New York Times, Monday, August 4, 2014

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Joel Fagliano notes: I came up with this simple theme on a plane ride, of course. It felt pretty average as themes go, so I decided to make it ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Joel's done some great work in his nearly 30 puzzles for the NYT. But I can't remember ever thinking 'how the heck did he do that?' ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Marathon or sprint : RACE
5. Toots one's own horn : BRAGS
10. "___ out of your league, man!" : SHES
14. Shah's land : IRAN
15. Des Moines native : IOWAN
16. Vehicle with a hatch on top : TANK
17. Venus de ___ : MILO
18. Muppet with a long bluish nose : GONZO
19. ___ in a blue moon : ONCE
20. Lets some air in, say : CRACKSAWINDOW
23. Any graduate from a women's college : ALUMNA
25. Becomes an Elvis impersonator? : SNEERS
26. Compromised, as two parties : METINTHEMIDDLE
30. Actor Damon : MATT
31. German state whose capital is Dresden : SAXONY
32. "Sounds good!" : OKAY
33. Cacophony : DIN
34. Jane Austen classic : EMMA
38. Hypes : BOOSTS
41. Lab container : VIAL
42. Get hitched : GODOWNTHEAISLE
46. Start watching a TV show, say : TUNEIN
47. Parts of a moral code : VALUES
48. What the ends of the answers to 20-, 26- and 42-Across are : AIRPLANESEATS
52. Narrow opening : SLIT
53. Mideast's ___ Heights : GOLAN
54. Close, in a guessing game : WARM
57. Make an engraving : ETCH
58. Illuminated from below : UPLIT
59. Horror film assistant with a Russian name : IGOR
60. Salon tints : DYES
61. Down-and-out : NEEDY
62. Word that's only coincidentally made up of the four main compass points : NEWS
1. Wheel's edge : RIM
2. "Exodus" hero : ARI
3. India's capital before New Delhi : CALCUTTA
4. Sheer awfulness : ENORMITY
5. Lions and tigers, but not bears : BIGCATS
6. Corner chess piece : ROOK
7. Plant bristles : AWNS
8. Mideast's ___ Strip : GAZA
9. Strands at a chalet, say : SNOWSIN
10. High as a kite : STONED
11. "Messiah" composer : HANDEL
12. Shout after the band leaves the stage : ENCORE
13. Distorts, as data : SKEWS
21. ___ Taylor, women's clothing chain : ANN
22. ___ 500 : INDY
23. BBs and bullets : AMMO
24. Plumbing problem : LEAK
27. Wore : HADON
28. Be : EXIST
29. Calendar page : MONTH
34. Facetious fall guy for one's wrongdoings, maybe : EVILTWIN
35. Malapropism : MISUSAGE
36. Like guys : MALE
37. Pub orders : ALES
38. Be hot, hot, hot : BOIL
39. Exercise one's right under the Second Amendment : OWNAGUN
40. Common highway speed limit : SEVENTY
42. Opposite of innocent : GUILTY
43. How chop suey is often served : ONRICE
44. Ocean bottoms : DEPTHS
45. Baseball designation one step below Major League : AAA
46. Zapped, as during an arrest : TASED
49. Slangy dissent : NOPE
50. Woman's name that sounds like a letter : ELLE
51. Uttered : SAID
55. Pull an oar : ROW
56. ___ Fields cookies : MRS

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