New York Times, Monday, July 25, 2016

Author: Kevin Christian
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin Christian
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Christian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Kevin Christian notes: I built the first grid for a HEY JOE puzzle in August 2011. The theme answers I used at the time had some issues: JACKSON ... more
Jeff Chen notes: HEY JOE hints at four colorful JOE ___ phrases: JOE BOXER, JOE CAMEL, JOE COOL, and JOE BLOW. It would have been neat to have SIX ... more
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Across Down
1. "That's hilarious!" : HAHA
5. Acting groups : CASTS
10. Flexed, as at the elbow : BENT
14. Pitchers' stats : ERAS
15. Dizzying illusions : OPART
16. ___ Ant (cartoon superhero) : ATOM
17. Harvard rival : YALE
18. Disprove : BELIE
19. Sand hill : DUNE
20. 1899-1901 uprising in China : BOXERREBELLION
23. Actress Thurman of "Gattaca" : UMA
24. Fictional news director Grant : LOU
25. Palindromic term of address : MADAM
28. Style of "iPhone" or "eBay," typographically : CAMELCASE
34. Poet Dickinson : EMILY
35. Banned apple spray : ALAR
36. Potter's oven : KILN
37. Talk smack about : DIS
38. Poor passing grade : DPLUS
39. June honoree : DAD
40. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
42. ___ Mountains (range east of Moscow) : URAL
43. Tequila plant : AGAVE
45. "Great!" : COOLBEANS
47. Rattan furniture maker : CANER
48. Connected PC group : LAN
49. YouTube video additions of 2007 : ADS
50. Vacillate : BLOWHOTANDCOLD
58. Ride to an awards show : LIMO
59. Overly enthusiastic : RABID
60. Muslim pilgrimage : HAJJ
62. Manipulator : USER
63. Negotiated peace : TRUCE
64. "Twist, Lick, Dunk" cookie : OREO
65. Stinky : RANK
66. Internet troll, maybe : HATER
67. Stow on a ship : LADE
1. With 61-Down, Jimi Hendrix's first single ... or a hint to the starts of 20-, 28-, 45- and 50-Across : HEY
2. Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
3. Angel's topper : HALO
4. Like amoeba reproduction : ASEXUAL
5. Snake charmer's snake : COBRA
6. Imitator : APER
7. "50% off" event : SALE
8. Chicago daily, familiarly : TRIB
9. Pittsburgh N.F.L. team : STEELERS
10. What the number 13 brings, supposedly : BADLUCK
11. Sewing case : ETUI
12. Taboo thing : NONO
13. Capone's adversaries, informally : TMEN
21. One of 22 for Jon Stewart : EMMY
22. 1-Across, in textspeak : LOL
25. Military first-aid expert : MEDIC
26. Protein acid : AMINO
27. Dance club with a glittery ball overhead : DISCO
28. Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
29. Writer Edgar ___ Poe : ALLAN
30. Claws savagely : MAULS
31. Actor Quinn : AIDAN
32. One emancipated by emancipation : SLAVE
33. Rear-___ (certain accident) : ENDER
38. 0 degrees, on a compass : DUENORTH
41. This, and no play, make Jack a dull boy : ALLWORK
43. "For Those About to Rock" band : ACDC
44. Low-ethanol fuel blend : GASOHOL
46. Scrooge outburst : BAH
49. Puff ___ (snake) : ADDER
50. Photo of a speeding car, maybe : BLUR
51. Bart Simpson's sister : LISA
52. Harbinger : OMEN
53. Scarlett O'Hara's plantation : TARA
54. Touch, as two states : ABUT
55. Naughty's opposite : NICE
56. Doctor Zhivago's love : LARA
57. Handled tunes at a dance, say : DJED
61. See 1-Down : JOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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