New York Times, Thursday, March 27, 2014

Author: Jean O'Conor
Editor: Will Shortz
Jean O'Conor
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. O'Conor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jean O'Conor notes: This puzzle began at Positive Pie, a restaurant in the very small town of Hardwick, Vermont. It's known for its delicious pizza ... more
Jeff Chen notes: (warning, nerd alert) Ah, a math puzzle! Even better, a geometry puzzle! It's a shame that this didn't run on Pi Day (3/14), but a ... more
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Across Down
1. Clay pounder? : LISTON
7. Sounds at spas : AHS
10. With 66-Across, back to the beginning ... or a description of 21- and 48-Down? : FULL
14. Gobble quickly : INHALE
15. Persians, to the 300, e.g. : FOE
16. Required to serve, maybe : ONEA
17. Healthy spirit? : ELIXIR
18. Diverts : REROUTES
20. Best seller about shipwreck survivors : LIFEOFPI
22. Honey pie : DEAREST
23. Airing, in a way : ONTV
24. September through April, in a culinary guideline : RMONTHS
26. "Shall ___ ...?" : WESAY
28. Settled up : SQUAREDAWAY
29. Sleepytime ___ : TEA
32. Designate : DUB
34. Hindmost : END
35. Ring : PEAL
36. Temple of ___, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : ARTEMIS
40. Finalized : SEWEDUP
42. Big laugh : ROAR
43. Tap site : KEG
45. Constitution Hall grp. : DAR
46. Patient helpers, for short : MDS
47. Where to find "Yesterday" on the album "Help!" : SIDE2
49. High note? : CSPOT
53. Tom Selleck title role : MAGNUMPI
55. Celebrity cosmetician Laszlo : ERNO
56. What gives? : ELASTIC
58. "The Godfather" parts I, II and III, e.g. : RMOVIES
61. It might be held on a flight : BANISTER
63. Spheres : ARENAS
64. Nike competitor : AVIA
65. Spanish valuable : ORO
66. See 10-Across : CIRCLE
67. Tandoori flatbread : NAAN
68. 2012 YouTube sensation : PSY
69. Shows subservience, say : KNEELS
1. Stay out of sight : LIELOW
2. Queued : INLINE
3. Goes from first to second, say : SHIFTS
4. Shirker of one's duties? : TAXEVADER
5. Smorgasbord : OLIO
6. Hasbro brand : NERF
7. Great Rift Valley locale: Abbr. : AFR
8. Do-si-do whoop-de-dos : HOEDOWNS
9. Courted with love notes? : SERENADED
10. County fair organizer : FOURH
11. Green : UNTESTED
12. Some jeans : LEES
13. Hindmost : LAST
19. Like some cereals : OATY
21. See 10-Across : PIRSQUARED
25. Daisy ___ : MAE
27. "Tasty!" : YUM
30. Loire contents : EAU
31. One above the Lötschberg Tunnel : ALP
33. It wraps around a chest at the beach : BIKINITOP
35. Hang in there : PERSEVERE
36. Gun, e.g. : ARM
37. Gun, in slang : ROD
38. Southernmost state : TASMANIA
39. Sirens : SEDUCERS
41. W.W. II service member : WAC
44. Definite keeper : GEM
47. Friday and others: Abbr. : SGTS
48. See 10-Across : 2PIR
50. Frog's alter ego, in a fairy tale : PRINCE
51. Low tie : ONEALL
52. Flings : TOSSES
54. ___-American : ASIAN
56. Abba not known for singing : EBAN
57. Soap with pumice : LAVA
59. Connie ___, Philadelphia Athletics manager for 50 years : MACK
60. "... now ___ the future" : ORIN
62. Dale's partner : ROY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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