New York Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Author: Timothy Polin
Editor: Will Shortz
Timothy Polin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Timothy Polin notes: As noted on the Wordplay blog, this puzzle was my first crossword construction and submission. It was accepted two and a half ... more
Jeff Chen notes: I'm terrible with anything that requires watering (local watering holes excepted), but I enjoyed learning some new terms. Who knew ... more
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Across Down
1. Willy of "Free Willy," e.g. : ORCA
5. Kind of breath : BATED
10. Transportation for Mary Poppins or E.T. : BIKE
14. Bit of office greenery : FERN
15. Forge a deal, say : AGREE
16. How a sale item may be sold : ASIS
17. United Nations headquarters decoration : FLAG
18. Nursery worker's suggestion for a backstabber? : SNAKEPLANT
20. Gets more clearheaded : SOBERSUP
22. Pontius ___ : PILATE
23. Part of a place setting : GLASS
24. Killer bees and others : MENACES
25. Shrew : VIRAGO
27. Ones cutting in line, e.g. : JERKS
28. Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
29. Former New York governor Spitzer : ELIOT
31. Deuces : TWOS
35. Peaks: Abbr. : MTS
36. ... for a scoundrel? : DOGWOOD
39. Physicist Georg : OHM
40. Ask, as a riddle : POSE
42. Run away (with) : ELOPE
43. The Tigers of the S.E.C. : LSU
44. Responds hotly? : SEXTS
47. Atmospheric phenomenon during low temperatures : ICEFOG
49. Mujer of mixed race : MESTIZA
52. Noted filmmaker with a dog named Indiana : LUCAS
53. Milanese fashion house : ARMANI
54. Overly devoted son : MAMASBOY
57. ... for a fall guy? : GOATSBEARD
59. Connecticut Ivy : YALE
60. Away from a chat program, say : IDLE
61. It's debatable : ISSUE
62. From the top : ANEW
63. Cartoon collectibles : CELS
64. Wheelbarrow or thimble, in Monopoly : TOKEN
65. Line parts: Abbr. : SEGS
1. Does a mob hit on : OFFS
2. Move, to a Realtor : RELO
3. ... for a grouch? : CRABGRASS
4. German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
5. Extended piece by John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin or John Entwistle of the Who : BASSSOLO
6. ___ Dei : AGNUS
7. Snare : TRAP
8. Cry at a horror house : EEK
9. Like the diving end of a pool vis-à-vis the other end : DEEPER
10. Gas balloon supply : BALLAST
11. "Shaft" composer Hayes : ISAAC
12. Kunta ___ of "Roots" : KINTE
13. ___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
19. Rosy : PINK
21. Was fierce, as a storm : RAGED
24. "I second that" : METOO
25. Improvise musically : VAMP
26. "What's gotten ___ you?" : INTO
27. Features of a droopy face : JOWLS
30. Sinatra's "___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
32. ... for a lothario? : WOLFSBANE
33. Extremely : OHSO
34. Self-satisfied : SMUG
37. Old-time drug hangout : OPIUMDEN
38. Bing Crosby's record label : DECCA
41. Millionaires' properties : ESTATES
45. One in Munich : EINS
46. Rapper who hosted MTV's "Pimp My Ride" : XZIBIT
48. Light courses? : EASYAS
49. Illusions : MAGIC
50. Wear away, as a bank : ERODE
51. Picayune : SMALL
52. Lash ___ of old westerns : LARUE
54. Purchase for Halloween : MASK
55. Designer Cassini : OLEG
56. Trees for making longbows : YEWS
58. Spanish "that" : ESO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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