New York Times, Monday, June 27, 2016

Author: Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevan Choset
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Kevan Choset notes: For years I noticed that ELLEN DEGENERES had a really cool letter pattern in her name. The last name alternates 'E's and the first ... more
Jeff Chen notes: People with no vowels but Es in their full name, tied together by LIVES OF EASE. I've seen PEE WEE REESE in a similar concept before ... more
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Across Down
1. Spanish red wine : RIOJA
6. Taters : SPUDS
11. Insult, slangily : DIS
14. Actor Ed who voiced Carl Fredricksen in "Up" : ASNER
15. Tim ___, N.F.L. player known for kneeling in prayer : TEBOW
16. Environmental prefix : ECO
17. 1940s-'50s Dodgers great who lent support to Jackie Robinson : PEEWEEREESE
19. Moving day vehicle : VAN
20. Prefix with vision or market : TELE
21. Teri ___, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Tootsie" : GARR
22. "Dallas" family name : EWING
24. Bread unit : LOAF
26. Australian gem export : OPAL
27. Comedian who hosted the 2014 Oscars : ELLENDEGENERES
33. Egypt's capital : CAIRO
34. Sent back to a lower court : REMANDED
36. "The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
37. Tot's three-wheeler : TRIKE
39. I, to a psychologist : EGO
40. Admonishment for public displays of affection : GETAROOM
43. Verbally spar : ARGUE
45. Actress with the classic line "You had me at hello" : RENEEZELLWEGER
48. Tatters : RAGS
49. News anchor Lester : HOLT
50. "___ español?" : HABLA
52. ___ Spring (2010s movement) : ARAB
54. Impact sound in the comics : WHAM
58. Wed. follower : THU
59. Carefree existences ... or, punnily, what 17-, 27- and 45-Across have : LIVESOFEASE
62. Shout before "You're it!" : TAG
63. "The Faerie Queene" woman whose name means "peace" : IRENA
64. Gossip, from the Yiddish : YENTA
65. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" airer : PBS
66. Ohio city where Goodyear is headquartered : AKRON
67. Cry when accepting a challenge : ITSON
1. In awe : RAPT
2. "Aha!" : ISEE
3. First-year law student : ONEL
4. Dealer in diamonds : JEWELER
5. "All bets ___ off" : ARE
6. Attack from a low-flying plane : STRAFE
7. Jury member : PEER
8. Lyft competitor : UBER
9. Uno + uno : DOS
10. Popeye's son : SWEEPEA
11. Hors d'oeuvre often topped with paprika : DEVILEDEGG
12. Words of confidence : ICAN
13. Spotify selection : SONG
18. "Yipe!" : EGAD
23. Alert : WARN
25. Musician Yoko : ONO
26. "This one's ___" : ONME
27. Vaping need, informally : ECIG
28. "Catch you on the flip side" : LATER
29. Ones eschewing trash cans : LITTERBUGS
30. Dirty coating : GRIME
31. Cartoon shriek : EEK
32. "Speaking of which ...," for example : SEGUE
35. Active person : DOER
37. Pedicurists work on them : TOES
38. The New Yorker cartoonist Chast : ROZ
41. ___-retentive : ANAL
42. Crown, scepter, etc. : REGALIA
43. Leather punch : AWL
44. Share with one's followers, in a way : RETWEET
46. From the capital of Tibet : LHASAN
47. Timber wolf : LOBO
50. URL starter : HTTP
51. "Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
52. State definitively : AVER
53. Cabinet member who once appeared beside her impersonator on "S.N.L." : RENO
55. Prince in "Frozen" : HANS
56. Regarding : ASTO
57. Not nice : MEAN
60. Bother : IRK
61. "This might be of interest ...," for short : FYI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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