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New York Times, Monday, December 8, 2014

Author:
Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 46 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Kevin: I'm very lucky to be able to collaborate with Andrea and very pleased that we're having a Monday puzzle published together. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice start to the week, a vowel progression using S + the five long vowel sounds. I like that Kevin and Acme choose some wacky ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 23,771 )

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Paintings and statues : ART
4
Carriage driver's tool : WHIP
8
Archie Bunker type : BIGOT
13
Rocky peak : TOR
14
Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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"... and ___ grow on" : ONETO
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Nickname for Willie Mays : SAYHEYKID
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Square dance group, e.g. : OCTET
20
Glue brand : ELMERS
21
Chunk of cement, say : SLAB
23
"... good witch ___ bad witch?" : ORA
24
Grammy winner for 2011's "Someone Like You" : ADELE
25
Catchphrase for a monkey with its eyes covered : SEENOEVIL
27
Labyrinth : MAZE
29
Certain vacuum tube : DIODE
30
Cousin of a chickadee : TIT
33
O. Henry's "The Gift of the ___" : MAGI
35
Peeves : IRKS
38
Where Darth Vader might meet Captain Kirk : SCIFICONVENTION
43
Reebok rival : PUMA
44
"Fiddling" Roman emperor : NERO
45
Up to, briefly : TIL
46
Tinker to ___ to Chance (classic double play) : EVERS
50
Ayn who wrote "Atlas Shrugged" : RAND
52
Carole King hit from "Tapestry" : SOFARAWAY
55
Small crown : TIARA
59
Nothing : NIL
60
Armstrong who said "The Eagle has landed" : NEIL
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Groups chasing outlaws : POSSES
62
Wonderland girl : ALICE
64
Iowa port on the Missouri River : SIOUXCITY
66
Coal and natural gas : FUELS
67
Artist Matisse : HENRI
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"Diamonds ___ a Girl's Best Friend" : ARE
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Unexpected win : UPSET
70
Antidrug cop : NARC
71
"Fat chance!" : NOT
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Befuddled : ATSEA
2
Dahl who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" : ROALD
3
"Go ahead, I'm listening" : TRYME
4
Dazed inquiry : WHEREAMI
5
"Airplane!" star Robert : HAYS
6
Pen filler : INK
7
Coolness under pressure : POISE
8
Little mistake : BOOBOO
9
Abbr. at the end of a co. name : INC
10
"You have to move on!" : GETOVERIT
11
Cheri formerly of 37-Down : OTERI
12
Utterly wreck : TOTAL
15
Twiddled one's thumbs : IDLED
18
Captain's place : HELM
22
Vowel that's missing from "dangerously" : ANI
25
Lily with bell-shaped flowers : SEGO
26
Blue-pencil : EDIT
28
Efron of "High School Musical" : ZAC
30
Cookbook meas. : TSP
31
Hospital area with many IVs : ICU
32
What happens when you're having fun? : TIMEFLIES
34
Quaint hotel : INN
36
Japanese pond fish : KOI
37
See 11-Down : SNL
39
___ bean : FAVA
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Extremely : VERY
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Period in history : ERA
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Harmless, as paint : NONTOXIC
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Hemingway or Borgnine : ERNEST
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Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
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Sound of a perfect basketball shot : SWISH
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Tiddlywink or Frisbee : DISC
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Big mistake : SNAFU
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Prepare for a bodybuilding contest, maybe : OILUP
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Otherworldly : ALIEN
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Japanese or Javanese : ASIAN
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Old-fashioned, yet hip : RETRO
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Up to now : ASYET
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What cats and some engines do : PURR
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The Indians, on scoreboards : CLE
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Go ___ diet : ONA

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