New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Fantastic puzzle. Simple theme — FIFTH, SIX-PACK, and CASE found at a LIQUOR STORE — but those three containers are ... more
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1. Thpeak like thith : LISP
5. Word before cow or crop : CASH
9. Mental mistake : LAPSE
14. Dog food brand : ALPO
15. European capital on a fjord : OSLO
16. Lady friend in Italy : AMICA
17. Sound of a high-five : SLAP
18. No longer worth discussing : MOOT
19. Laughs heartily : ROARS
20. Bracketed word in a quote : SIC
21. Fashionable shopping area in New York City : FIFTHAVENUE
23. "Just a moment" : ONESEC
25. Big shot : NABOB
26. Goal of one doing crunches : SIXPACKABS
30. Lee with the 2011 #1 album "Mission Bell" : AMOS
32. Symphony that premiered 4/7/1805 : EROICA
33. Battery type : AAA
34. Barbecue side dish : SLAW
37. From 15-Across : NORSE
39. Pitch-black : INKY
40. Family : KIN
41. Moist towelette : WETNAP
43. Believers: Suffix : ISTS
45. "End of discussion" : CASECLOSED
49. New York county bordering Pennsylvania : TIOGA
51. First-aid kit supply : IODINE
52. Where to purchase the starts of 21-, 26- and 45-Across : LIQUORSTORE
56. Dawson who played in Super Bowl I : LEN
57. 45-Down from Japan : ACURA
58. ___ Blair, George Orwell's real name : ERIC
59. Work hard for : EARN
60. Ugly weather : SLEET
61. What indicates everything that's left? : WILL
62. Like French toast : EGGY
63. Does a sheepdog's job : HERDS
64. Missing part of the Great Sphinx of Giza : NOSE
65. Florida ___ : KEYS
1. Gets in the loop? : LASSOS
2. "Fighting" Big Ten team : ILLINI
3. Private-sector rocket launcher : SPACEX
4. Champagne opening sound : POP
5. Yearly gathering for superhero fans : COMICCON
6. Beginning on : ASOF
7. Opening for a coin : SLOT
8. Ice planet in "The Empire Strikes Back" : HOTH
9. Grub vis-à-vis a beetle : LARVA
10. Blob that divides : AMOEBA
11. 1974 hit that begins "It's nine o'clock on a Saturday" : PIANOMAN
12. Low-growing tree often in dense thickets : SCRUBOAK
13. Simplicity : EASE
21. Phobia : FEAR
22. Ques. counterpart : ANS
24. Expel, as lava : SPEW
27. Great Plains tribe : KIOWA
28. There are about 14,500 in Manhattan : ACRES
29. Moisten, as meat : BASTE
31. Second word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : SAY
34. Go for a run? : SKI
35. "21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity," e.g. : LISTICLE
36. One shopping for old curios : ANTIQUER
38. Surround : ENCIRCLE
39. Device that can be linked to an auto stereo : IPOD
42. Ingredient in some shaving creams : ALOE
44. Went bad, as milk : SOURED
45. See 57-Across : CAR
46. Livestock feed : SILAGE
47. Part of E = mc^2 : ENERGY
48. IHOP competitor : DENNYS
50. Their hair makes cashmere : GOATS
52. Respond angrily, with "out" : LASH
53. Hanging on by a thread? : SEWN
54. "Jeopardy!" contestants, e.g. : TRIO
55. Lubricates : OILS
59. Exclamation while jumping on a chair, say : EEK

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