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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Word that becomes its own synonym if the last letter is moved to the front

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joel Fagliano notes:
The origins of this puzzle's theme came from seeing the clue "Woman's name that sounds like two letters of the alphabet" for ELSIE. ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Last week Joel finished his third year as my summer intern, while he goes to Pomona College. His constructions are always superclean, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Entertaining offering from Joel, putting a spin on the "two letters spoken aloud" type theme. It provided a nice aha moment after I ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/4/13 ( No. 23,311 )
Across
1
Craigslist offering : JOB
4
Company with a spokesduck : AFLAC
9
It's gathered during recon : INTEL
14
Baseball club designation : AAA
15
Keynote speaker at the 1984 Democratic National Convention : CUOMO
16
1940s-'60s P.M. : NEHRU
17
"Laugh-In" comic : RTJOHNSON
19
"Is Shakespeare Dead?" writer : TWAIN
20
___ on it (agree) : SHAKE
21
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" author : ENFLEMING
23
Telesthesia, e.g. : ESP
25
___ Disney Resort (original name of Disneyland Paris) : EURO
26
Kingdom on old Asian maps : SIAM
29
Bestow : AWARD
32
___ law : OHMS
36
Daytime host starting in 2012 : KTCOURIC
38
Like the Perseid meteor shower : ANNUAL
40
1994 World Cup country : USA
41
Nuts : MANIACS
43
2014 World Cup city : RIO
44
Outlets for some small pumps : AORTAS
46
Punk rock icon : DDRAMONE
48
Twist : SKEW
49
Also, in Arles : AUSSI
51
Rightmost column : ONES
52
Broad sashes : OBIS
54
Drain : SAP
56
One of two acting brothers : KCAFFLECK
61
Drive dangerously, in a way : WEAVE
65
Rival for Federer : NADAL
66
Noted groom of 10/20/1968 : REONASSIS
68
City 15 miles from Rome : UTICA
69
Runs in place : IDLES
70
Matterhorn, e.g. : ALP
71
Precept : TENET
72
Life partner? : DEATH
73
Confident crossword solver's implement : PEN
Down
1
Amphorae, e.g. : JARS
2
It can be a curse : OATH
3
___ Fresh (Tex-Mex restaurant chain) : BAJA
4
Stuntmen's woes : ACHES
5
"Sounds dandy!" : FUN
6
Take the booby prize : LOSE
7
King of the gods, in Egyptian myth : AMON
8
Bestow : CONFER
9
Bury : INTER
10
Sequel to "Twilight" : NEWMOON
11
Cuisine with tom yum soup : THAI
12
CNN anchor Burnett : ERIN
13
Breathing space? : LUNG
18
Vermont ski resort : OKEMO
22
Rapper with the #1 hit "Money Maker" : LUDACRIS
24
Fly over the water : PARASAIL
26
Arctic seabirds : SKUAS
27
Consoling words : ITSOK
28
Without ___ in the world : ACARE
30
Take the prize : WIN
31
Fatty ___ : ACIDS
33
River through Ann Arbor : HURON
34
Bar Harbor locale : MAINE
35
Dark purple fruits : SLOES
37
Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
39
Org. with its HQ in Fort Meade : NSA
42
YouTube video preceders, often : ADS
45
Batman villain who makes decisions by flipping a coin : TWOFACE
47
Acts despondent : MOPES
50
Log-in info : USERID
53
Highest and lowest black key on a piano : BFLAT
55
Up to one's neck (in) : AWASH
56
Unit of currency in the Harry Potter books : KNUT
57
Oscar winner Blanchett : CATE
58
Point before "game" : ADIN
59
Give up : CEDE
60
Caffeine-yielding nut : KOLA
62
"Now!" : ASAP
63
Word that becomes its own synonym if the last letter is moved to the front : VILE
64
"NFL Live" airer : ESPN
67
Safety measure : NET

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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