New York Times, Monday, July 14, 2014

Author: MaryEllen Uthlaut
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Uthlaut. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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MaryEllen Uthlaut notes: I am a novice at crossword puzzle constructing, and my debut at 'The New York Times' was September 7, 2010. This is my ... more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 23,624
Across Down
1. ___, crackle, pop : SNAP
5. Shapely shade trees : ELMS
9. Beer mug : STEIN
14. Mani-___ (nail job) : PEDI
15. Breakfast or lunch : MEAL
16. Drink often served with marshmallows : COCOA
17. Stairway safety feature : RAIL
18. Web designer's concern : PAGELAYOUT
20. "Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
22. Milky gems : OPALS
23. Annoyed "Hel-LO!" : YOUFORGOTME
25. 65 on a hwy., maybe : MPH
28. Tit ___ tat : FOR
29. Complete : ENTIRE
31. Japanese compact S.U.V. : SUBARUFORESTER
36. In addition : ALSO
37. Disposable lighter : BIC
38. 2012 Ben Affleck film set in Iran : ARGO
39. Sandwich cookie with abundant filling : DOUBLESTUFOREO
44. Kind of fin : DORSAL
45. Mauna ___ : LOA
46. James Bond, for one : SPY
47. Eerie encounter ... or a hint to 23-, 31- and 39-Across : UFOSIGHTING
54. Stop on ___ : ADIME
55. "Yay, we did it!" : HURRAH
56. Locked up in : CONFINEDTO
60. Secretary, say : AIDE
61. Like some Peruvian ruins : INCAN
62. First, second or reverse : GEAR
63. "The check ___ the mail" : ISIN
64. Conductor Solti : GEORG
65. Elvis's middle name : ARON
66. "Don't give me ___!" : THAT
1. Hose setting : SPRAY
2. "Cool beans!" : NEATO
3. Mademoiselle's goodbye : ADIEU
4. Rice ___ (dish) : PILAF
5. Caesar or Charlemagne : EMPEROR
6. Meadow : LEA
7. Myopic Mr. ___ : MAGOO
8. Snoozed : SLEPT
9. Like a triangle with sides of different lengths : SCALENE
10. Yo-yo and Etch A Sketch : TOYS
11. Prefix with friendly : ECO
12. Note of indebtedness : IOU
13. Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
19. Less funny, as a joke : LAMER
21. Davenport : SOFA
24. Roots (around) : GRUBS
25. Anglican bishop's hat : MITRE
26. Pasta sauce brand : PREGO
27. Foot-long sandwich : HERO
30. Old Russian ruler : TSAR
31. Small sailboat : SLOOP
32. Exorbitant interest charge : USURY
33. Goes up and down, as a buoy : BOBS
34. Physically strong : FIT
35. Round windows : OCULI
36. Opposite of subtracts : ADDS
40. Singing the praises of : LAUDING
41. Fairylike : ELFIN
42. Blast from a lighthouse : FOGHORN
43. Honolulu's home : OAHU
48. What follows phi, chi, psi : OMEGA
49. Passover feast : SEDER
50. Hazel eyes or curly hair : TRAIT
51. Dubliners, e.g. : IRISH
52. Gold-medal gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
53. Treaty of ___, pact ending the War of 1812 : GHENT
54. From a distance : AFAR
56. Marlboro or Camel, informally : CIG
57. 21st word of the Pledge of Allegiance : ONE
58. Sgt., e.g. : NCO
59. "___ Te Ching" (old Chinese text) : TAO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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