New York Times, Friday, October 25, 2013

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 9, (2 quad stacks) This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Martin Ashwood-Smith notes: Joe Krozel mentioned recently that the whole trick of constructing quad-stack grids was to create as many independent mini ... more
Will Shortz notes: Any crossword with a 'quad-stack' is impressive, and this one has two. Amazing! On the downside, MEAT at 50D duplicates part of 1A, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A couple of months ago, a non-crossword friend of mine pulled me aside and said I had to see something. He took out a newspaper he ... more
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1. Wiped the floor with : MADEMINCEMEATOF
16. Use of blockades, say : ECONOMICWARFARE
17. Western daily : LOSANGELESTIMES
18. Lobby : SPECIALINTEREST
19. Watch things : STEMS
20. Limited edition? : ISS
21. Suffix with electr- : ODE
22. Blasting, musically : FFF
24. Bay, say ... or bring to bay : TREE
28. Tempest, to Theodor : STURM
31. Bellyaches : BEEFS
33. ___ Rose : AXL
34. One may be tapped out : MORSECODESIGNAL
37. Brunch orders, briefly : OJS
38. McKinley's Ohio birthplace : NILES
39. Title priestess of opera : LAKME
40. Aim : GOAL
42. Setting of 10, maybe : MAX
43. Sony output : TVS
44. Bulldogs' sch. : UGA
46. Painter ___ della Francesca : PIERO
48. Certain advertising medium : COMMERCIALRADIO
55. It's not word-for-word : FREETRANSLATION
56. Old French epics : CHANSONSDEGESTE
57. Idolizes : SETSONAPEDESTAL
1. 1970s-'80s sitcom setting : MELS
2. "I'm ___" (Friday declaration) : ACOP
3. Doctor's orders : DOSES
4. Passing people : ENACTORS
5. What Hamilton called the wealthy : MONIEDMEN
6. "Sure, let's try" : IMGAME
7. ___ Arden Oplev, director of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : NIELS
8. Mid third-century year : CCLI
9. Gershwin biographer David : EWEN
10. Guarders with droopy ears and pendulous lips : MASTIFFS
11. Some collectible lithographs : ERTES
12. It hasn't happened before : AFIRST
13. Sans spice : TAME
14. Sought-after rock group? : ORES
15. Fun or laugh follower : FEST
22. Send quickly, in a way : FEDEX
23. Finders' keepers? : FEES
25. What stars may indicate : RANK
26. Cause of a class struggle? : EXAM
27. Allure alternative : ELLE
28. Sun blocker : SMOG
29. Pearl Harbor attack initiator : TOJO
30. Polaris bear : URSA
31. Limb-entangling weapon : BOLA
32. Second-greatest period in the history of something : SILVERAGE
35. 1931 Best Picture : CIMARRON
36. Utility bill details : GASRATES
41. Light measures : LUMENS
43. Like much arable land : TILLED
45. "I ___ Lonely" (1954 hit for the Four Knights) : GETSO
46. Lead-in to deux or trois : PASDE
47. Particular paean penner : ODIST
48. Ozone destroyers, for short : CFCS
49. "What's Hecuba to him, ___ to Hecuba": Hamlet : ORHE
50. Sinatra's "Meet ___ the Copa" : MEAT
51. Biblical miracle setting : CANA
52. Police dept. personage : INSP
53. Touch : IOTA
54. Law school newbie : ONEL

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