New York Times, Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Author: Ethan Cooper
Editor: Will Shortz
Ethan Cooper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Ethan Cooper notes: I have a really hard time coming up with themes, which is why I don't construct too often. Much of the time, I try to think of an ... more
Will Shortz notes: I'm very impressed with Ethan's clues. Most of these are his. Lots of good ones, but my favorites are 10D, 12D (I did not know ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Today's puzzle takes us back to school, with TEXTBOOK, ROOM and BOARD being types of COLLEGE EXPENSES. Of course, no BEER is drunk by ... more
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Across Down
1. "Oh, hell!" : DAMN
5. Blood component : PLASM
10. Bandmate of Crosby, Stills and Young : NASH
14. Dog bullied by Garfield : ODIE
15. Snoop Dogg, for one, since 2012 : RASTA
16. "Let me think ... yeah, that's stupid" : UMNO
17. Perfect illustration : TEXTBOOKEXAMPLE
20. Fishhook attachment : SNELL
21. Utterly wear out, in slang : WIPE
22. Unfulfilled potential : ROOMTOIMPROVE
29. Do one's best : STRIVE
30. Record company : LABEL
31. Something horrible, with "the" : PITS
34. Battlefield food, for short : MRE
35. Honeydews, e.g. : MELONS
36. Big Apple airport code : LGA
37. Pub tidbit : BEERNUT
39. Letters in a help wanted ad : EOE
40. With the concession that : ALBEIT
42. Palais ___ Sports (Paris arena) : DES
43. Belief systems : ISMS
44. Christopher who directed three Batman films : NOLAN
45. John who directed "The Maltese Falcon" : HUSTON
47. Gatherings in which C.E.O.'s are chosen : BOARDMEETINGS
50. With 24-Down, blowout result : FLAT
51. Stop : CEASE
54. What tuition and the starts of 17-, 22-, 37-(?) and 47-Across are : COLLEGEEXPENSES
60. Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
61. Got the goat of : IRKED
62. Functions : USES
63. Slightest of complaints : PEEP
64. Female students, condescendingly : COEDS
65. Literary Jane : EYRE
1. Parts of an ellipsis : DOTS
2. Yemeni port : ADEN
3. First-week-of-school social event : MIXER
4. Unfortunate bottom line on an earnings report : NETLOSS
5. Old hand : PRO
6. China's ___-tzu : LAO
7. Invite : ASK
8. "Family Guy" baby : STEWIE
9. "It takes money to make money," e.g. : MAXIM
10. What's required in some passwords : NUMERAL
11. Bit of sound equipment : AMP
12. Show on which Lennon and McCartney considered reuniting, for short : SNL
13. Hard row to ___ : HOE
18. Rorschach test image : BLOT
19. Small computer program : APPLET
23. Citi Field mascot : MRMET
24. See 50-Across : TIRE
25. Late, as a video store rental : OVERDUE
26. Wind instruments : OBOES
27. Snake poison : VENOM
28. Someone ___ (not mine or yours) : ELSES
31. Contingency arrangement : PLANB
32. Place where one can come home and chill? : IGLOO
33. Indian drum : TABLA
35. "Can you give me any alternative?" : MUSTI
37. Hobo's accessory : BINDLE
38. Home located in the sticks? : NEST
41. Batting helmet feature : EARFLAP
43. Naive young woman : INGENUE
45. Not homo- : HETERO
46. "___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
48. Card tricks, e.g. : MAGIC
49. Smart-alecky : SASSY
52. Fortuneteller : SEER
53. "To be," in Latin : ESSE
54. Headgear often worn backward : CAP
55. Miner's find : ORE
56. Appomattox surrenderer : LEE
57. Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
58. Crossed (out) : XED
59. Groups of cops: Abbr. : PDS

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