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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 2014

29-Down : Reds and Pirates, for short

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Sessa.
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© 2014, The New York Times9/9/14 ( No. 23,681 )
Across
1
Easy toss : LOB
4
Country getaways, in Russia : DACHAS
10
Cliff feature : CRAG
14
Start of a Latin trio : AMO
15
Support, as a principle : UPHOLD
16
Subject of Dante's "Inferno" : HELL
17
Behavioral quirks : MANNERISMS
19
Together, in France : UNIE
20
Oven button : BROIL
21
These, to Thérèse : CES
22
Addis ___, Ethiopia : ABABA
23
Sub commander of fiction : NEMO
25
Home to James Joyce : DUBLIN
26
Bow (to) : ACCEDE
29
Smartly attired : NATTY
31
See 39-Across : SALT
32
Electricity source : WALLSOCKET
37
Thin as ___ : AREED
39
With 31-Across, natural flavor enhancer : SEA
40
Noted performing whale : SHAMU
41
Electricity source : POWERSTRIP
44
Environmental activist Brockovich : ERIN
45
Many babysitters : NANAS
46
Pepsi competitor : RCCOLA
48
Round a certain corner in Monopoly : PASSGO
51
Brought (along) : TOOK
52
"No" voters : ANTIS
53
Number often given to a maitre d' : TWO
55
Brown-toned photo : SEPIA
59
River to 16-Across : STYX
60
Class outings : FIELDTRIPS
62
Pinball infraction : TILT
63
Open, as a letter : UNSEAL
64
Pond fish : KOI
65
___-deucey : ACEY
66
Noisy like a clunker : RATTLY
67
Hollywood's Harris and Helms : EDS
Down
1
Very soft fleece source : LAMB
2
Poet Khayyám : OMAR
3
Cher's son Chaz : BONO
4
Crossed swords : DUELED
5
Mo. when Shakespeare was born : APR
6
TV's "___ and the Man" : CHICO
7
Cheat, in slang : HOSE
8
Old-fashioned charity : ALMS
9
Onetime New Left org. : SDS
10
Starter of a dance craze in 18-Down : CHUBBYCHECKER
11
Kidney-related : RENAL
12
"I was home watching TV," e.g. : ALIBI
13
Gather bit by bit : GLEAN
18
See 10-Down : NINETEENSIXTY
22
BMWs, but not BMXs : AUTOS
24
Kitten call : MEW
25
The shakes, with "the" : DTS
26
Rush order : ASAP
27
Dear one, Italian-style : CARO
28
Discovery in a British mystery : CLEW
29
Reds and Pirates, for short : NLERS
30
Jai ___ : ALAI
33
Dog of 1930s-'40s mysteries : ASTA
34
Corn syrup brand : KARO
35
Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
36
___ roll (sushi offering) : TUNA
38
Proceeds like a boring meeting : DRAGS
42
___-Caps (movie candy) : SNO
43
For, in a debate : PRO
47
Like a mistake that's going to hurt you : COSTLY
48
Lasagna or linguine : PASTA
49
Three Stooges bit : ANTIC
50
Fashion sense : STYLE
51
Apartment rental sign : TOLET
53
Turner who sang "The Best," 1989 : TINA
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Last part of the country to report election returns, usually, with "the" : WEST
56
Highway : PIKE
57
"Mini" music player : IPOD
58
How used goods are often sold : ASIS
60
Lab's coat : FUR
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The Cowboys, on a scoreboard : DAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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