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New York Times, Monday, June 2, 2014

Kind of test ... or a phonetic hint to 17-, 25-, 36-, 47- and 57-Across

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {V} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Michaels.
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
I could write an ESSAY about this, but I'll keep it short! (Relatively...for me). I simply liked the simplicity of "S.A." phrases and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Strong puzzle to start the week. Initialism themes (two-word phrases which begin with the same letters) are commonplace, so one must ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/2/14 ( No. 23,582 )

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Across
1
Quick second : JIFF
5
Push : IMPEL
10
___ law (physics formulation) : OHMS
14
One who Googles, e.g. : USER
15
"Yippee!" : WAHOO
16
"Go ahead!" : DOIT
17
Total misery : SHEERAGONY
19
Capital of Norway : OSLO
20
Forbidding words? : DONOT
21
Odd : QUEER
22
$20 bill dispenser, briefly : ATM
25
Sleep extender : SNOOZEALARM
28
"Beats me!" : NOIDEA
30
Horse feed : OATS
31
___ uncertain terms : INNO
32
Cubs slugger Sammy : SOSA
33
Long-distance inits. : ATT
36
2000 Olympics site : SYDNEYAUSTRALIA
41
Suffix with lion : ESS
42
Hair job at a salon : PERM
43
Wild guess : STAB
44
Prefix with pad or port : HELI
45
Top-notch : SUPERB
47
Founding father who had a beer named after him : SAMUELADAMS
52
Bit of sunshine : RAY
53
Midterms, e.g. : EXAMS
54
Piano exercise : ETUDE
56
___ mater : ALMA
57
Wisenheimer : SMARTALECK
62
Bar mitzvah boy, barely : TEEN
63
Divide 50-50 : SPLIT
64
Flowing hair : MANE
65
Concordes, in brief : SSTS
66
Kind of test ... or a phonetic hint to 17-, 25-, 36-, 47- and 57-Across : ESSAY
67
Like carols at Christmas : SUNG
Down
1
Roast beef au ___ : JUS
2
Relative of -esque : ISH
3
Doctor's charge : FEE
4
Wilma's hubby on "The Flintstones" : FRED
5
"All ___ Do" (Sheryl Crow hit) : IWANNA
6
Nearsighted Mr. of cartoons : MAGOO
7
Snapshot : PHOTO
8
Long, long time : EON
9
Myrna of "The Thin Man" : LOY
10
Nonalcoholic beer brand : ODOULS
11
Book between Daniel and Joel : HOSEA
12
Middle-distance runner : MILER
13
Blizzard or hurricane : STORM
18
Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
21
Persian Gulf emirate : QATAR
22
Absinthe flavor : ANISE
23
Stage statuettes : TONYS
24
Keeps an eye on : MINDS
26
Crazy places : ZOOS
27
3:00, on a compass : EAST
29
___ Juan (ladies' man) : DON
32
1 + 2 + 3, e.g. : SUM
33
Tweak, say : ALTER
34
Pageant crown : TIARA
35
Striped cat : TABBY
37
Fencing weapons : EPEES
38
Holler : YELL
39
Prima donna's delivery : ARIA
40
Cleopatra's killer : ASP
44
Earthlings : HUMANS
45
Raunchy : SMUTTY
46
Fed. food inspector : USDA
47
Goals for musical chairs players : SEATS
48
Ones keeping the wheels turning? : AXLES
49
Playwright David who wrote "Glengarry Glen Ross" : MAMET
50
Mergers and buyouts : DEALS
51
Skylit courtyards : ATRIA
55
Street-lining trees : ELMS
57
U-turn from NNW : SSE
58
Hunters of AWOLs : MPS
59
Water, in Waterloo : EAU
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Wolf Blitzer's channel : CNN
61
Big beer order : KEG

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