New York Times, Monday, October 28, 2013

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Edward Sessa notes: I've done more than my share of puzzles (not all published) that reference nursery rhymes and songs but I guess that comes from ... more
Will Shortz notes: Ed packed his grid with a lot of theme material, and the 17A/62A combo is inspired. The construction is pretty solid, too, especially considering all the constraints.
Jeff Chen notes: I've been lucky enough to have this gig for ten weeks now, and what a ride it's been. Having the opportunity to write about the NYT ... more
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1. Concealed : HID
4. It's wide in a May-December romance : AGEGAP
10. Quaint words of worry : OHME
14. "I love," to Ovid : AMO
15. Elaborate architectural style : ROCOCO
16. Mineral in thin sheets : MICA
17. With 62-Across, question in a children's song : WHEREOHWHEREHAS
20. Seoul's land : KOREA
21. Yoko who loved John : ONO
22. Hellish suffering : AGONY
23. Yukon S.U.V. maker : GMC
25. Justice Sotomayor : SONIA
27. Entertain in a festive manner : REGALE
30. *It's a happening place : INSPOT
34. *Sophocles tragedy : OEDIPUSREX
37. Ram's mate : EWE
38. Rants : RAGES
39. Action before crying "You're it!" : TAG
40. Full political assemblies : PLENA
42. Summer: Fr. : ETE
43. *British luxury S.U.V. : RANGEROVER
45. *Star-making title role for Mel Gibson : MADMAX
48. Oozed : SEEPED
49. ___ the Cow (Borden symbol) : ELSIE
52. TV forensic series : CSI
53. Old Olds model : ALERO
56. TiVo, for one : DVR
58. Words often after the lowest-priced in a series of items : ANDUP
62. See 17-Across : MYLITTLEDOGGONE
65. Sorority's counterpart, for short : FRAT
66. Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
67. Extra periods of play, in brief : OTS
68. 1970s-'80s sitcom diner : MELS
69. Secret get-togethers : TRYSTS
70. Oink : pig :: ___ : cow : MOO
1. Dove's opposite : HAWK
2. "If you ask me," in chat rooms : IMHO
3. Thinker's counterpart : DOER
4. Localized charts : AREAMAPS
5. Liquidy gunk : GOO
6. Verbal feedback? : ECHO
7. Fancy dresses : GOWNS
8. Sneezer's sound : ACHOO
9. "The Raven" writer : POE
10. Pricey watches : OMEGAS
11. Song syllables before "It's off to work we go" : HIHO
12. Thom ___ shoes : MCAN
13. "Duck soup" : EASY
18. Jackson a k a Mr. October : REGGIE
19. Reason for a game delay : RAIN
24. Gulager of "The Last Picture Show" : CLU
26. Veto : NIX
27. Rodeo rope : REATA
28. Sidled (along) : EDGED
29. "Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
31. "Pet" annoyance : PEEVE
32. Possessed : OWNED
33. Tiny bit of crying : TEAR
34. City near Provo : OREM
35. Managed : RAN
36. Messy Halloween missiles : EGGS
40. Forewarns : PRESAGES
41. Cantering : LOPING
43. Doc's written orders : RXS
44. Common Market inits. : EEC
46. Scouts earn them : MERITS
47. Tons : ALOT
50. Aesop's grasshopper, for one : IDLER
51. The "E" in EGBDF : EVERY
53. Having two bands, as most radios : AMFM
54. Apollo plucked it : LYRE
55. Airline to Israel : ELAL
57. Food label figs. : RDAS
59. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of ___" : DOOM
60. "Do ___ others as ..." : UNTO
61. Cuban money : PESO
63. Tit for ___ : TAT
64. Giant among baseball's Giants : OTT

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