New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Author: Kevin Christian and Bradley Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin Christian
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65/22/20139/2/20153
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Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes: KEVIN: This is the first puzzle that Brad and I collaborated on chronologically, even though our Seuss-themed puzzle was published ... more
Jeff Chen notes: NORSE GODS hidden in colorful phrases. ODIN, THOR, LOKI, and … TYR? Apparently Kevin and Brad aren't afraid of getting on ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Platform for a drum set : RISER
6. Army E-3 : PFC
9. Rheumatic ills : ACHES
14. Japanese genre with voice actors : ANIME
15. Portfolio part, for short : IRA
16. Arles's river : RHONE
17. College prank popular in the '50s : PANTYRAID
19. Do the honors on Thanksgiving : CARVE
20. "Ooky" cousin on TV : ITT
21. Emailed, say : SENT
22. Surname on a financial weekly : BARRON
23. Cameron of "Charlie's Angels" : DIAZ
25. Classic Duke Ellington tune : MOODINDIGO
27. They may be determined by sonograms : SEXES
29. Hand-wringer's word : WOE
30. On the contrary : BUT
31. Head honcho : BOSSMAN
35. How a ship's sails may be positioned : ALEE
36. Slumber party game : TRUTHORDARE
38. Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
40. Place where people practice : LAWFIRM
41. Fish that's never served raw because its blood is poisonous : EEL
42. Parochial school teacher, maybe : NUN
43. Lollipop-loving character of 1970s TV : KOJAK
47. Japanese toon with a red bow : HELLOKITTY
52. Oblong tomato : ROMA
53. Leonard who wrote "Get Shorty" : ELMORE
54. Abound (with) : TEEM
56. Dark half of a Chinese circle : YIN
57. Game console pioneer : ATARI
58. They're hidden in 17-, 25-, 36- and 47-Across : NORSEGODS
60. Breaks, as a stallion : TAMES
61. Eliot's "cruellest" mo. : APR
62. Composer with a horn named for him : SOUSA
63. Hit bottom? : SPANK
64. "Don't text and drive" spot, for short : PSA
65. Invitation senders : HOSTS
1. Rafter's challenge : RAPIDS
2. Headed for overtime : INATIE
3. Cigarette levy, e.g. : SINTAX
4. CPR expert : EMT
5. Margret and Hans, who created Curious George : REYS
6. Alicia Keys's instrument, aptly : PIANO
7. Crunchy corn chip : FRITO
8. No Mr. Right : CAD
9. Understood by few : ARCANE
10. Certain salad green : CHARD
11. Really, really bad : HORRIBLE
12. All-female group with the hit "Free Your Mind" : ENVOGUE
13. Cross-reference words : SEENOTE
18. "Losing My Religion" group : REM
22. Matt with 11 Olympic swimming medals : BIONDI
24. N.F.L. ref, slangily : ZEBRA
26. Tower over : DWARF
28. Nearly worthless old French coin : SOU
32. Acts of the Apostles writer, by tradition : STLUKE
33. Olympic speed skater Davis : SHANI
34. Do a golf course job : MOW
35. Cover of knight? : ARMOR
36. 1968 Etta James album : TELLMAMA
37. Craft for couples : ARK
38. Readies, as leftovers : REHEATS
39. Shoe lift : HEELTAP
42. Without a downside : NORISK
44. Happy, and then some : JOYOUS
45. In the heart of : AMIDST
46. Setting for Capote's "In Cold Blood" : KANSAS
48. Best Actress for "Two Women" : LOREN
49. Some 'Vette roofs : TTOPS
50. Earth, in sci-fi tales : TERRA
51. "What is it?" : YES
55. Fit together, as gears : MESH
58. Spend time in a hammock, say : NAP
59. Icky stuff : GOO

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