New York Times, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Samuel A. Donaldson notes: I brainstormed phrases that could work as revealing entries for add-a-letter and drop-a-letter themes. THROW IN THE TOWEL ... more
Will Shortz notes: Besides the theme, my favorite entries here are AL CAPP, OH MY, PT BOAT, PHREAK, and YOU ARE HERE. I also kind of like I CHOKED, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A few years ago, I was working on a construction at my local bagel shop, and a guy said, 'Excuse me, but is that Crossword ... more
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1. Creator of Fearless Fosdick : ALCAPP
7. "This is bad" : OHMY
11. Word part: Abbr. : SYL
14. Kind of pork on a Chinese menu : MOOSHU
15. What's to eat : FARE
16. Cedar Rapids college : COE
17. Blow away singer Johnny? : FLOORMATHIS
19. National Dog Day mo. : AUG
20. Navigational aid : MAP
21. Name on some euros : EIRE
22. Mountain goat's perch : CRAG
23. Boars? : BACONFATHERS
27. "In the end the pressure got to me" : ICHOKED
30. Bluffer's words : IRAISE
31. What may precede one : NOON
32. "You wish!" : ASIF
33. Sounds of relief : AHS
35. Call it quits ... with a hint to 17-, 23-, 48- and 56-Across : THROWINTHETOWEL
40. Western treaty grp. : OAS
41. First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
42. Inspiration for a "Jackass" stunt, maybe : DARE
43. "No acting up!" : BEGOOD
45. Ticked off : ANNOYED
48. Sala? : HISPANICROOM
50. Salt Lake City athletes : UTES
51. Zwei cubed : ACHT
52. Bub : MAC
55. "Jeez Louise!" : MAN
56. Toddler raised on chocolate? : HERSHEYBABY
60. Slip-___ (some shoes) : ONS
61. Removal from harm's way, for short : EVAC
62. Hotelier Helmsley and others : LEONAS
63. Hwy. : RTE
64. Warrior princess of TV : XENA
65. J.F.K.'s W.W. II craft : PTBOAT
1. Like most car radios : AMFM
2. Showgirl in the song "Copacabana" : LOLA
3. Many a city dwelling : COOP
4. Volcano on Kyushu : ASO
5. Telephone system hacker : PHREAK
6. Rock that may float : PUMICE
7. End of a lame pickup line : OFTEN
8. "You wish!" : HAH
9. Med. scan : MRI
10. Cry that may accompany fist-pumping : YES
11. Frightens off : SCARESAWAY
12. Words on a 20-Across at a mall : YOUAREHERE
13. Hosiery brand that sponsored women-only 10K races : LEGGS
18. Biogenesis scandal nickname : AROD
22. Hellenic X : CHI
23. U2's frontman : BONO
24. Shore dinner entree : FISH
25. Indy racer Luyendyk : ARIE
26. Ex-president who swore in President Hoover : TAFT
27. Digging, so to speak : INTO
28. One sharing living space : COHABITANT
29. Practical smarts : HORSESENSE
32. One-time link : ATA
34. Anchorage-to-Nome racer : SLED
36. "Hang on a sec!" : WHOA
37. Currently airs : ISON
38. Spiders' nests : NIDI
39. Lamar who married a Kardashian : ODOM
44. Navigational aid, for short : GPS
45. Angel or enemy preceder : ARCH
46. Totally useless : NOHELP
47. "Give me a sec" : NOTYET
48. Bookstore section : HUMOR
49. First to stab Caesar : CASCA
52. Ranchero's hand : MANO
53. Simple quatrain form : ABAA
54. Dermatologist's concern : CYST
56. Put the whammy on : HEX
57. Time to revel : EVE
58. Sought office : RAN
59. Go for apples : BOB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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