New York Times, Thursday, May 29, 2014

Author: Anna Shechtman
Editor: Will Shortz
Anna Shechtman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Shechtman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Anna Shechtman notes: In the past nine months I've worked as Will Shortz's assistant. One of the job's perks is getting to discuss theme ideas with ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Thursday brings trickery at the NYT, and Anna nicely plays on the pound sign. #1 doesn't mean 'number one' at all, rather it ... more
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1. Knock silly : DAZE
5. Some Summer Olympics gear : EPEES
10. "Spider-Man" girl : GWEN
14. Stone, e.g. : UNIT
15. "The Alchemist" novelist ___ Coelho : PAULO
16. Facetious words of understanding : AHSO
17. Backdrop for the final scene of Antonioni's "L'Avventura" : ETNA
18. How some legal proceedings are conducted : INREM
19. Apocryphal beast : YETI
20. #1 : TICTACTOEBOARD
23. Comic ___ (typeface) : SANS
24. Seaside bird : ERNE
25. Revolutionary body? : ORB
28. New York City's ___ Galerie : NEUE
30. Odds, e.g. : RATIOS
33. #2 : POUNDSIGN
36. Sleep with, in slang : SHTUP
37. Simpleton : RUBE
38. Afflictions known technically as hordeola : STYES
40. This, to Tomás : ESTO
41. Comparably sized : ASBIG
43. #3 : SPACEMARK
45. "Not in a million years!" : HELLNO
47. Mode of transportación : TREN
48. Shape of a timeout signal : TEE
49. Genesis' "man of the field" : ESAU
50. Symbol of softness : SNOW
52. #4 : TWITTERHASHTAG
58. Waiting room distribution : FORM
59. Something that's on the record? : PRIOR
60. Where Macbeth, Malcolm and Duncan are buried : IONA
61. Aoki of the P.G.A. : ISAO
62. Things twins share : UTERI
63. TV greaser, with "the" : FONZ
64. FiveThirtyEight owner : ESPN
65. Complete: Prefix : TELEO
66. Get out of town : FLEE
1. 1965's "I Got You Babe," e.g. : DUET
2. "No" voter : ANTI
3. Brass section? : ZINC
4. Solide and liquide : ETATS
5. Condition of being awesome, in modern slang : EPICNESS
6. Hillary Clinton wardrobe staples : PANTSUITS
7. Start to pop? : EURO
8. Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
9. Like many works in minor keys : SOMBER
10. "It's Raining Men," for one : GAYANTHEM
11. The place to be : WHEREITSAT
12. Abbr. on a historic building : ESTD
13. "___ insist!" : NOI
21. ___ E (TV channel) : AAND
22. "___ my dad would say ..." : ORAS
25. Media icon with an eponymous Starbucks beverage : OPRAH
26. Shake, maybe : ROUSE
27. It might pop in the post office : BUBBLEWRAP
29. Memphis's home : EGYPT
31. More than quirky : OUTRE
32. Held forth : SPOKE
34. Writer with the most combined Tony and Oscar nominations : NEILSIMON
35. Littoral : NEARSHORE
39. Sequence of events : SCENARIO
42. Tiny irritant : GNAT
44. Genesis grandson : ENOS
46. Yield : OUTPUT
51. Swing and miss : WHIFF
52. Chuck : TOSS
53. Romain de Tirtoff's pseudonym : ERTE
54. Cambodian currency : RIEL
55. One being used : TOOL
56. ___ Bradstreet, America's first published poet : ANNE
57. The Sphinx's is "blank and pitiless as the sun," per Yeats : GAZE
58. Outdated cry : FIE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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