New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Author: Jacob Stulberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Jacob Stulberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 77, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jacob Stulberg notes: Today's puzzle began with the realization that 'INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL' consisted entirely of four-letter words. (Apparently, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Jacob's name is rising even higher in my list of constructors whose bylines I love seeing. He has a distinctly poetic voice, and it's again ... more
JimH notes: Longfellow's ode to Seattle, The Rainy Day is a quick read.
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,284
Across Down
1. "Dante Symphony" composer : LISZT
6. "West Side Story" woman : ANITA
11. ___ Marino : SAN
14. ___ deep : INTOO
15. Author of an 1841 poem that contains the line spelled out by the shaded squares : LONGFELLOW
18. Shows signs of waking : STIRS
19. Enter surreptitiously, as an organization : INFILTRATE
20. Speak the gospel : PREACH
22. Eastern European capital : SOFIA
23. Employers of dispatchers and brakemen: Abbr. : RRS
24. "Help!" : SOS
25. Month in l'été : AOUT
27. Region, weatherwise : CLIME
29. Big house party? : LIFER
31. Purchase at an Army-Navy store : KITBAG
33. Civilize : TAME
36. Tulsa sch. : ORU
37. Oil holders, maybe : EASELS
38. One-named athlete whose real first name is Edson : PELE
39. Chemical cousin : ISOMER
41. Ceramic jar : OLLA
42. Secure, with "down" : BATTEN
44. Hand-held platform : IOS
45. Just : ONLY
46. Old Testament peak : ARARAT
47. Free of fluid : DRAIN
49. Snack with a chewy center : SMORE
50. Become absorbed in thought : MUSE
51. Keyboard abbr. : ALT
54. Simpson's trial judge : ITO
55. Actress Lords : TRACI
58. Drum up : MUSTER
60. Variety of sherry whose name means "little apple" : MANZANILLA
63. Vaccine target : POLIO
64. Vocalist known for the 1944 song whose title (and first line) appears in the shaded squares : FITZGERALD
65. Phrase often following a superlative : OFALL
66. Pince-___ : NEZ
67. Present, e.g. : TENSE
68. Like the sounds "m" and "n" : NASAL
1. Imitates Sylvester the Cat : LISPS
2. It's just for starters : INTRO
3. Dumps : STIES
4. Novelist ___ Neale Hurston : ZORA
5. Proportional : TOSCALE
6. Muhammad's successor, to Shiites : ALI
7. Like hormones synthesized from amino acids : NONSTEROID
8. Skinny : INFO
9. Happy end-of-week cry : TGIF
10. Not steady, as a light : AFLICKER
11. Canon offering, for short : SLR
12. It might stop a break-in : ALARMBELL
13. "Just kidding" : NOTREALLY
16. And others : ETALIA
17. Guitarist Borland : WES
21. ___ polloi : HOI
26. Sci-fi craft : UFOS
28. "Them's fightin' words!" : ITSON
30. Where legends are born? : RUMORMILLS
32. Fed. management agency : GSA
33. Sign of a crying jag : TEARSTAIN
34. ___ Springs, Fla. : ALTAMONTE
35. Subway : METRO
38. Grp. of pinheads? : PBA
39. With 53-Down, blogger's bugbear : INTERNET
40. Missing name in the tongue twister "I saw ___ sawing wood ..." : ESAU
43. Livestock attachment : EARTAG
45. Having an advantage over : ONEUPON
48. Belief system : ISM
51. Where legends appear : ATLAS
52. "The Pearl Fishers" priestess : LEILA
53. See 39-Down : TROLL
54. Org. providing loans : IMF
56. Suffix with high numbers : AIRE
57. Family : CLAN
59. Resting place : SOFA
61. [Snore] : ZZZ
62. Summer cooler : ADE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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