New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 2014

Author: Stanley Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Stanley Newman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QVW} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Stanley Newman notes: Thanks to this site, I see that this my fourth Times puzzle this year, the most for me since the five I had in Will's first full ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Nice little trick today, using the holiday to create misdirection. "Thanksgiving phrase" has nothing to do with the ... more
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1. Kindly : PLEASE
7. Absorbed, with "up" : SOPPED
13. State south of Veracruz : OAXACA
14. Upwards of 170 beats per minute : PRESTO
15. Thanksgiving phrase : MUCHASGRACIAS
17. Mario Vargas Llosa's home : PERU
18. Pluses : MERITS
19. Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries" : IAN
21. Newcastle and others : ALES
22. Absorbed : ATE
23. Sister of the grand duchess Anastasia : OLGA
24. Capacity : ROLE
25. [Wrong] : BUZZ
27. ___ shooting : SKEET
28. Dangerous curve ahead, say : ESS
29. Parts of a Nativity scene : MAGI
30. Having roared too much, say : HOARSE
31. Highest-paid TV star of 2014, by far : JUDGEJUDY
33. Half of some partnerships : SPOUSE
36. "When You're Good to ___" ("Chicago" tune) : MAMA
37. Bit of honey, perhaps: Abbr. : TSP
40. Classic diva performances? : POUTS
41. Minor inventions : FIBS
42. Second-largest moon of Saturn : RHEA
43. Relative of -kin : ETTE
44. Unkindly : ILL
45. Goes off : ERRS
46. Pigtails and ponytails : DOS
47. Monster in the "Odyssey" : SCYLLA
50. On the money : TOAT
51. Thanksgiving phrase : MERCIBEAUCOUP
54. Eastern terminus of the Erie Canal : ALBANY
55. Actual first name of Tom Seaver and Orson Welles : GEORGE
56. Holds on : CLINGS
57. Idlers : SLOTHS
1. Big citrus fruits : POMELOS
2. Honors : LAURELS
3. Pretext : EXCUSE
4. "That hits the spot" : AAH
5. Put one over on : SCAM
6. Disburden : EASE
7. Bit of perfume : SPRITZ
8. Sermonize : ORATE
9. What bench presses enhance : PECS
10. Symbol for Freud's field : PSI
11. Merchandiser that's never closed : ETAILER
12. Doctors' orders : DOSAGES
16. Thanksgiving phrase : GRAZIEMILLE
17. Take a coat off : PARE
20. Statistician Silver : NATE
23. Word that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or interjection : OKAY
25. Directed : BADE
26. Big name in boots : UGG
27. Word before bread or water : SODA
29. Tousle : MUSS
30. Operates perfectly : HUMS
31. Coffee sack material : JUTE
32. Skewer : JAB
33. Went like lightning : SPED
34. It meets the Shenandoah at Harper's Ferry : POTOMAC
35. Beat in the market : OUTSELL
37. Over and done with : THROUGH
38. Clothing items with fringes : SERAPES
39. Over and done with : PAST
41. Visits by Voyager 1, e.g. : FLYBYS
42. Counter with a sharp edge : RETORT
44. One use for marzipan : ICING
47. Certain JPEG : SCAN
48. Hangs back : LAGS
49. Writer about Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals : AUEL
52. Hitter's stat : RBI
53. Corp. manager : COO

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