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New York Times, Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Life doesn't imitate ___, it imitates bad television": Woody Allen

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin
Zorro cover

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Polin.
Notepad: After completing this puzzle, connect nine appropriate letters in order to discover an image associated with 44-Down.
Timothy Polin notes:
The NAZI / DEICIDE crossing, which was by far the best possible fill, looked particularly morbid to me, so I tried to clue both ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The mark of Zorro today, embodied by nine Zs arranged in the shape of a giant Z. Not being up on my Zorro trivia, I had a tough time ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times11/20/14 ( No. 23,753 )
Across
1
Century, for one : FONT
5
Skip over water, as stones : DAP
8
"Brr-r-r!" : IMCOLD
14
One of the 12 in the Pac-12 : UTAH
15
"Huzzah!" : OLE
16
Descriptor for olde England : MERRIE
17
Show inattention, say : DOZE
18
Pince-___ : NEZ
19
Bold : BRAZEN
20
What Set committed when he slew Osiris : DEICIDE
22
"M.Y.O.B." : BUTTOUT
23
Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI
24
Woodstock artist who performed while six months pregnant : BAEZ
25
They're hooked up to breathing tubes : SNORKELERS
29
Initial offer? : CAIN
33
British paper vendor : NEWSAGENT
34
Ultimate : ACME
35
Littoral eagle : ERNE
36
Displayed conspicuously : OOZED
38
Weapon in Clue : PIPE
39
Bygone Chevy subcompact : AVEO
40
Like Baha'i houses of worship : NINESIDED
42
Slit made with a saw : KERF
43
How zombies act : MINDLESSLY
44
Author Grey : ZANE
45
"Life doesn't imitate ___, it imitates bad television": Woody Allen : ART
46
Member of the buttercup family : ANEMONE
50
"The spur of industry," per David Hume : AVARICE
54
Skink, e.g. : LIZARD
55
New York's Tappan ___ Bridge : ZEE
56
Sea of ___, outlet of the Don River : AZOV
57
Difficult kind of push-up : ONEARM
58
100,000 picojoules : ERG
59
Colloquial denial : NOPE
60
Some statuary : TORSOS
61
Diva's accessory : BOA
62
Certain panegyrics : ODES
Down
1
Fictional rabbit hunter : FUDD
2
Historical buffalo hunter : OTOE
3
"Judgment at Nuremberg" defendant : NAZI
4
With 29-Down, first story to feature 44-Down (1919) : THECURSEOF
5
With 37-Down, real name of 44-Down : DONDIEGO
6
One way to turn a ship : ALEE
7
Kind of dispenser : PEZ
8
Steeps : IMBUES
9
Ricardo landlord, in 1950s TV : MERTZ
10
Suffix with theo- : CRAT
11
Little pasta : ORZO
12
Place : LIEU
13
It might be hammered out : DENT
21
"___ Dinka Doo" (Durante tune) : INKA
22
Lift others' spirits? : BARTEND
24
Petroleum ether : BENZINE
25
One not to be trusted : SNEAK
26
Pluck : NERVE
27
Manual reader, maybe : OWNER
28
Having a sense of pride? : LEONINE
29
See 4-Down : CAPISTRANO
30
Etching supplies : ACIDS
31
Get going : IMPEL
32
Clinging, say : NEEDY
37
See 5-Down : DELAVEGA
41
Antivenins, e.g. : SERA
43
Little green ones come from Mars : MANDMS
44
Subject of this puzzle : ZORRO
46
Often : ALOT
47
Young muchacho : NINO
48
Israel's Weizman : EZER
49
Goat sounds : MAAS
50
Designed to minimize drag : AERO
51
Lacoste competitor : IZOD
52
Hack it : COPE
53
Brinks : EVES
55
"The Waltons" grandpa : ZEB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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