New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Author: David Woolf
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Woolf. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

David Woolf notes: A while back, while trying to come up with rebus themes involving the words 'square' or 'box,' etc, I stumbled onto Einstein's ... more
Will Shortz notes: Did you notice in this puzzle that the constructor completely avoided the letter E outside of the theme answers? That's very elegant. E really does equal MC squared here, and nothing else.
Jeff Chen notes: So many layers on this clever puzzle. I have a feeling many people will be at the point I was at, irritated at the 'inaccuracy' of ... more
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Across Down
1. Nasty stuff : SMUT
5. Symbol of authority : FIST
9. TV's "___ Bridges" : NASH
13. Lush : WINO
14. Member of an old empire : INCA
15. "___ bene" ("Very well": It.) : MOLTO
16. Finalizes, as a contract : INKS
17. Hilo do : LUAU
18. 2003 summit participant with Sharon and Bush : ABBAS
19. 20th-century figure with a famous 56-Across represented literally six times in this puzzle : EINSTEIN
21. NBC parent beginning in 2011 : COMCAST
22. "Te ___" : AMO
23. One of the grains in Nutri-Grain : OAT
24. Agitate : ROIL
25. Backer : PATRON
27. Sore loser : BADSPORT
31. Nickname for Fogell in "Superbad" : MCLOVIN
33. He's asked to "please shine down on me," in song : MRSUN
34. It can be cast in a tragedy : PALL
37. Stash seeker : NARCO
39. "___ it ironic?" (1996 song lyric) : ISNT
40. Near the hip : ILIAC
42. Woodstock producer : SCHULZ
44. "Parallel Lives" writer : PLUTARCH
46. Promiscuous guys : TOMCATS
50. Word after back or break : INTO
51. ___ book : ABC
52. ___ mai (Asian dumplings) : SHU
53. Art store buy : CANVAS
56. See 19-Across : EQUATION
58. Broadcasting : ONAIR
59. Admitting a slight draft, maybe : AJAR
60. Not squishy : HARD
61. Like many shut-ins : PASTY
62. They follow arcs : LOBS
63. Soup thickener : AGAR
64. Crack up : SLAY
65. Blind as ___ : ABAT
66. Rock's ___ Music : ROXY
1. Top in the pool? : SWIMCAP
2. Low points : MINIMA
3. Disentangle : UNKNOT
4. Eject, as from a game : TOSS
5. Most important movies : FILMCANON
6. Ice man? : INUIT
7. Pore over : SCAN
8. 19th of 24 : TAU
9. Recognition received by 19-Across : NOBELPRIZE
10. Co-star of 2005's "Fantastic Four" : ALBA
11. Boarding spots: Abbr. : STAS
12. Have over, say : HOST
15. Little Red Book ideology : MAOISM
20. Drive (along) : TOOL
21. Gloucester haul : COD
24. It has hands and brands : RANCH
26. Subject explored by 19-Across : RELATIVITY
27. Kind of beer : BIRCH
28. Old spy org. : OSS
29. String : RUN
30. Cable channel that revived "Dallas" in 2012 : TNT
32. Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
34. One of hearts? : PIP
35. Comprehensively : ALL
36. Actress whose last name is a New York school's inits. : LIU
38. Tirade, e.g. : OUTBURST
41. Singer : CANARY
43. "Livin' la Vida ___" : LOCA
45. QB protectors : RTS
47. Italian cheese : ASIAGO
48. Chest : THORAX
49. Miscellaneous : SUNDRY
51. Jordanian port : AQABA
53. Admits (to) : COPS
54. Obsessive, say : ANAL
55. Org. with lofty goals? : NASA
56. Unfulfilling work : MCJOB
57. "___ she blows!" : THAR
59. Like : ALA

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