New York Times, Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Author: Paul Hunsberger
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Paul Hunsberger notes: Personally, I love rebus puzzles, although I realize that not everyone feels the same. I also feel that a key part of the ... more
Will Shortz notes: I don't usually run rebus themes on Wednesday, but every once in a while I make an exception. It keeps solvers from getting ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Nice change of pace to see a rebus puzzle on a Wed. Paul did something unusual, using the rebus to incorporate not just one but two ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Highly intelligent invertebrates : OCTOPI
7. 1970s-'80s sketch comedy show : SCTV
11. Josh : KID
14. Brazen promoter : TOUTER
15. Hound's quarry : HARE
16. Veiled words? : IDO
17. Kingship : THRONE
18. Shop door sign : OPEN
19. Second-highest pinochle card : TEN
20. Get an ___ (ace) : AON
21. Not showing much life : INERT
23. German greeting : GUTENTAG
25. Transcription, e.g. : WRITTENTEXT
27. ___ Millions (multistate lottery) : MEGA
28. 47, for Ag : ATNO
29. Pick up on the innuendo : TAKEAHINT
33. Yoga surface : MAT
36. Arctic ___ (migrating bird) : TERN
37. Vientiane native : LAO
38. Adage regarding skittishness : ONCEBITTENTWICESHY
43. Prefix with cortex : NEO
44. Luxury hotel name : OMNI
45. Private investigator, in old slang : TEC
46. "Charlotte's Web" rat : TEMPLETON
49. Pre-K song start : ABCD
53. ___ fixe : PRIX
54. A little less than 100% : NOTENTIRELY
57. Toes the line : OBEYS
59. Egyptian dam site : ASWAN
60. Discouraging words : NOS
61. Inventor's award : PATENT
62. Fiber-yielding plant : HEMP
64. Croupier's workplace : CASINO
66. E-tailer's address : URL
67. Watson who played Hermione Granger : EMMA
68. "Hey" : LISTEN
69. "That inverted Bowl," per Edward FitzGerald : SKY
70. The "cetera" of "et cetera" : SOON
71. Heading on a baseball scoreboard : ERRORS
1. Home of the Senators : OTTAWA
2. Associate : COHORT
3. Retire for the evening : TURNIN
4. Ear: Prefix : OTO
5. Atoner : PENITENT
6. Memorable hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
7. What a constant channel-surfer may have : SHORTATTENTIONSPAN
8. Lt.'s superior : CAPT
9. One less than quattro : TRE
10. "Ben-Hur" theme : VENGEANCE
11. Plant with fluffy flower spikes : KITTENTAILS
12. Writer's block buster : IDEA
13. End of a doorbell sound : DONG
22. Business card abbr. : EXT
24. "That's awful!" : UGH
26. Heavy reading? : TOME
27. ___ badge : MERIT
30. London's ___ Gardens : KEW
31. Slangy turndown : NAH
32. Buzz Lightyear, for one : TOY
34. Does away with : ABOLISHES
35. "Takes a licking ..." brand : TIMEX
38. Prov. on Hudson Bay : ONT
39. Bridal bio word : NEE
40. With skill : COMPETENTLY
41. Block buster? : TNT
42. Green vehicle, briefly : ECAR
47. Be inquisitive : PRY
48. Not the past or the future : NOW
50. Mexican hero Juárez : BENITO
51. Worker with DNA, perhaps : CLONER
52. Some vacuum cleaners : DYSONS
55. Arm of the sea? : TENTACLE
56. Where to see "bombs bursting" : INAIR
57. Great work : OPUS
58. Dog's warning : BARK
59. Magazine filler : AMMO
63. Punk rock subgenre : EMO
65. Belarus, until 1991: Abbr. : SSR

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