New York Times, Monday, January 26, 2015

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Ian Livengood notes: Do solvers know Hieronymus Bosch outside of crosswords? I certainly don't. I do, however, celebrate Brennan Boesch's entire ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Themers starting with sassy synonyms, all disguised using other meanings: SMART as in smart-mouthed, FLIP as in flippant, FORWARD as ... more
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Across Down
1. Attendees : GOERS
6. Genre for Jay Z or J. Cole : RAP
9. Hop, ___ and a jump : SKIP
13. What subjects and verbs should do : AGREE
14. Right-hand man or woman : AIDE
15. Furry red monster on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
16. 1970s comedian whom Time magazine dubbed "TV's First Black Superstar" : FLIPWILSON
18. Puppy bites : NIPS
19. Bank charges : FEES
20. Drink in a stein : ALE
21. Aches (for) : PINES
22. Upper-left computer key: Abbr. : ESC
23. Clever person : SMARTCOOKIE
26. Copycatting : APISH
28. One with misgivings : RUER
29. Tiny nation surrounded by France and the Mediterranean : MONACO
31. Shampoo in a green bottle : PERTPLUS
35. Washerful : LOAD
36. Verbal thumbs-up : AOK
37. Relaxation : REST
38. Type meant to stand out : BOLDTEXT
41. Sounded like a cannon : BOOMED
43. Days of ___ (past times) : YORE
44. Cocktail with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice : COSMO
45. Counterpart to a lateral : FORWARDPASS
49. "Weekend Edition" airer : NPR
52. Achilles epic : ILIAD
53. Jean-___ Picard (U.S.S. Enterprise captain) : LUC
54. Eye affliction : STYE
55. Smelting waste : SLAG
56. New beginning ... or what 16-, 23-, 31-, 38- and 45-Across each have? : FRESHSTART
59. Longtime Yugoslav leader : TITO
60. Attire for one lounging at a 58-Down : ROBE
61. Peeling gadget : PARER
62. Ian : Scotland :: ___ : Ireland : SEAN
63. Poem of praise : ODE
64. Fidgeting : ANTSY
1. Mistake that people laugh about : GAFFE
2. Stares rudely at : OGLES
3. Albany-to-Buffalo waterway : ERIECANAL
4. Bench press count : REPS
5. Use needle and thread : SEW
6. Chorus stand : RISER
7. "Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
8. Pig's digs : PEN
9. Tuxedo rental occasion : SENIORPROM
10. "Hogan's Heroes" colonel : KLINK
11. Chinese-born American architect : IMPEI
12. Group helping a sheriff : POSSE
14. To whom Muslims pray : ALLAH
17. Retort to "You are not!" : IAMSO
21. Browning or Kipling : POET
23. "___ 'em!" ("Attack!") : SIC
24. Wearying journey : TREK
25. Junkyard dog : CUR
27. Police van : PADDYWAGON
29. Org. for the A's and O's : MLB
30. Winning "Hollywood Squares" line : OOO
31. Container at the end of a rainbow : POT
32. Tangy teatime offering : LEMONTART
33. "___ the Force, Luke" : USE
34. The "S" in E.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
36. Pink-slipped : AXED
39. Warty creature : TOAD
40. Go wrong : ERR
41. "The Garden of Earthly Delights" artist : BOSCH
42. W.W. II spy org. : OSS
44. "Rebel Without a ___" : CAUSE
45. What boxing gloves cover : FISTS
46. Kukla, Fran and ___ : OLLIE
47. Looped calf-catcher : RIATA
48. West Point newcomer : PLEBE
50. Combustible funeral piles : PYRES
51. Hear again, as a court case : RETRY
54. Musial of Cardinals fame : STAN
56. Jimi Hendrix's do, informally : FRO
57. Curtain hanger : ROD
58. Where one might get a facial : SPA

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