New York Times, Monday, May 25, 2015

Author: Jennifer Nutt
Editor: Will Shortz
Jennifer Nutt
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JWX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Nutt. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jennifer Nutt notes: I am excited about my third NY Times crossword. This puzzle was inspired by a rather fabulous nail buffer that my friend Doris ... more
Jeff Chen notes: I NAILED IT is a great phrase, lively and colorful. Here, it's loosely interpreted to describe the process of manicuring one's nails: ... more
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© 2015, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Put up, as a painting : HANG
5. Little devils : IMPS
9. Prejudiced person : BIGOT
14. Banned apple spray : ALAR
15. Horse with a foal : MARE
16. One end of a battery : ANODE
17. Excerpt shown on TV : VIDEOCLIP
19. Put money up front to play poker : BUYIN
20. Kimono sash : OBI
21. Ballot : VOTE
22. Iron-fisted ruler : TYRANT
23. Wastebasket, jocularly : CIRCULARFILE
26. Like Mother Hubbard : OLD
27. One of the Big Five movie studios, once : RKO
28. Status ___ : QUO
31. Partner of take : GIVE
33. Visitor at a railroad museum, say : TRAINBUFF
36. Ripped : TORE
37. Studies at the last minute : CRAMS
38. Laughfest : RIOT
39. Product of a backwoods still : MOONSHINE
41. Chunks of bread for stew, e.g. : SOPS
42. Holiday ___ : INN
43. Full complement of toes : TEN
44. Hit the slopes : SKI
45. What a boor sorely lacks : SOCIALPOLISH
51. Comment : REMARK
54. Writer Ephron : NORA
55. Prefix with liberal or conservative : NEO
56. Intestinal bug : ECOLI
57. Appropriate exclamation upon solving this puzzle? : INAILEDIT
59. Push may come to it : SHOVE
60. Peewee pup : RUNT
61. S, M, L or XL : SIZE
62. Schlepped : TOTED
63. "So what ___ is new?" : ELSE
64. Skin treatment at a spa : PEEL
1. Mayhem : HAVOC
2. Proof you weren't anywhere near the murder : ALIBI
3. Very bottom : NADIR
4. Coll. senior's test : GRE
5. "Brr-r-r!" : IMCOLD
6. Island nation for which a distinctive cat is named : MALTA
7. Nosy Parker : PRIER
8. Follower of Aug. : SEP
9. Ancient Hanging Gardens city : BABYLON
10. Become accustomed (to) : INURE
11. "The Naked Maja" painter : GOYA
12. Thor's father : ODIN
13. Protection for an outdoor wedding : TENT
18. Small egg : OVULE
22. Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
24. Witches' gathering : COVEN
25. Building skeleton : FRAME
28. One-liner : QUIP
29. Subjects of a top-secret government cover-up, some believe : UFOS
30. Many a time, in poetry : OFT
31. "Continue ..." : GOON
32. Clothes presser : IRON
33. Lopez with the 1963 hit "If I Had a Hammer" : TRINI
34. Wasn't colorfast : RAN
35. Swelter : BROIL
36. "I'd rather not know," in a text : TMI
37. Not carry on, as bags : CHECK
40. Illustrious, as a past : STORIED
41. "Bottoms up!" : SKOAL
44. Mountain Dew alternative : SPRITE
45. Soothing ointment : SALVE
46. Make void : ANNUL
47. What banks always have interest in? : LOANS
48. Any movie at the Sundance Film Festival : INDIE
49. Grab : SEIZE
50. Four houses + 1 in Monopoly : HOTEL
51. The first "R" in R&R : REST
52. Verbal comeback? : ECHO
53. Purely academic : MOOT
57. Wrath : IRE
58. Psychic power, for short : ESP

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