New York Times, Friday, July 11, 2014

Author: Sam Ezersky and Victor Fleming
Editor: Will Shortz
Sam Ezersky
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Victor Fleming
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1.55023

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ezersky. This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Fleming. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: Sam: So, Vic, do you recall how we came up with this ANAKIN SKYWALKER puzzle? Vic: Uh ... Anakin was a classmate of yours. He ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Fun to see another one from a strong pair, wizened Judge Vic and the young Skywalker padawan. Er, Ezersky. If history tells us ... more
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1. Displeases one's buds? : TASTESBAD
10. Dart maker ... or dart : DODGE
15. R.V. park hookup option : SEWERLINE
16. When New York's Central Park closes : ONEAM
17. Snack in a gym bag : ENERGYBAR
18. Clog : GUMUP
19. Phrase cooed en español : TEAMO
20. Opposite of miniature : KINGSIZE
22. Uses a 49-Down : SITS
23. People thank God when it comes : FRIDAY
25. What Kramer often called Seinfeld : JER
26. Joseph of ice cream : EDY
27. Art ___, Steelers owner for 55 years : ROONEY
28. Cops, in slang : POPO
29. Moon views? : BUTTS
30. "Wiener Frauen" composer : LEHAR
31. They might like your comments : FACEBOOKFRIENDS
36. N.F.L. team that went 0-16 in 2008 : LIONS
37. Have an itch : YEARN
38. Duncan of Obama's cabinet : ARNE
39. Impound lot charge : TOWAGE
41. Jump start? : JAY
44. Gomer Pyle, e.g.: Abbr. : PFC
45. Trees used to make shoe trees : CEDARS
46. Enfant bearer : MERE
47. Ad mascot in sunglasses : JOECAMEL
49. Spanish soccer club, for short : BARCA
50. Spirit : ARDOR
51. Outerwear for moguls? : SKIPARKAS
54. Battery for many a toy : CCELL
55. Like a 1938 Andrew Jackson stamp : SEVENCENT
56. Writer featured in "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" : KESEY
57. 409 and 410, but not 411 : AREACODES
1. Scary little sucker : TSETSE
2. 12-book classic : AENEID
3. Like many exercisers : SWEATY
4. The "2x" and "5" in 2x + 5, e.g. : TERMS
5. Accordingly : ERGO
6. Designing : SLY
7. Restaurant accessory : BIB
8. Knight who fell to the dark side : ANAKINSKYWALKER
9. Knock sharply : DERIDE
10. Spot, to a tot : DOGGY
11. Large charge : ONUS
12. Cousin of a carafe : DEMIJOHN
13. It may cover a tear : GAUZEPAD
14. Power line? : EMPERORS
21. Unfavorable reply : NAY
23. Shot, informally : FOTO
24. Tiller attachment? : ROTO
27. Coats put on at barbecues : RUBS
28. Part for a whack job? : PEEN
29. Well, in Rome : BENE
30. Old change in the Vatican : LIRE
31. Hotcake : FLAPJACK
32. Jet pack? : AIRFORCE
33. Cries uncle : CONCEDES
34. What chickens have : FEAR
35. Clothing, colloquially : RAGS
39. Pro ___ : TEM
40. Seat of Ector County, Tex. : ODESSA
41. Moved like a whiptail : JERKED
42. Apprehended by a small group : ARCANE
43. Brewers' supplies : YEASTS
45. Pop singer ___ Rae Jepsen : CARLY
46. Cry in a swimming pool game : MARCO
48. He had a 1948 #1 hit with "Nature Boy" : COLE
49. Judge's perch : BANC
52. "___ no idea" : IVE
53. Kind of gravel : PEA

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