New York Times, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Author: John E. Bennett
Editor: Will Shortz
John E. Bennett
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bennett. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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John E. Bennett notes: I am an architect but mostly retired now. About 4 years ago while I was still working in a Seattle architectural office, I had ... more
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1. Furtive attention-getter : PSST
5. Handles roughly : PAWS
9. Like some scents for men : MUSKY
14. Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
15. James who won a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
16. State one's case : OPINE
17. Knight's contest : TILT
18. Cut back : PARE
19. ___ wrench : ALLEN
20. Will Smith biopic : ALI
21. Cottonmouth, e.g. : WATERSNAKE
23. Capable of being stretched : TENSILE
25. Trivia whiz Jennings : KEN
26. Cineplex ___ Corporation : ODEON
27. Was on both sides of : STRADDLED
33. Pixel density meas. : RES
35. Muesli morsel : OAT
36. A low one is best, for short : ERA
37. Question asked by a customs officer or a kid on Christmas ... with a hint to this puzzle's shaded squares : WHATSINTHEBOXES
43. "The Mikado" accessory : OBI
44. "Didn't know that!" : GEE
45. Prepare for a spike, in volleyball : SET
46. Verbiage : WORDINESS
50. Abs worker : SITUP
54. Tangent of 45° : ONE
55. Rock, so to speak : ICECUBE
57. Dawn : FIRSTLIGHT
61. Grass from a farm : SOD
62. Seminomadic Kenyan : MASAI
63. New York's ___ Stadium : ASHE
64. Title derived from the name "Caesar" : TSAR
65. Ingredients in old-fashioneds : RINDS
66. "Little piggies" : TOES
67. Mezzo's choirmate : ALTO
68. Stuck-up sort : SNOOT
69. Some linemen : ENDS
70. First lady before Mamie : BESS
1. Latke component : POTATO
2. Heeded the photographer, say : SMILED
3. IV solution : SALINE
4. Blasting stuff : TNT
5. ___ States : PAPAL
6. Banded gemstones : AGATES
7. "#1" may follow it : WERE
8. Futures dealer? : SEER
9. Bellyached : MOANED
10. Higher ground : UPLAND
11. Product of a domesticated insect : SILK
12. Proposer's prop? : KNEE
13. Its banknotes have denominations from 1,000 to 10,000 : YEN
21. Cellar stock : WINES
22. Roller derby need : SKATES
24. Microsoft Excel command : SORT
28. Schleps : TOTES
29. When repeated, super-enthusiastic : RAH
30. N.Y.C. ave. parallel to Park and Madison : LEX
31. Bard's preposition : ERE
32. Prosecutors, for short : DAS
34. Seal engraved on a ring : SIGNET
37. "Holy cow!" : WOW
38. "Game of Thrones" network : HBO
39. Bring up, as a grievance : AIR
40. Word in many a woman's bio : NEE
41. Attack from all sides : BESET
42. Ear-related : OTIC
47. El ___ (fabled city) : DORADO
48. Refuse to yield : INSIST
49. Said "alas," say : SIGHED
51. Shoving match : TUSSLE
52. W.W. II threats : UBOATS
53. Three-time Cy Young winner Martinez and others : PEDROS
56. Magnus Carlsen's game : CHESS
57. "April Love" composer Sammy : FAIN
58. "There ___ 'I' in 'team'" : ISNO
59. After the whistle : LATE
60. "The heat ___!" : ISON
62. ___ Paul's (seafood brand) : MRS
64. Bill : TAB

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