New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Author: Gareth Bain and David Poole
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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114/6/20118/27/20141
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0323102
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1.58210
David Poole
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58/9/20108/27/20141
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0202100
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1.59001

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Bain. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes: This puzzle was the first collaboration for both of us. David originally contacted Gareth via email, and we ended up sending each ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Letter substitution theme today, words ending in A changed to ER with wacky results. Some of them really amused me, TUBER PLAYER ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Showing hopelessness : ABJECT
7. "West Side Story" weapon : SHIV
11. Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
14. Truckers' contest : ROADEO
15. Colombian city of 2+ million : CALI
16. Dig this! : ORE
17. Libretto for "Eel Trovatore"? : CONGERLINES
19. FEMA offering : AID
20. Green-light : OKAY
21. Want ad abbr. : EEO
22. Lightning setting : TAMPA
24. Microwave for hot dogs? : FRANKZAPPER
27. Sequel to "Twilight" : NEWMOON
31. 90 degrees from sur : OESTE
32. Sound of an allergic reaction : ACHOO
33. ___ factor : ICK
34. Porter's cousin : ALE
37. Actor Sheen after starting a new career in piano maintenance? : CHARLIETHETUNER
42. "Salem's ___" : LOT
43. DVR brand : RCA
44. Subject of King Abdullah : SAUDI
45. Union station? : ALTAR
48. Lacking the traditional comforts : SPARTAN
50. One who knows the earnings report by heart? : SALESQUOTER
53. Get the lead out? : ERASE
54. Hauler's choice : VAN
55. Once, quaintly : ERST
59. Lucy of "The Man With the Iron Fists" : LIU
60. Actor in a Mr. Potato Head costume? : TUBERPLAYER
64. Gig part : MEG
65. Scrape, in a way : SKIN
66. Make bubbly : AERATE
67. Wood used to make the original Stratocasters : ASH
68. Neurosurgeons' readouts, for short : EEGS
69. George's friend in "Of Mice and Men" : LENNIE
1. Oil giant that's part of the Tesoro Corporation : ARCO
2. Reserve : BOOK
3. 1998 Wimbledon champ Novotna : JANA
4. Pushing the boundaries of propriety : EDGY
5. Daycare center? : CEE
6. Fighter in a ring : TORERO
7. Descendant : SCION
8. Solo on the big screen : HAN
9. Land in la mer : ILE
10. Prospects : VISTAS
11. Bit of packaging detritus : FOAMPEANUT
12. Horsefeathers : TRIPE
13. Chest wood : CEDAR
18. Like ostrich meat : LEAN
23. Abbr. in some addresses : APT
24. Hornswoggle : FOOL
25. ___ brothers, noted political donors : KOCH
26. First name of the wolf in Disney's "The Big Bad Wolf" : ZEKE
27. Salt, chemically : NACL
28. Parrot : ECHO
29. "That is SO stupid!" : WHATALAUGH
30. Country on the Strait of Gibraltar: Abbr. : MOR
33. "Keep ___ secret" : ITA
35. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
36. Hibernia : ERIN
38. Early 2000s war zone : IRAQ
39. Color similar to almond : ECRU
40. Winter Palace resident : TSAR
41. Political alliance of 1958: Abbr. : UAR
46. "___ Girls," 1957 musical comedy : LES
47. Sub-Saharan menace : TSETSE
48. Badge shape : STAR
49. One who might have a collection of foreign stamps : PENPAL
50. 1965 civil rights march site : SELMA
51. Curious, action-oriented sort, supposedly : ARIES
52. Pizzeria needs : OVENS
55. Pull in : EARN
56. Romney's 2012 running mate : RYAN
57. ___ Institute, org. that makes use of the Allen Telescope Array : SETI
58. Family ___ : TREE
61. Relative of a cuatro, informally : UKE
62. All over the news : BIG
63. Victor at Chancellorsville : LEE

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