New York Times, Thursday, May 26, 2016

Author: Andrew Zhou
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Y} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Andrew Zhou notes: I think all parties were enthused about the finds in this quirky theme and about the number of theme entries that were able to be ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Fun idea, playing on phrases starting with a single letter. VITAL SIGNS is clued as if it were a long form of V SIGNS (winning ... more
JimH notes: Impressive puzzle. I love this innovative theme.
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Across Down
1. Foe of the Ottomans : SLAVS
6. Info for some limo drivers : ETAS
10. Nursery bagful : LOAM
14. A white one is said to symbolize "I'm sorry" : TULIP
15. Shop window sign : SALE
16. Like dumb blonde jokes : UNPC
17. Brother Antonio or Girolamo in music history : AMATI
18. When shortened, ear swabs : QUICKTIPS
20. 2016's "Ghostbusters" and "Ben-Hur" : REMAKES
22. Film chimp : BONZO
23. Hot : STOLEN
24. "Be that way!" : FINE
25. Warriors' league, for short : NBA
28. Feature of many an action film, paradoxically : SLOMO
30. Refuse : DEBRIS
32. Rolling Stones #1 hit with the line "You're beautiful, but ain't it time we said goodbye?" : ANGIE
35. y, for one : AXIS
37. Music box music : LILT
38. Compact material : ROUGE
39. Second letter before 7-Down : RHO
40. Lightly burn : SINGE
41. Place where things may be burned : OVEN
42. Put away : STOW
43. It's a deadly sin : ANGER
44. Make a mistake : MESSUP
46. Scottish estate owner : LAIRD
48. ___-country (music genre) : ALT
49. Open wide : GAPE
51. Chicken tikka ___ : MASALA
55. Letter before 7-Down : SIGMA
57. Best : OPTIMAL
58. When shortened, ski lifts : TAPASBARS
61. Pindar, for one : ODIST
62. Small matter? : ATOM
63. London cricket ground, with "the" : OVAL
64. Painter's preparation : GESSO
65. One might ask for them to be cooled : JETS
66. Ordering option : TOGO
67. Grateful? : ASHES
1. Hollywood Boulevard sights : STARS
2. "Network" director : LUMET
3. 1836 battle site : ALAMO
4. When shortened, winning symbols : VITALSIGNS
5. "Chi-Raq" director, 2015 : SPIKELEE
6. Titles of lawsuits?: Abbr. : ESQS
7. Greek letter : TAU
8. Out : ALIBI
9. Another plate : SECONDS
10. Skating maneuver : LUTZ
11. When shortened, rocket seal : ONIONRING
12. Words With Friends, e.g. : APP
13. Oscars V.I.P.s : MCS
19. ___-length : KNEE
21. Composer who co-created "Oblique Strategies" : ENO
24. When shortened, violin feature : FOXHOLE
26. Hogwash : BILGE
27. Butterfly attractor : ASTER
29. Mini-___ : MART
31. When shortened, lesser-played songs : BLINDSIDES
32. Sommelier's concern : AROMA
33. Untried : NOVEL
34. When shortened, topic in sexology : GUESTSPOT
36. Its eastern and western borders are formed entirely by rivers : IOWA
40. 1777 battle site : SARATOGA
42. Modern-day harvester : SPAMBOT
45. Popular boots that originated from surf culture : UGGS
47. Puck, for one : IMP
50. Conductor Järvi : PAAVO
52. Simple-living folk : AMISH
53. Hallström who directed "The Cider House Rules" : LASSE
54. Some flutes : ALTOS
56. Alternative to Beneful : IAMS
57. 1993 and 1995's ___ Accords : OSLO
58. ___ Boston (luxury hotel) : TAJ
59. Took 9-Down, say : ATE
60. Remover of dirt ... or spreader of dirt? : RAG

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