New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 2011

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Various puzzles over the years have offered justifications for skipping over blocks. Here's one from 2003 and this one's an interesting variation from 2006.

Note that in each theme answer here, each three-block "bar" divides a type of bar. We hop over a singles' bar, piano bar, space bar, candy bar, and salad bar.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Boosts : UPS
4. Perfect balance : STASIS
10. Award named after a TV network : ESPY
14. Philadelphia had the first one in the U.S. (1874) : ZOO
15. One hanging around a party? : PINATA
16. "Do I ___?" : DARE
17. Some ballpark hits : INFIELDSINGLES
20. One who might wear slippers : DANCER
21. Prosaic : DRY
23. Provider of some outdoor entertainment : STREETPIANO
29. Broadcasters : AIRERS
32. John Wayne had a distinctive one : GAIT
33. Palme ___ (film award) : DOR
34. Go home, maybe : SCORE
35. Nick name? : NOLTE
36. Traffic cop's org.? : DEA
37. Group out of the mainstream : SECT
38. Allocates, with "out" : METES
39. "Hair" composer MacDermot : GALT
40. Theologian Johann : ECK
41. Tusked animals : BOARS
42. "Kitty ___" (1940 movie romance) : FOYLE
43. Kind of fly, briefly : SAC
44. Beginning to knock? : ANTI
45. Chucked : TOSSED
46. "Star Wars" and "Battlestar Galactica" : SPACEOPERAS
49. Blue hue : SKY
50. Comic's forte : TIMING
53. Painted the town red, in a way ... or successfully completed this puzzle? : WENTBARHOPPING
60. It might come out of a small speaker : DADA
61. Naval group : ARMADA
62. Not from a Scot : NAE
63. Boundary of myth : STYX
64. Liquored (up) : GINNED
65. Lamb's kin : EWE
1. Shooter named for its inventor : UZI
2. Skating venue : POND
3. ___ bed : SOFA
4. Ghost of Jacob Marley? : SPECTRE
5. Floor specialists : TILERS
6. French Literature Nobelist Gide : ANDRE
7. KLM alternative : SAS
8. "Lord, is ___?" : ITI
9. Grainy places to dig : SANDPITS
10. Apprehensive : EDGY
11. Youthful time : SALADDAYS
12. Nuptial starter : PRE
13. "You wanted to see me?" : YES
18. Use a "caret and stick" approach on? : INSERT
22. It's a tradition : RITE
24. I operation? : EGOTRIP
25. Spun things : TALES
27. Girl with a festive-sounding name : NOELLE
28. Gave a keynote, say : ORATED
29. Eyeball : ASSESS
30. Cold cover? : ICECAP
31. Sugar in large crystals : ROCKCANDY
35. "So cool!" : NEATO
38. Quarters for quarters? : MONEYBAG
39. TMZ fodder : GOSSIP
41. Support : BACK
42. Mattress covering : FOAMPAD
45. Old vacuum tube : TRIODE
48. Allen in history : ETHAN
49. Record label for Otis Redding : STAX
51. Musical with the song "Be Italian" : NINE
52. Really bother, with "at" : GNAW
53. Dict. fill : WDS
54. Have a beef? : EAT
57. 2001 World Series winner, on scoreboards : ARI
58. "Beyond Peace" author's monogram : RMN
59. "Well, I'll be!" : GEE

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