New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Author: Jonathan Gersch
Editor: Will Shortz
Jonathan Gersch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BKQVX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jonathan Gersch notes: First, thanks to Jeff and XWord Info for presenting this forum. As I recall, the idea for this one just popped in my head, as ... more
Will Shortz notes: The large amount of theme material in this puzzle impacted the grid in some unappealing ways. Balancing quantity of theme and ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Such a shame that constructor extraordinaire NATAN Last wasn't in on this one. =] Great concept for a theme. I really liked the ... more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,297
Across Down
1. Testimony spot : STAND
6. Nursing school subj. : ANAT
10. Defeats regularly, in slang : OWNS
14. Muscular strength : SINEW
15. 30 Rock's architectural style : DECO
16. Female mil. unit created 5/15/42 : WAAC
17. Like a patient person's attitude : WAITANDSEE
19. Analogy words : ISTO
20. Flying Cloud of old autodom : REO
21. Take the top off of, in a way : UNHAT
22. Stray from the subject : GOOFFONATANGENT
29. Rooney ___, star of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : MARA
30. Browses, in a way : SURFS
31. Place to wallow in mud : STY
32. Quick ballroom dance : CHACHA
35. Relating to the calf : SURAL
37. Mideast monarchy : SULTANATEOFOMAN
42. Passion : ARDOR
43. Term of address for a 2-Down : SENORA
44. Model Carangi : GIA
47. One of almost 20 French kings : LOUIS
49. Fishing rod, flies, lures, etc. : GEAR
50. Without delay : INSTANTANEOUSLY
54. Where some ex-major-leaguers play : JAPAN
55. ___ Taylor (clothing retailer) : ANN
56. Company that once owned the trademark "Escalator" : OTIS
57. Not corroborated : UNATTESTED
64. Cork's locale : EIRE
65. Component of brass : ZINC
66. Words of compassion : ICARE
67. Progeny : SEED
68. Rash feeling? : ITCH
69. See 61-Down : LINES
1. Vane dir. : SSW
2. Member of la familia : TIA
3. Purchase from Pat Sajak : ANI
4. Last figure on an invoice : NET
5. Tower over : DWARF
6. Scanners, webcams, etc. : ADDONS
7. Super ___ (old game console) : NES
8. Do superbly on : ACE
9. Shoe part : TOE
10. Short, in a way : OWING
11. Laps against : WASHES
12. Floating : NATANT
13. "Star Trek" character who says "Aye" a lot : SCOTTY
18. Modernist's prefix : NEO
21. Failing inspection, say : UNSAFE
22. Some pickups : GMCS
23. Island with Yokohama Bay : OAHU
24. Like many presentations : ORAL
25. Statements in a legal case : FACTA
26. Alpine land : AUSTRIA
27. Irrefutable : TRUE
28. Some "Hair" hairdos : AFROS
33. Sci-fi author Ellison : HARLAN
34. "___ the seventh day ..." : ANDON
36. "Cute" sound : LONGU
38. Month in l'été : AOUT
39. Where Duff Beer is poured : MOES
40. ___ Sea (now-divided waters) : ARAL
41. ___ a one : NARY
44. Toys known as Action Men in the U.K. : GIJOES
45. Headed for sudden death, perhaps : INATIE
46. Aim high : ASPIRE
48. Swipe, as a purse : SNATCH
51. Shocked, in a way : TASED
52. Tolkien creature : ENT
53. Negro leagues star Buck ___ : ONEIL
57. Assault weapon named for its designer : UZI
58. Minor complaint : NIT
59. Post-apartheid ruling org. : ANC
60. Chem. or biol. : SCI
61. With 69-Across, beach markings ... 14 of which are hidden vertically and horizontally elsewhere in this puzzle : TAN
62. 'Fore : ERE
63. ___ Plaines, Ill. : DES

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

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