New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 2014

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Edward Sessa notes: With this puzzle there were four 'seed' words which I wanted to keep if possible, one in each section: HOLMESIAN, leading off the ... more
Jeff Chen notes: This puzzle was right up my alley. A pretty standard-ish layout with 70 words, but jam-packed with great entries, from the classic ... more
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Across Down
1. Like some methods of detection : HOLMESIAN
10. Winter athletes' pull-ups? : TBARS
15. Without requiring scrutiny : ATAGLANCE
16. Last name in the skin care industry : ARPEL
17. Indication that one wants to get smacked : KISSYFACE
18. Producer of "whirlybirds" : MAPLE
19. How the descriptions of most things usually end? : EST
20. Cast : SENT
21. Like many taxis : HAILED
22. Bathhouse square : TILE
23. N.B.A. team starting in 1988 : HORNETS
24. A line, e.g. : SUBWAY
27. A lines, e.g. : SERIFS
28. "Essays in Love" writer ___ de Botton : ALAIN
29. People everywhere : HUMANRACE
32. Since 2010 it's had a shield on its back : CENT
33. Buckles : WARPS
34. Jack for Jacques? : EURO
35. Two or three in a row, say : SEATMATES
37. Texas state tree : PECAN
38. Prevent from having anything? : NEUTER
39. What cookies are often baked in : DOZENS
40. Stung : SMARTED
42. Swiss bank depositor? : AARE
43. Spare change collector : TIPJAR
44. Spare change collectors : BUMS
45. Vineyard, in Vichy : CRU
48. Song of exultation : PAEAN
49. Sexy : BODACIOUS
51. Failed in a big way : ATEIT
52. Seaweed used in home brewing : IRISHMOSS
53. Some men's sizes : TALLS
54. One controlling drones : BEEKEEPER
1. Relative of a haddock : HAKE
2. Uplifting company? : OTIS
3. Bad way to finish : LAST
4. Classic two-seaters : MGS
5. Blissful : ELYSIAN
6. Without incident, say : SAFELY
7. Lacking a point : INANE
8. A teller might update it: Abbr. : ACCT
9. Connection between Obama and Robinson? : NEE
10. Member of the marmoset family : TAMARIN
11. Cold discomfort, of sorts : BRAINFREEZE
12. Poppycock : APPLESAUCE
13. Found new tenants for : RELET
14. Polar bearers? : SLEDS
21. They're often accompanied by "Hava Nagila" : HORAS
22. Penalty for some overly prolific posters : TWITTERJAIL
23. Rope and dope sources : HEMPS
24. Body bags? : SACS
25. Title 54-Across of film : ULEE
26. Skin behind a slip, perhaps : BANANAPEEL
27. Less likely to have waffles : SURER
29. Like supervillains : HATED
30. Grape, Cherry or Strawberry lead-in : CRAN
31. A lot of the time? : EONS
33. Need for life : WATER
36. Staples of Marvel Comics : MUTANTS
37. Cayenne producer : PORSCHE
39. Velvety pink : DAMASK
40. Annual winter honoree, briefly : STPAT
41. Modern two-seater : MIATA
42. Murphy of "To Hell and Back" : AUDIE
44. "Zzz" inducer : BORE
45. Something to buy into : COOP
46. Device : RUSE
47. Miracle on Ice loser of '80 : USSR
49. Crab house accessory : BIB
50. "___ Wed" (2007 Erica Durance movie) : IME

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