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New York Times, Thursday, May 30, 2013

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
4-Down : Moderate
TotalDebutLatest
261/6/20105/3/2022
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111.63177%
Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Lim. Thursday freshness: 67%
Jim Horne notes:

17-, 23-, 37- and 51-Across not only have to be read EAST TO WEST, they each start with E and end with W. Or is it the other way around?

1
B
2
A
3
H
4
S
5
S
6
C
7
A
8
R
9
F
10
B
11
A
12
D
13
E
14
O
L
E
O
15
T
I
M
O
R
16
I
L
E
R
17
W
O
L
F
18
D
N
A
B
B
E
19
G
I
T
A
20
L
E
D
T
O
21
L
O
S
22
L
O
B
O
S
23
W
E
I
24
V
25
R
E
T
N
I
T
I
X
E
26
J
27
E
A
N
N
I
E
28
S
O
A
R
29
A
L
T
30
N
A
31
P
32
N
Y
33
L
34
O
35
N
36
C
H
E
37
W
O
R
C
38
T
39
A
E
40
I
V
E
41
K
I
R
42
B
Y
43
S
E
C
44
F
E
W
45
E
L
46
A
47
N
48
N
E
49
U
50
T
E
R
S
51
W
52
O
53
N
T
I
S
E
54
O
D
Y
S
A
E
55
O
M
A
R
E
P
P
S
56
D
I
V
57
A
58
S
59
V
E
G
A
60
E
A
S
61
T
62
T
O
W
E
S
T
63
E
G
G
Y
64
C
L
I
O
S
65
A
N
K
A
66
N
A
Y
S
67
T
I
E
T
O
68
N
T
S
B
© 2013, The New York Times5/30/13 ( No. 23,214 )
Across
1
"Humbug" preceders : BAHS
5
Gobble (down) : SCARF
10
Ordered : BADE
14
Polyunsaturated fat source : OLEO
15
___-Leste (U.N. member since 2002) : TIMOR
16
"The Sopranos" co-star : ILER
17
Tidal movement : EBBANDFLOW
19
Bhagavad ___ (Hindu text) : GITA
20
Occasioned : LEDTO
21
"La Bamba" performers : LOSLOBOS
23
Firm last words? : EXITINTERVIEW
26
Barbara Eden title role : JEANNIE
28
Triple, quadruple or more : SOAR
29
___-rock : ALT
30
Something Garfield often takes : NAP
32
Like some stockings : NYLON
36
Popular dorm poster subject : CHE
37
Take one's licks, in a way : EATCROW
40
"___ been there" : IVE
41
See 26-Down : KIRBY
43
Triple ___ : SEC
44
Small number : FEW
45
Passion : ELAN
48
Fixes : NEUTERS
51
"Be careful!" : EASYDOESITNOW
55
"House" actor for the show's entire run : OMAREPPS
56
Lady Gaga and others : DIVAS
59
Brightest star in Lyra : VEGA
60
How 17-, 23-, 37- and 51-Across run (in two ways) : EASTTOWEST
63
Like crème brûlée : EGGY
64
Some campaigns win them : CLIOS
65
"You Are My Destiny" singer : ANKA
66
Unsupportive words : NAYS
67
Hook up with : TIETO
68
Accident investigator, for short : NTSB
Down
1
Big game : BOWL
2
Conditioner additive : ALOE
3
Added up : HELDWATER
4
Moderate : SOFTEN
5
The bus stops here: Abbr. : STN
6
Possible coup instigator, for short : CIA
7
Enjoy a constitutional : AMBLE
8
Men of steel? : ROBOTS
9
San Joaquin Valley city : FRESNO
10
Homophobia, e.g. : BIGOTRY
11
Out : ALIBI
12
Get clean : DETOX
13
Take marks off : ERASE
18
End : DOIN
22
Actress Balaban of "Last Chance Harvey" : LIANE
24
Trattoria menu heading : VINO
25
It's sat upon : REAR
26
With 41-Across, co-creator of Captain America and the Hulk : JACK
27
Pre-coll., in education : ELHI
31
Equipment in some labs : PCS
33
Marriage or divorce : LIFEEVENT
34
Finito : OVER
35
"That's ___ to me" : NEWS
37
Poet Elinor : WYLIE
38
Watch : TEND
39
___-deucey : ACEY
42
Gives away : BETRAYS
46
Visage : ASPECT
47
Many a Sherpa : NEPALI
49
"If you prick ___ we not bleed?": Shak. : USDO
50
One of the so-called "Four Asian Tigers" : TAIWAN
51
Like tapestries : WOVEN
52
Movado competitor : OMEGA
53
Disposed to henpecking : NAGGY
54
Actor Davis : OSSIE
57
Puts it to : ASKS
58
Attempt : STAB
61
Stroller rider : TOT
62
General on a Chinese menu : TSO

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