New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 2014

Author: Erik Agard
Editor: Will Shortz
Erik Agard
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Goes quickly after takeoff? : STREAKS
8. Series of antecedents : LEADUP
14. Professor who tries to kill Harry Potter : QUIRRELL
16. ___ pectoris : ANGINA
17. One not favored : UNDERDOG
18. Randomly distributed : STREWN
19. PBJ filling? : AND
20. 16:9, say : ASPECTRATIO
22. Muscles for some fraternity guys? : DELTS
24. Shake : LOSE
25. Mo. of National Grandparents' Day : SEP
26. Raft : SLEW
27. Height : APEX
29. Viewfinder? : POLL
30. Some nerve! : OPTIC
32. Nobelist Frederick ___, pioneer in radiochemistry : SODDY
33. Fashion series since 2004 : PROJECTRUNWAY
37. Asner's "Elf" role : CLAUS
38. Browning, for one : RIFLE
39. It might be found in a café : LAIT
40. Spanish interrogative : COMO
41. All-nighter, maybe : RAVE
45. Writer Rand : AYN
46. Cold-shoulder : SHUN
48. Mackenzie of "The Facts of Life" : ASTIN
49. Legerdemain : MAGICTRICKS
53. Cooperstown inst. : HOF
54. Words before and after "Am too!" : ARENOT
55. Longest continuous corporate partner of the Olympic Games : COCACOLA
57. Get misty : TEARUP
58. Fall guy? : STUNTMAN
59. Galley slaves, e.g. : OARERS
60. Least abundant : SPAREST
1. Teams : SQUADS
2. Smuggling aid : TUNNEL
3. Judges 14:14 has the only one in the Bible : RIDDLE
4. "Maid of Athens, ___ we part": Byron : ERE
5. Hamlet takes a stab at it : ARRAS
6. Some gym shoes : KEDS
7. Spill : SLOP
8. Holds up : LASTS
9. Word with deux or nous : ENTRE
10. Home of the Unesco World Heritage Site Fatehpur Sikri : AGRA
11. Light refreshment : DIETSODA
12. Hard to handle : UNWIELDY
13. Splendid array : PANOPLY
15. "Life's Good" sloganeer : LGELECTRONICS
21. Sportsperson who may take a bow? : COX
23. Situation that makes a double play impossible : TWOOUT
27. Tucked away : ATE
28. Snap : PIC
29. Dungeons & Dragons attributes : POWERS
31. Wear for the weary : PJS
32. TV inits. since 10/11/75 : SNL
33. Feature of many a McDonald's : PLAYAREA
34. Macs and such : RAINGEAR
35. Part of a crater : RIM
36. Saucer, perhaps : UFO
37. Red juice hybrid : CLAMATO
40. Contemptible sort : CUR
42. In : ATHOME
43. They take bows : VIOLAS
44. Terrible one? : ENFANT
46. Comb : SCOUR
47. Certain address starter : HTTPS
48. Yoga pose : ASANA
50. About : INRE
51. Some Red Cross supplies : COTS
52. Single-serving coffee holder : KCUP
56. Abbr. found at the 56-Down of this puzzle's four longest answers : CTR

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