Stu Ockman
Stu Ockman 

New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 2014

Author:Stu Ockman
Editor:Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { QXZ }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Debuts: 10, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks), Freshness Factor™: 67.1 (60.8 Sat. %-ile), NYT Across Lite file, PDF.
This is puzzle 6 of 6 for Mr. Ockmansolos: 6, collaborations: 0, Sundays: 0

Stu Ockman notes: I originally constructed this grid in October 2012, inspired by Steve Salitan's October 6, 2012, Saturday puzzle. In fact, my ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Ah, triple stacks! So tricky to pull off cleanly. Stu had me hooked at THE GOBLET OF FIRE, a beautiful entry for this Harry ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Simpler : LESSCOMPLICATED
16. Sequential : ONEAFTERANOTHER
17. Harry Potter series part : THEGOBLETOFFIRE
18. Can't take : HATES
19. One of a familiar septet : DWARF
20. Rocks on the Rhein? : EIS
21. Gabriel García Márquez's "Cien ___ de Soledad" : ANOS
22. Weapon in old hand-to-hand combat : DIRK
23. Figures in "Teutonic Mythology" : ELVES
25. "Vous êtes ___" : ICI
26. Alaska's ___ Fjords National Park : KENAI
27. Candy pioneer H. B. ___ : REESE
28. Abbr. in many a military title : RET
29. Small skillet : EGGPAN
31. Abbr. before a date : ESTD
32. Big Chicago-based franchiser : IGA
33. 1958-61 political alliance: Abbr. : UAR
35. March on Washington grp. : SNCC
38. Dirgelike : SOMBER
42. 20-Across in English : ICE
45. Blush : COLOR
47. Not a good person to entrust with secrets, informally : SIEVE
48. And moreover : NAY
49. Answer (for) : ATONE
50. Goya figure : MAJA
51. Part of a plowing harness : HAME
52. Problem for Poirot : CAS
53. Quickly imagine? : SPOSE
55. Swiss city that borders France and Germany : BASEL
56. Spotless : CLEANASAWHISTLE
59. Boos, e.g. : HOSTILEREACTION
60. "Different strokes for different folks" : ITTAKESALLSORTS
1. Either of two Holy Roman emperors : LOTHAIR
2. Better : ENHANCE
3. "Get cracking!" : SEETOIT
4. White-bearded types : SAGES
5. Some budget planners, for short : CFOS
6. Gambling inits. : OTB
7. Putting one's cards on the table, in a way : MELDING
8. Package for sale, say : PREWRAP
9. Principal port of Syria : LATAKIA
10. "___ out?" : INOR
11. Strongbox : COFFER
12. Raiding grp. : ATF
13. Robin Hood and his Merry Men : THIEVES
14. Otherworldly in the extreme : EERIEST
15. Decent : DRESSED
22. "Portraits at the Stock Exchange" artist : DEGAS
24. Look that's not liked : LEER
26. ___ party : KEG
30. ___ York : NUEVA
32. Seattle's Space Needle or St. Louis's Gateway Arch : ICON
34. Something that often follows you : ARE
35. Greta of "The Red Violin" : SCACCHI
36. Hardly any : NOTALOT
37. Immediate, as relatives : CLOSEST
39. Seeps : OSMOSES
40. Actress in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" : MIASARA
41. Decorate fancily : BEJEWEL
42. Bothered : INASTIR
43. Broadway hit with the song "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" : CAMELOT
44. Telescope part : EYELENS
46. Mezzo-soprano Regina : RESNIK
51. Must : HASTO
54. Blanched : PALE
55. Inexpensive writing implements : BICS
57. ___ price : ATA
58. Bad computer? : HAL

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