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New York Times Oct 22 2015

'Curiosity ... is a ___ of the mind': Hobbes LUST
'Dark horse' or 'bring to light' IDIOM
'How to Win Friends and Influence People' writer DALEC
'Kitsch' or 'kindergarten,' from German LOAN
'___ Best' (2001 greatest hits album) ARETHAS
Adulterate TAINT
Alicia Keys or Adele, e.g ALTO
Allow to pass LETBY
As a group ENBLOC
Authorizes OKS
Baby shark PUP
Budget overseer, for short CFO
Carol opener OCOME
City ___ LIMITS
Comment while fanning oneself IMHOT
Curry or Taylor ANN
Decides (to) OPTS
F-14 fighters TOMCATS
Fan setting ARENA
Funny Fields TOTIE
Game stopper? SNARE
Gas giant since 1966 ARCO
Golden rule word UNTO
Hitch SNAG
Hot and bubbling ATABOIL
Jackets traditionally worn with bow ties ETONS
Japanese dish whose name means, literally, 'eel bowl' UNADON
Keyboard abbr ESC
Like some farewells FOND
Like the terms 'mailman' and 'comedienne,' say NOTPC
Live with ACCEPT
Location for Munch's 'The Scream' OSLO
Log carving TOTEM
Many a Mideast native SEMITE
Metaphor for a blazing success METEOR
Mint family plant harvested for its seeds CHIA
Not a full-out run LOPE
Over-knight mail? ARMOR
Part of a fishing line to which the hook is attached SNELL
Phishing targets, for short SSNS
Pitt and Penn ACTORS
Place for pre-20th century medicines APOTHEC
Places to which people are always rushing, for short ERS
Platte tribesman OTOE
Predecessor of Chuck Schumer as New York senator ALDAMATO
Recognition from the Academy OSC
Road hazards ... four of which are illustrated literally in this puzzle POTHOLES
Seattle's ___ Field SAFECO
See 29-Down TAN
Several Asian lands, informally STANS
Some Samsung products, for short LCDS
Sparkling wine ASTI
States with authority SAYSSO
Swear words? IDO
Tart English jelly fruit SLOE
The Black Eyed Peas' 'I ___ Feeling' GOTTA
They hunt in pods ORCAS
They're nuts BETELS
They're only in for a while FADS
Tots' trains CHOOCHOOS
Transpires OCCURS
Two-hour-and-10-min. exam PSAT
Venomous African snakes MAMBAS
Warrant officer BOSUN
Water-resistant timber TEAK
With 63-Across, best-selling Chinese-American author AMY
Women who are entitled DAMES
Word before 'I dunno' GEE
[I crack myself up] LOL
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