New York Times, Thursday, August 7, 2014

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Will Shortz notes: While I don't usually like quip themes so much, this joke seemed fresh and made me laugh. It's a shame about the three entries ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Pretty funny for a quote puzzle. I had to read it twice to really get the joke, but I enjoyed it. Sort of what would happen if Jerry ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Extends credit : LENDS
6. Exam for a future G.P. : MCAT
10. Sot : LUSH
14. Possible score before winning a game : ADOUT
15. Figure on a Utah license plate : ARCH
16. China setting : ASIA
17. Like a dingbat : DITSY
18. Stonewaller's response : NOCOMMENT
20. Part 1 of a wordplay-related quip : ISIT
21. Quip, part 2 : JUSTMEOR
22. Temple of ___ : DOOM
23. Saturn's wife : OPS
24. City bonds, informally : MUNIS
27. Golfer Sorenstam : ANNIKA
29. What thumb drives provide : STORAGE
31. Cheaper-looking : TACKIER
34. Take a little off the top? : MOW
35. Quip, part 3 : ARETHEREOTHER
39. ___ shot : FLU
40. Spark : INSPIRE
41. Italian Riviera resort : SANREMO
44. Trap : KISSER
48. Still liquidy : UNSET
49. Lead-in to a 2000s "-gate" : CIA
51. Singer with the 1971 hit "Mercy Mercy Me" : GAYE
52. Quip, part 4 : ANAGRAMS
55. End of the quip : OFEM
56. Bag lady? : KATESPADE
58. Formal response at the door : ITISI
59. Chip, maybe : FLAW
60. Site of one of the world's most famous onion domes : AGRA
61. Bad strain? : VIRUS
62. Fleet on the street : CABS
63. Spotted : SEEN
64. They may be taken to the next level : STEPS
1. Pretentious : LADIDA
2. Westinghouse adversary : EDISON
3. Concept : NOTION
4. Tiny creature that can trigger allergies : DUSTMITE
5. Trough locale : STY
6. "Stop being such a wuss!" : MANUP
7. Pen name : CROSS
8. ___ no. : ACCT
9. Radiohead frontman Yorke : THOM
10. Dorothy of old "Road" films : LAMOUR
11. What an anonymous person may lack : USERNAME
12. Sloth, for one : SIN
13. It may be tipped : HAT
19. Kind of pad : MEMO
21. ___ Löw, coach of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team : JOACHIM
25. Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
26. Tie up some loose ends? : SEW
28. Kit ___ bar : KAT
29. Slip (through) : SEEP
30. Three-horse carriages : TROIKAS
32. Lotto variant : KENO
33. Department of the Treasury dept. : IRS
35. Jackson with 13 #1 country albums : ALAN
36. Doesn't pay immediately : RUNSATAB
37. Prefix with lateral : TRI
38. Approving remark after "By Jove ..." : HESGOTIT
39. Sch. of 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston : FSU
42. Signs up for more : RENEWS
43. They may be delayed by weather, for short : ETAS
45. Wordsmith who wrote "Last but not least, avoid clichés like the plague" : SAFIRE
46. Looks at covetously : EYESUP
47. Negligent : REMISS
49. Training group : CADRE
50. "Um ..." : IMEAN
53. Figs. on some résumés : GPAS
54. Oversize sunglasses, these days : RAGE
56. Company with a bucket list? : KFC
57. Styled after : ALA
58. O.R. devices : IVS

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