New York Times, Friday, November 1, 2013

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Brad Wilber notes: This grid design owes a debt to a 2008 Barry Silk puzzle run in another venue. I rearranged the black squares in the center to form ... more
Will Shortz notes: As with all of Brad's themeless puzzles, this one is jammed with lively vocabulary. My favorite entries here are BLUE CRAB, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Good workout today from one of the themeless masters. Some fantastic answers packed in the grid today, VELVET ELVIS being one of my ... more
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Across Down
1. Common catch off the coast of Maryland : BLUECRAB
9. Light, in a way : LOWFAT
15. Crude alternative : OILSHALE
16. Jewelry box item : BROOCH
17. Like a bout on an undercard : NONTITLE
18. Dickens's Miss Havisham, famously : JILTEE
19. ID clincher : DNA
20. Challenge to ambulance chasers : TORTREFORM
22. Arcade game prize grabber : CLAWCRANE
24. Fiacre, to taxi drivers : PATRONSAINT
27. "___ reminder ..." : ASA
30. Nook occupier : EBOOK
31. Toshiba competitor : NEC
32. Some camcorders : RCAS
33. Besmirch : TARNISH
36. Isaac Bashevis Singer settings : SHTETLS
38. Culmination : ACME
39. Only proper noun in the Beatles' "Revolution" : MAO
41. "Something to Talk About" singer, 1991 : RAITT
42. Golf commentator's subject : LIE
43. Classic kitschy wall hanging : VELVETELVIS
46. Slip for a skirt? : FALLENHEM
47. "Billy Bathgate" novelist : ELDOCTOROW
50. Ex-G.I.'s org. : VFW
53. Washington State mascot : COUGAR
54. Pre-W.W. I in automotive history : BRASSERA
57. "If music be the food of love ..." speaker in "Twelfth Night" : ORSINO
58. Cry of despair : IMRUINED
59. Nothing: It. : NIENTE
60. Periods of warming ... or cooling off : DETENTES
1. M asset : BOND
2. Royal Arms of England symbol : LION
3. Bone under a watchband : ULNA
4. The Orange Bowl is played on it: Abbr. : EST
5. Acupuncturist's concern : CHI
6. Croupier's stick material : RATTAN
7. Acknowledges : ALLOWS
8. Tab carrier in a bar? : BEERCAN
9. Tourist attraction on Texas' Pedernales River : LBJRANCH
10. Face in a particular direction : ORIENT
11. "Champagne for One" sleuth : WOLFE
12. Shot, informally : FOTO
13. Serena Williams, often : ACER
14. Novel in Joyce Carol Oates's Wonderland Quartet : THEM
21. Exasperates : TRIES
22. Cauldron stirrer : CRONE
23. "The Avengers" villain, 2012 : LOKI
24. Bit of sachet stuffing : PETAL
25. Classroom clickers of old : ABACI
26. Singer who once sang a song to Kramer on "Seinfeld" : TORME
27. When "Ave Maria" is sung in "Otello" : ACTIV
28. 1970s pact partly negotiated in Helsinki : SALTI
29. Right hands: Abbr. : ASSTS
32. Arena : REALM
34. Orange garnish for a sushi roll : SMELTROE
35. Fox hunt cry : HALLO
37. Bay, for one : TREE
40. Prompt a buzzer on "The Price Is Right" : OVERBID
43. Unoccupied : VACANT
44. Massive, in Metz : ENORME
45. Block : THWART
46. Keep from taking off, as a plane with low visibility : FOGIN
47. Nobel category: Abbr. : ECON
48. Loughlin or Petty of Hollywood : LORI
49. Italian actress Eleonora : DUSE
50. Let it all out : VENT
51. Unoccupied : FREE
52. Rolls of dough : WADS
55. One of the Ms. Pac-Man ghosts : SUE
56. "There is no ___ except stupidity": Wilde : SIN

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