New York Times, Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Easy, in adspeak : NOHASSLE
9. Like the stars : ASTRAL
15. Tooth next to a canine : PREMOLAR
16. The "cave" of "cave canem" : BEWARE
17. Go away as a marathoner might? : RUNALONG
18. Go away as a Michael Jackson impersonator might? : BEATIT
19. Z abroad : ZETA
20. Yank rival : JAY
21. Pothook shape : ESS
22. Go away as an outdoorsman might? : TAKEAHIKE
26. Augment : ADDTO
28. Olympics chant : USA
29. Some Marine NCOs : SSGTS
31. Neural conductor : AXON
32. Wrinkle-reducing shot : BOTOX
35. Step up or down : STAIR
37. Go away as a bumblebee might? : BUZZOFF
40. Go away as a speaker of pig Latin might? : AMSCRAY
44. Particle theorized in 1977 : AXION
46. Carnivore that both hunts and scavenges : HYENA
47. Overwhelm with flattery : SNOW
50. "Wonderful!" : GREAT
53. Word with living or dead : END
54. Caffeine-laden nuts : KOLAS
56. With 63- and 65-Across, go away as a soda jerk might? : MAKELIKEA
59. "___ be a pleasure!" : ITD
60. They're checked at the door : IDS
62. ___ instant : INAN
63. See 56-Across : BANANA
65. See 56-Across : ANDSPLIT
69. A solar system "ice giant" : URANUS
70. Sculptor's works : STATUARY
71. "For heaven's sake!" : MYGOSH
72. F. A. O. Schwarz, for one : TOYSTORE
1. "Science Friday" airer : NPR
2. Tulsa sch. with a Prayer Tower : ORU
3. Mad-when-wet bird, idiomatically : HEN
4. Knock the socks off : AMAZE
5. Form of flamenco : SOLEA
6. Poky sorts : SLOTHS
7. Hawaiian verandas : LANAIS
8. Joule fraction : ERG
9. Group featured in "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
10. "Later!" : SEEYA
11. Carrier in "The Aviator" : TWA
12. Hard-core : RATEDX
13. British upper-cruster, for short : ARISTO
14. Reveals one's feelings : LETSON
20. Volkswagen model since 1979 : JETTA
22. Ernest of country music : TUBB
23. Not worth ___ : ASOU
24. Willy who lent his name to a historic Manhattan deli : KATZ
25. British scale divs. : KGS
27. "Pride and Prejudice" protagonist : DARCY
30. College football star Michael in 2014 news : SAM
33. Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
34. Worthless tic-tac-toe row : XOX
36. "Sorta" suffix : ISH
38. Garden of Eden tree : FIG
39. Much paperwork : FORMS
41. Need a bath badly : REEK
42. Hathaway of "Becoming Jane" : ANNE
43. When tripled, a Seinfeld catchphrase : YADA
45. Museum-funding org. : NEA
47. One often in need of a lift? : SKIBUM
48. Official with a seal : NOTARY
49. Racetrack has-been : OLDNAG
51. Closely resembling : AKINTO
52. Like some short-term N.B.A. contracts : TENDAY
55. Hole in one's head? : SINUS
57. Stands the test of time : LASTS
58. Raw data, often : INPUT
61. Usain Bolt event : DASH
64. "It's ___-brainer" : ANO
65. Prince Edward Island hrs. : AST
66. Mekong Valley native : LAO
67. Sale rack abbr. : IRR
68. Rope on a ship : TYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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