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New York Times, Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins
Peter, Will and Liane

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BQX} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
To be completely honest, themes like the one in this puzzle (where all the first or last words in various phrases are synonyms for a ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
This puzzle reminds me of a supposed "themeless" crossword that Will Weng once ran, in which each of the long answers contained a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've enjoyed getting to know Pete through these comments. Turns out that both of us are boys at heart, so I smiled at today's puzzle. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0903 ( 23,675 )

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Across
1
2013 Tonto portrayer : DEPP
5
Artwork and furnishings : DECOR
10
Flaky mineral : MICA
14
Word at the bottom of a page, perhaps : OVER
15
Eye: Prefix : OCULO
16
Slippery ___ eel : ASAN
17
Metaphorical mess : CANOFWORMS
19
Bloods or Crips : GANG
20
Working stiff : SCHMO
21
Stage, say : RECREATE
23
Monarch's advisers : PRIVYCOUNCIL
26
1960s TV show featuring the cross-eyed lion Clarence : DAKTARI
29
Wizards of aahs, for short? : ENTS
30
Postings at LAX and ORD : ETAS
31
Twice tetra- : OCTA
34
Sharply dressed : NATTY
37
___ Lemon ("30 Rock" role) : LIZ
38
"St. Louis Blues" composer : WCHANDY
40
Period sometimes named after a president : ERA
41
Author Calvino : ITALO
43
Himalayan legend : YETI
44
Push : PROD
45
"Get Smart" adversary : KAOS
47
Micronesia's home : OCEANIA
49
Only president to win a Pulitzer : JOHNFKENNEDY
53
Manhattan region : EASTSIDE
54
"You're wrong about me!" : IDOSO
58
Mex. miss : SRTA
59
Race advantages ... or a hint to 17-, 23-, 38- and 49-Across : HEADSTARTS
62
___ Parker, first president of Facebook : SEAN
63
Fired up : AMPED
64
"Oh, why not?!" : YEAH
65
"Giant" novelist Ferber : EDNA
66
Jolts, in a way : TASES
67
Bean staple : SOYA
Down
1
Official paperwork, for short : DOCS
2
FEMA request, briefly : EVAC
3
Phnom ___ : PENH
4
Memory triggers : PROMPTS
5
Big name in chemicals : DOW
6
"The Name of the Rose" author : ECO
7
Rice spice : CURRY
8
Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
9
Mobster's gun : ROSCOE
10
Burgundy relative : MAGENTA
11
Musician with a Presidential Medal of Freedom : ISAACSTERN
12
"Ple-e-e-ease?" : CANTI
13
Guardian ___ : ANGEL
18
Words with time or song : FORA
22
Undercooked, as an egg : RUNNY
24
Old stock car inits. : IROC
25
French spa locale : VICHY
26
Place where people pick lox? : DELI
27
Bickering : ATIT
28
Former Soviet republic : KAZAKHSTAN
32
___ Bo : TAE
33
Chekhov or Bruckner : ANTON
35
"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
36
One-third of "et cetera"? : YADA
38
Scares a cat, in a way : WOOFS
39
Chop up : DICE
42
Showy flower : LANTANA
44
Biweekly occurrences, for many : PAYDAYS
46
Part of Waldo's wear in "Where's Waldo?" : SKIHAT
48
Shorten, say : EDIT
49
Track great Owens : JESSE
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Worked on a trireme : OARED
51
Plant swelling : EDEMA
52
Minimum-range tides : NEAPS
55
Traditional ingredient in cookies and cream ice cream : OREO
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Certain court order : STAY
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Workplace rules setter, for short : OSHA
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Joey ___ & the Starliters : DEE
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1960s antiwar grp. : SDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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