New York Times, Thursday, September 19, 2013

Author: Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Blake
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Michael Blake notes: In San Francisco, I'm overshadowed by cruciverbalists who are known by their first names. But when I see Manny, Byron, Andrea, ... more
Will Shortz notes: A theme like this lives or dies on the naturalness and humor of the theme examples. I thought these were pretty good.
Jeff Chen notes: A nice twist on the 'add-a-letter' type theme with a cool revealer, C AND Y COATED, meaning the theme answers have C and Y on their ... more
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1. Sports star who lent his name to a clothing line : LACOSTE
8. Rental car extra, for short : GPS
11. Flipper, say : ARM
14. Culminations : APOGEES
15. Mauna ___ : LOA
16. Bucolic setting : LEA
17. Ability to survive freezing temperatures? : COLDMASTERY
19. Copier page size: Abbr. : LTR
20. Cette fille, e.g. : ELLE
21. Con : ANTI
22. "Shoo!" : OUT
23. ___ Bator : ULAN
24. Selected a certain fabric softener? : CHOSEDOWNY
27. 911 maker : PORSCHE
29. Roof window : DORMER
30. Family pet name : SIS
31. Beauty : PEACH
34. Tests that consist of five subjects, for short : GEDS
35. Sprite who helps you find a shopping vehicle? : CARTFAIRY
38. One shouldn't have a big head : BEER
41. Posthumous inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame, 1979 : HOYLE
42. Lifesaver, briefly : EMT
45. Opposite (from) : ACROSS
48. Lose face : EATCROW
50. Super-choosy about timepieces? : CLOCKPICKY
53. English composer Thomas : ARNE
54. Help for a do-it-yourselfer : KIT
55. ___ Pince, librarian at Hogwarts : IRMA
56. Fill : SATE
57. Anesthesia option, for short : EPI
58. Like M&M's ... or four words to describe 17-, 24-, 35- and 50-Across? : CANDYCOATED
62. Grp. advising the president : NSC
63. "From ___ Zinc" (vitamin slogan) : ATO
64. FedEx form : AIRBILL
65. Narcs' org. : DEA
66. S.F. hours : PST
67. Basis of the Hanukkah story : MIRACLE
1. Sneakers, typically : LACEUPS
2. Ill-fated mission of 1967 : APOLLOI
3. Arrests : COLLARS
4. "___ Nut Gone Flake," celebrated 1968 Small Faces album : OGDENS
5. You might get credit for this period of work: Abbr. : SEM
6. ___ rose : TEA
7. Series opener? : ESS
8. Secluded spots : GLENS
9. Modified, as software for a different platform : PORTED
10. Get hitched : SAYIDO
11. "Here, you needn't do that" : ALLOWME
12. Like pianos, periodically : RETUNED
13. Ones making sacrifices : MARTYRS
18. Way of the East : TAO
24. Lead role in "Clueless" : CHER
25. Toffee bar brand : HEATH
26. Bacchanalia : ORGY
28. One concerned with co. money : CPA
32. One concerned with co. money : CFO
33. Salma of "Frida" : HAYEK
35. Swamp denizen, briefly : CROC
36. Bedtime prayer words after "Now" : ILAY
37. Abbr. in many a military title : RET
38. Caboose : BACKEND
39. Shadow maker : ECLIPSE
40. "Fifty Shades of Grey" genre : EROTICA
42. All over the place : ERRATIC
43. R&B singer Jordan : MONTELL
44. Entice with music : TWEEDLE
46. Winter Olympics wear : SKICAP
47. Nursery rhyme couple : SPRATS
49. Certain melon : CASABA
51. "___ Rappaport" (1986 Tony winner for Best Play) : IMNOT
52. Blackguard : CAD
59. Starchy vegetable : YAM
60. Early second-century year : CII
61. Hockey's Bobby : ORR

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