New York Times, Saturday, August 23, 2014

Author: Timothy Polin
Editor: Will Shortz
Timothy Polin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKV} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Timothy Polin notes: Many crosswords have themes involving a uniform feature of some or all of the clues (length or starting letter or spelled-out ... more
Will Shortz notes: Big props to Frank Longo for helping me edit this puzzle, which jointly took us many, many hours. More than half of the clues are ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Loved this. Just loved it. Not at all what I expect out of a Saturday puzzle, but I love that too (that's saying a lot, coming from a ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Rage : AMBIT
6. Hardly ice outside : FOUL
10. Places for sprigs : BEDS
14. Quiet parter? : PEACE
15. Pie cutter's tool : ADZE
16. Umber at the opera : ARIA
17. First part of a hit for this crossword : EACHCLUEIN
19. Relative of "Hey, ma" : PSST
20. Arc's target, maybe : XTC
21. Plat pouch : SAC
22. Easter floor mat : TATAMI
24. Pog or Pogs, formerly : FAD
26. Lives : PEPS
29. Bad member to pick? : SITAR
30. Fly of film : ERROL
32. Hit, part 2 : THEPUZZLE
34. Olympia with a watery realm : SEAGOD
36. Perform peace : ATONE
37. Fried with four legs : PET
38. Covered with slug mud : SULLIED
40. Sorters' quarters : STY
43. Dramatically scored sorceress : MEDEA
44. Ager : TEMPER
46. Hit, part 3 : ISMISSING
50. Cagey parts, e.g. : ROLES
51. Early : QUASI
52. Part of a euro : AXON
54. Tige, say : BIT
55. Adds a little toe to : TINCTS
57. Like a great bod : AAA
59. Bled for a social affair, perhaps : TEA
61. Dramatic cry from people who get subbed : ETTU
62. Last part of the hit : THELETTERN
66. Caker, for example : SORE
67. Car whose logo is liked? : AUDI
68. Ever lost to : OWNED
69. Starts of some chorus lies : TRAS
70. Eve : TRUE
71. Chia growth area? : PADDY
1. Crow : APEX
2. Vegas would love this type of world : MEATFREE
3. Casio game : BACCARAT
4. Kat's "I" : ICH
5. Slag for sleuths : TECS
6. Product made by Moe : FAUCET
7. Kid of poetic work : ODE
8. Arm from a Mideast lad : UZI
9. Did a baker's job : LENT
10. Covert, maybe : BAPTIZE
11. Margarie might be described thus : ERSATZ
12. Grad's opposite : DISMAL
13. Gere of "Gulliver's Travels" : SATIRE
18. User's circuit : LAP
23. I pieces : ASUNDER
25. You might board yours at the keel if you take a cruise : DOG
27. Wig of the old Greek army : PHALANX
28. Program that asks "Are we aloe?," for short : SETI
30. Metal worker's claim? : ESP
31. Abruptly becomes violet : LOSESIT
33. Doe, e.g. : POET
35. Bombs without bags : DUDS
39. Sci-fi character remembered for her large bus : LEIA
40. Strad part that becomes frayed : SPLITEND
41. Wet like a seesaw : TEETERED
42. Spas that last 52 wks. : YRS
43. Bugled strokes : MISCUES
45. Deadly gag : MOB
46. Mesa prerequisite : IQTEST
47. Guy who may offer a girl a rig : SUITOR
48. Mystical chat : MANTRA
49. H.L. player : GOALIE
53. Refusal from a boy lass : NAE
56. "Ow!" : STAT
58. O : ATOP
60. Murray who's highly raked : ANDY
63. Be-___ : HUR
64. Ed of some school addresses : EDU
65. Old rival of America : TWA

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