New York Times, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Author: Ashton Anderson and James Mulhern
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashton Anderson
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1011/16/20097/31/20155
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1.62000
James Mulhern
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2011/16/20097/19/20165
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1.61000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Anderson. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Mulhern. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes: ASHTON: A quick intro: I'm a PhD student in computer science. James and I met during our undergrads at McGill, where he first ... more
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1. "That's crazy, dude!" : WHOA
5. Drive to drink, e.g. : PRIMALURGE
15. It's best to stay out of its way : HARM
16. Debut Peter Tosh album, and a rallying cry for pot smokers : LEGALIZEIT
17. Scheme for the start of a sonnet : ABAB
18. Opinion leader? : IDOBELIEVE
19. Pioneer of New Journalism : TALESE
21. "r u there?," e.g. : TEXT
22. Unpolished pro? : FER
23. Stationary : INERT
24. Cro-Magnon orphan of literature : AYLA
25. Head turner : REIN
26. Rihanna or Sharon Stone : SEXSYMBOL
28. Big name in late-night TV : LORNE
29. See 25-Down : IRA
30. Dandy : LULU
31. Ripped : CUT
32. U.S. Open champion whose last name is a toy : TOMKITE
34. Artist and chess player who said "While all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists" : DUCHAMP
38. The end? : IST
39. It takes time to cure : PORK
40. McDonald's denial : NAE
41. The end : DEATH
44. It involves hand-to-hand coordination : PATTYCAKE
46. Souls : ONES
47. Wish-Bone alternative : KENS
48. Lodging portmanteau : MOTEL
49. 1967 Calder Trophy winner at age 18 : ORR
50. ___ Epstein, baseball V.I.P. known as "Boy Wonder" : THEO
51. Last name in "Star Wars" : KENOBI
52. Singer with the 1996 triple-platinum album "Tidal" : FIONAAPPLE
55. Panache : ELAN
56. Where Jason Kidd played college hoops : UCBERKELEY
57. Rap's ___ Yang Twins : YING
58. 1996 Rhett Akins country hit : SHESAIDYES
59. Store whose shoe department has its own ZIP code (10022-SHOE) : SAKS
1. "Yes?" : WHATISIT
2. Certain chili : HABANERO
3. Third degree for a third degree? : ORALEXAM
4. One may prefer them to blondes : AMBERS
5. Bit of ballet instruction : PLIE
6. Like Tickle Me Elmo : RED
7. "My treat" : IGOTYOU
8. Parent company? : MABELL
9. Internet traffic statistics company : ALEXA
10. Pleasant cadence : LILT
11. Strong arm : UZI
12. Joint : REEFER
13. Buckle : GIVEIN
14. Forever in the past? : ETERNE
20. Up-to-date : STYLISH
24. Like some seamen : ABLE
25. With 29-Across, nest egg choice : ROTH
27. Cockerdoodle, e.g. : MUTT
28. "Oh goody!" : LUCKYME
31. Clipped : CURT
33. Young foxes : KITS
34. Certain gumdrops : DOTS
35. It was home to two Wonders of the Ancient World : ANATOLIA
36. Earn a load of money, in modern lingo : MAKEBANK
37. Some kitchen detritus : PEELINGS
39. Impressive range : PANOPLY
41. Tool : DOOFUS
42. Fortify : ENRICH
43. Oxygen user : AEROBE
44. Imitated chicks : PEEPED
45. Carnival items served with chili : CONEYS
47. Yellow-brown shade : KHAKI
50. Fictional home five miles from Jonesboro : TARA
51. A through G : KEYS
53. Duck Hunt platform, briefly : NES
54. Historical figure a.k.a. Marse Robert : LEE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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