New York Times, Saturday, August 1, 2015

Author: Kameron Austin Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Kameron Austin Collins
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Kameron Austin Collins notes: Special thanks to Will (and Joel!) for the extra time spent discussing this puzzle, which I revised more than once.
Jeff Chen notes: Juicy middle section, featuring a huge swath of intersecting 7+ letter answers. This is a tough feat to pull off, and Kameron does ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rock : GEMSTONE
9. Big releases of the '50s : HBOMBS
15. Cobbler waste : PEACHPIT
16. Yale, to the "ten thousand men of Harvard" : OLDELI
17. Skating, as a hockey team : ONTHEICE
18. Maxim, e.g. : LADMAG
19. "Star Wars" army member : CLONE
20. Nixon adviser Nofziger : LYN
21. "Now I get it!" : OHH
22. World : SPHERE
24. Parlous : RISKY
26. "Are you satisfied now?" : HAPPY
27. Sweetie : BABYCAKES
31. Possessive on a Chinese menu : TSOS
32. Relationship with unrequited love, in modern slang : FRIENDZONE
33. Classic record label : EMI
34. Some kitchen pads : BRILLOS
35. Jazz's Beiderbecke : BIX
36. Stammering : TONGUETIED
38. Cornel who wrote "Race Matters" : WEST
39. Tot : LITTLEONE
40. Shade of black : SABLE
41. Thrown (over) : SLUNG
42. Put in bundles for the bookbinder : QUIRED
43. Specialty, informally : BAG
46. Characters of average width : ENS
47. Musclebound : BURLY
48. Defensive comeback : ARENTI
50. Works of childlike simplicity : NAIVEART
53. Musician Mendes known for the bossa nova : SERGIO
54. Camp dweller : INTERNEE
55. Irish runner Coghlan : EAMONN
56. Principal means of address? : PASYSTEM
1. Mail ctr. : GPO
2. "Good-___, good fellow" (greeting from Romeo) : EEN
3. Situation in which one person might have the advantage : MATCHPOINT
4. Lugs : SCHLEPS
5. Practice's counterpart : THEORY
6. Speak out : OPINE
7. See 8-Down : NICE
8. When 7-Down gets hot : ETE
9. Highest authority in some Eastern churches : HOLYSYNOD
10. They may get burned : BLANKCDS
11. Miscellaneous : ODD
12. Office paper : MEMO
13. Unexciting : BLAH
14. [Not that again] : SIGH
20. One who's disparaged : LIBELEE
22. "Fiddler on the Roof" setting : SHTETL
23. "Not me": Fr. : PASMOI
24. What's up for grabs? : RAILING
25. 1960s-'80s Bosox legend : YAZ
27. Ones symbolized by John Bull : BRITONS
28. Basketball's Black Mamba : KOBEBRYANT
29. Maroon : ENISLE
30. Sent pixxx? : SEXTED
32. Cohabitation without marriage : FREEUNION
34. Television interruption : BULLETIN
37. Some high-speed cars : GTS
38. Original band that sang "I Shot the Sheriff," with "the" : WAILERS
40. "___ says ..." : SURVEY
42. What you might call it : QUITS
43. Plinth, for a pillar : BASE
44. Precinct : AREA
45. It can make you sick : GERM
47. Eric of "Munich" : BANA
49. CARE, e.g., for short : NGO
50. Beat by a hair : NIP
51. Food writer Drummond : REE
52. Pro ___ : TEM

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