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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 2013

1841 rebellion leader ... also what can fill the square at the crossing of 56-Across and 56-Down

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Gulczynski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
An early version of this puzzle only had the revealer PORT, with four "P or T" squares. I wasn't thrilled with how it came out, but I ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

I'm amazed that Damon managed to find four pairs of theme answers that would work in this puzzle. And the addition of PORT, MORT, CORP and DORR is sheer brilliance.

Jeff Chen notes:
Amazing work from Damon. This is only the sixth Shortz-era NYT "Schrödinger" puzzle; see the others here. These types, having two ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times9/5/13 ( No. 23,312 )
Across
1
Belief system founded in China : MAOISM
7
Dessert wine ... also what can fill the square at the crossing of 50-Across and 51-Down : PORT
11
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Roush : EDD
14
G.M. navigation system : ONSTAR
15
Eins und zwei : DREI
16
Negative conjunction : NOR
17
Spark : INCITE
18
___ shui : FENG
19
Shade provider? : DYE
20
Relied (on) : LEANED
21
"The Governator" : AHNOLD
23
Explorer John : RAE
24
Shot out diffusely : SCATTERED
27
Reds, for short : CIN
29
One putting off retirement as long as possible? : NIGHTOWL
31
Bogot√° bears : OSOS
33
Warring, say : ATIT
34
Not tacitly : ALOUD
38
Pie piece? : RADIAN
40
Emphatic confirmation : IDIDSO
41
Brain tickler : POSER
42
Gush (over) : FAWN
45
Critic Richard : EDER
46
Game with scouts and miners : STRATEGO
49
Three-time Hart Trophy winner : ORR
50
Bumbled verbally : SPUTTERED
53
Standard : PAR
55
Biblical land : CANAAN
56
Kitchen gadgets : DICERS
59
Furthermore : AND
60
'Vette roof option : TTOP
63
Maupassant's first novel : UNEVIE
64
The Tigers of the N.C.A.A. : LSU
65
Western tribe : UTES
66
Gomez of "Ramona and Beezus" : SELENA
67
Discernment : EYE
68
Comedian Sahl ... also what can fill the square at the crossing of 1-Across and 1-Down : MORT
69
Downers, in brief : TRANKS
Down
1
Work hard : MOIL
2
Actress Bancroft : ANNE
3
Showbiz nominations : OSCARNODS
4
1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
5
Glossy fabric : SATEEN
6
TV character who "will never speak unless he has something to say" : MRED
7
Sharable PC file : PDF
8
Resource in the game Settlers of Catan : ORE
9
Lead role in the film "La Cage aux Folles" : RENATO
10
Scrooge : TIGHTWAD
11
"Return of the Jedi" battle site : ENDOR
12
Watson's creator : DOYLE
13
Titular judge played by Stallone : DREDD
22
Nervous one? : NELLIE
24
___ Pepper : SGT
25
Fraternity letter : CHI
26
Bar fig. : ATT
27
N.Y.S.E. listing ... also what can fill the square at the crossing of 24-Across and 25-Down : CORP
28
Golfer Aoki : ISAO
30
Sir ___ Holm : IAN
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Rest of the afternoon : SIESTA
35
Roulette choice : ODDOREVEN
36
One at a keyboard : USER
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1841 rebellion leader ... also what can fill the square at the crossing of 56-Across and 56-Down : DORR
39
Blind jazz piano virtuoso : ARTTATUM
40
___ Group (Dutch banking giant) : ING
42
Word repeated before "away" : FAR
43
Put away : ATE
44
Not single : WED
47
Have as a tenant : RENTTO
48
View sharer : OPINER
50
Union wage : SCALE
51
Flowering plant : PANSY
52
Excessive : UNDUE
54
What's on the fast track? : ACELA
56
Sign of neglect : DUST
57
Milieu of 49-Across : RINK
58
Vast expanses : SEAS
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The Who's "Love, Reign ___ Me" : OER
62
Sea-Tac setting: Abbr. : PST

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

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