New York Times, Monday, August 31, 2015

Author: Michael Dewey
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Dewey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Michael Dewey notes: This puzzle, which I called 'Pool Cues' during construction, was one I began brainstorming several years ago. The expression DIVE ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Great theme; three colorful metaphors relating to jumping into a swimming pool. Really cool find, and so fortuitous that no words are ... more
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Across Down
1. ___ pit (area at a punk concert) : MOSH
5. Cheese named after a town in Holland : EDAM
9. Phenom : WHIZ
13. Butterlike spreads : OLEOS
15. Adjust the strings of, as a guitar : TUNE
16. Shankar who mentored George Harrison : RAVI
17. Attack an endeavor vigorously : DIVEINHEADFIRST
20. Allen whose #3 was retired by the 76ers : IVERSON
21. Papal name chosen 12 times : PIUS
22. What a priest may absolve : SIN
23. Stepped (on) : TROD
25. Heroine of Purim : ESTHER
29. Pilgrim to Mecca : HADJI
31. Locale for Christmas lights : EAVE
33. Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
34. Prevailed : WON
35. ___ mater : ALMA
36. The "O" in S.R.O. : ONLY
37. Get hitched : TAKETHEPLUNGE
40. Lacking adornment : BARE
41. Good things to have about you in an emergency : WITS
42. Building designer I. M. ___ : PEI
43. Terrier's expression of terror : ARF
44. Name, as sources : CITE
45. Entertainers Carvey and Delany : DANAS
48. M's and N's, in pronunciation : NASALS
50. Circa-W.W. I art movement : DADA
53. Pre-W.W. II public works project, for short : TVA
54. Moistens : WETS
56. Eighty-sixed : DITCHED
58. Lose one's mind : GOOFFTHEDEEPEND
62. Pakistani language : URDU
63. Expel from power : OUST
64. Jolt of power : SURGE
65. Holiday-time song : NOEL
66. Micro : millionth :: ___ : trillionth : PICO
67. Viewed : SEEN
1. In fashion : MODISH
2. Actress Munn of "Deliver Us From Evil" : OLIVIA
3. Title characters in Disney's first full-length feature : SEVENDWARFS
4. Gardener in the weeds : HOER
5. Prefix with centric : ETHNO
6. Word before north or process : DUE
7. "I need ___" (yawner's words) : ANAP
8. Pertaining to the time of castles and knights : MEDIEVAL
9. Where to wear a watch : WRIST
10. Part of a sarcastic laugh : HAR
11. Hosp. hookups : IVS
12. Teen's facial blemish : ZIT
14. The Vatican's ___ Chapel : SISTINE
18. Neither's partner : NOR
19. What to light on a stick of dynamite : FUSE
24. X'd out : DELETED
26. "Don't give up now!" : HANGINTHERE
27. Vogue rival : ELLE
28. "The Bridge of San Luis ___" : REY
30. Rib-tickler : JOKE
32. Charges (up) : AMPS
35. Score ___ (enjoy some success) : AHIT
36. Draft-worthy : ONEA
37. "Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
38. Like some easy-open bottles : TWISTTOP
39. Subjects of some software pop-ups : UPDATES
40. Outlaw : BAN
44. Musical symbol : CLEF
46. Exact retribution for : AVENGE
47. Make melancholy : SADDEN
49. Terrible : AWFUL
51. Supplement : ADDTO
52. Go pfft : DIE
55. Feng ___ (harmonizing philosophy) : SHUI
57. PC brains : CPUS
58. Rev, as an engine : GUN
59. Pizarro's gold : ORO
60. Praiseful poem : ODE
61. Abort key : ESC

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