New York Times, Monday, December 2, 2013

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam G. Perl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Adam G. Perl notes: Making a Monday puzzle is harder than it seems. It must be interesting enough to pass the increasingly high standards of the NY ... more
Will Shortz notes: A simple,straightforward theme for the start of the week. Apparently, Adam thought this was geared for a Wednesday or Thursday, as ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Hiding a four-word phrase with a revealer is a tried and true theme type, and what makes or breaks it is 1.) the quality of the ... more
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Across Down
1. Villain in the tale named by the starts of 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across : WOLF
5. Chicago air hub : OHARE
10. Letterman of late-night : DAVE
14. Cleveland's lake : ERIE
15. Forty-___ (California Gold Rush participant) : NINER
16. Grandson of Eve : ENOS
17. Sound signaling the start and end of class : BELL
18. Flared dress type : ALINE
19. Pants fillers : LEGS
20. "The Bad News Bears" activity : LITTLELEAGUE
23. Includes in an emailing : CCS
26. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
27. Scuba tank content : OXYGEN
28. Colored part of the iris : AREOLA
30. Judges levy them : FINES
32. Supposed hints that mislead : REDHERRINGS
34. With 61-Down, description of the 1-Across : BIG
37. Eve's mate : ADAM
38. Number before dos and tres : UNO
39. Musical ending : CODA
40. Elephant's weight unit : TON
41. Lawn tractor : RIDINGMOWER
45. Orange traffic markers : CONES
46. Staggered : REELED
47. Disco light : STROBE
50. Caribbean ___ : SEA
51. NNW's opposite : SSE
52. Jaguar on the front of a Jaguar, e.g. : HOODORNAMENT
56. Slightly : ATAD
57. Part of a carpenter's joint : TENON
58. Spirited horse : ARAB
62. Malden or Marx : KARL
63. Steaming mad : IRATE
64. "Come to ___" : PAPA
65. In other ways : ELSE
66. Following : AFTER
67. Took a gander at : EYED
1. What a spider spins : WEB
2. Valuable rock : ORE
3. "___ Abner" : LIL
4. Cut down, as a tree : FELL
5. Running wild : ONATEAR
6. Sword handles : HILTS
7. Indigo dye : ANIL
8. Actress Russo : RENE
9. Soon, old-style : ERELONG
10. Airport woes, as due to bad weather : DELAYS
11. Lay ___ (bomb) : ANEGG
12. Style : VOGUE
13. City on the Ruhr : ESSEN
21. Nothing doing? : IDLE
22. Former spouses : EXES
23. Diamond unit : CARAT
24. The Golden rule is a good one : CREDO
25. Alternative to a station wagon : SEDAN
29. Georg with a physics law : OHM
30. The end : FINIS
31. Hip to : INON
33. Like talking during a movie, e.g. : RUDE
34. Soup holders : BOWLS
35. Notions: Fr. : IDEES
36. En ___ (fencer's cry) : GARDE
39. College in Iowa : COE
41. Movie lead-in to Cop : ROBO
42. Subject of Newton's first law of motion : INERTIA
43. Like the grass on the other side, in a saying : GREENER
44. Be defined as : MEAN
45. Treat like a baby : CODDLE
47. Drink that may be ordered with a burger : SHAKE
48. Completely wreck : TOTAL
49. Sounds heard at the start of MGM movies : ROARS
50. Struck down, biblically : SMOTE
53. Soft ball material : NERF
54. Med. school subj. : ANAT
55. Adhesive : TAPE
59. Sunbeam : RAY
60. Copy : APE
61. See 34-Across : BAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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