New York Times, Saturday, August 9, 2014

Author: Josh Knapp
Editor: Will Shortz
One of the many extraordinary paintings in the cave at LASCAUX.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jeff Chen notes: A well-constructed but incredibly difficult puzzle for me today. Josh ventures outside his usual oeuvre with a relatively low ... more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 23,650
Across Down
1. Colonel's charge, once : KFC
4. Conventioneers: Abbr. : DELS
8. Washington, once, so they say : SWAMP
13. Creature that moves by jet propulsion : NAUTILUS
15. Loses one's shadow, say : SHAVES
16. Like John Belushi, ethnically : ALBANIAN
17. Spelunking supply : PITONS
18. High level : PLATEAU
19. Couscous ingredient : PINENUT
20. Ones working over the holidays? : SANTAS
21. Try to stop : DETER
22. Part of Austin Powers's attire : ASCOT
23. Big beat? : GINSBERG
26. "Mad Men" award : CLIO
27. One getting stuck in a horror movie : VOODOODOLL
29. Powder holder : KEG
30. French locale of prehistoric cave paintings : LASCAUX
31. Bellwether sound : BAA
32. Image on many an old map : SEASERPENT
34. ConocoPhillips competitor : HESS
35. Like top-shelf liquor : PRICIEST
36. Place to walk to : FIRST
37. Tired : STALE
38. "The Divine Comedy" has 100 of them : CANTOS
39. Ski lodge fixtures : HOTTUBS
42. Digression : TANGENT
43. Going in circles : AWHIRL
44. Lear's youngest : CORDELIA
45. British footballer Wayne ___ : ROONEY
46. Inconvenience : IMPOSEON
47. Some modern fads : MEMES
48. Reckon : DEEM
49. Curtains : END
1. Contents of some lockers : KNAPSACKS
2. Drop off : FALLASLEEP
3. Bolívar, Cohiba or Juan López : CUBANCIGAR
4. Patronize, in a way : DINEAT
5. Mount St. ___ (Alaska/Canada border peak) : ELIAS
6. Common dance theme : LUAU
7. Fig. on some shredded documents : SSN
8. Case for a bootblack : SHINEBOX
9. Weak, with "down" : WATERED
10. Drug dealer on "The Wire" : AVON
11. Many a flier under a door : MENU
12. Alternative to an elbow : PSST
14. Tomahawk for Andrew Jackson, surprisingly : TATTOO
15. Quickly produces in great quantity : SPITSOUT
19. One might have a cameo at the end : PENDANT
21. Bishop's place : DIOCESE
23. Biblical quartet : GOSPELS
24. Arlington House is his memorial : ROBERTELEE
25. Monocle, in British slang : GLASSONION
27. How Mount Etna erupts : VARIABLY
28. The Battle of Thermopylae, for the Spartans : LASTSTAND
30. Some gatherings in halls : LECTURES
33. Raphael's "___ Madonna" : SISTINE
34. Swinging joints : HINGES
36. Group of lovers, collectively : FANDOM
38. "___ mañana" (procrastinator's jokey motto) : CARPE
39. "What's the ___?" : HARM
40. Shakespearean lament : OWOE
41. Fashion designer Browne : THOM
42. A-F or G-K, maybe : TOME
44. Conqueror of Valencia, with "the" : CID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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