New York Times, Friday, July 31, 2015

Author: James Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
James Mulhern
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Ashton Anderson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Mulhern. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. It often features diva impersonators : DRAGSHOW
9. Some IHOP orders : STACKS
15. Musical tool on Time's list of "50 Worst Inventions" : AUTOTUNE
16. "Reading room" : TOILET
17. Sister brand of Twinkies : SNOBALLS
18. Psychiatrist played by Mia Farrow in "Zelig" : EUDORA
19. "Just like THAT!" : BAM
20. Help in catching an auto thief : BAITCAR
22. Authority on bugs? : SPY
23. Sudanese president ___ al-Bashir : OMAR
25. Slippery sort : SNEAK
26. Join : MELD
27. Donald Duck cartoon princess : OONA
28. A tyre may rub against one : KERB
29. Swamp thing : GATOR
30. Times Sq. bargain booth : TKTS
31. Ziering of "Sharknado" : IAN
32. Cartoon character often pictured on his back : SNOOPY
33. Pip's place : CARD
35. Gendarme's topper : KEPI
36. Cry after a holdup : ATLAST
39. Role in an 8-Down, maybe : TEX
40. What many designers work on : SPEC
44. Is turbulent : ROILS
45. "___ Bell" (Stephen Foster song) : KATY
46. ___ Bell : TACO
47. Max : TOPS
48. One on whom tabs keep tabs : CELEB
49. Lowest of the low : SCUM
50. Fingers : IDS
51. Lower leg woe, slangily : CANKLES
53. Country ___ : HAM
54. Cunning sort : SLYDOG
56. Outing on a river or lake : BOATRIDE
58. Academic award : TENURE
59. Like strawberries during the summer and apples during the fall : INSEASON
60. Drawer of paradoxes : ESCHER
61. Turn awkward, as a relationship : GETWEIRD
1. Oversize Oktoberfest vessel named after a classic film : DASBOOT
2. Go nuts : RUNAMOK
3. Slight '60s superhero : ATOMANT
4. Hunk : GOB
5. Whack : STAB
6. Hipster's dance wear? : HULASKIRT
7. Plug in a browser : ONLINEAD
8. One may be shot on a range : WESTERN
9. Restaurateur's turf? : STEAK
10. Many a vacation package : TOUR
11. Support : AID
12. All but : CLOSETO
13. Sound heard before ripples are seen : KERPLOP
14. Rainy day pleasantry : STAYDRY
21. Rainy day rarity : CAB
24. Cheeky children : RASCALS
26. 20th-century revolutionaries : MAOISTS
29. Country stat : GNP
32. Hunk : SEXYBEAST
34. One of Aesop's animals : ASS
35. Vodka with an "Oranje" variety : KETELONE
36. Chanteuse, e.g. : ARTISTE
37. "Cheerio!" : TOODLES
38. Mouth : LIPSYNC
39. Crow : TALKBIG
41. Game named after the Hindi word for "twenty-five" : PACHISI
42. Land at 0 degrees latitude : ECUADOR
43. Kudize : COMMEND
45. Grasp : KEN
48. Hawk or Pelican : CAGER
51. Heart : CORE
52. Tizzy : STEW
55. "Obviously!" : DUH
57. 2011 Grammy winner Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE

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