New York Times, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Author: Caleb Emmons
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Emmons
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {DJQXY} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Emmons. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Caleb Emmons notes: I'd like to dedicate this puzzle to Matt Ginsberg, Wei-Hwa Huang, and all my fellow word-rankers. Thanks! I have no qualms ... more
Jeff Chen notes: I love a gimmick puzzle, and I especially love 'em when I can't see 'em coming. It was a blast to arrive at AEIOU and realize that ... more
JimH notes: A remarkable achievement. I'm impressed.
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Across Down
1. Schmooze : CHAT
5. Chance for getting a hit : ATBAT
10. Not yet posted, on a sked : TBA
13. Dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter : CERES
15. Chess player's warning : CHECK
16. 90-degree turn : ELL
17. Like autumn air or a fresh apple : CRISP
18. Close, as a community : TIGHTKNIT
20. Utter coward : POLTROON
22. Playing with matches, e.g. : NONO
23. Aaron who was vice president under Jefferson : BURR
24. Released, as from jail : SPRUNG
27. "Sic 'em!" : ATTACK
30. Kickoff : START
31. Jules who wrote "Around the World in 80 Days" : VERNE
32. Shudder-inducing feeling : THECREEPS
36. Here, in Arles : ICI
37. Does the crawl or butterfly : SWIMS
38. CBS show set in Vegas : CSI
39. Played some b-ball : SHOTHOOPS
42. 144 : GROSS
44. Singer/songwriter Wainwright : RUFUS
45. Lowly soldiers : GRUNTS
46. Car club freebie : AAAMAP
48. Monks' titles : FRAS
49. Meat, potato and vegetable dish : STEW
50. Sudden floods : FRESHETS
54. King who led Spain into the Thirty Years' War : PHILIPIII
58. Essential parts : PITHS
59. Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
60. Henhouse perch : ROOST
61. Snobbish sort : SNOOT
62. Nashville sch. : TSU
63. Unlikely juggler : KLUTZ
64. Wildebeests : GNUS
1. Letters on a Soyuz rocket : CCCP
2. One who may be a lifesaver : HERO
3. Seed cover : ARIL
4. Nuclear treaty provision : TESTBAN
5. Person with lines : ACTOR
6. Slender : THIN
7. Say "Ple-e-ease ...," say : BEG
8. Berliner's exclamation : ACH
9. Traveler's purchase: Abbr. : TKT
10. Dovetail joint part : TENON
11. Rapper's jewelry : BLING
12. Choir voice : ALTO
14. Neaten, with "up" : SPRUCE
19. Rockne of Notre Dame fame : KNUTE
21. Mork's planet : ORK
24. Parts of goblets : STEMS
25. Moneyed campaign orgs. : PACS
26. Grammar sch. basics : RRR
27. Hertz rival : AVIS
28. Silicon Valley field, for short : TECH
29. Peter, Paul & Mary, e.g. : TRIO
30. Sends : SHIPS
32. Aussie gambling game with coins : TWOUP
33. "Micro" or "macro" subj. : ECON
34. Call in place of a nudge : PSST
35. Make a sibilant sound : SISS
37. Living room piece : SOFA
40. Fish with a net : TRAWL
41. Fan noise : HUM
42. Understands : GRASPS
43. In a hurry : RUSHING
45. Ph.D. program applicant's hurdle : GRE
46. Companion of Aramis and Porthos : ATHOS
47. Noteworthy features of rows 1-5, 6-10 and 11-15, in that order : AEIOU
48. Lang who directed "Metropolis" : FRITZ
49. Bleach target : SPOT
50. Hand ball? : FIST
51. School on the Thames : ETON
52. "Wherefore art ___ Romeo?" : THOU
53. Retired jets, for short : SSTS
55. Bother : IRK
56. D.C. insider : POL
57. Promissory note : IOU

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