New York Times, Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {GW} Scrabble average: 2.01 This is puzzle # 164 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Brendan Emmett Quigley notes: When you rip someone else off, it's called plagiarism. When you rip yourself off, it's called style.
Will Shortz notes: I've noticed that the crossword blogs often comment on constructors jamming in the high-value Scrabble letters (J, Q, X and Z). ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Befuddled by the theme today? Try reading BBQ as an order: 'B, be Q!' Took me a while to figure out that clue, but it provided for a ... more
JimH notes: In this puzzle by BQ we change B to Q. Probably just coincidence.
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Tribal symbol of luck : JUJU
5. Printout problem : BLOT
9. Some brothers : FRAS
13. Actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
14. Singer David Lee ___ : ROTH
15. Dust collector : CLOTH
16. Where business is picking up? : TAXI
17. Memorable 2005 Gulf hurricane : RITA
18. Prudential rival : AETNA
19. French chicken dish garnished with kernels? : CORNONTHECOQ
22. Whitish : ASHEN
25. Philosopher who asked "What is enlightenment?" : KANT
26. Quartet on an online help page? : THEFAQFOUR
30. This: Sp. : ESTA
34. Rapper with the 2008 hit "Paper Planes" : MIA
35. It can give you a lift : TBAR
36. Lie in the hot sun : BROIL
37. Frequent, in odes : OFT
38. Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
41. Company's end? : INC
42. Totally puzzle : STUMP
44. Key periods : ERAS
45. M.M.A. decision : TKO
46. Bad character? : TYPO
47. What Ben stitched for his business partner? : JERRYQUILT
50. Quad part : DORM
52. Jets' victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III, famously : UPSET
53. Royal ending to a mathematical proof? : QUEENSIZEQED
59. Functional : UTILE
60. Lower-class, in Leeds : NONU
61. Warhead carrier, for short : ICBM
65. Central : INNER
66. The Time Traveler's hosts : ELOI
67. Longtime teammate of 12-Down : KOBE
68. Something good for a scout, say : DEED
69. Trick-or-treater's wear : MASK
70. Ones working on a case-by-case basis?: Abbr. : ESQS
1. Black : JET
2. Cavalier's sch. : UVA
3. Florida port, briefly : JAX
4. Trick-or-treater's cause : UNICEF
5. "It's f-f-freezing!" : BRRR
6. Choice cut : LOIN
7. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" lyricist Harbach : OTTO
8. 1998 Alanis Morissette hit with a slangy misspelling : THANKU
9. Swifter : FLEETER
10. Big source of coll. scholarships : ROTC
11. 53 for I, e.g. : ATNO
12. Longtime teammate of 67-Across : SHAQ
15. "High Hopes" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
20. How the police might investigate someone : ONATIP
21. Driveway topper : TAR
22. Not more than : ATMOST
23. Deceitful : SHIFTY
24. Intensify : HEATUP
27. Play callers, for short : QBS
28. Drone regulator, in brief : FAA
29. "Atten-TION!," e.g. : ORDER
31. "You're right about that" : SOITIS
32. Cat collar sound : TINKLE
33. Literary giant from Concord, Mass. : ALCOTT
36. Like the sport of jai alai : BASQUE
39. "Catch-22" character who "hasn't got brains enough to be unhappy" : ORR
40. Flat fish : RAY
43. Patterned (after) : MODELED
47. Yearbook sect. : JRS
48. Rapper with the autobiography "The Way I Am" : EMINEM
49. John who won two Pulitzers for fiction : UPDIKE
51. British pound, informally : ONER
53. British pound, informally : QUID
54. ___ Reader : UTNE
55. Article in Arnsberg : EINE
56. Dreyfus Affair chronicler : ZOLA
57. Book of Mormon prophet : ENOS
58. Classic Nestlé drink : QUIK
62. Trig. function : COS
63. Summer event, briefly ... or a phonetic hint to 19-, 26-, 47- and 53-Across : BBQ
64. Año part : MES

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