New York Times, Thursday, March 20, 2014

Author: Victor Barocas
Editor: Will Shortz
Victor Barocas
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Victor Barocas notes: The inspiration for this puzzle came from Matt Gaffney's meta-puzzles, which I enjoy very much. Every so often, he addresses the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Just a few days ago, I suggested to a prospective constructor that Will doesn't often run puzzles with entries that look crazy. Shows ... more
JimH notes: 80 words? You'd think that by looking at the grid but it depends how you count. There are 76 sets of clues and answers. Some bend.
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1. "Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," e.g. : TALE
5. Alternative to a game hen : SQUAB
10. Young brothers' band : ACDC
14. "A Clockwork Orange" protagonist : ALEX
15. 1/16 of a 17-Across : OUNCE
16. Explorer with a friend named Boots : DORA
17. See 15-Across : PINT
18. Gripping read ["Get back!"] : PAGETURNER
20. New York City's ___ Place : ASTOR
22. Two in Toledo : DOS
23. Fit for a king : REGAL
24. Oil containers ["Get down!"] : STORAGETANKS
26. Slight : IGNORE
27. The opposing side : THEM
29. Super bargain : STEAL
30. 6 Series cars : BMWS
35. Hiss cause : LEAK
38. Make public : AIR
39. First word of "Huckleberry Finn" : YOU
40. One passing a gate : SKI
41. Pole connector : AXIS
45. Actress Stapleton : JEAN
46. Mall cop weapon : TASER
48. Vegetable rich in calcium and vitamin K : KALE
50. Amherst and Orono, for two ["Get up!"] : COLLEGETOWNS
52. Where Maria and the Captain have their first kiss in "The Sound of Music" : GAZEBO
56. Speak to the people? : ORATE
57. Economy-size container : TUB
60. Lop off : SEVER
61. 1977 W.W. II film ["Get lost!] : ABRIDGETOOFAR
64. Nickname for Anaheim's Angel Stadium : BIGA
65. Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
66. In front of, old-style : AFORE
67. Name series condenser : ETAL
68. Suffix with mob : STER
69. Stuck together : FUSED
70. Perspective provider : LENS
1. Spanish starters : TAPAS
2. Those with no problem getting in : ALIST
3. Slowly : LENTO
4. Makes pay, in a bad way : EXTORTS
5. Concession : SOP
6. Campus area : QUAD
7. Golden rule word : UNTO
8. Superb, in slang : ACES
9. Ask for a biscuit, say : BEG
10. ___ gland : ADRENAL
11. Brazzaville inhabitants : CONGOLESE
12. Gloomy, in poetry : DREAR
13. Eric who wrote "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" : CARLE
19. Press : URGE
21. Cousin of "Olé!" : RAH
26. "___ over" : ITS
28. Cleveland was one in Buffalo : MAYOR
29. Leave scoreless : SKUNK
30. When repeated, a nursery rhyme call : BAA
31. Mingle : MIX
32. Presented prominently : WRITLARGE
34. First word of "Richard III" : NOW
36. Alias : AKA
37. Blood : KIN
42. More like sailors' talk, stereotypically : SALTIER
44. Have a dip : SAG
45. Prominent feminist blog : JEZEBEL
47. Assigned position : SEED
49. Velázquez's "___ Meninas" : LAS
50. Covers : COATS
51. What an astronaut may be in : ORBIT
53. What you might get for a party nowadays : EVITE
54. Founded : BEGAN
55. Stage in a Ph.D. program : ORALS
57. Tasteless stuff : TOFU
58. Subjects of some 911 calls : UFOS
59. Uncovered : BARE
62. Clodhopper : OAF
63. Like cherry-flavored things : RED

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