New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 155 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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David J. Kahn notes: The anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is what inspired the puzzle but deciding how to do it was a challenge. Originally, I ... more
Will Shortz notes: David is a master at theme interlock. 3D and 31D each cross two other theme entries — very elegant. R E LEE (56D) is a happy thematic bonus. The fill is pretty clean, too.
Jeff Chen notes: I really enjoyed David's comments about having to memorize the Gettysburg Address. I recently finished 'Across the Universe' by Beth ... more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,387
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1. Schmooze : CHAT
5. Tanning lotion letters : SPF
8. Discombobulates : FAZES
13. Bum : HOBO
14. Chimney feature : FLUE
16. Praise to the skies : EXALT
17. 1922 Willa Cather novel that won a Pulitzer : ONEOFOURS
19. Email option : REPLY
20. Prefix with lateral : MULTI
21. "___, With Love" : TOSIR
23. Jazz instrument : SAX
24. Next-to-last Greek letter : PSI
25. Bridge or Scrabble need : SCOREPAD
28. Classic pop brand : NEHI
30. Darwin's "On the ___ of Species" : ORIGIN
34. PC alternatives : MACS
36. Verdi's "Don Carlos," e.g. : GRANDOPERA
40. Very much : ALOT
41. University address ender : EDU
42. Class boosters, for short : PTAS
43. Big attraction for bargain hunters : SALESEVENT
47. Site of an occasional outbreak in Sicily : ETNA
48. Musical incompetence : TINEAR
49. Light and breezy : AIRY
51. Some school exams : MIDYEARS
55. Mrs., in Monterrey : SRA
58. With 35-Down, a court game : JAI
61. Discover : LEARN
62. Innocent ones : BABES
64. Texas monument, with "the" : ALAMO
66. Maximum loads of hay or vegetables : WAGONFULS
68. B-ball player : CAGER
69. Worry, worry, worry : STEW
70. Word with family or shoe : TREE
71. Speed units for seafarers : KNOTS
72. Flamenco shout : OLE
73. A really long time : AGES
1. Bite from Pac-Man : CHOMP
2. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Wagner, one of the first five inductees : HONUS
3. Prez who delivered a famous address on Nov. 19, 1863 : ABELINCOLN
4. Blow a whistle : TOOT
5. Bay Area airport, briefly : SFO
6. Dwarf planet whose moons include Charon and 12-Down : PLUTO
7. Big to-do : FUROR
8. Mondale's 1984 running mate : FERRARO
9. Log cutter : AXE
10. Hits with a Taser : ZAPS
11. Fitzgerald who sang duets with Louis Armstrong : ELLA
12. Moon of 6-Down named for a mythological river : STYX
15. To be, to Tiberius : ESSE
18. Take the bait? : FISH
22. Music lover's carry-along : IPOD
26. Short smoke? : CIG
27. Big ___ (group of stars in Ursa Major) : DIPPER
29. High regard : ESTEEM
31. Where 3-Down's address was delivered : GETTYSBURG
32. 1979 revolution site : IRAN
33. 2011 launcher of Curiosity : NASA
34. Crow's-nest site : MAST
35. See 58-Across : ALAI
37. Sun. sermonizer : REV
38. Summer cooler : ADE
39. One with a regular habit? : NUN
44. Seafarers : SAILORS
45. Our planet, to a German : ERDE
46. Seafarer, informally : TAR
50. Library ID : ISBN
52. Swerves at sea : YAWS
53. Muse of poetry : ERATO
54. Anaheim ballplayer : ANGEL
56. 31-Down general's signature : RELEE
57. Complete jerks : ASSES
58. Hike, with "up" : JACK
59. Country singer Jackson : ALAN
60. Shakespearean villain : IAGO
63. Shaving lotion brand : AFTA
65. Came across : MET
67. Have creditors : OWE

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