New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 2013

Author: Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Where a lot of dough gets thrown around : PIZZAJOINT
11. See 51-Across : WIFE
15. Fuel for a warp drive engine on "Star Trek" : ANTIMATTER
16. Resignation exclamation : ALAS
17. Sleep aid, for some : WHITENOISE
18. BMW of North America and others: Abbr. : LLCS
19. Zip around a field? : NIL
20. Makes happen : SEESTO
21. Assistant played by Bruce Lee : KATO
22. Wanting for nothing : SET
24. "Celebrity Jeopardy!" show, briefly : SNL
25. Took revenge on : GOT
26. Broadview ___, O. : HTS
29. Become stiff : TIEONEON
33. Get by force of will? : INHERIT
37. Punk's cousin : NEWWAVE
38. Info about a person's education and work history : BIODATA
39. Smooths : GREASES
40. Follows a military order : ATTACKS
41. Their habits give them away : SISTERS
42. Follows a military order : RETREATS
44. Time of long journées : ETE
45. Lets go through : OKS
46. Brief albums, in brief : EPS
48. Needing hand cream, maybe : RAW
51. With 11-Across, biblical woman who met a bad end : LOTS
53. Board : STEPON
56. "That gives me an idea ..." : SAY
58. First spaceman's first name : YURI
59. Setting for "The Misfits" : RENONEVADA
61. Polo competitor : IZOD
62. "My bad" : ISCREWEDUP
63. Musical production : NOTE
64. Symbols of sharpness : STEELTRAPS
1. One with promotional potential : PAWN
2. "___ Steps" (Christian best seller) : INHIS
3. "10" is inscribed on it : ZTILE
4. Temple imperfection : ZIT
5. Subject of the 2012 book "Circle of Treason" : AMES
6. Porter created by Burroughs : JANE
7. Winnebago relatives : OTOES
8. "Incorrect!" : ITISNT
9. Babes in the woods? : NESTLINGS
10. Smartphone preceded by the Pre : TREO
11. Do the impossible, metaphorically : WALKONWATER
12. Anxious : ILLATEASE
13. It's never wrong : FACT
14. Standard breakup creation : ESSO
23. Temptation for Luke Skywalker : THEDARKSIDE
25. Follow the sun? : GOWEST
27. Sniffs out : TRACES
28. First capital of the Last Frontier : SITKA
30. Like some fogs : EERIE
31. Ham's handoff : OVER
32. Name associated with a mobster or a monster : NESS
33. Skyscraper component : IBAR
34. Brief period of darkness? : NITE
35. Eager : HOTTOTROT
36. Event with unmarked choices : TASTETEST
43. Trial lawyer who wrote "O.J.: The Last Word" : SPENCE
47. Basidium-borne body : SPORE
49. Adjective on taco truck menus : ASADA
50. Crumple : WADUP
51. "Can't Believe Your ___" (1988 Neil Young song) : LYIN
52. Drink said to have originated on Lesbos : OUZO
53. Titles for distinguished Indians : SRIS
54. Main character in "The Paper Chase," e.g. : ONEL
55. Cousin of a congo eel : NEWT
57. Blabbers : YAPS
60. See, in Santiago : VER

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