New York Times, Friday, February 12, 2016

Author: Brandon Hensley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brandon Hensley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hensley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Brandon Hensley notes: In case it isn't obvious, this puzzle's seed was Goldilocks zone. I'm more than a little biased as an astrophysicist, but I ... more
Jeff Chen notes: It can be quite a challenge to feature 14-letter entries in a themeless — the black square at one end chokes down your grid ... more
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1. One inclined to patronize a farmer's market : LOCAVORE
9. Cetacean's closest relative : HIPPO
14. Ready for a road trip, say : LOADEDUP
15. Old epic recounting wanderings : AENEID
16. Ones who don't take a seat? : ALSORANS
17. With precision : NEATLY
18. Reply of feigned surprise : MOI
19. It leads to early advancement : BYE
20. Bombshell : GODDESS
21. Longtime Princess Royal : ANNE
23. Bega with the hit "Mambo No. 5" : LOU
24. "Wrath of the Titans" antagonist : ARES
25. Region around a star "just right" for habitable planets : GOLDILOCKSZONE
30. Like some jet refuelings : MIDAIR
31. "Sometimes a Great Notion" novelist, 1964 : KESEY
32. Puerto Rico is on it year-round, for short : AST
35. Little bit : DAB
36. Subject of a museum in Louisville, Ky. : ALI
38. 24/7/365 facilities : ERS
39. Alternative to chinos : CORDS
41. Moving like 43-Down : OOZING
44. Have a bawl : CRYYOUREYESOUT
48. Words of confidence : ICAN
49. "I knew a man Bojangles and ___ dance for you ..." (1968 song lyric) : HED
50. They're not refined : ORES
52. Naval hero with five U.S. counties named for him : DECATUR
54. Asset in climbing the corp. ladder : MBA
57. Big ___ : BEN
58. Means of getting the word out? : ERASER
59. When many fans come out : HEATWAVE
61. Beverage brand with three leaves in its logo : NESTEA
62. Used car selling point : ONEOWNER
63. Long hoops shots : TREYS
64. Presenter of many listicles : BUZZFEED
1. A baby one is called a cria : LLAMA
2. Major Taiwanese export : OOLONG
3. House of cards? : CASINO
4. Bother : ADO
5. Hop, skip or jump : VERB
6. Jazz singer whose surname came from pig Latin : ODAY
7. Tolkien character : RUNE
8. They're longer than singles, briefly : EPS
9. Give attention : HEED
10. Flabbergasted : INADAZE
11. Appropriately named Reds legend : PETEROSE
12. Brew named for a Czech city : PILSENER
13. Long, trying trips : ODYSSEYS
15. Aimée of film : ANOUK
20. "Knock yourself out" : GOCRAZY
22. Cabinetry material : ELM
23. Rule, in Rennes : LOI
26. Possible response to "Huh-uh!" : DIDSO
27. Mount with the Cave of Zeus : IDA
28. September honoree : LABORER
29. Potato ___ : SKINS
32. The discovery of penicillin, e.g. : ACCIDENT
33. Casting director? : SORCERER
34. Act the judge : TRYACASE
37. Cover for someone, say : LIE
40. Bourbons, e.g. : DYNASTY
42. Time magazine's "scholarly Everest," for short : OED
43. Oil or honey : GOO
45. 2009 and '13 sci-fi role for Zoë Saldana : UHURA
46. Refined : URBANE
47. Boob tube : TEEVEE
51. Bergen dummy : SNERD
53. Butt end? : TEES
54. Where to look for starters : MENU
55. "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word" singer : BAEZ
56. Complete : ATOZ
59. Play ___ (be disruptive) : HOB
60. Conservation org. with a panda logo : WWF

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