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New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cartoonist who said "I don't read or watch TV to get ideas. My work is basically sitting down at the drawing table and getting silly"

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:

The thing I like most about this puzzle is that every one of the six I's in the grid has D-O-T immediately over it. In other words, there are no I's left "undotted."

Jeff Chen notes:
What an enjoyable solve from Elizabeth today. Not a huge amount of overt theme material, so it felt more like a themeless as I was ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times1/16/14 ( No. 23,445 )

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Across
1
Harley, e.g. : HOG
4
First of all : ADAM
8
Cartoonist who said "I don't read or watch TV to get ideas. My work is basically sitting down at the drawing table and getting silly" : LARSON
14
Speaker's aid : ANECDOTE
16
"The Glass Menagerie" woman : AMANDA
17
Paddle pusher : CANOEIST
18
Indulge : DOTEON
19
Grasped : KNEW
20
Ball holder : TEE
21
Kitchen gizmos : DICERS
22
Bartlett's, e.g. : REF
24
Pet saying? : ARF
26
Coll. units : HRS
27
What a public scene may elicit : STARES
30
Gets ready to play, say, with "up" : LACES
33
Hunt's production : CATSUP
34
What some waiters never see? : GODOT
35
Prepare to plant, perhaps : HOE
36
Lowercase letter illustrated six times in this puzzle? : DOTTEDI
38
Actor Stephen : REA
41
Shoes and socks, typically : PAIRS
42
Start to take off one's pants, say : UNBELT
44
Girl's name meaning "beautiful" : BELLA
45
Constituency : PEOPLE
46
Lead : VAN
47
Slumber party togs : PJS
50
Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
51
Senility : DOTAGE
54
___ card : ATM
56
Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
59
Not shoot for the stars, to put it mildly : AIMLOW
60
"I'm not the only one!" : YOUDOTOO
62
River to the Missouri : PLATTE
63
Vitamin, e.g. : NUTRIENT
64
Some plasma TVs and digital cameras : SANYOS
65
Roman rebuke : ETTU
66
Poor grade : DEE
Down
1
Break (into) : HACK
2
___ incline (tilted) : ONAN
3
Produce : GENERATE
4
Suffix with orange : ADE
5
"Go ahead!" : DOIT
6
Flummoxed : ATSEA
7
Thing that might have a needle : METER
8
"Charlie's Angels" actress : LADD
9
French mine? : AMOI
10
Wheel with sloped teeth : RATCHET
11
Contemptuous responses : SNEERS
12
They may be picked up in a locker room : ODORS
13
Indian breads : NANS
15
Crouches in fear : COWERS
23
Like England in the Middle Ages : FEUDAL
25
Arctic ice : FLOE
27
Tech, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
28
Subject of meditation : TAO
29
Turn : SPOIL
31
Make sense : ADDUP
32
Made up : COINED
34
Some sports cars : GTS
37
Part of a drain : TRAP
38
Passed on, in a way : REPEATED
39
Bracket shape : ELL
40
Had : ATE
41
It's an imposition : PENALTY
43
Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
44
For whom Alfred Pennyworth is a butler : BATMAN
46
"Behold!" : VOILA
48
Old-time actress Meadows : JAYNE
49
Corpulent : STOUT
51
Fist-bumps : DAPS
52
Attend : GOTO
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Female Cotswolds : EWES
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Kennel club reject, no doubt : MUTT
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Sharpen : HONE
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___ to self : NOTE
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"___ Hill," 1996 platinum album : DRU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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