New York Times, Saturday, November 9, 2013

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {HJQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Michael Ashley notes: I read a story online about a guy who was playing loud rap music in his car one day while driving home from work, when he ... more
Will Shortz notes: I've known Michael for almost 35 years, ever since my days at Games magazine, where he created the double-crostics. He still does, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Strong puzzle today, expertly created. Because of the extra crossings that must be accounted for, stacks of 10s are generally harder ... more
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Across Down
1. Made a seat-of-the-pants error? : BUTTDIALED
11. "Your mama wears army boots," e.g. : GIBE
15. Rioting : ONARAMPAGE
16. Popular pizza place, informally : UNOS
17. Washington, D.C., has a famous one : TIDALBASIN
18. Greets enthusiastically, in a way : MOBS
19. One working in a corner in an office? : STAPLER
20. Eastern Woodlands native : SAC
22. Noted eavesdropper, for short : NSA
23. Covenants : PACTS
25. Splendiferous : LOVELY
27. Bar supply : ICE
30. ___ Valley : SIMI
31. Sulky : INAPET
32. Tandoori-baked fare : NANS
34. "Yes" to an invitation : LETS
36. One way to stand : ASIDE
37. They may result when you run into people : BRIEFENCOUNTERS
40. Hognose snake : ADDER
41. Of two minds : TORN
42. ___ work : SCUT
43. Lender, legally speaking : DEBTEE
45. Lo ___ : MEIN
47. 50% nonunion? : ENS
48. "Gunsmoke" setting : SALOON
49. Marina sight : SLOOP
51. Classic Northwest brewski : OLY
52. Charlie's land : NAM
54. Like a tennis match without a break? : ONSERVE
58. Like many a gen. : RETD
60. Mother of Andromeda : CASSIOPEIA
62. "Iliad" locale : TROY
63. Settles in, say : TAKESASEAT
64. Job application info, for short : SSNS
65. Nootropics, more familiarly : SMARTPILLS
1. Internet prowlers : BOTS
2. Hand or foot : UNIT
3. Cry frequently made with jazz hands : TADA
4. Georg von ___ : TRAPP
5. Vice president after whom a U.S. city is thought to have been named : DALLAS
6. Ninny : IMBECILE
7. Best Picture of 1960, with "The" : APARTMENT
8. ___ Palmas : LAS
9. Breastplate of Athena : EGIS
10. "The High One" : DENALI
11. Where a canine sits? : GUM
12. Whole : INONEPIECE
13. Winter Olympics sight : BOBSLEDRUN
14. They use blue books : ESSAYTESTS
21. TV show headed by a former writer for "S.N.L." : CONAN
24. "Mom" and "Mama's Family" : SITCOMS
26. Poetic expanses : VASTS
27. Grumpy : INBADSORTS
28. They use Blue Books : CARDEALERS
29. "The Wishing-Chair" series creator : ENIDBLYTON
33. Manage : SEETO
35. Whiner, of a sort : SORELOSER
38. Kind of compressor : FREON
39. Yankee, once : UNIONIST
44. Passes : ENACTS
46. "Uh-uh!" : NOSOAP
50. #2 pop : PEPSI
53. Title with an apostrophe : MAAM
55. Appear stunned : REEL
56. Apothecary item : VIAL
57. Din-din : EATS
59. Prefix with peptic : DYS
61. 2 Tone influence : SKA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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