New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Ian Livengood notes: This puzzle was really, really easy to construct. All I had to do was go to xwordthemegenerator.com, select a preset grid, click ... more
Will Shortz notes: As with all of Ian's puzzles, the fill in this grid is particularly clean and lively. Also, the theme has a twist I've never seen before.
Jeff Chen notes: I laughed when I hit ITS SUPERMAN. Rare that I get a chuckle out of a Thursday crossword, so kudos to Ian for the clever idea. Not ... more
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Across Down
1. Atlantic City hot spot, with "the" : TAJ
4. Line out of N.Y.C. : LIRR
8. Badge, maybe : AWARD
13. ___ Nazir ("Homeland" character) : ABU
14. Lettuce : BREAD
16. Black Sea getaway : DACHA
17. Land on the Black Sea: Abbr. : ROM
18. Film lead character featured in a Disney World attraction : JACKSPARROW
20. Dines : SUPS
22. Put down : QUELL
23. Pizazz : ZING
24. Remark about the end of 18-Across : ITSABIRD
26. Hamlet's parts : ABODES
28. They're often seen with bows : TUXES
29. By and by : ANON
30. Recoiled (from) : SHIED
31. Kind of printer for home or office : BUBBLEJET
36. Kit ___ : KAT
37. School door sign : GIRLS
38. Mideast inits. : UAE
39. Remark about the end of 31-Across : ITSAPLANE
42. 1%, say : ELITE
44. Bucolic settings : LEAS
45. Short-story writer Munro : ALICE
46. One that sucks at work? : VACUUM
49. 2000 N.L M.V.P. who played for the Giants : JEFFKENT
52. Kind of jacket : ETON
53. Politico Mo : UDALL
55. Owner of Half.com : EBAY
56. Remark about the end of 49-Across : ITSSUPERMAN
59. Saddler's tool : AWL
60. Bar stock : LIMES
61. "F" accompanier, perhaps : SEEME
62. Arctic explorer John : RAE
63. XX : SCORE
64. Was attractive : DREW
65. Turk. neighbor : SYR
1. Tibia connections : TARSI
2. "Er, yeah, regarding what happened ..." : ABOUTTHAT
3. Things that zip up to go down? : JUMPSUITS
4. Subj. of an Austin library and museum : LBJ
5. Mosul residents : IRAQIS
6. Appear over? : RECUR
7. Did some garden work : RAKED
8. Tube inits. : ADA
9. Where a photographer might take shots? : WARZONE
10. Unpleasantly pungent : ACRID
11. View from Valence : RHONE
12. Bros : DAWGS
15. Connecting inits. : DSL
19. Alternatives : PLANBS
21. ___-Coburg and Gotha (former British ruling family) : SAXE
25. Soft spot : BED
27. Land on one side of Lake Titicaca: Abbr. : BOL
29. Hardly inept : ABLE
30. Item attached to a boot : SKI
31. Angle : BIAS
32. Base for some Chinese art : URN
33. Trendy features of some high-end gyms : JUICEBARS
34. Eroded : EATENAWAY
35. It may have a ring collar : TEE
37. Dress to wow : GLAMUP
40. Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
41. Little, in Lille : PEU
42. Dobby, e.g., in the Harry Potter books : ELF
43. Modern verbal crutch : LIKE
45. Blazing : AFLAME
46. They may accompany trains : VEILS
47. Ghost story? : ATTIC
48. Certain cocktail, informally : COSMO
49. Leto of "My So-Called Life" : JARED
50. Hunter who says "Be vewy vewy quiet" : ELMER
51. Texas city named for a president : TYLER
54. Notre-Dame-___-Champs (Paris Métro stop) : DES
57. Ply : USE
58. Fresh : NEW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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