New York Times, Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author: Michael S. Maurer
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael S. Maurer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Maurer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Michael S. Maurer notes: Sitting in class my third year in law school, I noticed the friend next to me solving a crossword puzzle, and I was envious. ... more
Jeff Chen notes: WAR GAMES today, theme answers relating to war getting kooky interpretations. I liked PRESENT ARMS as something an RN might say, ... more
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Across Down
1. Buried treasure site, maybe : ISLE
5. Eagles' band?: Abbr. : BSA
8. What confirmed bachelors avoid : ALTARS
14. Wet missile : SPITBALL
16. Jay ___, onetime Obama press secretary : CARNEY
17. Potato? : MASHUNIT
18. Benefits : AVAILS
19. "Bewitched" spinoff : TABITHA
21. Take in, as patients : ADMIT
22. Major tanker port : ADEN
24. Ebb tide? : SHORELEAVE
26. Fled or bled : RAN
27. Not quite enough : SHY
28. Philanthropist Broad : ELI
29. Sci-fi author Stanislaw : LEM
30. Most of the symbols on a traditional slot machine : FRUIT
32. Willow shoot : OSIER
34. Inoculation order? : PRESENTARMS
38. Rotten tomato's sound : SPLAT
39. Put into law : ENACT
42. Org. originating the three-point shot : ABA
45. Suffix with super : IOR
46. Neither his nor hers : ITS
48. ___ mag (Maxim or FHM) : LAD
49. "Clean out your desk!"? : FIRINGLINE
52. Goes down : SETS
53. Commencement participants, for short : GRADS
54. Eases : SOFTENS
56. Like Superman and Spider-Man : HEROIC
58. 1983 sci-fi drama ... or a possible title for this puzzle : WARGAMES
61. Actress Bynes of "She's the Man" : AMANDA
62. Letterman's favorite activity? : ANAGRAMS
63. Took home : NETTED
64. A, B and C, in D.C. : STS
65. See 50-Down : KNOW
1. Suffix with sex : ISM
2. Masseuse's workplace : SPA
3. "Pay attention!" : LISTENUP
4. Allen who captured Fort Ticonderoga : ETHAN
5. Exile : BANISH
6. Like the toves in "Jabberwocky" : SLITHY
7. E'en if : ALTHO
8. Signature Obama health measure, for short : ACA
9. Some microphones : LAVALIERES
10. Major League Baseball news : TRADE
11. Savage : ANIMAL
12. Go through again : RELIVE
13. What an anarchist rails against, with "the" : SYSTEM
15. Pal : BUB
20. "Give it ___!" : AREST
22. Toy sound : ARF
23. Historical org. : DAR
25. Director Kazan : ELIA
27. Words of welcome : STEPINSIDE
31. Code letters? : IRS
32. One side of Niagara Falls: Abbr. : ONT
33. Watergate initials : RMN
35. Tough trek : SLOG
36. Doo-wop group with the 1963 hit "Remember Then," with "the" : EARLS
37. Infomercial figure : SALESMAN
40. Cool ___ : CAT
41. Scores of Vikings, for short : TDS
42. Warm blanket : AFGHAN
43. Old galley : BIREME
44. Biblical debarkation point : ARARAT
46. Baby : INFANT
47. Aquarium fish : TETRAS
50. With 65-Across, "Not a clue" : IDONT
51. Midwest tribe : IOWAS
52. Snide comments : SNARK
55. Humpty Dumpty, e.g. : EGG
57. Scoundrel : CAD
59. Music genre : EMO
60. Chicago-to-Houston dir. : SSW

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