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New York Times, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Schoenholz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Dan Schoenholz notes:
At some point I ran across a Times crossword by Tyler Hinman where he used a set of five homophones (OR/OAR/OER/ORE/ORR) as clues for ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This puzzle had been languishing in my files for several years, because I'd run a couple of others with we/wee/Wii/etc. themes. But I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A nice twist on the puzzle type where all the theme answers are definitions of a single word. Dan's additional element of using ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 23,310 )

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Across
1
"Huh?" : WHAT
5
Mrs., in Majorca : SRA
8
___ blanche : CARTE
13
Top of the line : AONE
14
Use a surgical beam on : LASE
16
Be of use to : AVAIL
17
Wii : XBOXRIVAL
19
Money makers : MINTS
20
Farther away, quaintly : YON
21
One-celled organism : AMEBA
22
Birdie beater : EAGLE
23
Oui : FRENCHFORYES
25
Chevy S.U.V.'s : TAHOES
28
All's partner : ANY
29
Very eager to see something : AGOG
30
Send in : REMIT
33
Org. for Wizards and Magic : NBA
36
We : PERSONALPRONOUN
40
Rep.'s counterpart : SEN
41
Onionlike vegetables : LEEKS
42
No. 2 : ASST
43
Start of a musical scale : CDE
44
Portfolio contents : ASSETS
46
"Whee!" : CRYOFDELIGHT
52
Téa of "Jurassic Park III" : LEONI
53
Actress Zellweger : RENEE
54
Abbr. after a series of equations, maybe : QED
57
Commonplace : USUAL
58
Wee : MINIATURE
60
Weird : EERIE
61
They aren't returned : ACES
62
Impudent : WISE
63
Suffix with road and hip : STERS
64
Works in a gallery : ART
65
Selects, with "for" : OPTS
Down
1
Candlelike, say : WAXY
2
Rail rider : HOBO
3
Soon, quaintly : ANON
4
Stereotypical cowboy name : TEX
5
Attacks à la "Ghostbusters" : SLIMES
6
Baltimore footballer : RAVEN
7
Easy ___ : ASABC
8
Tried to seduce : CAMEONTO
9
Zoo feature : AVIARY
10
Long-limbed : RANGY
11
Championship : TITLE
12
Someone ___ (not mine) : ELSES
15
"In the Valley of ___" (2007 film) : ELAH
18
Not found in many stamp collections, say : RARE
23
Steams (up) : FOGS
24
Not bad : FAIR
25
Military base tune : TAPS
26
"A Death in the Family" novelist : AGEE
27
Instrument used to play 25-Down : HORN
30
Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
31
Yellowstone grazer : ELK
32
AWOL chasers : MPS
33
Red feature of Ronald McDonald : NOSE
34
Total failure : BUST
35
Antenna users : ANTS
37
They're often archived : OLDFILES
38
Scholarship criterion : NEED
39
Thomas with a sharp pen : NAST
43
1997 Nicolas Cage thriller : CONAIR
44
Like the philosophy "Out with the old, in with the new"? : AGEIST
45
Former home of the Mets : SHEA
46
Detectives' helpers : CLUES
47
Put back to the beginning : RESET
48
"___ the One That I Want" (song from "Grease") : YOURE
49
Funny Bombeck : ERMA
50
Classic German camera maker : LEICA
51
___ circle : INNER
54
Bon mot : QUIP
55
While preceder : ERST
56
Barely passing grades : DEES
59
Team size in beach volleyball : TWO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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