New York Times, Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Author: Andrew Reynolds
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrew Reynolds
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Reynolds. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Award-winning 2012 film about a fake film : ARGO
5. Game with a 32-card deck : SKAT
9. AK-47, e.g. : RIFLE
14. Desktops' desktop accessories : MOUSEPADS
16. The Hunter constellation : ORION
17. With 56-Across, common format for a wager : BESTTHREE
18. Handle wrongly : MISDO
19. Suffix with cartoon : ISH
20. Marijuana plant : HEMP
21. Clobbers : BASHES
22. The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
23. Opposite of WSW : ENE
24. Bring down : HUMBLE
28. Sun-Maid dried fruit : RAISIN
31. Princeton and Yale : IVIES
32. Peak in Greek myth : MTIDA
34. Holder of corn kernels : COB
36. Queue cue : NEXT
37. Winner of the wager in 17-/56-Across, depending on how you fill the circled squares in this puzzle : HEADS
38. Old Italian money : LIRA
39. Upsilon preceder : TAU
40. Nick who was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1992 : NOLTE
41. ___ Python : MONTY
42. AT&T competitor : SPRINT
44. Throat clearers : COUGHS
45. Had a bite : ATE
46. Blast : HOOT
48. What scratch-and-sniff stickers emit : SCENTS
51. German automaker : AUDI
52. Jiffy : SEC
55. Opera singer in an opera : TOSCA
56. See 17-Across : OUTOFFIVE
58. Remove, as a boutonniere : UNPIN
59. Not using Obamacare, say : UNINSURED
60. Like some straws : BENDY
61. GPS recommendations: Abbr. : RTES
62. Number of holes in a half-round of golf : NINE
1. Prefix with -dextrous : AMBI
2. Caviars : ROES
3. Sudden outburst : GUSH
4. German direction : OST
5. Globe : SPHERE
6. "Instant ___!" (John Lennon hit) : KARMA
7. Highly capable : ADEPT
8. Mao ___-tung : TSE
9. Bucharest's land : ROMANIA
10. Eye parts : IRISES
11. It may be landed with a hook : FISH
12. It may have gold in them thar hills : LODE
13. Officer on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard" : ENOS
15. Roosevelt and Kennedy : ETHELS
21. Abacus row : BEADS
24. Bit of color : HINT
25. Eye parts : UVEAS
26. Shuffle : MIXUP
27. Wager : BET
28. Antagonize : RIDE
29. It might read "Happy Birthday!" : ICING
30. Robb Stark's realm in "Game of Thrones," with "the" : NORTH
32. Diner menu item : MELT
33. Part of retribution, in a phrase : TAT
35. Howls at the moon : BAYS
37. Improves, in a way : HONES
38. "Skip to My ___" : LOU
40. Penn State's ___ Lions : NITTANY
41. Recurring themes : MOTIFS
43. Nasty-smelling : RANCID
44. Genetic sequence groups : CODONS
46. Plague : HAUNT
47. Certain navel : OUTIE
48. Concert souvenir : STUB
49. Dunce cap shape : CONE
50. Channel with postgame analysis : ESPN
52. Apple genius? : SIRI
53. Equitable : EVEN
54. Surrender : CEDE
56. The "O" of S O S, supposedly : OUR
57. Band with the 2012 #1 hit "We Are Young" : FUN

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