New York Times, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Author: Dick Shlakman and Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Dick Shlakman
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Jeff Chen
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Shlakman. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes: DICK: This puzzle was accepted for publication on June 30, 2013, before my Sunday collaboration with Jeff published last February ... more
Jeff Chen notes: It's time for another edition of JEFF VS. DAN! For those of you who don't know of this magnificent contest, I race Dan Feyer, the ... more
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1. Fix : SPAY
5. Sauna garment : ROBE
9. Needing a new muffler, say : NOISY
14. Jessica of "Dark Angel" : ALBA
15. Isle of exile : ELBA
16. When prompted : ONCUE
17. MOUNTAINS TICK OFF TOY DOGS : PEAKSPIQUEPEKES
20. Honshu honorific : SAN
21. Has control of : MANS
22. Caricatures and such : ART
23. "Now or never" time : DDAY
25. Netflix menu heading : BROWSE
28. SOUTH AFRICANS ARE UNEXCITED BY SWINE : BOARSBOREBOERS
32. Big name in fancy chocolates : LINDT
33. Give ___ of approval : ANOD
34. Play about Capote : TRU
35. Piece of Slate, e.g. : ESSAY
36. Sex columnist Savage : DAN
37. Crime in much insurance fraud : ARSON
39. ___ brown : ASH
40. "Pics ___ didn't happen" ("Where's the proof?!") : ORIT
41. ___ poker (dollar bill game) : LIARS
42. COUPLES PEEL FRUIT : PAIRSPAREPEARS
46. Cost of maintenance : UPKEEP
47. ___ grease : AXLE
48. Antiquity, in the past : ELD
49. Shrek, e.g. : OGRE
51. Any of T. S. Eliot's "practical" creatures : CAT
54. PASTORAL POEMS INCAPACITATE TEEN FAVES : IDYLLSIDLEIDOLS
59. Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
60. One sleeping "in the jungle, the mighty jungle," in song : LION
61. ___ Major : URSA
62. Lecherous goat-man : SATYR
63. Didn't spoil : KEPT
64. Sign of spoilage : ODOR
1. Chumps : SAPS
2. "Don't shoot!," e.g. : PLEA
3. Final order from the captain : ABANDONSHIP
4. Tibetan source of butter : YAK
5. Makes good on : REPAYS
6. Lena of "Havana" : OLIN
7. Tailgaters' activities, for short : BBQS
8. La mer contents : EAU
9. "You got it" : NOPROB
10. Pugilistic combo : ONETWO
11. "E-e-e-ew!" : ICK
12. Boy of song who hated his name : SUE
13. Sycophant's standard reply : YES
18. Wisenheimer : SMARTY
19. Like fur seals : EARED
24. "___ means nothing" (1918 manifesto declaration) : DADA
25. Any of three literary sisters : BRONTE
26. Becomes worthy of the Guinness Book, say : SETSARECORD
27. Rarities for Gold Glove winners : ERRORS
28. Guinea-___ (West African nation) : BISSAU
29. Unjust verdict : BADRAP
30. Radio booth sign : ONAIR
31. Catches some rays : SUNS
32. Grand jeté, e.g. : LEAP
37. Kosygin of Russia : ALEXEI
38. Iranian currency : RIAL
40. Printed points of view, for short : OPEDS
43. Singer with the 1994 hit "Bump n' Grind" : RKELLY
44. Many a Craigslist user : SELLER
45. PepsiCo, to Frito-Lay : PARENT
49. Often-kicked comics canine : ODIE
50. Zero-star fare : GLOP
52. "In addition ..." : ALSO
53. Pre-1917 autocrat : TSAR
54. Networkers' hopes : INS
55. Bust-making org. : DEA
56. China's Sun ___-sen : YAT
57. Kind : ILK
58. Indigo Girls, e.g. : DUO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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