New York Times, Thursday, August 29, 2013

Author: Timothy Polin
Editor: Will Shortz
Timothy Polin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: A certain three-letter word, appropriate to this puzzle's theme, goes in the unnumbered center square.
Timothy Polin notes: The original (rejected) version had THE PERFECT STORM at 55a, crossing OF NEWT. Having found a way to thread two EYE extensions ... more
Will Shortz notes: A longtime solver told me recently that his all-time most-hated New York Times crossword was the one by Elizabeth Long on April 1, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: A construction feat! These days many (most?) constructors use software, either Crossword Compiler or Crossfire, which helps automate ... more
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Fig. mentioned in Miranda warnings : ATT
4. Feudal V.I.P. : LORD
8. Made ends meet? : RHYMED
14. Your substitute? : THY
15. Arabian Peninsula land : OMAN
16. Lead dancer in a ballet company : ETOILE
17. Exonerated boxer who is the subject of a Bob Dylan song : HURRICANECARTER
20. Exceedingly : OHSO
21. Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
22. Capt. : Navy :: ___ : Army : COL
23. Grazeland? : LEA
24. Young 'uns : TOTS
25. Drops : OMITS
27. Transition : SEGUE
29. ___ and the Waves ("Walking on Sunshine" band) : KATRINA
31. Superman's dog : KRYPTO
33. 2008 recipient of govt. largesse : AIG
34. Piercing gaze : GIMLETEYE
35. Ingredient in a witch's potion : EYEOFNEWT
39. Address for a G.I. : APO
40. Weighted fishing nets : SEINES
41. Walt Disney World's ___ Lagoon : TYPHOON
45. Name dropper, often? : BRIDE
46. Get extra value from : REUSE
48. "___ a Spell on You" (1956 hit) : IPUT
50. Nevada birthplace of Pat Nixon : ELY
51. Resident of an elaborate underground "city" : ANT
52. Hidden valleys : GLENS
53. Farm females : EWES
55. Minor-leaguer whose team is named after a Coney Island roller coaster : BROOKLYNCYCLONE
59. Orangutan locale : BORNEO
60. Land with a harp on its coat of arms : EIRE
61. ___ lane : HOV
62. Measure of a man? : INSEAM
63. Falls into decay : ROTS
64. Revolutionary icon : CHE
1. Tenderfoot : TYRO
2. Hustling is the same as cheating, according to these authorities : THESAURI
3. Where to work out : ATTHEGYM
4. Its code uses just G, T, A and C : DNA
5. Four of a decathlon's 10 events : RACES
6. Enforced silence : OMERTA
7. Giant Ferris wheel on the Thames : LONDONEYE
8. Easily passed : ACED
9. Terre in the eau zone? : ILE
10. Border : RIM
11. Name in old graffiti : KILROY
12. Be sassy, with "off' : MOUTH
13. Autumnal hue : OCHER
18. Uses sock puppets to talk to a therapist, say : ROLEPLAYS
19. Voting against : ANTI
25. Is suitable for : BEFITS
26. Ogling wolfishly : LEERINGAT
27. Med. readout : EKG
28. Vast treeless area : STEPPE
30. Go up, up, up : SOAR
32. "That being said," in textspeak : OTOH
36. Mess hall queue : CHOWLINE
37. Green, juicy fruit : HONEYDEW
38. Ending for a record-breaker : EST
41. Certain teachers : TUTORS
42. Unctuous : OILY
43. Enlightening experience : EYEOPENER
44. Ambassador from the Holy See : NUNCIO
46. Certain teacher : RABBI
47. Onetime sponsor of what is now Minute Maid Park : ENRON
49. Part of an affair to remember? : TRYST
52. Latch (onto) : GLOM
54. Portentous nights : EVES
56. Air Force ___ : ONE
57. It means "white" in Hawaiian : KEA
58. Instant : SEC

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