New York Times, Monday, August 3, 2015

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

David Steinberg notes: I was surprised to see that I had the Monday crossword this week, as I couldn't recall any Monday-level puzzles of mine that ... more
Jeff Chen notes: As a big fan of Poirot and his eccentricities, I enjoyed seeing the apt LITTLE GREY CELLS in the center of the puzzle. If you haven't ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
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1. Sir's counterpart : MADAM
6. Cumberland ___ : GAP
9. Talkative bird : MACAW
14. Having the mouth wide open : AGAPE
15. Down with something : ILL
16. Great-grandfather of Noah : ENOCH
17. Seizes : TAKES
18. Notable 23-Across feature : MOUSTACHE
20. Bygone Russian autocrats : CZARS
21. Mr. ___ (Marquand sleuth) : MOTO
22. Item on a custodian's ring : KEY
23. Fictional character who "died" in 1975 : HERCULEPOIROT
27. News service inits. : UPI
28. President born Aug. 4, 1961 : OBAMA
31. Sidebars of many web pages : ADS
34. ___ tide : NEAP
38. Works hard : TOILS
39. What 23-Across thinks with : LITTLEGREYCELLS
43. Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
44. Southern-fried vegetable : OKRA
45. Movie filming spot : SET
46. Singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
47. Movie filming spot : LOT
50. Notable 23-Across feature : EGGSHAPEDHEAD
58. Toward the back of a ship : AFT
60. Hereditary unit : GENE
61. "House," but not "Full House" : DRAMA
62. 23-Across's occupation : DETECTIVE
65. Consumed : EATEN
66. Make up (for) : ATONE
67. Foundation leader: Abbr. : DIR
68. Biscuit with tea : SCONE
69. En ___ (together) : MASSE
70. They: Fr. : ILS
71. Cares for, as a garden : TENDS
1. ___.com (dating site) : MATCH
2. Staring intently : AGAZE
3. Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
4. Cursory glance : APERCU
5. Err : MESSUP
6. No-sweat shot : GIMME
7. Knock for ___ : ALOOP
8. Former planet : PLUTO
9. Was introduced to : MET
10. Tennis star Ivanovic : ANA
11. Drinks before dinner, maybe : COCKTAILS
12. Pine (for) : ACHE
13. Curds' partner in a nursery rhyme : WHEY
19. Words before "gather" or "see" : SOI
24. Queue : LINE
25. College military org. : ROTC
26. Double-reed instrument : OBOE
29. French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
30. No. 2 : ASST
31. In addition : ALSO
32. Salsa and guacamole, for two : DIPS
33. Pointy heels : STILETTOS
35. Big feature for Donald Trump or Kanye West : EGO
36. Vessel landing on Mount Ararat : ARK
37. ___ capita : PER
40. Pre-calc course : TRIG
41. Pine (for) : LONG
42. Alma mater for five U.S. presidents : YALE
48. Least normal : ODDEST
49. Ancient land on the Aegean : THRACE
51. The Beatles' ___ Pepper : SGT
52. Supermodel Klum : HEIDI
53. Ironworker's block : ANVIL
54. Jury of one's ___ : PEERS
55. Stationery brand : EATON
56. Change, as the Constitution : AMEND
57. Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
58. Eve's man : ADAM
59. Salad cheese : FETA
63. Nav. rank : ENS
64. Letter in a copyright symbol : CEE

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