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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 2014

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Vratsanos

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The human body is said to have 10 three-letter body parts. All 10 of these are hidden inside Across answers in this puzzle. Can you find them all?
Alex Vratsanos notes:
I don't remember when and how I found out that there were ten three-letter body parts, but once it came to my attention, I knew that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
One of the new generation of young constructors, Alex has come a long way with his gridwork skills. Over the past few years, he's sent ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Body parts are symmetric in grid. cf. this 2006 puzzle by Patrick Blindauer.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 23,697 )
Across
1
Oscar-winning Hanks role : GUMP
5
Reinstate, in a way : STET
9
Oklahoma tribe : OTOES
14
About : INRE
15
Exude : OOZE
16
Corrective : PENAL
17
Golden girl? : SACAJAWEA
19
Polite word in Palermo : PREGO
20
Czech playwright who coined the word "robot" : CAPEK
21
It may be raised in a company's new building : MORALE
22
Jockey, e.g. : RACER
25
Protein generators : RIBOSOMES
27
Series of watering troughs? : AEIOU
28
Usurper : SEIZER
29
Big guns : MOGULS
31
Delta hub, briefly : LGA
32
Many a modern game : APP
35
Rampaging : ONATEAR
37
Yerevan is its capital : ARMENIA
40
37-Across was the smallest one: Abbr. : SSR
41
Nickname : DUB
43
Wine judge, e.g. : TASTER
44
Comes to light : ARISES
47
TV character who says "Captain, you almost make me believe in luck" : SPOCK
48
Enterprise, for one : SPACESHIP
51
Perfects : HONES
52
Soft rock : TALCUM
53
God on whose name Iago swears : JANUS
55
Setting for van Gogh's "The Yellow House" : ARLES
56
New Americans of 1898 : FILIPINOS
60
Walter ___ Theater (part of Lincoln Center) : READE
61
Like some punished 1-Down : ONKP
62
Lifeguard's concern : TIDE
63
Aware, with "in" : KEYED
64
They're big on Wall Street : EGOS
65
Gold-medal skater Vasiliev : OLEG
Down
1
Ones on base? : GIS
2
Argentine article : UNA
3
Howard Cunningham, informally : MRC
4
"Later, bro!" : PEACEOUT
5
Dish contents : SOAP
6
Air traffic control sites : TOWERS
7
Book that describes the destruction of Gog and Magog : EZEKIEL
8
Hot spot? : TEA
9
Counter : OPPOSE
10
Imp : TERROR
11
Time to retire, maybe : ONEAM
12
Figure on Mexico's flag : EAGLE
13
Tart fruit : SLOES
18
Rapper who co-starred in 2002's "Half Past Dead" : JARULE
21
According to legend, at age 2 he identified a pig's squeal as G sharp : MOZART
22
"Parenthood" actress Sarah : RAMOS
23
Millions of millennia : AEONS
24
Thick smoke : CIGAR
26
Nickname for Angel Stadium, with "the" : BIGA
30
"Fifty Shades of Grey" topic : SADISM
32
Russian composer Arensky : ANTON
33
King or queen : PIECE
34
City department purview : PARKS
36
Overnight, maybe : RUSH
38
Mixed media? : MASHUP
39
First N.H.L. player to score 100 points in a season : ESPOSITO
42
Literally, "northern capital" : BEIJING
44
Acquiesce : ACCEDE
45
Not thrown away, say : REUSED
46
Villain in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" : SPALKO
48
Bare : STARK
49
Gay ___ : PAREE
50
Assuage : ALLAY
54
Cheese ___ (Nabisco product) : NIPS
56
Mothra or MUTO, to Godzilla : FOE
57
Zip : NIL
58
Sapphic work : ODE
59
Line div. : SEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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