New York Times, Friday, March 28, 2014

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 157 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jeff Chen notes: What a nice up-to-date central crossing to seed a themeless: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS crossed by SOMALI PIRATES. Great movie, fantastic cast, ... more
JimH notes: Besides his iconic mobiles, Alexander Calder also created the beloved Eagle in Seattle's lovely Olympic Sculpture Park. Here's a sunset view.
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1. Those who respond to pickup lines? : CABBIES
8. Drags : BUMMERS
15. Central Florida daily : ORLANDOSENTINEL
17. Part-time jobs for college students, say : SOURCESOFINCOME
18. Disbelieving, maybe : AWED
19. Major-leaguer from Osaka who threw two no-hitters : NOMO
20. Trap : SETUP
21. Haddock relatives : CODS
23. Constellation described by Ptolemy : ARA
25. Part of 56-Across: Abbr. : EST
26. Conductor with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : MEHTA
28. "A Chorus Line" lyricist Ed : KLEBAN
31. Iran's Ayatollah ___ Khamenei : ALI
32. Year the Angels won the World Series : MMII
34. Brit's cry of surprise : BLIMEY
38. See 16-Down : CAPTAINPHILLIPS
41. Standard : ENSIGN
42. Extreme piques : IRES
43. "I'll ___" : SEE
44. Old letter opener: Abbr. : MESSRS
46. Upper regions of space : ETHER
48. Org. of which Tom Hanks is a member : SAG
51. Mauna ___ : KEA
52. Shaving brand : ATRA
53. Slip preventer : CLEAT
56. Terminal announcements, for short : ETAS
58. Writer William : INGE
61. Mobile creator : ALEXANDERCALDER
64. Go mad : LOSEONESMARBLES
65. Demanded immediate action from : PRESSED
66. Superlatively bouncy : SPRYEST
1. ___ Nostra : COSA
2. Aligned, after "in" : AROW
3. Relatively low-risk investments : BLUECHIPS
4. Actress for whom a neckline is named : BARDOT
5. ___ 500 : INC
6. Unspoiled places : EDENS
7. Meh : SOSO
8. First of two pictures : BEFORE
9. Start to color? : UNI
10. Range parts: Abbr. : MTNS
11. Symbols of timidity : MICE
12. Modern message : ENOTE
13. Fictional teller of tales : REMUS
14. Wasn't alert : SLEPT
16. Hijackers who captured 38-Across : SOMALIPIRATES
22. "What's the ___?" : DAMAGE
24. First name in '60s radicalism : ABBIE
26. Old club : MACE
27. Flourish : ELAN
28. Connected people : KIN
29. Ready : ALLSET
30. Nothing : NIL
33. Eastern European capital of 2 million : MINSK
35. Screw up : MISHANDLE
36. Sport with automated scoring : EPEE
37. River of W.W. I : YSER
39. Dickens boy : TIM
40. Ballpark dingers: Abbr. : HRS
45. Positioned well : SEEDED
47. English hat similar to a fedora : TRILBY
48. Where flakes may build up : SCALP
49. ___ nothing : ALLOR
50. Simple sorts : GEESE
52. Musical grp. : ASCAP
54. Fires : AXES
55. Western setting for artisans : TAOS
57. They may be heavy or open : ARMS
59. Bee ___ : GEES
60. Formerly, old-style : ERST
62. Nautical heading: Abbr. : NNE
63. Part of 56-Across: Abbr. : ARR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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