
57
Puzzle inventor Rubik : ERNO
58
Kittens come in them : LITTERS
61
___ alai : JAI
63
Dyer's vessel : VAT
64
Arriver's announcement : IMHERE
65
*Felon's sentence, maybe : HARDTIME
67
Aslan's home : NARNIA
68
School sound system : INTERCOM
69
Radiated, as charm : EXUDED
70
F.B.I. files : DOSSIERS
Down
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Frome and others : ETHANS
2
It's more useful when it's busted : BRONCO
3
*Low-lying acreage : BOTTOMLAND
4
Haul to an impound lot : TOW
5
Jobs announcement of 2010 : IPAD
6
Hold off : DETER
7
God of darkness : EREBUS
8
Pre-Yeltsin-era letters : SSR
9
*Deep-sea diver's concern : AIRSUPPLY
10
Campaigner's dirty trick : SMEAR
11
Under wraps : SECRET
12
Name of three Giants outfielders in 1963 : ALOU
13
Kelly Clarkson was the first "American" one : IDOL
14
The Caspian Sea, as often classified : LAKE
21
Thoroughly enjoyed : ATEUP
23
Urban haze : SMOG
25
Six for a TD : PTS
27
Yield as profit : EARN
30
*Campus transportation, maybe : BUSSERVICE
31
One of a biathlete's pair : SKI
32
Where to do 65-Across : PEN
34
*Fruity loaf : DATEBREAD
36
Seeks damages : SUES
38
Some are personal : ADS
39
Intro to conservatism? : NEO
40
Early I.B.M. PC standard : MSDOS
42
Sayers portrayed in "Brian's Song" : GALE
45
Life sketch : BIO
48
Not skip : ATTEND
50
Selena's music style : TEJANO
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Captivate : ENAMOR
53
Tribal emblems : TOTEMS
55
Hawk's home : AERIE
56
Moves abruptly : DARTS
58
Word that can follow each part of the answers to the six starred clues : LINE
59
Immersive film format : IMAX
60
Drive-___ : THRU
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Midmonth day : IDES
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Camouflaged : HID
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Prefix with centennial : TRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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