New York Times, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 214 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Elizabeth C. Gorski notes: While shopping at the supermarket one evening, I was intrigued by a bin of fruit advertised as 'Avocado Pears.' I'd heard ... more
Will Shortz notes: Generally I maintain two to 15 months of inventory of crosswords, depending on the day of the week. This puzzle, unusually, was ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Liz gives us the INSIDE DOPE today, four instances of DOPE broken across two words. A 10/11/9/11/10 in a 74-word grid is a tall ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Take ___" (1994 Madonna hit that was #1 for seven weeks) : ABOW
5. Formal, maybe : PROM
9. Formal wear accouterment : STUD
13. St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
14. "Peanuts" kid with a security blanket : LINUS
16. Build muscles, with "up" : TONE
17. Genre of Verdi's "Jérusalem" : GRANDOPERA
19. Lens holders : RIMS
20. "Come in!" : ENTER
21. "Fist of Fury" star, 1972 : BRUCELEE
23. Chapter 52, formally : LII
24. Guacamole base, in British lingo : AVOCADOPEAR
27. Making the rounds? : INORBIT
29. Yang's go-with : YIN
30. Cause of a blowup? : TNT
31. Cannes showing : CINE
32. Sound from a window ledge : COO
34. Do some housekeeping : DUST
36. Used a crowbar on, say : PRIEDOPEN
40. ___ facto : IPSO
42. Crime lab sample : DNA
43. Amt. of cooking oil, maybe : TBSP
47. Spanish she-bear : OSA
48. Face the pitcher : BAT
51. Boorish : UNCOUTH
53. Robert Redford's "great" 1975 role : WALDOPEPPER
56. Vote for : YEA
57. Where you might pick fruit while it's still green : LIMETREE
58. Palliates : EASES
60. Something false in the Bible? : IDOL
61. Lowdown ... or a hint to 17-, 24-, 36- and 53-Across : INSIDEDOPE
64. Tizzy : SNIT
65. "Please, I can do it" : LETME
66. Violinist Leopold : AUER
67. "Hey, José!" : HOLA
68. Tire swing part : ROPE
69. Appalachians, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
1. Good-looking? : ANGELIC
2. "Apollo and Daphne" sculptor : BERNINI
3. Warm response from a crowd : OVATION
4. Decline : WANE
5. Gaza grp. : PLO
6. Engraved letters? : RIP
7. End of an ancient period : ONEBC
8. Lexicographer James who was the O.E.D.'s first editor : MURRAY
9. ___ throat : STREP
10. Facilities : TOILETS
11. Accidental : UNMEANT
12. Much of Arabia : DESERT
15. ___ Arabia : SAUDI
18. In need of some color : DRAB
22. Publisher Nast : CONDE
25. End of a famous boast : VICI
26. Platte Valley native : OTOE
28. Workout count : REPS
33. Screwy : ODD
35. Golden rule preposition : UNTO
37. Bomb squad member : ROBOT
38. "Movin' ___" : ONUP
39. Glazier's unit : PANE
40. Words before "... and that's final!" : ISAIDNO
41. Soap ingredient : PALMOIL
44. Takes over the assets of, as a partner : BUYSOUT
45. Make more inclined : STEEPEN
46. "Star Trek" weapons : PHASERS
47. Studious-looking : OWLISH
49. Shower time : APRIL
50. Many a Taylor Swift fan : TEENER
52. Tribe of the Canadian Plains : CREE
54. What a big mouth might have : DELTA
55. Basil-flavored sauce : PESTO
59. Singer Lambert : ADAM
62. Little handful : IMP
63. Syllable repeated after "fiddle" : DEE

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