New York Times, Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Author: Jared Banta
Editor: Will Shortz
Jared Banta
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Banta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jared Banta notes: I've always been very much in awe of past puzzles that contained 'maps,' and was very interested in the idea of re-telling a story ... more
Will Shortz notes: Constructor Jared Banta of Superior, Colo., makes his debut today with a very clever theme idea. Generally solvers (especially new ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Neat idea today; I really like puzzles visually representing something. The formation of a trail of bread crumbs from HOME to the ... more
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1. Arcing shots : LOBS
5. Liberal arts subj. : HIST
9. 2010 Jennifer Aniston movie : THESWITCH
14. Spread unit : ACRE
15. Keen on : INTO
16. Drop off : ABATE
17. "South Park" boy : STAN
18. "Where America's day begins" : GUAM
19. "___ pray" : LETUS
20. With 23-Across, giant in fairy tales : HANSCHRISTIAN
23. See 20-Across : ANDERSEN
24. ___ Quimby of children's lit : RAMONA
27. Rock band named for an inventor : TESLA
28. Do some diner work : BUS
29. Tough spot : FIX
30. Kicked to the curb : EVICTED
34. Ending with tea or cup : CAKE
35. Story mapped out in this grid, from lower left to upper right : HANSELANDGRETEL
39. Much binary code : ONES
40. Flat takers : LESSEES
41. Music genre that influenced No Doubt : SKA
42. Top point value of a Scrabble tile : TEN
43. Debussy masterpiece : LAMER
47. Purposely loses : THROWS
49. View from a highway overlook : PANORAMA
52. Publishers of 35-Across, with "the" : BROTHERSGRIMM
54. Hungry as ___ : ABEAR
56. Trial fig. : ATTY
57. Answer to "That so?" : ITIS
58. Associate with : TIETO
59. Like many highlighter colors : NEON
60. Where many Sargents hang, with "the" : TATE
61. Do-it-yourself libation : HOMEBREW
62. Ray of fast-food fame : KROC
63. Bad marks for a high schooler? : ZITS
1. Criticize severely : LASHAT
2. Pump figure : OCTANE
3. Ranch irons : BRANDS
4. Lacking reason : SENSELESS
5. Weather map notations : HIGHS
6. Get used (to) : INURE
7. Woodworker's supply : STAIN
8. Some cats : TOMS
9. Actresses Shire and Balsam : TALIAS
10. Letter-shaped girder : HBEAM
11. Emulate Jack Sprat : EATNOFAT
12. Ungar of poker : STU
13. Broomstick riders : WITCHES
21. Ache for : CRAVE
22. Walk through deep snow, say : TRUDGE
25. Company endorsed by Tiger Woods : NIKE
26. Relative of a lutz : AXEL
28. Hospital count : BEDS
31. Most cool, in slang : ILLEST
32. City east of St.-Lô : CAEN
33. Weigh station wts. : TNS
34. Swiss "king of hoteliers" : CESARRITZ
35. Rio vis-à-vis the 2016 Olympics : HOST
36. Egyptian "key of life" : ANKH
37. It has a low percentage of alcohol : NEARBEER
38. Record again : RELOG
42. Like some farm cultivators : TWOROW
44. Drink sometimes served in a hollowed-out pineapple : MAITAI
45. N.F.L. career rushing leader ___ Smith : EMMITT
46. One of 11 pharaohs : RAMSES
48. Provide an address? : ORATE
49. Fizzle (out) : PETER
50. "Star Wars" droid : ARTOO
51. Justin Timberlake's former group : NSYNC
53. Hammerin' ___ : HANK
54. In the house : ATHOME
55. Dribble catcher : BIB

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