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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BBC car series listed by Guinness as the most widely watched factual TV program in the world

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BFJQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The first draft of this puzzle contained the theme answer RPG, clued as "Shoulder-launched weapon, for short." Will found that answer ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
PG-13 interpreted as "THIRTEEN instances of PG inside the grid." I've highlighted them below, as it took me forever to catch all of ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/8/15 ( No. 24,045 )
Across
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Leader with an -ism : MAO
4
The year 902 : CMII
8
Org. with pet causes : ASPCA
13
Clue on "Jeopardy!": Abbr. : ANS
14
The "A" in 25-Across: Abbr. : ASSN
15
"Catch-22" or "Don Quixote" : SATIRE
16
It's mostly methane : SWAMPGAS
18
Concert sites : ARENAS
19
Place to erect a tent : CAMPGROUND
21
Kind of tent : PUP
22
Sauce brand : RAGU
23
Soup kitchen offering : MEAL
25
Org. whose members may be putting on a show? : PGA
27
Fresh : NEW
30
Sufficient for now, as a measure : STOPGAP
32
Turbaned believer : SIKH
36
Immense : VAST
38
First-rate : PRIMO
39
Qualified to serve : ONEA
40
Not straight : ASKEW
42
Angers : IRES
43
Knoxville sch. : UTENN
45
Runner's feeling : HIGH
46
In addition : ELSE
47
BBC car series listed by Guinness as the most widely watched factual TV program in the world : TOPGEAR
49
Class followed by a shower : GYM
51
Non-sharer : HOG
52
Places offering facials : SPAS
54
Marshal played in film by Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner : EARP
58
___ good deed : DOA
60
Somewhat family-friendly ... or a title for this puzzle, as suggested by the completed grid? : PGTHIRTEEN
64
Boxer's stat : WEIGHT
66
Cosmetic applied with a small brush : LIPGLOSS
67
Concert sites : VENUES
68
Gaelic tongue : ERSE
69
Frost, essentially : ICE
70
___ score (neonatal measure) : APGAR
71
Midwest tribe : OTOS
72
What a D.M.V. issues: Abbr. : LIC
Down
1
Like the Fr. "le," but not "la" : MASC
2
With 15-Down, 1978 Nobel Peace Prize winner : ANWAR
3
2005 biography subtitled "The Making of a Terrorist" : OSAMA
4
Noisy toy : CAPGUN
5
Roman Cath. title : MSGR
6
Golfer Aoki : ISAO
7
All together : INSUM
8
Swiss river to the Rhine : AAR
9
Bit of a climb : STEP
10
Figure on a soldier's poster in W.W. II : PINUPGIRL
11
Casino activities with dice : CRAPGAMES
12
D.D.E. opponent : AES
15
See 2-Down : SADAT
17
Car sticker fig. : MPG
20
Individual retirement account, say : NESTEGG
24
Cut (off) : LOP
26
Strike ___ (model) : APOSE
28
Bond girl Green : EVA
29
Cloth for cleaning : WASHRAG
31
___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
32
6:00 on a compass : SOUTH
33
Past the point of no return : INTOODEEP
34
Carry on : KEEPGOING
35
Chill (with) : HANG
37
Hit the slopes : SKI
41
"___ me?" : WHY
44
Bygone video game inits. : NES
48
Engagement calendar listings: Abbr. : APPTS
50
Goes from two lanes to one : MERGES
53
Fifth-century pope known as "the Great" : STLEO
55
The Falcons, on scoreboards : ATL
56
Maintain, in a way, as a car engine : REOIL
57
Joe of "Once Upon a Time in America" : PESCI
59
Contents of el océano : AGUA
61
"Java" trumpeter Al : HIRT
62
___ facto : IPSO
63
Tiny amount of time: Abbr. : NSEC
64
Big coal-mining state: Abbr. : WVA
65
Woody Allen's "Hannah and ___ Sisters" : HER

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

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