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New York Times, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stanley Newman notes:
Inspiration this time began with recalling a puzzle I published more than 20 years ago, by the late, immensely talented constructor ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a workout today. Having the three main theme answers be opaque until the very end made this one play like a quote puzzle. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0424 ( 23,543 )
Across
1
Weapon with knots : BOLA
5
Soprano Gluck : ALMA
9
Grass shack dances : HULAS
14
It means "skyward" : ELAL
15
Wassailer's tune : NOEL
16
City near Rome : UTICA
17
Religious act : RITE
18
Distinctive dress : GARB
19
What walls might hide : SAFES
20
The theme, part 1 : EVERYONEOFTHE
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It may be felt : TEXTILE
24
Gibson or Brooks : MEL
25
Four-yr. degrees : BAS
28
Ends up even : PARS
30
Not too awful : DECENT
32
French department : MARNE
36
Overclever : CUTE
38
Chekhov "Sister" : OLGA
39
The theme, part 2 : CLUESHASEXACTLY
42
Negative points : CONS
43
"Argo" setting : IRAN
44
Tablet smasher : MOSES
45
G.M. option : ONSTAR
47
Mrs. James Joyce : NORA
49
House call, often : YEA
50
Business honcho : CEO
52
Bach choral work : CANTATA
57
The theme, part 3 : FOURSYLLABLES
60
Dish inventor : PETRI
62
"That's fine with me!" : COOL
63
It's a long time : AGES
64
Bothered a lot : ATEAT
65
Bureau, for short : AGCY
66
Track assignment : LANE
67
Singer Simon : CARLY
68
No gentleman : RAKE
69
A reduced state : LESS
Down
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Hat worn by Che : BERET
2
Shade like khaki : OLIVE
3
Scratch-card layer : LATEX
4
On the lookout : ALERT
5
Luanda's land : ANGOLA
6
Wheels for a while : LOANERCAR
7
Pure and simple : MERE
8
Best-selling Mitch : ALBOM
9
Disco line dance : HUSTLE
10
45th state : UTAH
11
Flotation gear : LIFEBELTS
12
Virtuoso : ACE
13
Finnair rival : SAS
21
"Oh my goodness!" : YIPES
22
Golf cup sponsor : FEDEX
26
Hidden motive : ANGLE
27
Hotel visits : STAYS
29
"Lazy" lady : SUSAN
31
Conan nickname : COCO
32
Colleague of Kirk : MCCOY
33
Using no help : ALONE
34
Attempts to catch : RUNSAFTER
35
Hive, in effect : NEST
37
Break time, perhaps : TENOCLOCK
40
LinkedIn client : HIRER
41
"Spillsaver" brand : AMANA
46
Mental sharpness : ACUITY
48
Public-road race : RALLYE
51
Trash can dweller : OSCAR
53
What takes a stand? : TBALL
54
Food for tadpoles : ALGAE
55
Some freezing temps : TEENS
56
Surefooted beasts : ASSES
58
Demanding test : ORAL
59
Class at a Y : YOGA
60
"12" preceder : PAC
61
Docking info : ETA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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