New York Times, Saturday, January 18, 2014

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
David Steinberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

David Steinberg notes: I was inspired to build this Saturday puzzle after reading so many blog comments complaining that my puzzles were too easy. NO ... more
Will Shortz notes: David Steinberg, who turned 17 in November, was the most published constructor in the Times last year. He had 15 puzzles published in 2013, nosing out Ian Livengood, who had 12.
Jeff Chen notes: David continues his NYT crossword tear today. I'll set the over/under for how many he has in 2014 at... 14.5. Let the betting begin! ... more
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Across Down
1. Fast-paced alternative to Scrabble : BANANAGRAMS
12. Lance cpl.'s org. : USM
15. It has a Page Navigation menu option : ADOBEREADER
16. 100 sawbucks : GEE
17. Cop car, to a CBer : TIJUANATAXI
18. Inhibiter of free speech : GAG
19. Exchange some words? : EDIT
20. Follower of Bush or Clinton : ERA
21. Many an Israeli : SABRA
23. Part of some bargain store names : SAV
24. Do-or-die situation : CLUTCH
27. ___-to-be : SOON
28. Green on a screen : SETH
30. Texas' ___ Duro Canyon : PALO
31. High style of the 1700s : POUF
32. Oppenheimer's agcy. : AEC
34. Vocal trio : TERZETTO
36. 1983 song with the lyric "Let's leave Chicago to the Eskimos" : ILOVELA
40. Women, poetically, with "the" : FAIRSEX
41. Nonverbal equivalent of "You have got to be kidding me!" : FACEPALM
43. Cannes neighbors? : ENS
44. Financier Kreuger called the Match King : IVAR
45. Start another tour : REUP
47. "Man!" : GEEZ
50. Alternative to nuts? : DARN
51. Like 36 of this puzzle's answers : ACROSS
53. Grease monkey's pocket item : RAG
55. Formal identification : ITISI
57. Mix for a mixer : DIP
58. Draw to an end : WANE
59. Spanish gentleman : DON
60. Professional organizers? : TAXONOMISTS
64. Fidelity offering, briefly : IRA
65. Feature of 007's car : EJECTORSEAT
66. Cornerback Law and others : TYS
67. Beyoncé alter ego : SASHAFIERCE
1. Katharine Lee ___, "America the Beautiful" lyricist : BATES
2. Court wear, maybe : ADIDAS
3. "I swear, man!" : NOJIVE
4. Have an edge against : ABUT
5. Its website has lesson plans, briefly : NEA
6. Vintage fabric : ARNEL
7. Get set : GEARUP
8. Sharp knock : RATATAT
9. Org. whose members look down in the mouth? : ADA
10. Its flag has an eagle in the center: Abbr. : MEX
11. Some foreign misters : SRIS
12. Wear that was one of "Oprah's Favorite Things" four times : UGGBOOTS
13. Circumnavigator's way : SEAROUTE
14. "Transformers" actress, 2007 : MEGANFOX
22. Impugn : ASPERSE
24. Call from a tree : CHEEP
25. Tenor ___ : CLEF
26. Trio in Greek myth : HORAE
29. Round houses? : TAVERNS
33. Bow no longer shot : CLARA
35. Hits with wit : ZINGS
36. 2007 book subtitled "Confessions of the Killer" : IFIDIDIT
37. John's place : LAVATORY
38. Simple winds : OCARINAS
39. "The Twilight Saga" vampire : ALEC
42. "A Severed Head" novelist, 1961 : MURDOCH
46. Itinerary start : POINTA
48. Thing taken to a slip : ERASER
49. Ulcer treater : ZANTAC
52. Mad bit : SPOOF
54. Beau chaser? : GESTE
56. Endings of rock names : ITES
58. One way to crack : WISE
61. 1977 Steely Dan title track : AJA
62. One side in some chalk talks : XES
63. One might show muscles, in brief : MRI

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