James Mulhern
James Mulhern 

New York Times, Friday, April 18, 2014

Author:James Mulhern
Editor:Will Shortz
Blog: NYT Wordplay or Amy | | FAQ | Donate  
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { JQX }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Debuts: 8, Spans: 2, Freshness Factor™: 61.1 (46.7 Fri. %-ile), NYT Across Lite file, PDF.
This is puzzle 5 of 5 for Mr. Mulhernsolos: 3, collaborations: 2, Sundays: 0

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James Mulhern notes: This puzzle began, as so many themeli (Jeff's note: what a great pluralization of 'themeless'!) do, in the northwest, where a ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Some really nice work today from James (who is now engaged!). Instead of the more typical triple stacks of 7's, 8's or 9's, he ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. "Definitely, dawg!" : FOSHIZZLE
10. Art enabled : CANST
15. Reading room : ATHENAEUM
16. Timeline segment : EPOCH
17. Reward for knocking 'em dead : STANDINGO
18. Moving supply : LITHE
19. Bare peak : TOR
20. Before retitling: Abbr. : ORIG
21. "It" : GLAMOR
22. Drop : OMIT
24. Name dropper's phrase : ETALII
26. Cousin of -kin or -let : ULE
27. Unpaid babysitters, maybe : NANAS
29. "Property Virgins" cable channel : HGTV
30. "Out!" : SCAT
31. It's often described by horses : ENGINE
33. Regard : EYE
34. "And ___ the field the road runs by": Tennyson : THRO
35. Common loss after a breakup : INLAW
37. Rush : RUNAT
39. Clipper feature : MAST
41. It can be painful to pick up : TAB
43. Radio racket : PAYOLA
46. Parentheses, e.g. : ARCS
47. Slight : SNUB
49. Subject of the 2011 book "The Rogue" : PALIN
50. Grp. seeking to improve No Child Left Behind : NEA
51. "Pensées" philosopher : PASCAL
53. It might mean "hello" or "goodbye" to a driver : TOOT
54. Woodchuck, e.g. : MARMOT
56. Bradley with five stars : OMAR
58. Musician who co-founded Nutopia : ONO
59. Popular type option : ARIAL
60. "The Pentagon Papers" Emmy nominee : ALANARKIN
62. Verbal equivalent of a shrug : DUNNO
63. Something awful : LIKECRAZY
64. A couple of rounds in a toaster? : EGGOS
65. Rain forest, e.g. : ECOSYSTEM
1. Subtle trick : FASTONE
2. Easy chair accompanier : OTTOMAN
3. Philanthropic mantra : SHARINGISCARING
4. Blue symbol of Delaware : HEN
5. Prefix with Germanic : INDO
6. The Congolese franc replaced it : ZAIRE
7. Crest : ZENITH
8. What's often on wheels in an airport : LUGGAGE
9. Some punk : EMO
10. Parts of many chamber groups : CELLI
11. Pacific port : APIA
12. Visually uninspiring : NOTMUCHTOLOOKAT
13. 15-Across frequenter, maybe : SCHOLAR
14. "Add ___ a tiger's chaudron, / For the ingredients of our cauldron": Shak. : THERETO
21. "No more guesses?" : GIVEUP
23. Blots : TAINTS
25. Astronomical distance: Abbr. : LTYR
28. It's associated with Chris Rock and 30 Rock : SNL
30. Occupy : STAYAT
32. Destroys insidiously : EATSAT
36. Pales : WANS
38. More than nod : NAP
39. Artificial : MANMADE
40. Relative of a throw : AREARUG
42. Country : BUCOLIC
44. Hero-worship : LIONIZE
45. Learn to teach? : ANTONYM
48. Capital on the Niger : BAMAKO
51. Some preppy wear : POLOS
52. Left Turn Only and others : LANES
55. A leader and follower? : MANO
57. A little blue : RACY
60. It can make you squiffy : ALE
61. Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS

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