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New York Times, Thursday, May 8, 2014

26-Down : Title role for Antonio Banderas

Author:
Matthew Lees
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Lees. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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This theme has been used before with identical 3-Down and 9-Down answers.

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© 2014, The New York Times5/8/14 ( No. 23,557 )
Across
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Pink-slips : CANS
5
Two- or three-striper, for short : NCO
8
Civic bldgs. : CTRS
12
___ arms : UPIN
13
Bud competitor : COORS
15
Its first capital was Chillicothe, 1803-10 : OHIO
16
Casino staple : KENO
17
"Yellow Submarine" singer : RINGO
18
Sandwich style : WRAP
19
Hit the gym : EXERCISE
21
Many figures of "The Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel : ANGELS
23
Narrow-brimmed hat : DERBY
24
Title character played by Sarah Jessica Parker on Broadway : ANNIE
25
Santa Maria is one of them : AZORES
27
David, when taking on Goliath : UNDERDOG
30
Use a divining rod : DOWSE
31
Heyward, Stone or Nelson, as each signed the Declaration of Independence : THOS
32
Rounded projection : LOBE
33
Sea bird : ERN
34
What 3- and 9-Down are an example of : PARADOX
37
Jon Stewart display : WIT
38
Puccini piece : ARIA
40
Rake : ROUE
41
Cessation of breath : APNEA
43
Person without direction : LOSTSOUL
45
What volunteers do : ENLIST
46
Openly disregard : FLOUT
47
Pops : DADAS
48
Jason of the Harry Potter movies : ISAACS
50
Medium for school announcements : PASYSTEM
53
Fourth-largest city in Deutschland : KOLN
54
Hair-raising : EERIE
56
The Ronettes, e.g. : TRIO
57
A.L. or N.L. division : EAST
58
Whiff : SMELL
59
Currency with a 20-cent coin : EURO
60
Specialty : AREA
61
Stratego piece with a monocle : SPY
62
Stalk : REED
Down
1
Salad veggie : CUKE
2
Top : APEX
3
Statement #1 : NINEDOWNISFALSE
4
Bad bedfellows, say : SNORERS
5
Like 4-Down : NOISY
6
Retina feature : CONE
7
Assn. : ORG
8
Lassoing lass : COWGIRL
9
Statement #2 : THREEDOWNISTRUE
10
Mideast currency : RIAL
11
Biscuits and rolls, sometimes : SOPS
13
Places for mobiles : CRIBS
14
Scoundrel : SOANDSO
20
Scoundrel : CREEP
22
Dir. from Providence to Boston : NNE
24
Certain terminal : ANODE
25
"It's ___!" : ADEAL
26
Title role for Antonio Banderas : ZORRO
27
Big name in moving : UHAUL
28
Annual May announcements : OBIES
29
Suggest : GETAT
31
Word after lake or sea : TROUT
35
Piques : AROUSES
36
Familiar axes : XANDY
39
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace : ATLANTA
42
Coat heavily : PLASTER
44
Assn. : SOC
45
Stand in a studio : EASEL
47
___ Double : DAILY
48
Big name in furniture : IKEA
49
Go sky-high : SOAR
50
Some kitchen work, informally : PREP
51
Hibernia : EIRE
52
It may be happy or grumpy : MOOD
55
What dialing 911 may bring : EMS

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