New York Times, Monday, January 6, 2014

Author: Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor: Will Shortz
Zhouqin Burnikel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Zhouqin Burnikel notes: I normally can handle 60 theme squares, but this one was a bit challenging. Probably because the limited supply of M * & V * ... more
Will Shortz notes: I debated for a long time whether or not to 'explain' the significance of the puzzle's Roman numerals (M-M-X-I-V) in the clue for ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Really nice to have a Monday with an additional layer of complexity. During my solve I couldn't tell what was going on, and even ... more
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Across Down
1. Follows orders : OBEYS
6. Be a passenger : RIDE
10. Hop, ___ and a jump : SKIP
14. Mass destruction : HAVOC
15. Ruler of Dubai : EMIR
16. Small plateau : MESA
17. *"The Sixth Sense" director : MNIGHTSHYAMALAN
20. Actress Ward of "CSI: NY" : SELA
21. Recent: Prefix : NEO
22. Apportion : ALLOT
23. *1988 Best Play Tony winner inspired by Puccini : MBUTTERFLY
27. Kiddie racer : GOKART
30. Gift upon arriving in Honolulu : LEI
31. Bit of cheesecake : GAM
34. California's Santa ___ racetrack : ANITA
35. Girl in Byron's "Don Juan" : LEILA
37. Upstate N.Y. campus : RPI
38. TV hookups : VCRS
39. *Craft knife brand : XACTO
40. Duck or one of its colors : TEAL
41. Antlered animal : ELK
42. Two-lanes-into-one highway sign : MERGE
43. "Voilà!" : THERE
44. Chicken drumstick : LEG
45. ___ nutshell : INA
46. More than enough : PLENTY
47. *2007 Stephen Colbert satirical book : IAMAMERICA
51. Mosey along : AMBLE
53. Holder of sale goods : BIN
54. Praise : LAUD
58. *22nd in a Sue Grafton series : VISFORVENGEANCE
62. "The Time Machine" people : ELOI
63. Puts on TV : AIRS
64. Actor Hirsch of "Into the Wild" : EMILE
65. Philosopher Descartes : RENE
66. Information on a boarding pass or stadium ticket : GATE
67. ___ numerals (what the initial letters of the answers to the five starred clues all are) : ROMAN
1. ___ law (electricity principle) : OHMS
2. Source of misery : BANE
3. Diabolical : EVIL
4. They may be unrolled before meditation : YOGAMATS
5. Acad. or univ. : SCH
6. Button putting everything back to zero : RESET
7. Declaration while perspiring : IMHOT
8. Handyman's inits. : DIY
9. Gay Nineties, e.g. : ERA
10. Wee : SMALL
11. Good color for St. Patrick's Day : KELLYGREEN
12. Golfer Aoki : ISAO
13. Huff and puff : PANT
18. Letter-shaped bolt fastener : TNUT
19. "The Sopranos" subject : MAFIA
24. Garment under a blouse : BRA
25. Best of the best : ELITE
26. Move, to a real estate agent : RELO
27. It helps call a meeting to order : GAVEL
28. "Mon ___" (Jacques Tati film) : ONCLE
29. Dodgers slugger who was the 1988 N.L. M.V.P. : KIRKGIBSON
32. In pieces : APART
33. "Wrecking Ball" singer Cyrus : MILEY
35. Former West Coast N.F.L.'er : LARAM
36. Heart chart: Abbr. : ECG
39. TV's "warrior princess" : XENA
40. Something to remember in San Antonio? : THEALAMO
42. Old copy machine : MIMEO
43. "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" channel : TLC
46. ___-Pong : PING
48. "What's it all about, ___?" : ALFIE
49. Late critic Roger : EBERT
50. Light wash : RINSE
51. State forcefully : AVER
52. 1/500 of the Indianapolis 500 : MILE
55. Lively, on scores: Abbr. : ANIM
56. Its fight song is "The Mighty Bruins" : UCLA
57. TV chef Paula : DEEN
59. Cleaning cloth : RAG
60. By way of : VIA
61. Always, in odes : EER

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