New York Times, Monday, July 29, 2013

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 39 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: This was a simple idea, parts of the body used in "in the language" phrases... EYEROLLING, HEARTWARMING, etc. was hoping solvers would continue the game by coming up with their own. Looked for a unifying theme, came up with different types of stories. I would not have had two "Like a Hilarious story" but would have preferred four different clues, building in the direction from HEARTWARMING to GUTBUSTING.

As in in-joke I put my initials (and the name of my naming company) ACME at 1-Across because I had been accused of having a lot of self-referential mentions, but it's only the 3rd time in 40 puzzles that I've had ACME in one of my puzzles (and one of those was a collaboration). However, ACME appears very frequently in puzzles, but not by me!

You are more likely to find lots of Scrabbly letters or a pangram or a Beatles reference in one of my puzzles than my initials!

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,274
Across Down
1. Peak : ACME
5. Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
10. Animal house? : CAGE
14. Italy's shape : BOOT
15. Addis ___, Ethiopia : ABABA
16. Temporary calm : LULL
17. More than awesome : EPIC
18. Purchase for an all-nighter : NODOZ
19. ___ fixe : IDEE
20. Like a sweet story : HEARTWARMING
23. White House grp. that meets in the Situation Room : NSC
26. "Revenge of the ___" ("Star Wars" subtitle) : SITH
27. Jet-black : EBONY
28. Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
30. "Yeah, right!" : ASIF
33. Like an unbelievable story : EYEROLLING
36. Circle measure: Abbr. : DIAM
40. Suave or Prell : SHAMPOO
41. Two-character David Mamet play : OLEANNA
43. Magazine whose cover has a red border : TIME
44. Like a hilarious story : GUTBUSTING
46. Hubbub : TODO
47. Deluxe sheet fabric : SATIN
48. Japanese fish dish : SUSHI
52. Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
55. Adriatic or Aegean : SEA
56. Like a hilarious story : KNEESLAPPING
60. Listing on eBay : ITEM
61. Mountain-climbing tool : ICEAX
62. "Iliad" warrior : AJAX
66. Marcel Marceau, for one : MIME
67. Military group : CADRE
68. "The Twilight ___" : ZONE
69. Ball-___ hammer : PEEN
70. Shoelace problems : KNOTS
71. Jeweled Fabergé objects : EGGS
1. "Honest" president : ABE
2. Nightstick carrier : COP
3. "Me?," to Miss Piggy : MOI
4. ___ A Sketch : ETCH
5. Neighbor of Maui : LANAI
6. Cancel, as a launch : ABORT
7. Asian noodle dish with peanuts : PADTHAI
8. Take ___ (acknowledge applause) : ABOW
9. Drag queen in "La Cage aux Folles" : ZAZA
10. Go up : CLIMB
11. Sound transmission : AUDIO
12. John who was the first American to orbit the earth : GLENN
13. Poem for the dearly departed : ELEGY
21. Legally prohibit : ESTOP
22. Boxing official : REF
23. Bikini blast, briefly : NTEST
24. Give a quick greeting : SAYHI
25. Additive to coffee : CREAM
29. "Coffee, Tea ___?" : ORME
31. Snooty sort : SNOB
32. Eskimo home: Var. : IGLU
34. The Olympic rings, e.g. : LOGO
35. Earsplitting : LOUD
36. Facts and figures : DATA
37. The "F" and "B" of Samuel F. B. Morse, e.g.: Abbr. : INITS
38. Comics orphan : ANNIE
39. ___ cum laude : MAGNA
42. German steel city : ESSEN
45. Underwater missile : TORPEDO
46. "___ better to have loved and lost ..." : TIS
48. Pinch pennies : SKIMP
49. Loosen, as 70-Across : UNTIE
50. "Come up and ___ sometime" : SEEME
51. Biceps-flexing guys : HEMEN
53. Dizzying designs : OPART
54. Boxcars, with dice : SIXES
57. Show of affection from a dog : LICK
58. Open ___ of worms : ACAN
59. Good, long look : GAZE
63. Easy run : JOG
64. Lee who directed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : ANG
65. Ballot marks : XES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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