New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author: Erik Wennstrom
Editor: Will Shortz
Erik Wennstrom
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wennstrom. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "I didn't know I was speeding, officer," e.g. : FIB
4. Cover sheet abbr. : ATTN
8. Hire : EMPLOY
14. A mean Amin : IDI
15. Tropical food that is poisonous if eaten raw : TARO
16. Kind of solution : SALINE
17. Pince-___ : NEZ
18. Girl's floral name : IRIS
19. ___ Hollywood : PLANET
20. "Charlotte's Web" actress on a hot day? : DAKOTAFANNING
23. Like some pickings : SLIM
24. Number of weeks in Julius Caesar's year? : LII
25. Pickled veggie : CUKE
28. "A Brief History of Time" author doing sales? : STEPHENHAWKING
33. "Shucks" : GEE
34. DVR brand : TIVO
35. With 45-Across, conger, e.g. : SEA
36. Like some consonants : PALATAL
40. Scarce : LIMITED
42. Bond girl Green of "Casino Royale" : EVA
43. Attorney General Holder : ERIC
45. See 35-Across : EEL
46. "Porphyria's Lover" poet with a pan of ground beef on the stove? : ROBERTBROWNING
51. One of the two characters in Dr. Seuss' "Fox in Socks" : KNOX
52. Limbo need : BAR
53. Take ___ from : ACUE
55. "Tom Jones" novelist playing baseball? : HENRYFIELDING
60. Most music is played in it : STEREO
62. One-volume works of Shakespeare, e.g. : TOME
63. Ukr., until 1991, e.g. : SSR
64. "Same here!" : IAMTOO
65. Pollster Roper : ELMO
66. Not shoot straight : LIE
67. Neglects to : DOESNT
68. Official with a list : DEAN
69. J.D. holder : ATT
1. Comes across : FINDS
2. 10s, say : IDEALS
3. Rock's Limp ___ : BIZKIT
4. In a shouting match, perhaps : ATIT
5. Skater Lipinski : TARA
6. Little nothing : TRIFLE
7. One who's morally flawed : NOSAINT
8. "Pardon the Interruption" network : ESPN
9. Country that's over 50% desert : MALI
10. Max of physics : PLANCK
11. Person who has a way with words? : LINGUIST
12. You, generically : ONE
13. "Better ___ ..." : YET
21. ___-3 fatty acid : OMEGA
22. Nothing : NIHIL
26. Bender? : KNEE
27. "Holy moly!" : EGAD
29. Dwindle, with "out" : PETER
30. Symbol after "I" on many a bumper sticker : HEART
31. "___ to a Kill" : AVIEW
32. Sign on a door : WOMEN
36. Corner office, e.g. : PERK
37. Sweet Swan of ___ (epithet for Shakespeare) : AVON
38. "Musetta's Waltz" opera : LABOHEME
39. Scooter ___, Plame affair figure : LIBBY
41. Poem in which Paris plays a prominent part : ILIAD
44. Handmade : CRAFTED
47. Applies : EXERTS
48. A.L. East athlete : ORIOLE
49. CBS drama featuring LL Cool J : NCISLA
50. Puts the pedal to the metal : GUNSIT
54. Symbol of the National Audubon Society : EGRET
56. Loud, as a color : NEON
57. Plant holder? : ROOT
58. Literary matchmaker : EMMA
59. Kings of ___ ("Use Somebody" band) : LEON
60. ___ the Kid (N.H.L. nickname) : SID
61. Eastern principle : TAO

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