New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Johanna Fenimore
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Johanna Fenimore
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Michaels. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Fenimore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

This was my first collaboration with someone I've never actually met in person! Johanna Fenimore is a virtual friend through Rex Parker's blog and we have a very similar sense and sensibility on our takes on puzzles. We both have also spent time in Minnesota. We've been friends for over 5 years and yet have never met! Johanna had made an offhand joke about SPEEDO Bumps and that led me to envision an add an o to make funny phrases, with FULLSPEEDOAHEAD as our sort of risque anchor.

I had made an add-an-i puzzle with Tony Orbach (Sunday 1/31/2010) and this seemed like a great follow up to that. I think it was an Alan Arbesfeld (one of my favorite constructors, whom I've also met at the ACPT but have never collaborated with) who had an add a letter puzzle that had made me really laugh and I thought how lovely and simple to add but one letter yet totally transform a phrase. Johanna and I have tossed around a hundred other ideas, and had another successful collaboration Mon 6/17/13 off another of Johanna's clever ideas of things that "pop up".

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Grumpy expression : SCOWL
6. Dollop : GLOB
10. Do a traditional Monday chore : WASH
14. Anthem's opener : OHSAY
15. Capitol ___ : HILL
16. Winemaking province of Italy : ASTI
17. Warning about a chubby guy in some skimpy swimwear? : FULLSPEEDOAHEAD
20. Chief Theban deity : AMON
21. Many a four-wheel drive transport, for short : ATV
22. Religion, to the masses, per Marx : OPIATE
23. Condo, e.g. : UNIT
25. "Wheel of Fortune" action : SPIN
26. No-good, awful frozen waffle? : DIRTYROTTENEGGO
33. Have a life : EXIST
34. First word of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
35. They may have "II" or "III" after their names : SONS
36. "A Woman Speaks" writer Anaïs : NIN
37. Villages : TOWNS
39. Lead pumper, in old slang : GAT
40. Meditation on a mat : YOGA
42. She-sheep : EWE
43. Fern's seed : SPORE
45. Icy winter greeting? : SNOWBALLINHELLO
49. "___ for the poor" : ALMS
50. Ruhr road : BAHN
51. Former Polish capital : KRAKOW
54. Part of H.R.H. : HIS
55. Right-hand person : AIDE
59. Result of cleaning up some building toys? : NOLEGOTOSTANDON
62. Sign on a shop's door : OPEN
63. One may be leading or supporting : ROLE
64. Arctic, for one : OCEAN
65. Gen ___ (boomers' kids) : XERS
66. Custodian's ringful : KEYS
67. Alternative to purchase : LEASE
1. Couch : SOFA
2. Bosom buddy : CHUM
3. Capital near Lillehammer : OSLO
4. Squirrels' stash : WALNUTS
5. Fleur-de-___ : LYS
6. Area in need of urban renewal : GHETTO
7. Actor Schreiber : LIEV
8. Like Mother Hubbard : OLD
9. Filmed bits that don't make it on the air : BLOOPERS
10. Lanai ladies : WAHINES
11. Researching whales, say : ASEA
12. "A.S.A.P.!" : STAT
13. Camouflage : HIDE
18. Au ___ : PAIR
19. "... hear ___ drop" : APIN
24. W.S.J. rival : NYT
25. Bedazzle : STUN
26. Patron saint of France : DENYS
27. Zeus bound him to an eternally revolving wheel : IXION
28. Fab Four name : RINGO
29. Dry (off) : TOWEL
30. Nikolai who wrote "Diary of a Madman" : GOGOL
31. Bump on a tree : GNARL
32. Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
37. Collaboration : TEAMWORK
38. Temple University team : OWLS
41. Rouses : AWAKENS
43. "Quiet!" : SHH
44. Sinners may do it : PENANCE
46. E-journal : BLOG
47. Everglades birds : IBISES
48. Cartoonist Thomas : NAST
51. Kentucky's Fort ___ : KNOX
52. Hitchcock classic seemingly filmed in one continuous take : ROPE
53. DiMag, e.g., for his entire career : ALER
54. "Monty Python and the ___ Grail" : HOLY
56. Notion : IDEA
57. "___ you're told!" : DOAS
58. Cousin of -ette or -trix : ENNE
60. Bathwater temperature tester : TOE
61. "You've got mail" co. : AOL

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