New York Times, Thursday, August 21, 2014

Author: Jules P. Markey
Editor: Will Shortz
Jules P. Markey
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jules P. Markey notes: This puzzle was originally submitted in February of this year, and it received a rejection with a proviso. Will liked the theme ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Rebuses have come a long way. Browse the huge list to get a sense for this genre's evolution (mouse over the dates to get a thumbnail ... more
JimH notes: For me, AMERE is saved by an outstanding clue. Bravo!
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Across Down
1. Pace : TEMPO
5. Serfs, e.g. : CLASS
10. Absorbed : RAPT
14. Is ___ unto oneself : ALAW
15. American ___ : SAMOA
16. 26-Across of a North Carolina "-ville" : ASHE
17. Clump up : CAKE
18. First place : POLEPOSITION
20. Roman road : ITER
21. Besmirched : TARRED
22. Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
23. Cozy thing? : TEAPOT
25. One that's HI-strung? : LEI
26. See 16-Across : EPONYM
28. Biota part : FLORA
30. To-do : FLAP
32. Ayatollah Khomeini, e.g. : SHIITE
34. Super Mario Galaxy platform : WII
35. Mickey Mouse pics, e.g. : CELS
39. Mail conveniences ... or a hint to eight squares in this puzzle : POSTOFFICEBOXES
42. Cryptozoological beast : YETI
43. Many, many moons : EON
44. Hose attachment : GARTER
45. Friend of Homer on "The Simpsons" : CARL
47. Intermediate, in law : MESNE
48. Mark Twain's belief : DEISM
51. John of Liverpool : LOO
53. Freeloader : SPONGE
56. Legal borders? : ELS
57. Wagnerian heroine : ISOLDE
60. H.S. exam : PSAT
61. Means of murder in some Agatha Christie novels : POISONPOWDER
63. Core : PITH
64. Cocktail order : SOUR
65. Knightley of "Pirates of the Caribbean" : KEIRA
66. Like Olympic years : EVEN
67. Seasons in Lyon : ETES
68. Utopian settings : EDENS
69. Edit menu command : REDO
1. Left unsaid : TACIT
2. Send : ELATE
3. Prepare to give blood, perhaps : MAKEAFIST
4. Throwing one's weight around, in international relations : POWERPOLITICS
5. Benjamin : CSPOT
6. [I'm not listening ... I can't he-e-ear you!] : LALALA
7. "___ bag of shells" (Ralph Kramden malapropism) : AMERE
8. Sleep-inducing : SOPORIFIC
9. Return mailer, for short : SASE
10. Mobster's "canary" : RAT
11. ___-American : ASIAN
12. Impostor : PHONY
13. Common break time : TENAM
19. Bean product? : IDEA
24. Film pooch : TOTO
27. Feature of many a movie house : POPCORNPOPPER
29. Direct : REFER
31. Feudal lord : LIEGE
32. Plant, maybe : SPY
33. Aid in weed control : HOE
34. ___ big : WIN
36. Large-scale : EXTENSIVE
37. Spike in movie sales? : LEE
38. Byelorussian ___: Abbr. : SSR
40. Succeeded : FOLLOWED
41. Stereo control : BASS
46. Last name in despotism : AMIN
47. Hip : MODERN
48. Testify : DEPOSE
49. 1948 Literature Nobelist : ELIOT
50. Offspring : ISSUE
52. Almost any hit by Prince or Queen : OLDIE
54. Like some retirement communities : GATED
55. Prefix with botany : ETHNO
58. Umbrella part : SPOKE
59. Pitching stats : ERAS
62. Choice connections : ORS

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