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New York Times, Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 2.02 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
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Will Shortz notes:

(Will is taking a break from contributing Notes so he can focus on preparing for the upcoming American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.)

Jeff Chen notes:
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Jim Horne notes:
1
H
2
O
3
D
4
S
5
B
6
A
7
S
8
K
9
J
10
O
11
J
12
O
13
A
N
O
N
14
I
L
I
E
15
S
O
D
O
16
I
17
J
K
R
O
18
W
L
I
N
G
19
B
O
S
O
M
20
J
P
M
O
R
G
A
N
21
M
A
H
A
L
O
22
Z
O
E
S
23
S
E
C
24
L
A
N
25
E
26
X
27
J
E
T
28
L
A
H
29
T
I
30
A
R
B
31
E
32
A
33
T
34
S
I
N
35
E
N
36
V
37
Y
38
R
A
F
39
T
40
C
R
O
C
I
41
A
G
E
E
42
L
Y
L
E
43
H
A
N
K
E
44
R
45
E
R
S
46
E
N
47
J
O
Y
48
A
49
B
R
A
M
50
P
51
O
T
52
J
O
S
53
M
54
O
N
A
55
I
N
C
56
A
P
S
57
J
M
B
A
R
58
R
59
I
60
E
61
N
E
H
R
U
62
J
C
D
I
T
H
E
R
S
63
E
L
E
C
T
64
A
T
I
T
65
O
M
I
T
66
B
R
O
Z
67
I
S
I
S
68
P
O
S
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 23,464 )
Across
1
Coal carriers : HODS
5
Take pleasure, as in one's glory : BASK
9
One-named singer with the 2006 hit "Too Little Too Late" : JOJO
13
Soon, quaintly : ANON
14
Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
15
"Same with me" : SODOI
17
Author of the best-selling book series in history : JKROWLING
19
___ buddy : BOSOM
20
Founder of U.S. Steel : JPMORGAN
21
"Thank you," in Hawaii : MAHALO
22
Actress Caldwell and others : ZOES
23
Instant : SEC
24
Office PC hookup : LAN
25
Joe Namath or Mark Gastineau : EXJET
28
Actress Christine of "Funny About Love" : LAHTI
30
Wall St. operator : ARB
31
Eschews takeout, say : EATSIN
35
A deadly sin : ENVY
38
Means of a castaway's escape, maybe : RAFT
40
Early bloomers : CROCI
41
"Inside the Company: C.I.A. Diary" author Philip : AGEE
42
Vocalist Lovett : LYLE
43
Itch (for) : HANKER
45
R.N. workplaces : ERS
46
Take pleasure in : ENJOY
48
The "A" of James A. Garfield : ABRAM
50
Stew holder : POT
52
"___ Boys" (Louisa May Alcott novel) : JOS
53
"___ Lisa" : MONA
55
HOW THIS CLUE IS WRITTEN : INCAPS
57
"Peter Pan" author : JMBARRIE
61
Kind of jacket : NEHRU
62
Dagwood Bumstead's boss : JCDITHERS
63
Campaign sign directive : ELECT
64
On task : ATIT
65
Exclude : OMIT
66
Josip ___ Tito, Yugoslav statesman : BROZ
67
Egyptian goddess whose headdress was shaped like a throne : ISIS
68
A model strikes one : POSE
Down
1
Muslim's trek : HAJJ
2
Cleaning a mess, maybe : ONKP
3
Quad quarters : DORM
4
Alarm clock button : SNOOZE
5
Baloney : BILGE
6
Name after "a.k.a." : ALIAS
7
___ Féin (Irish political party) : SINN
8
"Animal House" party fixture : KEG
9
"The Well-Tempered Clavier" composer : JSBACH
10
"I'm intrigued!" : OOOH
11
Reclusive best-selling novelist : JDSALINGER
12
Alley Oop's girl : OOOLA
16
"That was my cue" : IMON
18
Composed, as an email : WROTE
21
Villain : MEANIE
23
Like pomaded hair : SLICK
25
Viscount's superior : EARL
26
Word with tube or vision : XRAY
27
Pen name for Angela Lansbury's character on "Murder, She Wrote" : JBFLETCHER
29
Boston Harbor jetsam : TEA
32
They often elicit blessings : ACHOOS
33
Photocopier parts : TRAYS
34
Holy Trinity member : SON
36
Stylish Wang : VERA
37
Polite rural affirmative : YESM
39
Real hottie : TEN
44
Charged, as in battle : RANAT
47
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher who was a 2007 All-Star with Seattle : JJPUTZ
49
Drink a little here, drink a little there ... : BARHOP
50
Woodsy odor : PINE
51
Candy bag wt., maybe : ONELB
53
2,502, to ancient Romans : MMDII
54
Newspaper part with mini-bios : OBITS
56
With a bow, on a score : ARCO
57
Hwy. crossings : JCTS
58
San ___, Italy : REMO
59
Showy bloom : IRIS
60
Villa d'___ : ESTE
62
___ alai : JAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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