New York Times, Friday, December 19, 2014

Author: Brad Wilber and Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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402/19/200512/19/201414
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1.60001
Doug Peterson
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362/20/200612/19/201417
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1.62200

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {HQZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Wilber. This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes: BRAD: I had the stack in the SW and was struggling with the "J" in JOE CAMEL. Neither any 15s nor any 7s with J in ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Always a treat to see the Wilberson byline. Today's puzzle gives us an impressive 16 entries of 8+ letters. Loved seeing OLIVER ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. There's the rub! : SPA
4. Novel subtitled "The Parish Boy's Progress" : OLIVERTWIST
15. Lot : TON
16. Underground waves? : PIRATERADIO
17. Animal on the Michigan state flag : ELK
18. Is beyond compare : STANDSALONE
19. Plea opener : NOLO
21. Heading from Okla. City to Tulsa : ENE
22. Gown maker's supply : TULLES
23. Tests that accommodate claustrophobes : OPENMRIS
25. "Ella giammai m'___" (Verdi aria) : AMO
26. Pretend to be : POSEAS
27. Casts a wide net? : TRAWLS
30. Rarin' to go : ANTSY
31. Lot, maybe : ACRE
33. Tiresias in "Oedipus Rex," e.g. : SEER
35. Heading: Abbr. : DIR
36. Major media event of '95 : OJTRIAL
39. "Star Wars" boy, informally : ANI
40. Vacuum maintainer : SEAL
42. "Scimitar-horned" creature : ORYX
43. Find a spot for, say : ADDIN
45. Flowering shrub whose name comes from the Greek for "coil" : SPIREA
47. Chorus of approval : BRAVOS
48. Big name in chips : NEC
49. Play house? : TOYSTORE
51. Coin with a picture of un rey : PESETA
54. About 28% of the U.N.: Abbr. : AFR
55. Indigestion cause : ACID
56. Fictional school bully with henchmen named Crabbe and Goyle : DRACOMALFOY
59. Volume 1 starter, maybe : ATO
60. Practice swizzles and twizzles, say : FIGURESKATE
61. Dr. Watson portrayer on CBS's "Elementary" : LIU
62. Track star of 1977 : SEATTLESLEW
63. Craft that must overcome wave drag, in brief : SST
1. Quaint office supply : STENOPADS
2. Ones involved in horseplay? : POLOPONIES
3. Stiletto attachment, perhaps : ANKLESTRAP
4. Ending with psy- : OPS
5. Some bottled water purchases : LITERS
6. Almost any character in Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" : IRANI
7. Turbine blades : VANES
8. Gate approx. : ETD
9. Where you might see someone walk the dog : RESTAREA
10. ___ center : TRAUMA
11. Indulges oneself, in a way : WALLOWS
12. Fan fixation : IDOL
13. 0, for 180 degrees : SINE
14. Tips of wingtips : TOES
20. Common notes : ONES
24. Subway option : MAYO
27. Cereal that reverted to spherical shapes in 2007 : TRIX
28. Frontman's assignment : LEADVOCALS
29. Certain drop in motivation : SENIORITIS
31. Gillette brand : ATRA
32. "Extra! Extra!," e.g. : CRY
34. No longer sudsy, say : RINSEDOUT
37. Pack animal? : JOECAMEL
38. Never-seen neighbor on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" : LARS
41. Black-and-white engraving : LINECUT
44. Table filler : DATA
46. Shoot back : RETORT
47. Mechanically : BYROTE
49. Part of SALT : TALKS
50. Some haggis ingredients : OFFAL
51. Many email attachments : PDFS
52. County name in three states : ERIE
53. Novel format : SAGA
57. Enzyme suffix : ASE
58. Tree whose name sounds like a letter of the alphabet : YEW

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