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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 2016

Kids' classic that opens "His mother was ugly and his father was ugly"

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QVWYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kristian House notes:
I had a lot of fun making this puzzle. I love the string of consonants in EGGMCMUFFIN, so I put that in the center and worked in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great clue to kick off 1-Down: a RARE (or noble) GAS is one sitting at the very right of the Periodic Table, thus giving [Noble at the ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/20/16 ( No. 24,300 )

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Across
1
"I hear you" : ROGERTHAT
10
Flub : BOTCH
15
Smell-O-Vision competitor of 1950s cinema : AROMARAMA
16
Sound of an everyday explosion : ACHOO
17
Order-flouting protester : REFUSENIK
18
Butler who was expelled from West Point : RHETT
19
It welcomes compliments : EGO
20
Evil Queen's disguise in "Snow White and Seven Dwarfs" : HAG
21
Pops up : EMERGES
23
Decked out : GARBED
25
Accouterment for a diva : BOA
26
Isle named for a Gaelic goddess : EIRE
27
Opposing group : ANTIS
28
Best Actress winner for "Klute" : FONDA
30
Narrow waterway : RIA
31
Male offspring, in Munich : SOHN
32
1992 Olympic figure skating silver medalist : ITO
33
Good place to vent : OUTLET
35
Restaurant breakfast innovation of 1971 : EGGMCMUFFIN
38
Alternatives to Bartletts : ANJOUS
40
Mate 4 life? : BFF
41
Many a charity run : TENK
44
Paltry amount : SOU
45
Squinting cartoon character : MAGOO
47
Add with a beater : MIXIN
48
Curly-tailed dogs : PUGS
50
Office page? : FAX
51
World's second-largest retailer : COSTCO
52
Hit the roof : ERUPTED
54
Esquire's target audience : MEN
55
Advent time: Abbr. : DEC
56
Tiny hairs : CILIA
57
Item in the lobby of a country inn : GUESTBOOK
60
Peterhof Palace personages : TSARS
61
11-Down, e.g. : EARTHTONE
62
Kids' classic that opens "His mother was ugly and his father was ugly" : SHREK
63
Prized : TREASURED
Down
1
Noble at the end of a table? : RAREGAS
2
Sauce seasoning : OREGANO
3
Attack viciously : GOFORTHEJUGULAR
4
Prey for a dingo : EMU
5
Roseola symptoms : RASHES
6
Where the rubber meets the road : TREAD
7
Chill (with) : HANG
8
Renoir vis-à-vis Monet : AMI
9
Go up against : TAKEON
10
Lead-in to bones or knuckles : BARE
11
Canyon colour : OCHRE
12
Approachable, unglamorous sort : THEGIRLNEXTDOOR
13
Algonquin Round Table, e.g. : COTERIE
14
Pressure cooker : HOTSEAT
22
Big name in financial fraud : MADOFF
24
"Correct!" : BINGO
25
Music player for a break dancer : BOOMBOX
28
Org. with scam alerts : FTC
29
"Ariadne ___ Naxos" : AUF
32
Comforting words to a worried loved one : IMSAFE
34
South American monkeys : TITIS
36
Impulse buy at a checkout counter : GUM
37
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" craft : UFO
38
Parts : ASPECTS
39
Foster : NOURISH
42
"Impressive!" : NICEONE
43
Bad-mouthed : KNOCKED
46
Many an infomercial offering : GADGET
47
Three in a quarter : MONTHS
49
Burj Khalifa feature : SPIRE
51
Jai alai basket : CESTA
53
Mission : TASK
54
Piddling : MERE
58
Former Mideast org. : UAR
59
Grill measure, in brief : BTU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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