New York Times, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Author: Bruce Haight
Editor: Will Shortz
Bruce Haight
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Bruce Haight notes: A bunch of 'Estee' phrases — 111 letters of interlocking theme material but not the most riveting theme. I'm happy with the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: ESTEE hinting at 'two-word phrases that start with S and T.' As with one of his previous puzzles, Bruce goes big by packing in a ton ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,367
Across Down
1. Ones whose business is picking up? : CABS
5. Yodeling locale : ALPS
9. Up until now : SOFAR
14. Mideast monarchy : OMAN
15. "Stop procrastinating!" : DOIT
16. "From your mouth to God's ears!" : IHOPE
17. *Drink holder near a sofa : SIDETABLE
19. Discombobulate : THROW
20. Think tank output : IDEAS
21. *Listing on a Billboard chart : SONGTITLE
23. Kit ___ bar : KAT
25. Braxton with seven Grammys : TONI
26. Instant lawn : SOD
27. *Carnival cruise, e.g. : SEATRIP
31. Dept. of Justice heads : AGS
33. Move slowly (along) : INCH
34. *Things that stick out conspicuously : SORETHUMBS
40. Foe of Rocky and Bullwinkle : BORIS
42. Deli delicacy : LOX
43. Rainbow ___ : TROUT
44. *Craving for desserts : SWEETTOOTH
47. "Little" girl in "David Copperfield" : EMLY
48. ___ Four : FAB
49. *Tearjerker : SADTALE
51. Fraction of a joule : ERG
54. Huckleberry Finn carrier : RAFT
57. "Not impressed" : MEH
58. *Bygone R&B showcase : SOULTRAIN
61. Prancer's partner on Santa's team : VIXEN
65. Stun gun : TASER
66. *What good ratings for a new show can lead to : SEASONTWO
68. Girl's name that phonetically provides the initials to the answers to the asterisked clues : ESTEE
69. Adjust, as guitar strings : TUNE
70. Pirate's quaff : GROG
71. Bird on a birth announcement : STORK
72. Dick and Jane's dog : SPOT
73. Nordstrom rival : SAKS
1. "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
2. Surrounded by : AMID
3. Requested : BADE
4. *Shoplifter, e.g. : SNEAKTHIEF
5. Decay-fighting org. : ADA
6. Defensive tennis shots : LOBS
7. Charles Lindbergh, e.g. : PILOT
8. ___ pad : STENO
9. *"Don't go anywhere!" : SITTIGHT
10. "Fancy meeting you here!" : OHHI
11. Knox and Dix : FORTS
12. Speed skater ___ Ohno : APOLO
13. Take some new vows : REWED
18. Winter Palace autocrat : TSAR
22. Cookout annoyance : GNAT
24. "___ a pity" : TIS
27. Close kin, for short : SIBS
28. Sufficient, to a bard : ENOW
29. Part of a plot : ACRE
30. Casual Friday shirt : POLO
32. *Really safe bets : SURETHINGS
35. Friend of Pooh : ROO
36. Tel. no. add-ons : EXTS
37. N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
38. Animal in a Wall Street sculpture : BULL
39. Irritating subject for an ophthalmologist? : STYE
41. *Film words before "Nemesis," "Into Darkness" and "Beyond" : STARTREK
45. Ski lift : TBAR
46. With 52-Down, Sunday entree : HAM
50. "Whip It" rock band : DEVO
51. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
52. See 46-Down : ROAST
53. Zeal : GUSTO
55. Eschews food : FASTS
56. Traffic jam : TIEUP
59. Evil look : LEER
60. Small Apple offering : NANO
62. More, in ads : XTRA
63. Furry Endor creature : EWOK
64. Yuletide quaffs : NOGS
67. Game-match connector : SET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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