New York Times, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Author: Dan Schoenholz
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Dan Schoenholz notes: At some point I ran across a Times crossword by Tyler Hinman where he used a set of five homophones (OR/OAR/OER/ORE/ORR) as ... more
Will Shortz notes: This puzzle had been languishing in my files for several years, because I'd run a couple of others with we/wee/Wii/etc. themes. But ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A nice twist on the puzzle type where all the theme answers are definitions of a single word. Dan's additional element of using ... more
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Across Down
1. "Huh?" : WHAT
5. Mrs., in Majorca : SRA
8. ___ blanche : CARTE
13. Top of the line : AONE
14. Use a surgical beam on : LASE
16. Be of use to : AVAIL
17. Wii : XBOXRIVAL
19. Money makers : MINTS
20. Farther away, quaintly : YON
21. One-celled organism : AMEBA
22. Birdie beater : EAGLE
23. Oui : FRENCHFORYES
25. Chevy S.U.V.'s : TAHOES
28. All's partner : ANY
29. Very eager to see something : AGOG
30. Send in : REMIT
33. Org. for Wizards and Magic : NBA
36. We : PERSONALPRONOUN
40. Rep.'s counterpart : SEN
41. Onionlike vegetables : LEEKS
42. No. 2 : ASST
43. Start of a musical scale : CDE
44. Portfolio contents : ASSETS
46. "Whee!" : CRYOFDELIGHT
52. Téa of "Jurassic Park III" : LEONI
53. Actress Zellweger : RENEE
54. Abbr. after a series of equations, maybe : QED
57. Commonplace : USUAL
58. Wee : MINIATURE
60. Weird : EERIE
61. They aren't returned : ACES
62. Impudent : WISE
63. Suffix with road and hip : STERS
64. Works in a gallery : ART
65. Selects, with "for" : OPTS
1. Candlelike, say : WAXY
2. Rail rider : HOBO
3. Soon, quaintly : ANON
4. Stereotypical cowboy name : TEX
5. Attacks à la "Ghostbusters" : SLIMES
6. Baltimore footballer : RAVEN
7. Easy ___ : ASABC
8. Tried to seduce : CAMEONTO
9. Zoo feature : AVIARY
10. Long-limbed : RANGY
11. Championship : TITLE
12. Someone ___ (not mine) : ELSES
15. "In the Valley of ___" (2007 film) : ELAH
18. Not found in many stamp collections, say : RARE
23. Steams (up) : FOGS
24. Not bad : FAIR
25. Military base tune : TAPS
26. "A Death in the Family" novelist : AGEE
27. Instrument used to play 25-Down : HORN
30. Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
31. Yellowstone grazer : ELK
32. AWOL chasers : MPS
33. Red feature of Ronald McDonald : NOSE
34. Total failure : BUST
35. Antenna users : ANTS
37. They're often archived : OLDFILES
38. Scholarship criterion : NEED
39. Thomas with a sharp pen : NAST
43. 1997 Nicolas Cage thriller : CONAIR
44. Like the philosophy "Out with the old, in with the new"? : AGEIST
45. Former home of the Mets : SHEA
46. Detectives' helpers : CLUES
47. Put back to the beginning : RESET
48. "___ the One That I Want" (song from "Grease") : YOURE
49. Funny Bombeck : ERMA
50. Classic German camera maker : LEICA
51. ___ circle : INNER
54. Bon mot : QUIP
55. While preceder : ERST
56. Barely passing grades : DEES
59. Team size in beach volleyball : TWO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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