New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author: Andy Kravis
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQ} Scrabble average: 1.86 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Andy Kravis notes: This was one of the first puzzles I ever constructed, almost three years ago. I'm surprisingly happy with it, though there are some ... more
Will Shortz notes: This puzzle, along with Monday's (plus the Tuesday and Thursday puzzles from next week), were used last weekend at the 18th ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Movie titles with a single letter changed to X. I kept on thinking I was missing something — the replaced letters spelling ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Bums around : LOAFS
6. Bellini opera : NORMA
11. Night light, perhaps : UFO
14. Shoptalk : ARGOT
15. Weest of wee hours : ONEAM
16. Mint : NEW
17. Film about a Communist invasion? (1996) : MARXATTACKS
19. Enthusiast : FAN
20. Casanova : PLAYBOY
21. Ties down : TETHERS
23. Moroccan headwear : FEZ
25. Line on a baseball : SEAM
26. Film about the woman most likely to catch men's attention? (2001) : ABEAUTIFULMINX
33. Computer mode : SLEEP
34. It's usually between 3 and 5 : PAR
35. Logic game with matchsticks : NIM
36. Battery containing a liquid electrolyte : WETCELL
39. The statue "David" on open-air display in Florence, e.g. : REPLICA
42. Well-suited : APT
43. Take a gander at : EYE
45. Captain and others : RANKS
46. Film about an elegantly made crossword? (2009) : THELOVELYBOXES
51. Collaborator with Disney on the film "Destino" : DALI
52. Add-on charge : FEE
53. First family of Germany, 1969-74 : BRANDTS
56. Licit : ALLOWED
62. Brit's washroom : LAV
63. Film about a romantic dentist's daily routine? (2010) : EATXRAYLOVE
65. Israeli gun : UZI
66. "Delphine" author Madame de ___ : STAEL
67. Fray : RAVEL
68. Lo-___ : RES
69. Absorbent cloth : TERRY
70. 4 x 400-meter relay, e.g. : EVENT
1. Genie's home : LAMP
2. Kind of vaccine : ORAL
3. Site of a famed mausoleum : AGRA
4. Guileful : FOXY
5. Poke holes in : STAB
6. "Hold on a sec" : NOTYET
7. ___ lark : ONA
8. Geom. shape : RECT
9. Confirm : MAKESURE
10. Brewery named after a Dutch river : AMSTEL
11. Like a bass voice or a hairy chest : UNFEMININE
12. "___ not!" : FEAR
13. Dominates, informally : OWNS
18. Vegetarian's protein source : TOFU
22. Son of Noah : HAM
24. √Član : ZIP
26. Beth preceder : ALEPH
27. Actress with the iconic line "What a dump!" : BETTEDAVIS
28. Old trade inits. : EEC
29. Mime : APE
30. Away's partner : FAR
31. Shaving boo-boos : NICKS
32. Holiday associated with 44-Downs, in brief : XMAS
33. Whack : SWAT
37. Get off the ground? : LEVITATE
38. Caustic material : LYE
40. Old hand : PRO
41. Easygoing : LAX
44. See 32-Down : ELF
47. Acronym for linked computers : LAN
48. Like Jackie Jackson, in the Jackson 5 : OLDEST
49. How the swallows returned to San Juan Capistrano : YEARLY
50. Actor Lugosi : BELA
53. Memory of a very busy day, maybe : BLUR
54. Level : RAZE
55. Lead : STAR
57. Instrument for Orpheus : LYRE
58. King Harald's father : OLAV
59. Told, as a yarn : WOVE
60. Level : EVEN
61. Shoulder muscle, for short : DELT
64. Member of the MTV generation, informally : XER

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