New York Times, Monday, August 29, 2011

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Michael Blake
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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ANDREA:

Michael Blake and I are frequent lunch companions and I wonder if this idea came up over a bagel one day! the best part of this puzzle for me is getting the word SHMEAR literally over the reveal BAGEL. We had to decide if we wanted the types of bagels to be the first or last word. Some concern that the PURPLEONION might not be well enough known. But it is the icon of comedy and jazz clubs here in SF and where the Smothers Brothers and Woody Allen and Mort Sahl all cut their teeth. As a former standup, I couldn't resist and was happy it slipped through.

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© 2011, The New York Times
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1. You can stick them in your ear : QTIPS
6. "Planet of the ___" : APES
10. Soft, thick lump : GLOB
14. Sum : TOTAL
15. Leap : JUMP
16. Learning by memorization : ROTE
17. Bolivian capital : SUCRE
18. Mideast leader: Var. : AMIR
19. The "a" in a.m. : ANTE
20. Legendary San Francisco music/comedy club where Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen have performed : THEPURPLEONION
23. To the ___ degree : NTH
24. Extremity : END
25. Got rid of some tobacco juices, say : SPAT
28. Ali Baba's magic words : OPENSESAME
35. Counterpart of hers : HIS
36. Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
37. High-end watchmaker : ROLEX
38. Bonus : EXTRA
40. Quarry, e.g. : PIT
41. Amalgamate : UNITE
42. Poet/playwright Jones : LEROI
43. ___ self-defense : ACTIN
45. Tavern : BAR
46. Bad place to live when the river rises : FLOODPLAIN
48. Deposit around a river's mouth : SILT
49. Road surfacing material : TAR
50. Cartoon frame : CEL
52. Everything ... or what might cover an everything 62-Across? : THEWHOLESHMEAR
60. The "A" in U.A.W. : AUTO
61. Group of birds : BEVY
62. Item whose varieties include the endings of 20-, 28- and 46-Across : BAGEL
64. Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
65. 50-50 : EVEN
66. Online-only publication : EZINE
67. Sized up visually : EYED
68. 45 or 78 : DISC
69. Results of bumps to a bumper : DENTS
1. Ice cream amts. : QTS
2. Brazenly promote : TOUT
3. "The Seven Year ___" : ITCH
4. Mother or father : PARENT
5. Caught some Z's : SLEPT
6. Not fully shut : AJAR
7. The heart, essentially : PUMP
8. Actor Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
9. Wild shopping sessions : SPREES
10. Junior's junior : GRANDSON
11. Actress Anderson : LONI
12. "Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
13. "___ there, done that" : BEEN
21. "This isn't looking good" : UHOH
22. Minimal lead in baseball : ONERUN
25. Bookcase part : SHELF
26. Dot on a computer screen : PIXEL
27. Houston baseballer : ASTRO
29. Vatican-related : PAPAL
30. "Fear of Fifty" writer Jong : ERICA
31. Capone henchman : NITTI
32. What a murder suspect needs : ALIBI
33. Zinc or zirconium : METAL
34. Apply, as pressure : EXERT
36. Got ready for a tongue depressor, say : SAIDAH
39. The Greek "khalix" (pebble) for the English "calculus," e.g. : ROOTWORD
44. Ruler part : INCH
47. Examined deeply : PROBED
48. Schlock : SLEAZE
51. Fix deeply and tightly : EMBED
52. Seize : TAKE
53. ___ Lewis and the News : HUEY
54. To live, to Lévy : ETRE
55. ___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
56. After-work times, in classifieds : EVES
57. Harmony : SYNC
58. Opposed to, in dialect : AGIN
59. Check for a landlady : RENT
63. "___ Misérables" : LES

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