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New York Times, Saturday, June 21, 2014

River bordering the Olympic host cities Grenoble and Albertville

Author:
Brad Wilber and Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Wilber. This is puzzle # 71 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Brad: My original intention was to do the entire top half and tag Byron, but I ended up giving him just a corner. I had to laugh that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Another nice themeless from the BOY WONDER duo, Brad Wilber and Byron Walden. An interesting grid layout I haven't seen before — ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/21/14 ( No. 23,601 )

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1
Keister : CABOOSE
8
Soft drink company based in California : SHASTA
14
Comfortable way to rest : ASSURED
15
Cigar with clipped ends : CHEROOT
16
Winter Olympics group : SKITEAM
17
Edible in a cone : PINENUT
18
Onetime White House resident with a cleft palate : TADLINCOLN
20
Onetime capital of the Mughal Empire : AGRA
21
Only man ever to win an L.P.G.A. Tour tournament (1962) : SNEAD
22
Handy talent? : BLUES
24
Govt. medical agency : CDC
25
Fountain spirits : NAIADS
27
Travelocity competitor : KAYAK
29
Saw home? : SHED
32
___ d'agneau (lamb dish) : RIS
33
Harbors : SANCTA
34
El Greco, after age 36 : TOLEDAN
36
Ate at : NETTLED
37
"Kramer vs. Kramer" novelist Corman and others : AVERYS
38
Crack, say : MAR
39
Energy company in the Fortune 100 : HESS
40
Home pages? : LEASE
41
Sierra Nevada evergreen : REDFIR
43
Like some verbs: Abbr. : IRR
44
Moon of Saturn : DIONE
46
Strategic port raided by Sir Francis Drake in 1587 : CADIZ
50
Anika ___ Rose, 2014 Tony nominee for "A Raisin in the Sun" : NONI
52
Java file, e.g. : SOURCECODE
54
Showed : EVINCED
56
Treats to prevent goiter, say : IODIZES
57
Delivers in court : RENDERS
58
Furthest stretched : TAUTEST
59
Legs' diamonds? : ARGYLE
60
Panel composition, often : EXPERTS
Down
1
They rotate on Broadway : CASTS
2
___ Engineer (M.I.T. online reference service) : ASKAN
3
Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," originally : BSIDE
4
Xenophobe's bane : OUTLANDERS
5
Frozen foods giant : OREIDA
6
___ Parker, founding president of Facebook : SEAN
7
Author of the 87th Precinct series : EDMCBAIN
8
Buff : SHINE
9
One given to brooding : HEN
10
Bailiwick : AREA
11
Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'Été," e.g. : SONGCYCLE
12
Printing on many concert souvenir T-shirts : TOURDATES
13
Spots likely to smear : ATTACKADS
15
79, say : CPLUS
19
Onetime Toronado, e.g., informally : OLDS
23
Game in which top trumps are called matadors : SKAT
26
Certain tax shelters, for short : IRAS
28
Stone coal : ANTHRACITE
29
Setting for "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" : STALINERA
30
Helicopter-parent, say : HOVEROVER
31
University of Phoenix specialty : ELEARNING
33
Dennis in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," e.g. : SERF
35
Like roots, periodically? : DYED
36
Voter with a Green button, once : NADERITE
38
Array of options : MENU
41
Chancel arch icons : ROODS
42
Slick, in a way : ICEDUP
45
River bordering the Olympic host cities Grenoble and Albertville : ISERE
47
Sleepy sort : DOZER
48
Namely : IDEST
49
Some garnishes : ZESTS
51
Annual race, colloquially : INDY
53
Soft-soap : COAX
55
Animation fan's collectible : CEL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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