New York Times, Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Ian Livengood notes: What's better: LETO with a fresh clue {Jared of 'Dallas Buyers Club'} or VETO? In a vacuum, VETO always wins — it's got the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Another highly polished piece of work from one of the masters. Five theme answers, all common three-word admonitions with IT in the ... more
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Across Down
1. Dashboard gauge, for short : TACH
5. Palindromic title : MADAM
10. Jared of "Dallas Buyers Club" : LETO
14. Pretty agile for one's age : SPRY
15. "+" terminal : ANODE
16. Plow beasts : OXEN
17. "That's enough!," to a hot dog-eating contestant? : KEEPITDOWN
19. Covet : WANT
20. Alfred Nobel and others : SWEDES
21. Doofus : ASS
23. "___-ching!" (cash register sound) : CHA
24. Full of nerve : GUTSY
25. "That's enough!," to a store clerk at Christmas? : WRAPITUP
27. Certain graph shape : PIE
28. Thin and graceful : LITHE
31. Seeing red : IRATE
32. Doc's "Now!" : STAT
34. Bit of intimate attire : BRA
35. Miracle-___ : GRO
36. "That's enough!," to an assembly line worker? : MOVEITALONG
40. Action verb that's also a Roman numeral : MIX
41. Org. for the Suns or the Heat : NBA
42. Beauty pageant wear : SASH
45. Soothes : EASES
48. Dutch cheese : GOUDA
50. Siren's place : SEA
51. "That's enough!," to a collagist? : CUTITOUT
53. Unexpected victory : UPSET
55. Neighbor of Wash. : ORE
56. Singer DiFranco : ANI
57. I.R.S. inspections : AUDITS
59. Rich soil : LOAM
61. "That's enough!," to a carnival thrower? : KNOCKITOFF
64. Singer Guthrie : ARLO
65. Ghostly : EERIE
66. Sports shoe brand : AVIA
67. Dangerous stinger : WASP
68. Gridiron units : YARDS
69. Tennis units : SETS
1. Scolding sound : TSK
2. Jungle film attire : APESUIT
3. Unit involved in a shell game? : CREWTEAM
4. Overly promotes : HYPES
5. Chess finale : MATE
6. &&& : ANDS
7. Scooby-___ : DOO
8. Program producing online pop-ups : ADWARE
9. Whiz group : MENSA
10. Simmer setting : LOW
11. Two-horse wager : EXACTA
12. Drill sergeant's shout : TENHUT
13. Like books for long car rides, say : ONTAPE
18. Bucolic verse : IDYL
22. Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
24. Rental car add-on, in brief : GPS
25. Miscellaneous things : WHATNOT
26. Gets wrinkles out : IRONS
29. Mountain goat : IBEX
30. A "T" in TNT : TRI
33. Marisa of "Crazy, Stupid, Love" : TOMEI
35. Pleased : GLAD
37. View from a lookout : VISTA
38. ___ Dhabi : ABU
39. Appliance with a pilot : GASSTOVE
43. Deems it O.K. : SEESFIT
44. Deerstalker, e.g. : HAT
45. Body of environmental regulations : ECOLAW
46. Dawn goddess : AURORA
47. Super buys : STEALS
48. ___ pig : GUINEA
49. "Truth in engineering" sloganeer : AUDI
52. Well-pitched : ONKEY
54. Falafel holders : PITAS
57. The "A" in RNA : ACID
58. Island music makers, for short : UKES
60. Cleaning tool : MOP
62. Boston #4 in years past : ORR
63. Musical notes after mis : FAS

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