New York Times, Monday, September 2, 2013

Author: Jim Peredo
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Peredo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Peredo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jim Peredo notes: This is my second published puzzle in the NYT and represents a return to basics. My cutesy theme ideas had been falling flat, so I ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Excellent Monday puzzle from Jim, who amazingly has only been constructing for about a year. Incredible progress from when he started ... more
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Across Down
1. "What ___ in the 5-Down!" : APAIN
6. Poetic black : EBON
10. Head of an office : BOSS
14. Run out, as a subscription : LAPSE
15. Record for later viewing : TAPE
16. Leaf gatherer : RAKE
17. "Theme From Shaft" composer, 1971 : ISAACHAYES
19. Comparable (to) : AKIN
20. One of three for an out : STRIKE
21. "For here ___ go?" : ORTO
23. "___ Misérables" : LES
24. "Toodles!" : TATA
25. Part of a project just before the end : FINALPHASE
28. Therefore : HENCE
30. Feeder school for Oxford and Cambridge : ETON
31. "Blech!" : UGH
34. Intersects : MEETS
36. Cheese in a red wheel : EDAM
39. Degree of importance : STATURE
41. Throb : PULSATE
44. 10th grader, informally : SOPH
45. Hogs : SWINE
47. 6-3, e.g., in tennis : SET
48. Cancún coin : PESO
51. Blacksmith's block : ANVIL
53. Condiment that can remove crayon marks : MAYONNAISE
56. Women's magazine with a palindromic name : ELLE
60. Aged : OLD
61. "___ we forget" : LEST
62. Goner's declaration : IMDEAD
64. Ark builder : NOAH
66. Intense look : STEELYGAZE
68. New Age singer from Ireland : ENYA
69. Makes a misstep : ERRS
70. Complement of Disney dwarfs : SEVEN
71. Midterm, for one : TEST
72. Price to pay : COST
73. Lock of hair : TRESS
1. Group of preferred party attendees : ALIST
2. Spaghetti or ziti : PASTA
3. In pieces : APART
4. Old Testament prophet : ISAIAH
5. Locale for an Adam's apple : NECK
6. When a plane is due, for short : ETA
7. Rifle attachment : BAYONET
8. "Der Rosenkavalier," for one : OPERA
9. Crunch maker : NESTLE
10. So-called "mansiere," essentially, in a "Seinfeld" episode : BRA
11. Team in "Moneyball" : OAKLANDAS
12. "Nothin' but blue ___" : SKIES
13. Have a feeling : SENSE
18. Playboy founder Hugh : HEFNER
22. Choose : OPT
26. Alternatives to Slurpees : ICEES
27. Tilling tools : HOES
29. Down Under bird : EMU
31. Letters at the start of a destroyer's name : USS
32. Old Pontiac muscle car : GTO
33. The Fonz's sitcom : HAPPYDAYS
35. Whirls : SPINS
37. Had supper : ATE
38. N.Y.C. presenter of 8-Down, with "the" : MET
40. "The Cosby Show" son : THEO
42. Reveal : UNVEIL
43. Wreath in Waikiki : LEI
46. They're good at taking orders : WAITERS
49. NBC weekend fixture, for short : SNL
50. "Hang on ..." : ONESEC
52. Accountant's book : LEDGER
53. Impressionist Claude : MONET
54. Solo : ALONE
55. Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
57. Depart : LEAVE
58. Lolls (around) : LAZES
59. Idyllic places : EDENS
63. Classic computer game set on an island : MYST
65. Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
67. Ballpark fig. : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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