THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY

New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 2015

Author: Merl Reagle (1950-2015)
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 94, Blocks: 56 Missing: none – this is a pangram Puzzle of the Week! This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Reagle. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: In honor of the late, beloved crossword constructor Merl Reagle, today we present a classic puzzle of his from the 1991 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
Jeff Chen notes: As many of you already know, the great Merl Reagle passed away a few weeks ago; a huge loss for the crossword community. Only having gotten into ... more
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1. Small group, as of trees : CLUMP
6. Hibernating : DORMANT
13. Lush : BOOZER
14. Greek god of bondage? : MANACLES
15. Greek goddess of learning? : ERUDITE
16. Greek goddess of communication? : TELEPHONE
17. Slogging areas : MIRES
18. "You want to go ___?" : WHERE
20. Had wings : ATE
21. 23-Across and others : OTTS
22. Wear away : ERODE
23. Slugger's first name : MEL
25. Young 'un : TOT
26. Does a number on : SCAMS
27. Greek god of fertility? : GAMETES
31. Greek goddess of messages? : ENVELOPE
33. Used bookstore containers : BINS
34. Pep rally cry : RAH
35. Catch some rays : SUN
36. Bumpy : ROUGH
38. Sicilian's millions : LIRE
39. Key to understanding the theme of this puzzle : REPRONUNCIATION
43. Title villain of a "Star Trek" film : KHAN
44. May, for one : MONTH
45. Peeping ___ : TOM
46. 1940s war zone: Abbr. : EUR
47. Prepares to fire : AIMS
48. Greek god of equal opportunity? : ANTIBIAS
53. Greek god of electricity? : AMPERES
55. Actor Ryan : ONEAL
56. Hit bonus, for short : RBI
57. Poison indicators, on bottles : XES
58. Butler's last words : ADAMN
59. Goad gently : COAX
60. ___ alai : JAI
62. Acting exercise : SCENE
63. Cut a rug : DANCE
64. Greek god of healthy hair? : FOLLICLES
67. Greek god of mercy? : SPAREUS
69. Greek god of tangy drinks? : LIMEADES
70. Goof-offs : IDLERS
71. Weapon-free : UNARMED
72. Fabric meas. : SQYDS
1. Cable channel that broadcasts trials : COURTTV
2. Silver streaks : LODES
3. Weapons in action films : UZIS
4. Trysted : MET
5. Do before, as a gift chore : PREWRAP
6. Bumpers of Arkansas : DALE
7. Common lunch hour : ONE
8. Grammys category : RAP
9. Lt. commander of '60s TV : MCHALE
10. Frequently : ALOT
11. Hawaiian goose : NENE
12. Poet on whose work "Cats" is based: Abbr. : TSE
13. Tony Blair, for one : BRITON
14. Nothing more than : MERE
15. Be a ham : EMOTE
16. Kennedy and others : TEDS
19. Base clearers : HOMERUNS
22. Cuts in expenses : ECONOMIES
23. Macy's Parade locale : MANHATTAN
24. Dash units : EMS
26. Disparaging remark : SLUR
27. Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
28. Rock's Police or Cream, e.g. : TRIO
29. Get through work : EARN
30. "Does" or "doesn't" follower : SHE
32. Where to see "Outside the Lines" : ESPN
33. America's only bachelor president : BUCHANAN
37. Province opp. Detroit : ONT
38. Life's partner : LIMB
39. Baba au ___ : RHUM
40. Tombstone lawman : EARP
41. Club aliases, for short : NOMS
42. Work hard : TOIL
43. Mauna ___ : KEA
47. "Facts ___ facts" : ARE
49. Moriarty, to Holmes : NEMESIS
50. Wrinkle removers : IRONERS
51. You can count on it : ABACUS
52. "Boxcars" : SIXES
54. Performer of a banishing act : EXILER
55. "To Spring" and others : ODES
58. Air force heroes : ACES
59. Had feelings (for) : CARED
60. Sign up : JOIN
61. ___ mater : ALMA
62. Hillside thrill-ride need : SLED
63. Emmy-winning Tyne : DALY
64. Winter woe : FLU
65. "___ shocked ... shocked!" : IAM
66. String between B and F : CDE
68. "By yesterday" : PDQ

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