Michael Dewey
Michael Dewey 

New York Times, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author:Michael Dewey
Editor:Will Shortz
Blog: NYT Wordplay or Amy | | FAQ | Donate  
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { QZ }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Debuts: 2, Spans: 2, Freshness Factor™: 40.6 (31.6 Wed. %-ile), NYT Across Lite file, PDF.
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Michael Dewey notes: My interest in the R.M.S. Titanic surfaced in my youth when I read Walter Lord's 'A Night to Remember.' Years later, I lived in ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Ah, I feel for Michael. A nice tribute puzzle, one with some subtlety and nuance, but without the punch it would have had at the ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
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1. Bound : JUMP
5. Cuddly sci-fi creature : EWOK
9. Actors Sharif and Epps : OMARS
14. ___ cry : AFAR
15. Kind of curriculum : CORE
16. Tackles : HASAT
17. Nirvana seeker : YOGI
18. Brain part : LOBE
19. Pickling liquid : BRINE
20. Post-christening event : MAIDENVOYAGE
23. Pitch tents, say : ENCAMP
26. Feedbag morsel : OAT
27. Hair goop : GEL
28. What scientists use to predict the rates of chemical reactions : COLLISIONTHEORY
32. "Winnie-the-Pooh" young 'un : ROO
33. Golf's Ernie : ELS
34. TV : SET
35. Felix of "The Odd Couple" : UNGER
38. "Krazy ___" : KAT
40. Hindu honcho : RAJAH
44. Contra-contraband org. : DEA
46. Bloviation : GAS
48. Author Umberto : ECO
49. Small part that's visible : TIPOFTHEICEBERG
55. Lead-in to meter : ODO
56. ___-de-France : ILE
57. Eschews nuptial formalities, say : ELOPES
58. Headline of April 16, 1912 : TITANICSINKS
62. Saw : ADAGE
63. Clump of hair : KNOT
64. Clump of hair : TUFT
68. Soda bottle measure : LITER
69. When repeated, kind of show : LATE
70. Dust Bowl migrant : OKIE
71. Floor : STORY
72. "Goodness gracious!" : EGAD
73. Cry at a deli : NEXT
1. Noisy bird : JAY
2. One side in a close encounter : UFO
3. ___ wheels : MAG
4. Kind of instinct : PRIMAL
5. Sun block? : ECLIPSE
6. Lumber : WOOD
7. "Eat ___ eaten" : ORBE
8. Liking a lot : KEENON
9. Winnie-the-Pooh catchphrase : OHBOTHER
10. Crèche figure : MARY
11. Italian cheese : ASIAGO
12. Texas lawman : RANGER
13. Unyielding : STEELY
21. Godard, to Truffaut, e.g. : AMI
22. Vintners' vessels : VATS
23. Relative of beige : ECRU
24. Eleven plus one : NOON
25. Plumbing problem : CLOG
29. Sort : ILK
30. Oklahoma Indian : OSAGE
31. Amtrak listing, for short : ETA
36. Tokyo's former name : EDO
37. Facility often found near a port : REFINERY
39. Mai ___ : TAI
41. Grand Cherokee, e.g. : JEEP
42. Parcel of land : ACRE
43. Arkansas footballers, informally : HOGS
45. Mythical king of the Huns : ATLI
47. Fragrant : SCENTED
49. Wrecks : TOTALS
50. Cry of success : IDIDIT
51. Stew ingredient : POTATO
52. Give a hard time, in a way : HECKLE
53. Yellowstone bugler : ELK
54. Globe's place : BOSTON
59. New ___ : AGER
60. Catch : SNAG
61. Smidgen : IOTA
65. Maui music-maker : UKE
66. Pickle : FIX
67. Vietnamese New Year : TET

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