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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
Word missing from the answers to 17-, 23-, 29-, 40-, 47- and 62-Across
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hilger. Wednesday freshness: 76%
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© 2011, The New York Times9/7/11 ( No. 22,583 )
Across
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Job for a cleanup crew : MESS
5
Fasten, in a way : STAPLE
11
PC "brain" : CPU
14
Place for a pavilion : EXPO
15
Wild child : TERROR
16
Cauldron stirrer : HAG
17
Sing-along direction : THEBOUNCINGBALL
20
Masago, e.g., at a sushi bar : ROE
21
Writer Chekhov : ANTON
22
Team nicknamed the Black Knights : ARMY
23
Obey : ORDERS
25
Frank with six Oscars : CAPRA
28
River ferried by Charon : STYX
29
Children's game : THELEADER
33
Direction to an alternative musical passage : OSSIA
36
Become fond of : TAKETO
37
Fertility lab stock : OVA
40
Chase scene shout : THATCAR
42
"___ who?" : SEZ
43
Figure of many a Mayan deity : JAGUAR
45
Before dawn, say : EARLY
47
Pursue a passion : ONESHEART
49
Spreadsheet function : SORT
53
Neuters : GELDS
54
Word missing from the answers to 17-, 23-, 29-, 40-, 47- and 62-Across : FOLLOW
56
Worthless sort : ZERO
58
One of 22 in a Krugerrand : KARAT
61
"Agnus ___" : DEI
62
Do as a mentor did, say : INONESFOOTSTEPS
66
Home of the Tisch Sch. of the Arts : NYU
67
First-timer : ROOKIE
68
Play ___ (enjoy some tennis) : ASET
69
Longtime mall chain : GAP
70
Times for showers : APRILS
71
Modest response to kudos : ITRY
Down
1
Some urban transit systems : METROS
2
Urge on : EXHORT
3
Quick : SPEEDY
4
Turn on the waterworks : SOB
5
Knocks for a loop : STUNS
6
Oxygen ___ : TENT
7
Sacramento's former ___ Arena : ARCO
8
Singer whose "name" was once a symbol : PRINCE
9
Chaney of film : LON
10
Dyne-centimeter : ERG
11
Game with many "points" : CHARADES
12
Lifeline's location : PALM
13
Like a 16-Across : UGLY
18
Thole insert : OAR
19
Netanyahu's successor, 1999 : BARAK
24
Prefix with biology : EXO
26
The constellation Ara : ALTAR
27
Cultured gem : PEARL
29
___ Maria (liqueur) : TIA
30
Misanthrope, e.g. : HATER
31
Balmy time in Bordeaux : ETE
32
"Frasier" role : ROZ
34
Lesley of "60 Minutes" : STAHL
35
Tiny bit : SHRED
37
Acapulco "eye" : OJO
38
Transportation for many a rock band : VAN
39
Demographic division : AGEGROUP
41
Whiskas eater : CAT
44
Apply to : USEON
46
Fashion monogram : YSL
48
Invite, as trouble : ASKFOR
50
Guinness superlative : OLDEST
51
Richard with a much-used thumb : ROEPER
52
Like pretzels, typically : TWISTY
54
Clotho and sisters : FATES
55
Game extenders: Abbr. : OTS
56
Throw a barb at : ZING
57
"And Winter Came ..." singer : ENYA
59
Isao of the Golf Hall of Fame : AOKI
60
Stir up : ROIL
63
Sports stat that's best when low : ERA
64
Bribe : SOP
65
___ chi : TAI

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