New York Times, Thursday, January 29, 2015

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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John Farmer notes: Unlike some themes, which take plenty of fiddling with before coming into focus, the idea for this one came at once. I remember ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Sometimes I miss the cleverness a puzzle brings. Today, I wondered why AGUA was a Latin American capital – perhaps it was a ... more
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Across Down
1. María's "those" : ESAS
5. General who became a secretary of state : HAIG
9. Bird that's the lead character in "Rio" : MACAW
14. It might contain a sandwich and an apple : SACKLUNCH
16. Bula : Fiji :: ___ : Hawaii : ALOHA
17. With 58-Across, buy or sell direct ... or what to do in this puzzle three times? : CUTOUTTHE
18. Upright type : ROMAN
19. Trims : ADORNS
20. Best Picture between "The Last Emperor" and "Driving Miss Daisy" : RAINMAN
22. Part of a historic trio : PINTA
23. Archaeological discovery of the 1920s whose fossils have been missing since 1941 : PEKINGMAN
28. Suffix with official : ESE
29. Service break at Wimbledon? : TEATIME
31. Like : ALA
32. Offer? : HITMAN
33. Onetime Road Runner rivals : GTOS
34. With 37-Across, drama set in New York's Last Chance Saloon : THEICEMAN
37. See 34-Across : COMETH
39. Butler, e.g. : HELP
40. Procrastinator's time : MANANA
43. Span of attention? : ERA
44. Where Forrest Gump attended college : ALABAMA
46. Twit : ASS
49. Faithful servant : MANFRIDAY
51. Certain dressing : RANCH
53. Central American capital : MANAGUA
54. Vintage Ford : MODELA
55. "Homeland" actor Patinkin : MANDY
58. See 17-Across : MIDDLEMAN
61. Stand out : EXCEL
62. Aid for a club secretary nowadays : EMAILLIST
63. Piece in a rockhound's collection : GEODE
64. Certain dress : SARI
65. "___ now" : EASY
1. Caribbean vacation, e.g. : ESCAPE
2. Gulf War ally : SAUDIS
3. 2014 Broadway play based on Moss Hart's autobiography : ACTONE
4. Women's hybrid attire : SKORT
5. "Survivor" quarters : HUTS
6. Queen's pawn? : ANT
7. "___ liebe dich" : ICH
8. Vlasic classic : GHERKIN
9. ___ One (president's helicopter) : MARINE
10. "Move ___" : ALONG
11. End of many addresses : COM
12. "So it was you!" : AHA
13. Whitish : WAN
15. Nut : LUNATIC
21. Target : AIM
23. "Jackie Brown" actress Grier : PAM
24. Chapter seven? : ETA
25. Bud : MATE
26. Loads : ALOT
27. Longtime Crosby partner : NASH
30. Tour de France season : ETE
32. Like ripped jeans in the '90s : HIP
33. TV debut of 1975, briefly : GMA
34. Us competitor : THEM
35. Goddess who competed for the apple of discord : HERA
36. Dash : ELAN
37. Skyping device : CAM
38. Hot : ONAROLL
40. Butterfly and others : MADAMES
41. Judicial ratings grp. : ABA
42. "Permission denied" : NAY
44. Common pattern for golf attire : ARGYLE
45. Brooklyn-based sch. : LIU
46. Iron supplements may treat it : ANEMIA
47. Mercedes-Benz luxury line : SCLASS
48. Makeshift dwelling : SHANTY
50. Nearly forgotten : FADED
52. Grammy winner for "21" : ADELE
54. Year Columbus began his last voyage : MDII
55. Memory unit, informally : MEG
56. Grooming brand for "helping guys get the girl" : AXE
57. Sgt., e.g. : NCO
59. "Well, ___ monkey's uncle!" : IMA
60. ___ es Salaam : DAR

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