New York Times, Thursday, November 18, 2010

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 81, Blocks: 46 Missing: none – this is a QUADRUPLE pangram Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 2.39 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: Here's a construction feat I never thought I'd see — a quadruple pangram. Every letter of the alphabet is used at least 4 times. Purists may note that with the grid stretching to 16 columns, there are more squares available to fit in those extra Scrabbly letters. True, but the central theme answer at 43 Across nicely justifies the extra width.

Raymond C. Young managed this feat in a 15x15 grid in 2013

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fighter in the "Iliad" : AJAX
5. Excellence : MERIT
10. Similarly round : ASFAT
15. Sumptuousness : LUXE
16. Onetime name at the Taj Mahal : IVANA
17. Apt : QUICK
18. OPEC dignitary, maybe : EMIR
19. It might be run in a hospital : FEVER
20. Annoyance, in British slang : AGGRO
21. Microsoft debut of 2001 : XBOX
22. Common result of high humidity : FRIZZ
23. Located : BASED
24. Infrequent blood type, informally : ONEG
26. Like some doors : AJAR
28. Keeps going : SUSTAINS
33. Modern sum? : IAM
36. Stone work : JFK
39. Blue hues : AQUAS
40. Drank heavily : BINGED
43. What this puzzle is, orthographically : QUADRUPLEPANGRAM
46. Spanish ___ : ARMADA
47. Head of the class, in slang : TEACH
48. Dressing tool : ADZ
49. 1990 autobiography subtitled "Baseball, the Wall and Me" : YAZ
50. "Hold on ... what's going on here?!" : WHOAWHOA
53. Basketball's Isiah Thomas, to fans : ZEKE
55. Suitable for teen audiences : TVPG
58. Gets set : JELLS
61. Some child-care center sites, for short : YWCAS
66. Plug : CHEW
68. Prepare for battle : EQUIP
69. Like the Addams Family : KOOKY
70. ___ Croft, Angelina Jolie role : LARA
71. Optimistic : SUNNY
72. Hall-of-Famer Michael of the Dallas Cowboys : IRVIN
73. "Semper Fidelis" grp. : USMC
74. Model Cheryl : TIEGS
75. Judges : DEEMS
76. Longest-lived first lady : BESS
1. "A Clockwork Orange" lead role : ALEX
2. Extra-large : JUMBO
3. Hypothetical fundamental particle : AXION
4. Persepolis king : XERXES
5. Put out : MIFF
6. "If I ___ ..." : EVER
7. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
8. Don Juan's mother : INEZ
9. "Me" follower : TARZAN
10. "Lawrence of Arabia" city : AQABA
11. Sweetening : SUGARING
12. Mediterranean harvest : FIGS
13. It's about 90 yards of a football field : ACRE
14. Eliminated from a boxing match, in a way : TKOD
25. Sentry : GUARD
27. "St. Matthew Passion" composer, for short : JSBACH
29. Loudly voice one's objections : SQUAWK
30. Male sheep, in Britain : TUP
31. Noted Finnish chair designer : AALTO
32. "___ little silhouetto ..." ("Bohemian Rhapsody" lyric) : ISEEA
34. Locale of a much-visited mausoleum : AGRA
35. Flagon contents, perhaps : MEAD
36. Presidential inits. : JQA
37. Alecto, Megaera or Tisiphone : FURY
38. Hindu god of desire : KAMA
41. ___ pursuit : INHOT
42. Part of Korea, for short : DMZ
44. Brilliant : DAZZLING
45. Manhandle : PAW
51. Geezer's cry to a young 'un : HEYKID
52. Tech-savvy school grp. : AVCLUB
54. Awards show with a Best Play category, with "the" : ESPYS
56. Stage : PHASE
57. "Bugs" : GERMS
58. Witticism : JEST
59. Distant leader? : EQUI
60. Crescent shape : LUNE
62. Abraded : WORE
63. Coastal feature : COVE
64. Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
65. Thesaurus contents: Abbr. : SYNS
67. W.W. II group : WACS

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