New York Times, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Author: Jill Denny and Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jill Denny
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {F} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Denny. This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes: JILL: This crossword was born on Camano Island during a rainy weekend getaway back in 2010. Jeff and I often brainstorm crossword ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Today on XWord Info: a colossal clash, a fiery fight, it's... MAN VS. MACHINE! In the red corner, we have one of the puzzle's ... more
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© 2014, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Financial writer Marshall : LOEB
5. Girl of Guatemala : CHICA
10. Captain played by Patrick Stewart : AHAB
14. Shade provider : EAVE
15. Chinese province known for its spicy cuisine : HUNAN
16. Plumb crazy : LOCO
17. Be long and boring : DRAG
18. Prayer starter : OLORD
19. Ruined, in a way : BLEW
20. 55-Across, e.g. : COMPUTERKEY
23. Shark : USURER
25. Dangling piece of jewelry : EARBOB
28. 55-Across, e.g.? : STARWARSCANTINA
32. Come to : TOTAL
33. "Amazing!" : OOH
34. Antipolio pioneer : SABIN
35. Second of all? : EVE
36. Sardonic Larry : DAVID
38. Journal : LOG
39. Low state : DESPAIR
42. Drops : LESSENS
45. Lender's assessment : RISK
46. Mars, e.g. : DEUS
47. Edit : REWORK
50. Easily prepared lunch item, informally : PBANDJ
54. Fire truck item : AXE
55. Visual representation of this puzzle's theme : SPACESPACESPACESPACESPACESPACESPACE
59. Jackie's #2 : ARI
60. Insults : ZINGS
62. Left or right : JAB
63. Short news item : SQUIB
65. Sign word after "Ye" : OLDE
66. Ottoman V.I.P. : AGA
67. ___ rings : TREE
68. One with a staff position? : REST
69. ___ Noire (Russie borderer) : MER
70. Lather : SUDS
1. Trailblazed : LED
2. Stroke, in a way : OAR
3. Empties : EVACUATES
4. Irish oath : BEGORRA
5. Who said "The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers" : CHOPRA
6. Alternative to standard TV : HULU
7. "How could ___?" : INOT
8. Attention to detail : CARE
9. Bargnani of the N.B.A. : ANDREA
10. Home of Banff National Park : ALBERTA
11. People swear by it : HOLYBIBLE
12. Strikeout star : ACE
13. Where the nose is : BOW
21. Whimper : MEWL
22. Nebr. neighbor : KANS
23. You, on the Yucatán : USTED
24. Pilot's place : STOVE
26. ___ rings : ONION
27. Feature of some cuts : BANGS
29. Howard of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" : ROARK
30. Part of U.S.S.R.: Abbr. : SOV
31. Word with honey or flower : CHILD
36. You might need a lot of it for your files : DISKSPACE
37. It's far out : DEEPSPACE
40. Master : PRO
41. Areas that may be protected by military jets : AIRSPACES
43. Regions within regions : SUBSPACES
44. Nine-digit no. issuer : SSA
47. It might make one's shadow disappear : RAZOR
48. The Roman dramatist Seneca, once : EXILE
49. Proceeds indirectly : WENDS
51. Pacific nation once known as Pleasant Island : NAURU
52. Like prunes : DRIED
53. Agrees : JIBES
56. Hit 1996 live-action/animated film : SPACEJAM
57. We're living in it : SPACEAGE
58. Name for 55-Across : SPACEBAR
61. Fetch : GET
64. Bev. units : QTS

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