New York Times, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author: Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Editor: Will Shortz
Zhouqin Burnikel
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Don Gagliardo
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Burnikel. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gagliardo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: C.C.: I'd like to share the first email exchanges I had with Don regarding this theme: C.C.: 'Don, can we put BEE? words on ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Great concept today, a neat a-ha moment upon reaching POLLINATION. After seeing IRIS and ASTER, I had a ho-hum feeling, expecting ... more
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Across Down
1. Hatcher who was a Bond girl : TERI
5. Medicate again : REDOSE
11. Letters at Indy : STP
14. Complaint : BEEF
15. Words from the agreeable : IMEASY
16. Like early morning hours : WEE
17. Drink made with Jameson, maybe : IRISHCOFFEE
19. "The Lord of the Rings" creature : ENT
20. Fix : RIG
21. Eric, in Finland : EERO
22. Geoffrey of fashion : BEENE
24. Dumb as a box of rocks : DENSE
26. Genie's reply : YESMASTER
29. Original "Veronica Mars" airer : UPN
31. Spartan serfs : HELOTS
32. "Behold," to Brutus : ECCE
35. Tough time : ORDEAL
38. Mountain ___ : ASH
40. Landlocked land : LAOS
41. Cheated, slangily : HOSED
42. "S O S!," e.g. : PLEA
43. "Yummy!" : MMM
44. Supply with goods : SELLTO
45. Rubber-stamped : OKED
46. Circus clown car, often : BEETLE
48. Witty sort : WAG
50. Literary hybrid : PROSEPOEM
53. Raid : FORAY
57. Biathlete's weapon : RIFLE
58. Clueless : LOST
60. Absorbed, as a loss : ATE
61. Author LeShan : EDA
62. Job done by the insects seen above the circled words in 17-, 26- and 50-Across : POLLINATION
66. Shape of Mork's spacecraft on "Mork & Mindy" : EGG
67. Plaza Hotel girl : ELOISE
68. "Freedom ___ free" : ISNT
69. Bridal bio word : NEE
70. Backspace over : DELETE
71. Bare it all : PEEL
1. Car in the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" : TBIRD
2. Like "Dark Shadows" episodes : EERIE
3. Hold the scepter : REIGN
4. Hypotheticals : IFS
5. Bed of ___ : RICE
6. Atlanta university : EMORY
7. Friday's creator : DEFOE
8. Neanderthal : OAF
9. About 5:00, on a compass : SSE
10. Look over, informally : EYEBALL
11. Cajole : SWEETTALK
12. Home of Fort Donelson National Battlefield : TENNESSEE
13. One of Hollywood's Farrelly brothers : PETER
18. Dickens's scheming clerk : HEEP
23. "___ Beso" : ESO
25. Seeks damages : SUES
27. Word before cake or music : SHEET
28. Place for a lark : MEADOW
30. Totally useless : NOHELP
32. Horror film street : ELM
33. Where Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin went to school : CAMBRIDGE
34. Reach adulthood : COMEOFAGE
36. Loggers' contest : ROLEO
37. Internet access option : DSL
39. Snookered : HAD
42. Okefenokee possum : POGO
44. Like hot tea : STEEPED
47. Subj. for a future bilingual : ESL
49. Mennen shaving product : AFTA
50. Congratulate oneself for achievement : PREEN
51. "Dallas" matriarch : ELLIE
52. Like a well-prepared turkey : MOIST
54. Poker ploy : RAISE
55. Set things straight, in a way : ATONE
56. Gender-bending role for Barbra Streisand : YENTL
59. Old dagger : SNEE
63. "___ ELO" (1976 album) : OLE
64. [That cracks me up] : LOL
65. Line on a restaurant bill : TIP

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