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New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1-Down : One checking you out

Author:
Kurt Krauss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kurt Krauss

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Krauss.
Kurt Krauss notes:
I'm a retired business executive who was lucky enough to retire very young. I still serve on several Boards of Directors, but I spend ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Five AGES packed into the grid: STONE age, ICE age, IRON age, etc. This Seattleite was pleased as punch to see the SPACE NEEDLE as a ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/29/15 ( No. 24,066 )
Across
1
Surrender : CEDE
5
Farmland units : ACRES
10
Working hard : ATIT
14
Like most adages, for short : ANON
15
Lamp cover : SHADE
16
Apple's apple, e.g. : LOGO
17
*English rock group? : STONEHENGE
19
River through Florence : ARNO
20
One adding staff : HIRER
21
About 90 mg. of vitamin C a day, e.g. : RDA
22
Boston Bruins legend, to his teammates : ESPO
23
Simpson judge Lance : ITO
24
*Many party games : ICEBREAKERS
28
Cause of aberrant weather : ELNINO
30
___ Joe's (supermarket chain) : TRADER
31
Good area for snorkeling : REEF
32
Reduce : LESSEN
36
C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
37
*Railroad engine, in old lingo : IRONHORSE
40
Letters before an alias : AKA
43
Encourage : URGEON
44
Top draft status : ONEA
48
Minnesota range known for its mining of metal : MESABI
50
Historical records : ANNALS
52
*Seattle tourist attraction : SPACENEEDLE
56
Month, in Madrid : MES
57
Very, in Versailles : TRES
58
Prefix with center or genetics : EPI
59
___ Mundo (what Cristóbal Colón explored) : NUEVO
61
Mope : POUT
62
*Medal for bravery, maybe : BRONZESTAR
64
60-Down mascot : MULE
65
YouTube offering : VIDEO
66
Dillon or Damon : MATT
67
British submachine gun : STEN
68
"Nothing runs like a ___" (ad slogan) : DEERE
69
A very long time ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to the five starred clues : AGES
Down
1
One checking you out : CASHIER
2
Dub : ENTITLE
3
"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOORONE
4
Feminine suffix : ENNE
5
Prickly ___ : ASH
6
Dear, as une amie : CHERE
7
Genre of the old Stax record label : RANDB
8
Poet ___ Lee Masters : EDGAR
9
Fifth word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : SEE
10
Denali's home : ALASKA
11
Ship sinker : TORPEDO
12
Pays no attention to : IGNORES
13
"___ bad!" : TOO
18
The Auld Sod : ERIN
22
Is worthy of : EARNS
25
Fill with a Crayola, say : COLORIN
26
Like some truths and flames : ETERNAL
27
Makers of some H.S. homecoming floats : SRS
29
"What ___ told you ...?" : IFI
33
Part of E.S.L.: Abbr. : ENG
34
Car, affectionately : SHE
35
___ Canals : SOO
38
Hayseeds : RUBES
39
Very long time : EON
40
Mornings, for short : AMS
41
Excluded : KEPTOUT
42
Generally speaking : ASARULE
45
Written introduction? : NAMETAG
46
Take to a higher level : ELEVATE
47
Categorizes : ASSORTS
49
Sure winner in blackjack : ACETEN
51
Hawaiian goose : NENE
53
Like the musical intro to "The Twilight Zone" : EERIE
54
Lyric poem : EPODE
55
Establishment with booths : DINER
60
West Point inst. : USMA
61
Evenings, for short : PMS
62
Underwear initials : BVD
63
Orange "Sesame Street" Muppet : ZOE

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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