New York Times, Friday, May 27, 2016

Author: Damon Gulczynski
Editor: Will Shortz
Damon J. Gulczynski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Damon J. Gulczynski notes: APIE... I really don't like APIE. Everything else looks pretty good to me.
Jeff Chen notes: Some really colorful language spread throughout the grid today, WAXES POETIC and NO TAGBACKS! my favorites. I like how Damon ... more
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Across Down
1. Anagrams : SCRAMBLES
10. Spoke hesitantly : HAWED
15. "Who the hell does he think he is?!" : WHATAJERK
16. Like basil leaves : OVATE
17. Italian for "sleeves" : MANICOTTI
18. Phylum, order or genus : TAXON
19. Don ___, 1956 World Series M.V.P. : LARSEN
20. Comportments : MIENS
21. "Bluebeard's Castle" composer : BARTOK
24. Drives : FUELS
26. Letters in some church names : AME
27. Half-cup measures : GILLS
29. Kind of classic rock? : PET
32. Coin of Iran : RIAL
34. Attraction temporarily shut down and partly moved to Siberia during W.W. II : LENINSTOMB
36. Eye : OGLE
37. Longtime "All My Children" role : ERICA
38. Mazar of "Entourage" : DEBI
39. Rule in a kids' outdoor game : NOTAGBACKS
41. Lead : STAR
42. Old atlas inits. : SSR
43. Cameos, for example : ROLES
44. Like Bernie Sanders, before 2015: Abbr. : IND
45. Turned up : ONEND
47. Mountain bike features : SHOCKS
50. Swell : BLOAT
52. Swell : FATTEN
55. Capital near Lake Titicaca : LAPAZ
56. First novel of the Great Plains trilogy : OPIONEERS
60. "Smart" guy : ALECK
61. Lead singer for the Cars : RICOCASEK
62. Hybrid woman-bird monster : HARPY
63. The "thee" in Shakespeare's line "But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, / Chaos is come again" : DESDEMONA
1. Personal ad designation : SWM
2. Chinese tea : CHA
3. Published : RAN
4. Not straight up : ATILT
5. Gambling mecca : MACAO
6. Single-named musical artist : BJORK
7. Do-overs : LETS
8. Single-named artist : ERTE
9. They're marked with X's : SKINFLICKS
10. Total wreck : HOTMESS
11. Benefit : AVAIL
12. Uses flowery language : WAXESPOETIC
13. Kind of blue that's close to green : ETON
14. Animal shelters : DENS
21. Magna Carta drafters : BARONS
22. Title trio in a 1986 comedy : AMIGOS
23. One unlikely to punk out : REALTROOPER
25. Aids in raising arms? : ULNAS
27. Onetime political leader with a museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. : GERALDFORD
28. How beer at a cookout might be kept : INICE
30. Protect from an overflow, in a way : EMBANK
31. Alternatives to 'Vettes : TBIRDS
33. Bucolic setting : LEA
34. Simon of Duran Duran : LEBON
35. Goals of some drives, for short : TDS
40. Nine-time Hart Memorial Trophy winner : GRETZKY
46. Image Awards grp. : NAACP
47. Wasn't overturned : STOOD
48. Starting now : HENCE
49. Early hour : ONEAM
50. Not so hot : BLAH
51. When repeated, part of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" : LALA
53. Cap-___ (from head to toe) : APIE
54. Motor problems : TICS
57. That: Sp. : ESO
58. Kylo ___ of "Star Wars" : REN
59. Mighty Mighty Bosstones genre : SKA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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