New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 81, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Gareth Bain notes: This is just a puzzle conceived while listening to the song, with its repetitive use of LOVE. I hope Andrea (Carla Michaels) in particular gets a kick out of it!
Jeff Chen notes: Such a great example of the 'both words can precede X' theme type. This trope can be a little dry, in that the theme phrases are often so hard ... more
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Across Down
1. First word in every Academy Award category : BEST
5. Club in a Barry Manilow hit, with "the" : COPA
9. Derrières : TUSHES
15. "Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
16. Actor Wilson of "Midnight in Paris" : OWEN
17. "Michael Row the Boat ___" : ASHORE
18. *Removable car safety feature : CHILDSEAT
20. Alfred E. of Mad magazine : NEUMAN
21. Charlie Sheen's real first name : CARLOS
22. *Asian soup ingredient : BIRDSNEST
24. Rank of many a single-episode character on "Star Trek": Abbr. : ENS
25. Office note : MEMO
27. Month before septembre : AOUT
28. Classic name in photocopiers : MITA
29. "Enough already!" : STOP
30. Abbr. in dating : BCE
33. Center of Shintoism : JAPAN
36. Germaine who wrote "The Whole Woman" : GREER
38. Rapper's rhythm : FLOW
39. Beatles hit that's a hint to both parts of the answer to each starred clue : ALLYOUNEEDISLOVE
42. Org. assigning PG-13 or R : MPAA
43. ___ nova (dance) : BOSSA
44. "___ and the Wolf" : PETER
45. Soccer goalie's area : BOX
46. Vaccination muscle, for short : DELT
47. Middle-___ : AGED
49. Dhaka dress : SARI
50. Say "It's a trap!," say : WARN
51. Sun. preceder : SAT
54. *Classic daytime show hosted by Gene Rayburn : MATCHGAME
58. Post post : EDITOR
60. Repeated cry in Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot" : OLEOLE
61. *Biography : LIFESTORY
63. "Tuesdays With ___" (1990s best seller) : MORRIE
64. Science fiction author Hubbard : LRON
65. Foes of Saruman in "The Two Towers" : ENTS
66. A gambler may have a hot or cold one : STREAK
67. Precipice : EDGE
68. Carnivore's fare : MEAT
1. Lawn sport : BOCCE
2. Edith Wharton's "___ Frome" : ETHAN
3. Swizzles : STIRS
4. Commuter's cost : TOLL
5. Baby : COSSET
6. Have obligations : OWE
7. Singer Bryson : PEABO
8. Against : ANTI
9. Cooked in a clay oven, as in India : TANDOORI
10. Depletes : USESUP
11. Move to another track : SHUNT
12. There's no place like it, it's said : HOME
13. The Eisenhower years and others : ERAS
14. In rapture : SENT
19. Logo for a pizza chain : DOMINO
23. Like the best bonds : RATEDAAA
26. Southern bloom : MAGNOLIA
28. Architect Lin : MAYA
29. Calls, in poker : SEES
30. Ink spill : BLOT
31. Cabot ___ ("Murder, She Wrote" setting) : COVE
32. Common still-life subject : EWER
33. Part of a doorframe : JAMB
34. Pedigree alternative : ALPO
35. Brand of dental rinse : PLAX
37. Take a timeout : REST
38. Took to the hills : FLED
40. One who's fluent in both JavaScript and Klingon, say : UBERGEEK
41. Stimulates the economy : SPENDS
46. Mexico's national flower : DAHLIA
48. Graham who wrote "The Third Man" : GREENE
49. Manage to get, informally : SCORE
50. Bizarre : WEIRD
51. Ring centerpiece : STONE
52. Vessel from the heart : AORTA
53. Part of a steamy affair : TRYST
54. Many drivers for play dates : MOMS
55. Plenty : ALOT
56. Okla. or Dak., once : TERR
57. Title for a jeune fille: Abbr. : MLLE
59. One of 10, say, in an express checkout lane : ITEM
62. Confused state : FOG

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