New York Times, Monday, September 23, 2013

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Will Shortz notes: My favorite theme answer here is THE THREE R'S, especially as R'S are a fun thing to roll. I edited this puzzle on a plane ride to Iowa two weeks ago, fact-checking a few clues once I got back.
Jeff Chen notes: WITT (Wish I'd Thought of That) concept for a Monday puzzle; a 'how are these disparate things linked' theme. Especially clever that ... more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,330
Across Down
1. Actor Pitt : BRAD
5. Do a voice-over for, as a foreign-language film : DUB
8. Cube or sphere : SOLID
13. Gave a hand : AIDED
15. Cute ___ button : ASA
16. More than fat : OBESE
17. ___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
18. Places where only guys go : MENSROOMS
20. Food preparation cutting technique : SLICEANDDICE
22. And so on and so forth: Abbr. : ETCETC
23. Eisenhower, affectionately : IKE
24. Cleaning tool : MOP
27. School charges? : TOTS
28. School basics : THETHREERS
32. Thailand, formerly : SIAM
33. Bronco great John : ELWAY
34. "Let's go!" ... or a hint for the ends of 20-, 28-, 41- and 52-Across : ITSTIMETOROLL
39. Sneezing sound : ACHOO
40. Regrets : RUES
41. Look of infatuation : GOOGOOEYES
44. Muslim leader : IMAM
48. 53-Down grad: Abbr. : ENS
49. Ruckus : DIN
50. Mexican dish sometimes described as "hot" : TAMALE
52. Fancy dress affairs : COSTUMEBALLS
55. In the opposite order : VICEVERSA
58. Gullet parts : CRAWS
59. Dodge : EVADE
60. "Barbara ___" (Beach Boys hit) : ANN
61. Waste carrier : SEWER
62. John who succeeded William Henry Harrison : TYLER
63. Bellum's opposite : PAX
64. Small songbirds : TITS
1. Short-legged hound : BASSET
2. Theater district : RIALTO
3. One who's hooked : ADDICT
4. Clears with a scraper, say : DEICES
5. "___ Yankees" : DAMN
6. Secondhand : USED
7. Stagecoach robber : BANDIT
8. Wizards : SORCERERS
9. Instrument used to set the pitch for an orchestra : OBOE
10. Novelist Tolstoy : LEO
11. Suffix with capital or Marx : ISM
12. ___ Moines, Iowa : DES
14. Bug spray ingredient : DEET
19. One of an Indian minority : SIKH
21. Part of a play after intermission, maybe : ACTII
24. Whine : MEWL
25. Said aloud : ORAL
26. College subj. with experiments : PSY
29. Breakfast meat : HAM
30. Fingernail file : EMERY
31. "Evil Woman" grp. : ELO
32. Watched protectively : STOODOVER
34. Clickable symbol : ICON
35. Pres. Jefferson : THOS
36. Soak, in dialect : SOG
37. Wed. preceder : TUE
38. West: Sp. : OESTE
39. 18, e.g., as a minimum for voting : AGE
42. French river : OISE
43. Snare : ENTRAP
44. Turkish inn : IMARET
45. African land whose name consists of three state postal abbreviations : MALAWI
46. Completely wrong : ALLWET
47. Counterpart of Mmes. : MESSRS
51. School basics : ABCS
52. Yield : CEDE
53. Annapolis inst. : USNA
54. Tailless cat : MANX
55. One who might care for a sick cat : VET
56. Wall-climbing plant : IVY
57. Where L.A. is : CAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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