New York Times, Monday, July 28, 2014

Author: Tom McCoy
Editor: Will Shortz
Tom McCoy
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Tom McCoy notes: This puzzle was quite literally a labor of love because it originated as a present for my mom! She's an avid quilter, and this was ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A classical music(-ish) theme from Tom today, STRING QUARTET reinterpreted as a foursome of different types of string. At its heart ... more
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Across Down
1. Squander : WASTE
6. Like a cat in need of a firefighter, stereotypically : TREED
11. N.Y.C. alternative to JFK : LGA
14. Notions : IDEAS
15. Mandel of "America's Got Talent" : HOWIE
16. Galley propeller : OAR
17. Chance of an impossibility : ZEROPERCENT
19. 666, for the numbers on a roulette wheel : SUM
20. In the manner of : ALA
21. Fraidy-cat : WUSS
22. Portent : OMEN
24. Cutters that cut with the grain : RIPSAWS
27. Innocent's opposite : GUILTY
29. Watery abysses : DEEPS
30. Nickelodeon show whose protagonist has a football-shaped head : HEYARNOLD
33. From ___ Z : ATO
35. Note between fa and la : SOL
36. Functions : USES
37. Classical music group ... or what the four sets of circled letters make up? : STRINGQUARTET
41. Yank : JERK
42. ___ de cologne : EAU
43. ___ the pants off : SUE
44. For even a second more : ANYLONGER
47. Insipid : BLAND
51. Observed : BEHELD
52. Nineveh's land : ASSYRIA
54. Indian dress : SARI
55. ___ mater : ALMA
57. Critical hosp. department : ICU
58. A.T.M. co. : NCR
59. Component of a language class, informally : VOCABLESSON
63. Mattress's place : BED
64. Weasley family owl : ERROL
65. Prepared to be knighted : KNELT
66. Coupon bearers, often : ADS
67. Baseball's Pee Wee : REESE
68. Somebody ___ problem : ELSES
1. ___ of Menlo Park (Thomas Edison) : WIZARD
2. Penguin variety : ADELIE
3. Mexican wrap : SERAPE
4. "___ Te Ching" (classic Chinese text) : TAO
5. Psychic's "gift," briefly : ESP
6. Plump songbird : THRUSH
7. Birds in the "Arabian Nights" : ROCS
8. Rams' mates : EWES
9. German article : EIN
10. Roundabout route : DETOUR
11. Like a catch-22 situation : LOSELOSE
12. Knight's glove : GAUNTLET
13. One of eight on an octopus : ARM
18. "Gross!" : EWW
23. With great attention to detail : MINUTELY
25. Hand-held Fourth of July firework : SPARKLER
26. ___ Spumante : ASTI
27. Black-tie parties : GALAS
28. N.F.L. lengths: Abbr. : YDS
31. Suffix with Kafka : ESQUE
32. Word pronounced the same when its first two letters are removed : YOU
34. Upright, as a box : ONEND
37. Grew old : SENESCED
38. Those who put a lot of effort into social climbing, in modern lingo : TRYHARDS
39. Joke : GAG
40. Chafes : RUBS
41. Short boxing punch : JAB
45. Dickens's "___ Twist" : OLIVER
46. Talk on and on and on : RAMBLE
48. Comes up : ARISES
49. Kidman who is neither a kid nor a man : NICOLE
50. Intimidates : DAUNTS
53. Mule on a canal, in song : SAL
55. Unit of farmland : ACRE
56. Thailand/Vietnam separator : LAOS
58. Org. for LeBron James : NBA
60. Rock with gold or silver, say : ORE
61. Squeeze (out) : EKE
62. Sketch comedy TV series since '75 : SNL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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