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New York Times, Friday, September 4, 2015

Who said "It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men"

Author:
David C. Duncan Dekker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David C. Duncan Dekker

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a TRIPLE pangram. Scrabble average: 2.02 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dekker. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David C. Duncan Dekker notes:
This puzzle turned out somewhat smooth, IMO, given the constraints of making a 72-word themeless into a triple pangram. Clues I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I normally don't care for records in crosswords, as they're too often something that constructors prize but solvers completely miss — ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/4/15 ( No. 24,041 )
Across
1
Shop class cutter : BANDSAW
8
Class cutter, say : SLACKER
15
C-worthy : AVERAGE
16
Primitive cutting tool : HANDAXE
17
Makings of a miniature building project : LEGOSET
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Horrible : ABYSMAL
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Instances of faulty logic : LEAPS
20
Nursing a grudge, say : SORE
22
"___ mess" : IMA
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Social group : ANTS
24
Trembles : QUAILS
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Alternative to Corn Pops : KIX
27
No-name last name : DOE
28
Man's do with upswept hair in the front : QUIFF
29
Main course? : PLANA
31
Hangs it up : QUITS
32
Hit 2013 film with a talking snowman : FROZEN
33
South American stalkers : JAGUARS
36
Who said "It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men" : MAEWEST
37
Social networking reversal : UNLIKE
38
3-D graph lines : ZAXES
39
Wetlands wader : SNIPE
40
Smartens (up) : WISES
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Sticky situation : JAM
44
Major in a 1973 David Bowie hit : TOM
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Ordinary joes : SCHMOS
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Play in a game : MOVE
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Court sport org. : ATP
49
2012 running mate : RYAN
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Float like a butterfly : HOVER
51
It often increases with a promotion : BASEPAY
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Enlistment : JOINING
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List : ITEMIZE
57
Extent of a lot : ACREAGE
58
Proctors' charges : TESTEES
59
All shook up : RATTLED
Down
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Something to slow-dance to : BALLAD
2
Skin and hair care brand : AVEENO
3
Make nothing of : NEGATE
4
Ophthalmological treatment : DROPS
5
Smart comments : SASS
6
Archaeologist's determination : AGE
7
Surfing gear : WETSUITS
8
Muslim magistrate : SHARIF
9
Record producer : LABEL
10
Countless amount? : ANY
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9-Down output : CDS
12
Kind of pilot : KAMIKAZE
13
Checks out : EXAMINES
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Massage or bubble bath : RELAXANT
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Bumblers : OAFS
24
Paper unit : QUIRE
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Occasions that might lead to buyer's remorse : SPREES
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Country rockers? : QUAKES
30
Stock exchange? : LOWS
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Instance of levity : QUIP
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Results of phoning it in? : FAXES
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Not much : JUSTABIT
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Comment on, in a way : ANNOTATE
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Slight sights : GLIMPSES
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Food container with a seal : MASONJAR
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Once-popular alcopop : ZIMA
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"Indubitably!" : WHYYES
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Good-humored : JOVIAL
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Get back at : AVENGE
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Formed a union : MERGED
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It's hot for a while : CRAZE
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He's featured in Paris's Musée de l'Orangerie : MONET
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"The Green Hornet" trumpeter : HIRT
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Crash site figure, for short : EMT
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One graphic means of showing percentages : PIE
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Important Peruvian crop : OCA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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