New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Author: Daniel Raymon
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel Raymon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 77, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKVZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Daniel Raymon notes: I'm a math guy (it was my major and I do math tutoring), so one day this theme idea dawned on me. It worked out perfectly that ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Neat idea today, an elegance to the word TRIANGLES breaking perfectly into three groups of three. There's something so pretty to ... more
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1. Run up ___ : ATAB
5. Marks for life : SCARS
10. "___ be in England" : OHTO
14. Big shot : NAME
15. Also-ran of 1992 and 1996 : PEROT
16. Frond bearer : FERN
17. Bootleggers' foes : TMEN
18. Begin to correct, maybe : ERASE
19. "Exodus" hero and others : ARIS
20. Cabinet department until 1947 : WAR
21. Like the figure formed by the three circled letters in the upper left : SCALENE
23. East of Germany? : OST
24. Snobbishness : ELITISM
26. 1996 Olympics city : ATLANTA
28. Highlights show : RECAP
29. Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" : IAN
31. Skin-and-bones sort : SCRAG
32. Anti-D.U.I. ads, e.g. : PSAS
33. A dog might catch one : SCENT
35. Newcastle's river : TYNE
36. Like the figure formed by the three circled letters in the upper right : ISOSCELES
39. He tapped Ryan in 2012 : ROMNEY
42. Something to lean on : CRUTCH
46. "If the shoe fits, wear it," e.g. : ADAGE
47. "Alice" waitress : FLO
50. Shopaholic's binge : SPREE
51. "Alice" diner owner : MEL
52. Traffic problem : TIEUP
54. 1936 opponent of Franklin D. : ALF
55. Like the figure formed by the three circled letters at the bottom : EQUILATERAL
60. Make a comeback : RESURGE
62. Overlay material : ACETATE
65. "In the Heat of the Night" Oscar winner : STEIGER
66. Rules for hunters to follow : GAMELAW
67. Some distracted drivers : TEXTERS
68. Sucker in : ENSNARE
1. Belgian seaport : ANTWERP
2. Wrapped Tex-Mex fare : TAMALES
3. Stephen Colbert's "I Am ___ (And So Can You!)" : AMERICA
4. Football's Roethlisberger : BEN
5. Blueprint details, in brief : SPECS
6. Ming vases, e.g. : CERAMICS
7. ___ Sea (Asian body) : ARAL
8. Comic with a "domestic goddess" persona : ROSEANNE
9. Artery implant : STENT
10. All ___ sudden : OFA
11. Nesting area for wading birds : HERONRY
12. Isolde's beloved : TRISTAN
13. Treading the boards : ONSTAGE
21. Nurse at a bar : SIP
22. N.Y.C.'s Third and Ninth Avenue lines, e.g. : ELS
25. Zapping, in a way : TASING
27. Starts malfunctioning : ACTSUP
30. Early nuclear org. : AEC
33. Kind of milk : SOY
34. Special attention, briefly : TLC
37. Get the idea : SEE
38. Triage spots, for short : ERS
39. Flock member : RAM
40. Horatian work : ODE
41. The symbol for the Roman god Mars represents it : MALESEX
43. Refrain syllables : TRALALA
44. Disney collectible : CEL
45. Playboy nickname : HEF
47. Manicurists, at times : FILERS
48. Grazing area : LEA
49. Loss of power : OUTAGE
52. Ty Cobb, for most of his career : TIGER
53. Praline nut : PECAN
56. Conk out : QUIT
57. The munchies, e.g. : URGE
58. Dream states, for short : REMS
59. "... ___-foot pole!" : ATEN
60. Queue after Q : RST
61. Season after printemps : ETE
63. La Brea gunk : TAR
64. 39-Down's mate : EWE

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