New York Times, Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Author: Roland Huget
Editor: Will Shortz
Roland Huget
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Huget. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Roland Huget notes: This puzzle is a milestone for me, in that it is my first themed puzzle in The New York Times. It was constructed in August of ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Neat idea, two-word themers with a chemical element as the first word, and the second word starting with the appropriate CHEMICAL ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,402
Across Down
1. Android purchases : APPS
5. Campfire treat : SMORE
10. Ones coming out : DEBS
14. Lady of the Haus : FRAU
15. Forty ___ and a mule (post-Civil War allotment) : ACRES
16. Like only one prime number : EVEN
17. Flowering plants from Australia : COPPERCUPS
19. End of a movement : CODA
20. Director Kazan : ELIA
21. FICA tax payer : EARNER
23. Sounds from a happy kitty : PURRS
26. What hath the gardener wrought? : IRONFENCE
29. Fake : SHAM
30. Reason for school cancellation : SNOW
31. Makes a big stink : REEKS
32. Region affected by Brexit : EUROPE
34. Sun and Sky org. : WNBA
36. This puzzle's circled letters, for the words that precede them : CHEMICALSYMBOLS
42. Bell town in a Longfellow poem : ATRI
43. Bring under control : REININ
44. Buddy who played Jed Clampett in 1960s TV : EBSEN
48. How M.L.B. games are often broadcast : INHD
50. Part of a family inheritance : GENE
51. Second-greatest period in something's history : SILVERAGE
53. Subside : ABATE
54. Invent : CREATE
55. Contact lens care brand : RENU
57. Had too much, briefly : ODED
58. Antiquated office duplicate : CARBONCOPY
64. Tear apart : RIVE
65. ___ sprawl : URBAN
66. Toy with a tail : KITE
67. Ticked (off) : TEED
68. Train track parts : RAILS
69. Barbecue side dish : SLAW
1. Patriots' org. : AFC
2. Old hand : PRO
3. Soft food for babies : PAP
4. Family multitasker : SUPERMOM
5. Bollywood costume : SARI
6. Palin was his running mate : MCCAIN
7. Tulsa sch. named for an evangelist : ORU
8. Gym unit : REP
9. Ruhr Valley city : ESSEN
10. Court order : DECREE
11. Goolagong of tennis : EVONNE
12. Festoon : BEDECK
13. Some drums : SNARES
18. Old Third Ave. trains in New York City : ELS
22. Ski lodge, often : AFRAME
23. Tiny fraction of a min. : PSEC
24. "No way!" : UHUH
25. Steak specification : RARE
27. Best-selling author who was a runner-up for Time's 2007 Person of the Year : ROWLING
28. Completely dominates : OWNS
30. Splinter group : SECT
33. Electric keyboard heard on "I Am the Walrus" : PIANET
35. Admiral who explored the Antarctic : BYRD
37. Vegas resort with a musical name : ARIA
38. Considerable salary to pull down : BIGBUCKS
39. Fit for service : ONEA
40. Dryer screen buildup : LINT
41. Old blade : SNEE
44. Go along with : ESCORT
45. One over an eagle : BIRDIE
46. Something a tank top lacks : SLEEVE
47. Got around : EVADED
49. Kind of supplement : HERBAL
52. Come around again : RECUR
53. Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
56. Stars exist over them : EONS
59. Notre Dame's Parseghian : ARA
60. Ballpark fig. : RBI
61. Tin Man's need : OIL
62. Sch. group : PTA
63. Tree used in bow-making : YEW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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