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# New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

 Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley and Joel Fagliano Editor: Will Shortz
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1.635213
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 167 for Mr. Quigley. This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: In the print and web version of this puzzle, four arithmetic symbols appear in the grid following certain clue numbers (2÷, 5-, 11+, 42x).
Constructor notes: JOEL: I came up solving Brendan's puzzles, so it was really cool to make one with him. Even though I'm listed as a co-constructor ... more
Constructor notes:

JOEL: I came up solving Brendan's puzzles, so it was really cool to make one with him. Even though I'm listed as a co-constructor here, this was really 90% him. I just helped hone the placement of the themers (which was a tricky problem what with all of the constraints).

Jeff Chen notes: A totally gonzo puzzle today, a crossword meant to evoke a KENKEN. It's been a while since I did a KENKEN puzzle, but it was fun to ... more
Jeff Chen notes:

A totally gonzo puzzle today, a crossword meant to evoke a KENKEN. It's been a while since I did a KENKEN puzzle, but it was fun to see the idea worked right into the grid numbers. For example, there's a tiny division sign next to the number "2" (look very carefully at the grid below), and that means that TWO (in shaded squares) divided by ONE (also in shaded squares) equals that number "2." Similarly, the multiplication sign by the number "42" in the grid means that the SIX times the SEVEN in shaded squares equals that 42.

Whoo, that was hard to explain. Anyway, a creative use of the numbering seen in all crossword grids.

Even though there are numerous ways to link ONE and TWO in the grid, it's so tough to get them into an arrangement that makes for clean filling. I don't particularly care to see NAZI in any crosswords I do (others disagree, saying that it's fine if clued in historical context or referring to various recent movies), and I was glad for my high school French to recall ONZE as 11.

The constraints get even tougher when you're looking at arranging THREE and EIGHT in a link-up. Oof, that STS over PHU over REE is a pretty gluey result.

It's very unusual to see so many gluey entries in any Fagliano or BEQ grid, but it's understandable given how enormously difficult this idea is to execute on. It's too bad that "crazy ideas week" is over — seems like this one would have fit right in.

I'm not sure it accurately represents the feel of a KENKEN, but I do like the innovation here. Can't say that I've ever seen mathematical symbols next to digits in a grid!

 1G 2 ÷O 3N 4E 5 -N 6I 7N 8O 9S 10S 11 +T 12S 13T W A Y 14B E F O U L 15P H U 16O N Z E 17E C A R T E 18R E E 19S I L 20E N T T 21D 22E I T Y 23I O T A 24O 25U G H T A 26M 27A N N 28R 29E U N E S 30N O L E S 31S 32U R I S 33S 34P 35A 36A J A R 37W 38U R S T 39O I L S 40W O N 41C A P O 42 ×S 43I X T U S 44G A L O S 45H 46S E E M 47K 48E N K E N 49E 50V E N 51T O Q U E 52F R E E B 53I 54E 55E A U 56M 57O 58T I O N 59E G A 60D 61A L I 62I N A N E T 63R O V E 64M A P 65X A X E S 66G R E W
© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 24,101 )
 Across Down 1. Off the shelves : GONE5. Boys in Baja : NINOS10. Lines on a 64-Across: Abbr. : STS13. Golfer Bob or his golfing son Kevin : TWAY14. Pollute : BEFOUL15. 1954's Battle of Dien Bien ___ : PHU16. Eleven en français : ONZE17. Relative of euchre : ECARTE18. Riddle-me-___ : REE19. Christmas feature? : SILENTT21. Mars or Neptune : DEITY23. Letter after 11-Down : IOTA24. "Why, I ___ ..." : OUGHTA26. Actor Thomas of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" : MANN28. Gets the family back together : REUNES30. Surprisingly enough : NOLESS32. Author Leon : URIS33. Place to get a wrap : SPA36. Open a tad : AJAR37. Sausage served with kraut : WURST39. Gainsborough's "The Blue Boy" and others : OILS40. Came out on top : WON41. Tool that raises a guitar's pitch : CAPO42. Name used by five popes : SIXTUS44. Rain boot : GALOSH46. Appear : SEEM47. Newspaper puzzle suggested by this crossword's shaded squares : KENKEN49. All squared up : EVEN51. Chef's hat : TOQUE52. It's on the house : FREEBIE55. ___ de parfum : EAU56. Subject of three laws of Newton : MOTION59. "Yikes!" : EGAD61. U.S. women's soccer star Krieger : ALI62. Captured, as fish : INANET63. Republican strategist Karl : ROVE64. Uber app feature : MAP65. Horizontal lines on graphs : XAXES66. Increased : GREW 1. Old Pontiac muscle car : GTO2. Has : OWNS3. Frequent enemy in comics set in the 1940s : NAZI4. Bad thing to cry over? : EYELINER5. Bee food : NECTAR6. ___ all possible : IFAT7. Negative conjunction : NOR8. Completely asleep : OUT9. Tools used to break concrete : SLEDGES10. Nautical pole : SPRIT11. Letter before 23-Across : THETA12. Chop ___ : SUEY14. Crooked : BENT20. Time since the Big Bang : EONS22. Quizzical sounds : EHS24. What we have : OURS25. Syllabus divisions : UNITS26. Magical power : MOJO27. Singer Jackson with 26 #1 country hits : ALAN29. French money : EUROS30. Opposite of "Yer durn tootin'!" : NAW31. Geographic depression : SWALE33. Listing in a browser history : SITE34. Professor ___, Clue suspect : PLUM35. Fool : ASS38. Agreed-___ : UPON39. Actress Catherine of "Dynasty" : OXENBERG41. Betty Crocker product : CAKEMIX43. "That makes sense" : ISEE44. Prey for a lion : GNU45. Protagonists : HEROES47. Australian "bear" : KOALA48. Outfit : EQUIP50. Volcano's opening : VENT51. Pick in an office pool, maybe : TEAM52. Not just a slap on the wrist : FINE53. Frankenstein's aide : IGOR54. Gutter locale : EAVE57. "___ scale from 1 to 10 ..." : ONA58. Subject for Grover Norquist : TAX60. Morning moisture : DEW

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

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