New York Times, Monday, September 22, 2014

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Ian Livengood notes: The synonym of 'X' theme has thousands of possibilities, so the execution better be close to perfect. I tried to: Pick ... more
Will Shortz notes: Should a theme come with or without a revealer? To me it depends on the puzzle. Sometimes a revealer entry — one that ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Ian puts on a clinic today, executing on a synonyms theme with near perfection. I like when a Monday theme isn't blatantly obvious, ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Noggin : BEAN
5. Handout to a party guest : FAVOR
10. Almost any "Get rich quick!" offer : SCAM
14. House overhang : EAVE
15. Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
16. Frat house party wear : TOGA
17. Bank heist group : STICKUPMEN
19. Visa or MasterCard rival, informally : AMEX
20. Conversed : TALKED
21. Tiny type size : AGATE
23. The "S" in 36-Across : STATE
24. Sweet rum component : CANESUGAR
28. Relatives by marriage : INLAWS
30. Rome's ___ Fountain : TREVI
31. Appurtenance for Santa or Sherlock Holmes : PIPE
34. Cheer for a torero : OLE
35. Morgue identification : TOETAG
36. Sch. in Baton Rouge : LSU
37. Indy 500 leader : POLECAR
39. Russian jet : MIG
40. Changes : ALTERS
42. Hamburger holder : BUN
43. Hair goops : GELS
44. Kind of question with only two answers : YESNO
45. South-of-the-border nap : SIESTA
47. Company downsizings : STAFFCUTS
49. Signed, as a contract : INKED
53. "A pity!" : SOSAD
54. Coastal land south of Congo : ANGOLA
55. Couple : PAIR
57. British rocker with the 1979 #1 hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" : RODSTEWART
60. Electrical adapter letters : ACDC
61. Japanese dog breed : AKITA
62. ___ vera (skin soother) : ALOE
63. Cry on a roller coaster : WHEE
64. Adjusted the pitch of, as an instrument : TUNED
65. Sunbeams : RAYS
1. Opposite (or synonym) of worsts : BESTS
2. Really bother : EATAT
3. St. Teresa of ___ : AVILA
4. Item not worn on casual Fridays : NECKTIE
5. Fight between late-night hosts, e.g. : FEUD
6. Dadaist artist Jean : ARP
7. Pep : VIM
8. Atlantic and Pacific : OCEANS
9. Stove : RANGE
10. Height : STATURE
11. "I'm stranded and need a ride" : COMEGETME
12. Grow older : AGE
13. Reach the limit, with "out" : MAX
18. Astute : KEEN
22. Fur trader John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
24. Telephone : CALL
25. Not very much : AWEEBIT
26. To no ___ (in vain) : AVAIL
27. Bobby who lost 1973's Battle of the Sexes tennis match : RIGGS
29. Eton johns : LOOS
31. "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" : PLAYS
32. Speck of land in the sea : ISLET
33. Takes off the front burner : PUTSASIDE
35. Gets color at the beach : TANS
37. Univ. lecturers : PROFS
38. Stage prompts : CUES
41. Carry out, as a law : ENFORCE
43. Fight over turf : GANGWAR
45. Numerical puzzle with a 9x9 grid : SUDOKU
46. Fork prong : TINE
48. Gem weight : CARAT
50. Down Under "bear" : KOALA
51. Jetson boy of 1960s TV : ELROY
52. Results of using eHarmony : DATES
54. Not very much : ATAD
55. Animal foot : PAW
56. German's "Oh my!" : ACH
58. Loud noise : DIN
59. Sault ___ Marie, Ont. : STE

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