New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 2014

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Will Nediger notes: I wrote this puzzle a long time ago, and looking back, there are some things I don't like about it — all the ... more
Will Shortz notes: This puzzle by Canadian Will Nediger has a lot of fine vocabulary. My favorite entries, besides BARBARA BUSH at 1A, are YOUR ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Fun workout today. And written BY A CANADIAN! *ducking from hockey stick thrown by Jeffrey Krasnick* No need to get rough, eh? ... more
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Across Down
1. Her 1994 memoir has the chapter "Desert Storm" : BARBARABUSH
12. Plant visitor : BEE
15. What watts and volt-amperes have : EQUIVALENCE
16. Elementary education, briefly : RRR
17. High interest? : FASCINATION
18. Choice for a portrait : OIL
19. U.K. honours : OBES
20. What you may open the door for : DRAFT
21. Aftermath : WAKE
22. Fun time : GAS
23. Toddler coddler : MOMMY
24. Display options, briefly : LEDS
25. Serpent with a Zulu name : MAMBA
26. Zany : MADCAP
28. On track to win : AHEAD
31. Use pumice on, perhaps : EXFOLIATE
33. He wrote of a "vorpal blade" : CARROLL
35. Gets to a seat, say : LEADSIN
36. Member of the German Expressionist group Die Brücke : EMILNOLDE
38. Sky boxes? : KITES
39. Exhibit explainer : DOCENT
40. Strawberry, for one : EXMET
42. Tom Clancy's "Every ___ Tiger" : MANA
43. Polaris or Procyon : FSTAR
44. Persian language unit? : MEW
47. "The Wizard of Oz" farmhand : ZEKE
48. Psychoanalyst Melanie : KLEIN
49. Hometown of the mathematician Fibonacci : PISA
50. Much like : ALA
51. Words accompanying a low bow : YOURMAJESTY
53. X or Y lead-in : GEN
54. Uno's alternative : OLIVEGARDEN
55. Suzanne, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
56. Light insufficiently : UNDEREXPOSE
1. Muddle : BEFOG
2. Great Rift Valley port : AQABA
3. Dodges : RUSES
4. Some 27-Down : BICS
5. Prefix with culture : AVI
6. Like some inspections : RANDOM
7. Danger dinger : ALARMBELL
8. Old Sony format : BETAMAX
9. Come together : UNIFY
10. Cock-a-leekie eater : SCOT
11. Incubator : HEN
12. Sent out in waves? : BROADCAST
13. Composer of several "Gnossiennes" : ERIKSATIE
14. Man's name that sounds noble : ERLE
21. Cooperation exclamation : WEDIDIT
23. "___ With the Long Neck" (Parmigianino painting) : MADONNA
24. Pro athlete in purple and gold : LALAKER
25. Cary's "Blonde Venus" co-star : MARLENE
26. Dispenser of Duff Beer : MOE
27. Desk set : PENS
28. Made no mistakes on : ACED
29. No breakfast for a vegan : HAMOMELET
30. TV antiheroine for 41 years : ERICAKANE
32. One whose shifts shift : FLEXTIMER
34. Development site : LOT
37. Warrant : DESERVE
41. Handle : MANAGE
43. Subject to change : FLUID
44. Screw up : MISDO
45. Business fraudster Billie Sol ___ : ESTES
46. General who won 1794's Battle of Fallen Timbers : WAYNE
47. Navigates a switchback, in part : ZAGS
48. Severinsbrücke's city : KOLN
49. One may be fingered : PERP
51. "Revolution" or "Hound Dog" starter : YOU
52. Port named after a U.S. president, informally : JAX

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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