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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 2014

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany
Editor:
Will Shortz
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866/5/19913/29/201910
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000246416
ScrabRebusCirclePangramPre‑WS
1.520017
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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101/22/200611/11/201710
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2010322
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1.55120
George Barany

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 69, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 77 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Barany. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
"Can we talk?" We would love to tell you that JOAN RIVERS was the seed entry for this crossword. However, if you look at our initial ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I accepted this puzzle only recently, but decided to run it quickly because of the recent death of 15D. Not that it mattered, but the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Five things I think I think: (with a nod to the great Peter King) 1.) What a lively quartet of stacked answers. I CALL EM AS I SEE EM ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 23,699 )
Across
1
Start of a weird infraction? : IBEFOREE
9
Sushi offering : FLUKE
14
First Indian tribe to sign a treaty with the U.S. government : DELAWARE
15
Hand in hand : JOINED
16
Eskimo wear : SEALSKIN
17
Hike, e.g. : OUTING
18
Mideast pops? : ABBA
19
Smoke without fire? : ECIGARETTE
21
Naval petty off. : YEO
22
What was once cool? : KEEN
23
Gray figures? : REBS
27
One-man Broadway hit of 1989 : TRU
29
Only one U.S. prez has had one : MBA
32
Straight talker's slangy phrase : ICALLEMASISEEEM
37
Country standard : NATIONALAVERAGE
38
Words from a good buddy : BREAKERONENINER
39
On the side : INONESSPARETIME
40
X or Y preceder : GEN
41
Site of class struggles?: Abbr. : SCH
42
Floor : STUN
43
One N.B.A. All-Star Game team : EAST
46
One telling you where to get off, for short? : GPS
49
High ranking? : TOPTENLIST
55
Introductory ballet instruction : PLIE
56
Whence the word "alcohol" : ARABIC
57
Listen here! : EARPIECE
59
Words of support from an organization : WECARE
60
Reacts to, as a nagging request : GROANSAT
61
Game keeper? : SNARE
62
Tiramisu ingredient : ESPRESSO
Down
1
Guesstimate opening : IDSAY
2
Deep-sea explorer William : BEEBE
3
Explain : ELABORATEON
4
Beginning of a seasonal refrain : FALA
5
Hurtful outbursts? : OWS
6
Playboy : RAKE
7
Shortstop Aybar who was a 2011 Gold Glove winner : ERICK
8
Start of an elimination : EENIE
9
Time that little Susie is woken in the 1957 hit "Wake Up Little Susie" : FOUR
10
Lo-cal : LITE
11
Military group : UNIT
12
Canterbury's home : KENT
13
Beat by a whisker : EDGE
15
Who said "I have a wonderful psychiatrist that I see maybe once a year, because I don't need it. It all comes out onstage" : JOANRIVERS
20
Easily passes : GETSANA
24
Name in 2000 headlines : ELIAN
25
Mates : BLOKES
26
Old age : SENESCENCE
28
Early online forum : USENET
29
Inane : MEANINGLESS
30
Spangle, say : BEGEM
31
"___ trifle!" : AMERE
32
Having much at stake : INBIG
33
___ asada : CARNE
34
Parade V.I.P. : MARSHAL
35
Cockeyed : ALOP
36
Song that ends "O dolcezze perdute! O speranze d'amor, d'amor, d'amor!" : ERITU
44
Challenge for defenders : SIEGE
45
Bygone royalty : TSARS
47
Measures of one's writing? : PICAS
48
Mind : SEETO
49
Shooters : TAWS
50
Israeli conductor Daniel : OREN
51
Rain forest rodent : PACA
52
Aid in an uphill climb : TBAR
53
Country name pronounced by natives in two syllables : EIRE
54
Atlantic City resort, informally, with "the" : TROP
55
Common cleaning scent : PINE
58
Hole number : PAR

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

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