New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Author: Jacob McDermott
Editor: Will Shortz
Jacob McDermott
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McDermott. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jacob McDermott notes: Initially I had TWODOOR as 45-down with CARFIRE symmetrically placed in the 4-down slot. This led to some uninspiring fill, a ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Congrats Jacob on your debut and excellent work coming up with such a cleanly-filled puzzle! A nice example of the 'both words can ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Chowder ingredient : CLAM
5. Go fish : ANGLE
10. "Dear" advice-giver : ABBY
14. Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
15. Pricey watch : ROLEX
16. Hacienda room : SALA
17. Product of colliding weather systems : STORMFRONT
19. Lowlife : SCUM
20. Extra-powerful engine : TURBO
21. Mr. ___ (Peter Lorre role) : MOTO
22. What some strummers strum, informally : UKES
23. Fainting fits, e.g. : SPELLS
25. Grinders : MOLARS
27. Carve in stone : ETCH
29. Manage : GETBY
32. "Bonanza" brother : HOSS
35. 1982 Fleetwood Mac hit whose title is sung three times after "Come on and" : HOLDME
39. Altar constellation : ARA
40. Tolkien creature : ENT
41. Coupe, e.g. ... or a hint to 17- and 64-Across and 11- and 34-Down : TWODOOR
42. Breach : GAP
43. Expert : ACE
44. Really enjoys : EATSUP
45. "All ___ are off!" : BETS
46. Annoy : PEEVE
48. McEntire of country : REBA
50. Rustic accommodations : LODGES
54. Cheap booze : ROTGUT
58. Digging : INTO
60. Meara of comedy : ANNE
62. More than elbow : SHOVE
63. Weenie : NERD
64. Annual tennis tournament played on clay : FRENCHOPEN
66. "Bye now" : CIAO
67. Do without : FORGO
68. "Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
69. Bowlful for Bowser : ALPO
70. Admittance : ENTRY
71. At sea : LOST
1. Flings : CASTS
2. Began to smoke : LITUP
3. Dig, so to speak : ADORE
4. Children's game in which players "knuckle down" : MARBLES
5. Kennel sound : ARF
6. Usual figure : NORM
7. Melancholy : GLOOM
8. Slow, musically : LENTO
9. Laud : EXTOL
10. Give one's word : ASSURE
11. Behind the scenes : BACKSTAGE
12. Feeling down : BLUE
13. Thanksgiving dish : YAMS
18. Shed : MOLT
24. Vowel sound represented by an upside-down "e" : SCHWA
26. Teen follower : AGER
28. Happening with lots of laughs : HOOT
30. Sitter's headache : BRAT
31. Goes on and on and on : YAPS
32. Bucket of bolts : HEAP
33. How many times Laurence Olivier won a Best Actor Oscar : ONCE
34. Metaphor for a sharp mind : STEELTRAP
36. Mormon Church inits. : LDS
37. Forbidding, as an expression : DOUR
38. Sullen sort : MOPER
41. Angry, with "off" : TEED
45. Aromatherapy purchase : BATHOIL
47. Kind of doll : VOODOO
49. Claptrap : BOSH
51. Faux pas : GAFFE
52. Noted bankruptcy of 2001 : ENRON
53. Hägar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
55. Switch from amateur status : GOPRO
56. Eye parts : UVEAS
57. Article of faith : TENET
58. Ancient Andean : INCA
59. Dog on TV's "Topper" : NEIL
61. M.I.T. grad, often: Abbr. : ENGR
65. Coquettish : COY

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