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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 2014

Author:
Kevin Christian
Editor:
Will Shortz
When to put all your eggs in one basket?
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Christian.
Kevin Christian notes:
All NYT crosswords have grid patterns that are symmetrical when you rotate them 180 degrees. For this puzzle, I decided to start with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interesting grid today, one that perfectly embodies a standard and timeless themeless-building principle: use four triple-stacks of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times11/21/14 ( No. 23,754 )
Across
1
Having a big itch : JONESING
9
Giant jet : AIRBUS
15
Sideways look? : EMOTICON
16
"Swann's Way" novelist : PROUST
17
Marinara, e.g. : REDSAUCE
18
When to put all your eggs in one basket? : EASTER
19
Late legend in countdowns : KASEM
20
Bell part : LIP
22
Fertiliser ingredient : NITRE
23
Neighbor of 10-Down : IRAQ
24
Underlying : BASAL
26
"Country Girl" memoirist O'Brien : EDNA
27
Capital player, briefly : NAT
28
Fire : PASSION
30
Soy, north of Mexico : IAM
31
Elves, in poetry : FAYS
32
Heat loss, maybe? : NBAGAME
34
Home of minor-league baseball's Brewers : HELENA
37
Like lizards and lizardfish : SCALED
38
Tennis since 1968 : OPENERA
40
"Give this ___" : ATRY
41
It can be dry or sparkling : WIT
42
Title woman of a 1977 Neil Diamond hit : DESIREE
44
Org. of sisters : SOR
47
Bit of design info : SPEC
49
Not still : ASTIR
50
Where a ducktail tapers : NAPE
51
Paroxysm : THROE
53
Looney Tunes devil, for short : TAZ
54
Ceilings, informally : MAXES
55
Refuse to leave alone : HARASS
57
Farmers' market frequenter, maybe : LOCAVORE
59
Novelist Shreve and others : ANITAS
60
Hoosier : INDIANAN
61
Key figure? : TYPIST
62
Spark : CATALYST
Down
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Close-fitting, sleeveless jacket : JERKIN
2
1998 Masters champ Mark : OMEARA
3
Acknowledges without a sound : NODSAT
4
Footnote abbr. : ETSEQ
5
Neighbor of India and China in Risk : SIAM
6
Post-O.R. stop, maybe : ICU
7
What a boor has : NOCLASS
8
Rock with colored bands : GNEISS
9
Boor : APE
10
Neighbor of 23-Across : IRAN
11
Good name for an optimist? : ROSIE
12
Call from the rear? : BUTTDIAL
13
Avatar accompanier : USERNAME
14
Like music on Pandora Radio : STREAMED
21
Hassle : PAIN
24
Giants' environs : BAYAREA
25
Source of the delicacy tomalley : LOBSTER
28
Like many mirrors : PANED
29
Nautilus shell feature : NACRE
31
Home for a sedge wren : FEN
33
Like the out crowd? : GAY
34
"Come again?" : HOWSTHAT
35
Moment when the fog lifts : EPIPHANY
36
"Go for it!" : LETERRIP
39
Second: Abbr. : ASST
40
Major copper exporter : ARIZONA
43
Slanted : ITALIC
44
State bordering Poland : SAXONY
45
Unlikely fare for philistines : OPERAS
46
Mind a lot : RESENT
48
Kinkajou's kin : COATI
50
Like some forces : NAVAL
52
Those, in Toledo : ESAS
54
Hermes' mother : MAIA
56
Boomer for nearly 35 yrs. : SST
58
Setting for many Card games : CDT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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