New York Times, Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Author: Michael Black
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Black
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Black. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Michael Black notes: Though it took me three tries to get this puzzle accepted, I was glad with the final result. Looking back on the first two ... more
Will Shortz notes: How did Michael find the four examples of this lovely theme? I have no idea. For consistency's sake I do wish they'd all been ... more
Jeff Chen notes: One of those eye-opening themes, a Wish-I-Thought-of-That (WITT). I'm in agreement with Will, it would have been just about a perfect ... more
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1. Part of una casa : SALA
5. Totally disgusted : FEDUP
10. Compressed pic, of a sort : JPEG
14. Let off : EMIT
15. Brief concession : ILOSE
16. Brewery fixture : OAST
17. Spa wear : ROBE
18. See 22-Down : VITAE
19. Hospital sticker : HYPO
20. A general and his country : ULYSSESSGRANT
23. Loaded with substance : MEATY
24. Title for a J.D. holder : ESQ
25. Impossible point total in American pro football : ONE
28. Clandestine sort : SNEAK
32. Remove, as a corsage : UNPIN
34. Trigram on rotary phones : PRS
37. A hoops great and his league : ELGINBAYLOR
40. Cake similar to a Yodel : HOHO
42. Battle zone of 1956 and 1967 : SINAI
43. Baja resort area : CABO
44. A comic and his former show : ADAMSANDLER
47. Kobe cash : YEN
48. Cassette half : SIDEA
49. Soup alternative : SALAD
51. Brian who's a self-professed "nonmusician" : ENO
52. Part of a bridle : BIT
55. Harem wear : VEILS
59. A president and his conflict : WOODROWWILSON
64. Mazar of "Entourage" : DEBI
66. What "-phage" means : EATER
67. Wear a long face : MOPE
68. ___ ether : ENOL
69. Final part of most Broadway musicals : ACTII
70. Away from the wind : ALEE
71. Like candy corn's texture : WAXY
72. Woman's golf garment : SKORT
73. Motorola phone brand : RAZR
1. Immunizing fluid : SERUM
2. Whac-___ (carnival game) : AMOLE
3. Benghazi's land : LIBYA
4. Bikini atoll trials, informally : ATESTS
5. Word after "take" or "give me" : FIVE
6. New Haven collegians : ELIS
7. Fruity candy since 1945 : DOTS
8. Grammarian's concern : USAGE
9. Exerters of pressure, maybe : PEERS
10. W.C. : JOHN
11. Ante up : PAYTOPLAY
12. Psychic's "gift," for short : ESP
13. Classic muscle car : GTO
21. 1/1 title word : SYNE
22. With 18-Across, an old term for brandy : AQUA
26. Weeper of myth : NIOBE
27. Scandalous company with a tilted-E logo : ENRON
29. Joy Adamson's big cat : ELSA
30. Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
31. Classifications : KINDS
33. View from Ft. Lee, N.J. : NYC
34. Thumb-sucking, e.g. : PHASE
35. "The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
36. Spar with nobody : SHADOWBOX
38. Simba's mate : NALA
39. Jessica of "7th Heaven" : BIEL
41. Kipling's "Follow Me ___" : OME
45. 1988 N.L. Rookie of the Year Chris : SABO
46. Noted first name in raga : RAVI
50. San Diego-area horse-racing venue : DELMAR
53. Bits of creativity : IDEAS
54. Follow, as a U.P.S. shipment : TRACK
56. Sicilia, per esempio : ISOLA
57. "J to tha L-O!" artist : LOPEZ
58. Smile like Snidely Whiplash : SNEER
60. In need of a shampoo, say : OILY
61. German Expressionist ___ Dix : OTTO
62. Small dam : WEIR
63. Order in the court : WRIT
64. It might get your feet wet : DEW
65. Bambi's aunt : ENA

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