New York Times, Saturday, January 11, 2014

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 8, (2 quad stacks) This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Martin Ashwood-Smith notes: This puzzle started with the bottom stack, a lonely orphaned 4x15 sitting in my file of unfinished projects. The problem ... more
Will Shortz notes: I love a puzzle that has supersmooth fill. But at times I also like to see how far the English language can be pushed, even if ... more
Jeff Chen notes: I don't know how MAS does it. I've tried my hand at quad-stacks in order to expand my construction skills, but I'm nowhere even close ... more
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Across Down
1. It has a close "Kentucky" cousin : CANADABLUEGRASS
16. Tax deferral options : TRADITIONALIRAS
17. Water gun fight? : NAVALENGAGEMENT
18. Tumblers : STEMLESSGLASSES
19. Nonprofessional : LAY
20. "Thus weary of the world, away she ___": Shak. : HIES
21. Burnable medium, briefly : CDR
23. Slender runner : SKI
25. One may remove grease with elbow grease : SOSPAD
30. SC Johnson brand : RAID
32. Does a Ludacris impersonation : RAPS
34. Grid great Greasy : NEALE
35. Not the least bit : INNOWAY
37. "That's expensive!" : ITSALOT
39. Sum symbol : SIGMA
40. Rice alternative : ORZO
42. Stop on Amtrak's California Zephyr : RENO
43. Dead player? : POSSUM
45. Key contraction : OER
46. ___ ed : SEX
47. Larry of the original "West Side Story" : KERT
49. Went nowhere : SAT
51. They're usually pixelated on TV : OBSCENEGESTURES
59. Kelp is a natural source of it : POTASSIUMIODIDE
60. One who orders trunks to be moved? : ELEPHANTTRAINER
61. Member of a drill team? : DENTALASSISTANT
1. U.P.S. deliveries: Abbr. : CTNS
2. Poor as ___ (destitute) : ARAT
3. Belly dancers' bands? : NAVELRINGS
4. Native of Caprica on "Battlestar Galactica" : ADAMA
5. Corker : DILLY
6. Done to ___ : ATEE
7. Alternatives to racks : BINS
8. Sawmill supplier : LOGSHIP
9. Fish in a dragon roll : UNAGI
10. They have bills and appear on bills : EAGLES
11. Renowned boxing gym in Brooklyn : GLEASONS
12. Outer limits : RIMS
13. Diomedes speared him : ARES
14. Having good balance : SANE
15. They were retired in '03 : SSTS
21. Like new notes : CRISP
22. Freshwater aquarium favorite : DANIO
23. Many a dama: Abbr. : SRA
24. Deck : KAYO
26. Brand : SEAR
27. Renaissance composer of "Missa Papae Marcelli" : PALESTRINA
28. How troglodytes live : ALONE
29. Clean out : DETOX
31. DiMaggio and others : DOMS
33. Fitting decision : SIZE
36. Wisconsin county or its seat : WAUKESHA
38. A.L. East team, on scoreboards : TOR
41. Really cheap shots? : ROTGUTS
44. Monthly : MENSAL
48. Spanish royal : REINA
49. Attic promenades : STOAS
50. Book review? : AUDIT
51. Weigh-in section? : OPED
52. Woody trunk : BOLE
53. Korean War weapon : STEN
54. Abbr. by Hook or by Cook : CAPT
55. Drs. often take over for them : EMTS
56. iPhone talker : SIRI
57. Fall scene : EDEN
58. Fundació Joan Miró designer : SERT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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