New York Times, Friday, January 31, 2014

Author: Chris A. McGlothlin
Editor: Will Shortz
Chris A. McGlothlin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. McGlothlin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Chris A. McGlothlin notes: Obviously, LETS DO THIS THING was the seed for this themeless puzzle. For the best impact I felt it had to reside in the ... more
Will Shortz notes: I accepted this puzzle by Chris only recently, but liked it so much that I moved it to the top of the pile. A gorgeous construction.
Jeff Chen notes: Beautiful set of triple-stacks today. Typically I groan a little when I see 'em because of the tortured crossings that usually occur, ... more
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1. "No more wasting time!" : LETSDOTHISTHING
16. Pixar, e.g. : ANIMATIONSTUDIO
17. Was just getting started : HADALONGWAYTOGO
18. Some foreign friends : AMICI
19. Union ___: Abbr. : STA
20. Breathers : LUNGS
21. "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der ___ : BEEK
22. It's a state : BEING
24. Unduplicated : SOLE
25. ___ Toy Barn ("Toy Story 2" setting) : ALS
26. Parked cars : VALETED
28. A Kennedy : TED
29. Fix : NEUTER
31. Makes a fuss over, with "on" : DOTES
33. What Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue has a lot of : ADPAGES
35. Marker's mark maker : FELTTIP
39. Bottom line? : XAXIS
41. Cruise : VOYAGE
42. Professional org. with a "healthy" balance sheet : AMA
45. Musical instrument for a geisha : SAMISEN
47. MASH unit : COT
48. Pioneering map publisher William : RAND
50. 1998 film in which Donny Osmond has a singing role : MULAN
51. One on the staff? : NOTE
52. Thin as ___ : ARAIL
54. Romanian capital : LEU
55. Albert's sitcom co-star : GABOR
56. Numbats : BANDEDANTEATERS
59. Washington report starter : ICANNOTTELLALIE
60. Charm : CASTONESSPELLON
1. Caribbean capital, to locals : LAHABANA
2. Cloisonné, e.g. : ENAMELED
3. Sets things straight : TIDIESUP
4. Trash talk : SMACK
5. "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening" artist : DALI
6. Tribe of Chief Shaumonekusse : OTO
7. It hangs around trees : TINSEL
8. Immobilized : HOGTIED
9. Needing : INWANTOF
10. Grp. that's got your number? : SSA
11. Texting ta-ta : TTYL
12. Many Rwandans : HUTUS
13. Defensive reply : IDONOT
14. Nitpick : NIGGLE
15. Gave a boost : GOOSED
22. Practice test? : BAREXAM
23. Square things : GETEVEN
26. Setting for "Ocean's 11" : VEGAS
27. Actor Alain : DELON
30. Strain : TAX
32. Home for E. B. White's Wilbur : STY
34. Pose as : SIMULATE
36. "Live más" sloganeer : TACOBELL
37. Classic song that begins "When my baby / When my baby smiles at me" : IGOTORIO
38. "CSI" star William : PETERSEN
40. Few of them were made after 1929 : SILENTS
42. Source of the word "admiral" : ARABIC
43. One of two in a rumba : MARACA
44. Pineapples: Sp. : ANANAS
46. Prepares, as some mushrooms : SAUTES
49. "If I ___ Have You" (2001 Best Original Song Oscar winner) : DIDNT
51. Kind of star : NATAL
53. "Leading With My Chin" memoirist : LENO
55. Air force? : GALE
57. Slip into : DON
58. Grp. with the 1971 gold album "Pictures at an Exhibition" : ELP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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