New York Times, Monday, October 27, 2008

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
506/12/20008/17/201524
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43582100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63007
Michael Blake
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121/28/20085/5/20158
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0731100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.65003

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite

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Constructor notes: Someone had done a puzzle where the reveal was a word that could be parsed into a direction, like THIN (add TH INto puzzle) So Michael and I came up with SP-IN. SPACEOFDIAMONDS was the original phrase. It later inspired my friend Peter Stein to want to create a SP-OUT puzzle (Wed 4/28/2010) but it's interesting to note that to add in letters was a Monday idea, but to take them out was a Wed. Words flow better when you add another letter. When you omit them (as in ELL CHECK) it takes a few seconds to figure out what is going on.
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© 2008, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Korbut who was a sensation at the 1972 Olympics : OLGA
5. Like animals in a zoo : CAGED
10. Fissures : GAPS
14. Tidy : NEAT
15. Subside : ABATE
16. ___ of measure : UNIT
17. Husband of a countess : EARL
18. Rigatoni or spaghetti : PASTA
19. Something to wish upon : STAR
20. Aerosol tanning? : SPRAYOFSUNSHINE
23. Daft : NUTTY
24. Fable writer : AESOP
25. John, Paul, George or Ringo : BEATLE
28. Traditional paintings : OILS
30. ___ Spumante : ASTI
31. Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
33. Korean automaker : KIA
36. Tiffany showroom? : SPACEOFDIAMONDS
40. With "of" plus 49-Down, momentous time : END
41. Railroad station : DEPOT
42. ___ tide : NEAP
43. Tweety ___ of Warner Bros. cartoons : BIRD
44. Overindulgence : EXCESS
46. Molded jelly : ASPIC
49. Broadcaster : AIRER
51. Babble incoherently? : SPUTTERNONSENSE
57. Sassy : PERT
58. Lerner's partner for "Camelot" : LOEWE
59. Inside info : DOPE
60. Otherwise : ELSE
61. Pesos : Mexico :: ___ : Turkey : LIRAS
62. Poker declaration : IMIN
63. Dodger or Met, for short : NLER
64. Bias : SLANT
65. Theater award : TONY
1. Change for a five : ONES
2. Jump : LEAP
3. Teri of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" : GARR
4. Europe/America separator, with "the" : ATLANTIC
5. Truman who wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : CAPOTE
6. Sternward : ABAFT
7. Bloated, as the stomach : GASSY
8. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
9. College official : DEAN
10. Spews, as lava : GUSHES
11. Those voting nay : ANTIS
12. Instrument for Rachmaninoff : PIANO
13. Throat ailment : STREP
21. Brynner who starred in "The King and I" : YUL
22. 1690s Massachusetts witch hunt locale : SALEM
25. First, second, third or home : BASE
26. "Monday Night Football" channel : ESPN
27. Not much : ATAD
28. Death notice, for short : OBIT
29. Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
31. Real-life org. seen in "Bullitt" : SFPD
32. "Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
33. Midleg joint : KNEE
34. Actress Lupino and others : IDAS
35. Egyptian snakes : ASPS
37. Proclamation : EDICT
38. "___ the land of the free ..." : OER
39. By deferred payment : ONCREDIT
43. Not sweet : BITTER
44. Author Hemingway : ERNEST
45. Illiterates' marks : XES
46. Colorado resort : ASPEN
47. Participate in a bee : SPELL
48. Derby prize : PURSE
49. See 40-Across : ANERA
50. Des Moines native : IOWAN
52. Building additions : ELLS
53. Stir up, as the waters : ROIL
54. Baseball's Hideo : NOMO
55. Twirl ... or a cryptic hint to 20-, 36- and 51-Across? : SPIN
56. Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENY

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