New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Author: Jim Quinlan
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Quinlan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Quinlan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jim Quinlan notes: This theme came about while I was on lunch duty (one of the less glamorous aspects of teaching in a middle school). While ... more
Will Shortz notes: Is today's theme consistent? It depends on how you interpret it. By spelling, no ... but phonetically, yes, it works. ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Debut! Jim was nice enough to give me a ride back to the airport after the ACPT, and it's great to see his name on the byline today. ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fourth U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize : OBAMA
6. Fantasy league deal : TRADE
11. F.D.R. energy initiative : TVA
14. Gore who wrote "Lincoln" : VIDAL
15. Rose from slumber, old-style : WAKED
16. Scull need : OAR
17. Ancient marketplace : AGORA
18. Singer DiFranco should heed a warning : ANIMUSTNT
20. Prefix with center : EPI
21. Little Havana locale : MIAMI
22. Cribbage board item : PEG
23. Jazz players are incapable : CATSCANT
25. Winter recreation vehicle : SKIBOB
28. Like rainy weather, say : DREARY
29. Dukes, earls, etc. : PEERAGE
30. Drug ingested in "Easy Rider" : LSD
31. Saharan stopovers : OASES
34. Busy time for bats : NIGHT
35. W. never existed : BUSHWASNT
37. Little big band, maybe : OCTET
40. Sunset dirección : OESTE
41. London's Paddington, e.g.: Abbr. : STA
44. Something a tuba hits : LOWNOTE
46. Transport in an Ellington tune : ATRAIN
48. Trues up : ALIGNS
49. Calculus disappears : MATHISNT
51. Federal procurement agcy. : GSA
52. Tap-dances, informally : HOOFS
54. Lord's Prayer possessive : THY
55. Singer Perry opted out : KATYDIDNT
57. Calls it a day : QUITS
59. Ore suffix : ITE
60. Hardly original : TRITE
61. Language of Sri Lanka : TAMIL
62. Marked wrong : XED
63. Sometimes-branded animal : STEER
64. Unethical, informally : SLIMY
1. Eggs in labs : OVA
2. 1-Across caricature feature : BIGEARS
3. Took as one's own : ADOPTED
4. Tomei of "The Wrestler" : MARISA
5. Eggs ___ Suisse : ALA
6. Who wrote "When in doubt, tell the truth" : TWAIN
7. Charged headlong : RANAT
8. Tamiroff of "Anastasia" : AKIM
9. Curtains, so to speak : DEMISE
10. URL ender : EDU
11. Gift to a donor, maybe : TOTEBAG
12. Post-Impressionist with several self-portraits : VANGOGH
13. Much of what is auctioned at Sotheby's : ART
19. Airline with ultralow fares : SPIRIT
21. Mexican pyramid builders : MAYAS
23. Mid-fifth century year : CDL
24. Salad bar cube : CROUTON
26. Clothing designer Cole : KENNETH
27. "23 red," e.g., at a casino : BET
29. Anti-D.U.I. ads, e.g. : PSAS
32. Nursery rhyme dwelling : SHOE
33. Female producer of lanolin : EWE
35. Johnson & Johnson pain soother : BENGAY
36. Fantasy league concerns : STATS
37. Hello, in Rio : OLA
38. Ipana competitor, once : COLGATE
39. Injured, as an ankle : TWISTED
41. Fare often served with wasabi : SASHIMI
42. Boy in a Scrooge vision : TINYTIM
43. "A Bug's Life" extra : ANT
45. Jeans go-with, often : TSHIRT
47. Everyday routine : RITUAL
49. Street hustler's game : MONTE
50. In pursuit of : AFTER
53. Often-punted comics character : ODIE
55. "Kid-tested" cereal : KIX
56. Drying-out woe, for short : DTS
57. Ice cream amts. : QTS
58. Like some grins : SLY

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