New York Times, Saturday, July 26, 2014

Author: Julian Lim
Editor: Will Shortz
Julian Lim
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jeff Chen notes: Nice construction from Julian today, one that features the 'stair step' pattern of black squares that we've seen more of these days. ... more
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Across Down
1. Faces facts : GETSREAL
9. Cruise vehicle : MOVIE
14. Airline relaunched in 2009 : ALITALIA
15. A Ryder : WINONA
16. Resort town near Piz Bernina : STMORITZ
17. Like some migraines : OCULAR
18. "Home Alone" actor : JOEPESCI
19. Hot stuff : WASABI
20. Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
21. Place for a shoe : HOOF
23. Star material, maybe : TIN
24. Highlander, e.g. : TOYOTA
28. Taking five : PAUSING
31. Public face : POSTERCHILD
34. Scylla in Homer's "Odyssey," e.g. : SEACREATURE
35. Former hit TV show with the theme song "Get Crazy" : JERSEYSHORE
36. Eliza in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," e.g. : MULATTO
37. "Raising Hell" rappers : RUNDMC
41. ___ de la Réunion : ILE
42. Phila.'s Franklin ___ : INST
45. Queenside castle indicator, in chess : OOO
46. Zigzag ribbon : RICRAC
49. Change for a C-note, maybe : TENSPOTS
53. Tops : RATEDA
54. Smashes to smithereens : ATOMIZES
55. Narrow soccer victory : ONENIL
56. Mark of affection : LOVEBITE
57. Undesirable element in the home : RADON
58. Deserve to be listened to, say : KNOWBEST
1. Fixture in a chemistry lab : GASJET
2. Las Ventas combatant : ELTORO
3. Opportune : TIMELY
4. Cry to a tickler : STOP
5. ___ bird : RARE
6. Whiffenpoofs, e.g. : ELIS
7. Common aspiration? : AITCH
8. Region of Italy that includes Rome : LAZIO
9. Material also known as cat-gold or glimmer : MICA
10. ___ probandi (legal term) : ONUS
11. Set off easily : VOLATILE
12. Caught : INABIND
13. Bringing forth fruit, as corn : EARING
15. Provider of "!!!" : WOWFACTOR
22. Voice actress in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" : OPRAH
25. Horse ___ : OPERA
26. Feature of breakfast ... or dinner? : TOAST
27. Like the lifestyle of many a monk : ASCETICAL
29. African political movement : UHURU
30. Fire sign? : SIREN
32. Check for size, say : TRYON
33. Some semiconductor experts: Abbr. : EES
34. Set apart : SELECTED
35. Dutch queen until 1980 : JULIANA
36. Reflect : MIRROR
38. Beaut : DOOZIE
39. Some Renaissance music : MOTETS
40. Baby : COSSET
43. Follow too closely : STALK
44. Siouan tongue : TETON
47. Subject of a Will Ferrell "S.N.L." impersonation : RENO
48. Court edge : ADIN
50. Porto-___, Benin : NOVO
51. Cousin of a goldeneye : SMEW
52. Mr. ___ : PIBB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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