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New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Woolf. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Woolf notes:
A while back, while trying to come up with rebus themes involving the words "square" or "box," etc, I stumbled onto Einstein's famous ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Did you notice in this puzzle that the constructor completely avoided the letter E outside of the theme answers? That's very elegant. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
So many layers on this clever puzzle. I have a feeling many people will be at the point I was at, irritated at the "inaccuracy" of ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 23,704 )
Across
1
Nasty stuff : SMUT
5
Symbol of authority : FIST
9
TV's "___ Bridges" : NASH
13
Lush : WINO
14
Member of an old empire : INCA
15
"___ bene" ("Very well": It.) : MOLTO
16
Finalizes, as a contract : INKS
17
Hilo do : LUAU
18
2003 summit participant with Sharon and Bush : ABBAS
19
20th-century figure with a famous 56-Across represented literally six times in this puzzle : EINSTEIN
21
NBC parent beginning in 2011 : COMCAST
22
"Te ___" : AMO
23
One of the grains in Nutri-Grain : OAT
24
Agitate : ROIL
25
Backer : PATRON
27
Sore loser : BADSPORT
31
Nickname for Fogell in "Superbad" : MCLOVIN
33
He's asked to "please shine down on me," in song : MRSUN
34
It can be cast in a tragedy : PALL
37
Stash seeker : NARCO
39
"___ it ironic?" (1996 song lyric) : ISNT
40
Near the hip : ILIAC
42
Woodstock producer : SCHULZ
44
"Parallel Lives" writer : PLUTARCH
46
Promiscuous guys : TOMCATS
50
Word after back or break : INTO
51
___ book : ABC
52
___ mai (Asian dumplings) : SHU
53
Art store buy : CANVAS
56
See 19-Across : EQUATION
58
Broadcasting : ONAIR
59
Admitting a slight draft, maybe : AJAR
60
Not squishy : HARD
61
Like many shut-ins : PASTY
62
They follow arcs : LOBS
63
Soup thickener : AGAR
64
Crack up : SLAY
65
Blind as ___ : ABAT
66
Rock's ___ Music : ROXY
Down
1
Top in the pool? : SWIMCAP
2
Low points : MINIMA
3
Disentangle : UNKNOT
4
Eject, as from a game : TOSS
5
Most important movies : FILMCANON
6
Ice man? : INUIT
7
Pore over : SCAN
8
19th of 24 : TAU
9
Recognition received by 19-Across : NOBELPRIZE
10
Co-star of 2005's "Fantastic Four" : ALBA
11
Boarding spots: Abbr. : STAS
12
Have over, say : HOST
15
Little Red Book ideology : MAOISM
20
Drive (along) : TOOL
21
Gloucester haul : COD
24
It has hands and brands : RANCH
26
Subject explored by 19-Across : RELATIVITY
27
Kind of beer : BIRCH
28
Old spy org. : OSS
29
String : RUN
30
Cable channel that revived "Dallas" in 2012 : TNT
32
Explorer ___ da Gama : VASCO
34
One of hearts? : PIP
35
Comprehensively : ALL
36
Actress whose last name is a New York school's inits. : LIU
38
Tirade, e.g. : OUTBURST
41
Singer : CANARY
43
"Livin' la Vida ___" : LOCA
45
QB protectors : RTS
47
Italian cheese : ASIAGO
48
Chest : THORAX
49
Miscellaneous : SUNDRY
51
Jordanian port : AQABA
53
Admits (to) : COPS
54
Obsessive, say : ANAL
55
Org. with lofty goals? : NASA
56
Unfulfilling work : MCJOB
57
"___ she blows!" : THAR
59
Like : ALA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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