New York Times, Friday, October 31, 2014

Author: Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Mary Lou Guizzo
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Jeff Chen
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1.65361

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: MARY LOU: I am constantly on the lookout for interesting and/or new/fresh words to incorporate into puzzles. COGNOSCENTI(E) fit ... more
Will Shortz notes: In Mary Lou's and Jeff's manuscript for today's puzzle, they clued COGNOSCENTE (29A) as 'Fortunato vis-à-vis Amontillado, e.g.' I ... more
Jeff Chen notes: ML pointed out how the word COGNOSCENTI (or its singular COGNOSCENTE) was both interesting and appropriate to crossword people, and ... more
JimH notes: Shameless plug for the free radio play I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe.
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Boston and Chicago, but not Seattle : ROCKBANDS
10. Diddly-squat : JACK
14. Inuit's transport : WHALEBOAT
15. Oscar nominee for "Fiddler on the Roof" : TOPOL
16. Recommended : ADVISABLE
17. Photoshop effect : SEPIA
18. Bright lights : NEONS
19. What naturals have : RAWTALENT
21. With 24-Across, witchcraft, e.g. : DARK
22. Up : RAISE
23. Sea-___ : TAC
24. See 21-Across : ART
25. Ring of islands? : LEI
26. Barely clear, in a way : AWEIGH
29. Expert : COGNOSCENTE
32. Like Fortunato, in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" : BURIEDALIVE
33. "The Cask of Amontillado," e.g. : HORRORSTORY
34. Ease : LOOSEN
35. Predators in the "Predator" films, for short : ETS
36. Some I.R.A.'s : CDS
39. "Be on the lookout" signal, in brief : APB
40. ___ country (rustic locale) : AMISH
43. Gallows ___ : TREE
44. Anthrax cousin : METALLICA
47. Prey for a dingo : KOALA
48. Helpful : OFUSE
49. Get ready to click, maybe : MOUSEOVER
51. Ora pro ___ : NOBIS
52. Having human form : INCARNATE
53. ___ chic : TRES
54. Didn't kill each other : COEXISTED
1. Where primatologist Dian Fossey worked : RWANDA
2. "We're in trouble now!" : OHDEAR
3. Gambol : CAVORT
4. TV colonel : KLINK
5. 20th-century first lady : BESS
6. Grp. with suits and cases : ABA
7. Easy decision : NOBRAINER
8. Start of an Eastern title : DALAI
9. Fusses : STEWS
10. Book after Hosea : JOEL
11. Desire : APPETITE
12. Introduction to English? : COINAGE
13. Social gathering : KLATCH
15. Grp. with a lot of baggage : TSA
20. British kitchen accessory : TEACLOTH
22. Like the words "hoagie" and "kitty-corner" : REGIONAL
25. Actor with the line "Rick! Rick, help me!" : LORRE
27. Small dams : WEIRS
28. "___, like lightning, seeks the highest places": Livy : ENVY
29. Base men? : CURS
30. Some E.R. cases : ODS
31. Topping for skewered meat : SATESAUCE
32. Idiot box : BOOBTUBE
33. Desire : HOPEFOR
34. The son on "Sanford and Son" : LAMONT
36. Adam's apple coverer : CRAVAT
37. X : DELETE
38. Blackened : SEARED
41. Parrot : MIMIC
42. Prefix with -graphic : ICONO
43. Betty Boop and Bugs Bunny : TOONS
45. "The way things are ..." : ASIS
46. Tous ___ jours (daily: Fr.) : LES
47. Actress Russell of "Felicity" : KERI
50. Adolphe with an instrument named after him : SAX

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