New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Joel Fagliano notes: This puzzle started out as a Sunday with a related but different theme. The theme answers were going to be things like CAVEMAN ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Fun puzzle from prolific constructor and Will's new assistant, Joel. Today's theme uses crossing answers that mean one thing when put ... more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 23,632
Across Down
1. Knee-ankle connector : TIBIA
6. With 8-Down, lime shade : LIGHT
11. Texter's "Holy cow!" : OMG
14. "Sorry, already have plans" : ICANT
15. Screenwriter Sorkin : AARON
16. With 12-Down, not natural : MAN
17. Harmonize : SYNCH
18. Refine, as ore : SMELT
19. Nabokov's longest novel : ADA
20. One in service to the queen? : DRONEBEE
22. Rapper's posse : CREW
23. Bottom-of-the-ninth pitcher : CLOSER
24. Like Michelangelo's "David" : NUDE
26. Ponder, with "on" : CHEW
27. Philadelphia summer hrs. : EDT
29. "Survivor" host Jeff : PROBST
33. With 23-Down, deli product : HEAD
34. Was incredibly embarrassed, in slang : DIED
36. Be of ___ : USETO
37. 20-volume ref. : OED
38. With 38-Down, place to drop a coin : WISHING
40. With 31-Down, jazz legend : ARM
41. Rhone tributary : ISERE
43. Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
44. Ancient Greek colonnade : STOA
45. Try to improve a Yahtzee turn : REROLL
47. LAX listing : ETD
48. Items in pocket protectors : PENS
49. Oodles : ALOT
51. Making a bundle : BALING
53. Get-rich-quick offer, typically : SCAM
56. Like gas tanks and many prescriptions, again and again : REFILLED
58. With 54-Down, waffle alternative : PAN
59. With 57-Down, part of a morning routine : BREAK
60. Unpopular baby name : ADOLF
63. ___ out a living : EKE
64. Dentist's directive : RINSE
65. Lawn tool : MOWER
66. Drops on the ground? : DEW
67. Takes a breather : RESTS
68. Bug : ANNOY
1. "My country" follower : TIS
2. Standoffish : ICY
3. Count Basie, e.g. : BANDLEADER
4. Exclusive group : INCROWD
5. One of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
6. Bygone video format : LASERDISC
7. Foot used to keep rhythm? : IAMB
8. With 6-Across, approve : GREEN
9. Go into hiding : HOLEUP
10. "Falling Skies" airer : TNT
11. Sharif of "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
12. With 16-Across, mob inductee : MADE
13. Act like a beaver : GNAW
21. "___ say more?" : NEEDI
22. Board hirees : CEOS
23. With 33-Across, fan of the N.F.L.'s Packers : CHEESE
25. Narcotize : DRUG
26. It often functions with the help of an organ : CHOIR
28. Little laugh : TEHEE
30. Demoralized : BEATENDOWN
31. With 40-Across, coerce : STRONG
32. Spanish inquisitor ___ de Torquemada : TOMAS
35. Off-road two-wheelers : DIRTBIKES
38. With 38-Across, desiring happiness for someone : WELL
39. Winner of the most French Open singles titles : NADAL
42. Drift : ROAM
44. Watched through binoculars, say : SPIEDON
46. Moore who wrote "Birds of America" : LORRIE
50. Many Snapchat users : TEENS
52. Fleeced beast : LLAMA
53. Hightailed it : SPED
54. With 58-Across, bakery container : CAKE
55. Over again : ANEW
57. With 59-Across, basketball tactic : FAST
59. "It's so-o-o cold!" : BRR
61. Fierce, loyal sort, it's said : LEO
62. Cook, as bacon : FRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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