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New York Times, Friday, July 18, 2014

Who wrote "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not"

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ian Livengood notes:
Not my cleanest themeless construction ever, but certainly one of my favorites. Bronze my statue with that NW corner, please. I should ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Hard to tell that Ian's a sports nut, yeah? There's only COSTAS, THE REBELS, TERRELL Davis... and TEAM SPORTS, of course. Thankfully I ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/18/14 ( No. 23,628 )

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Across
1
"Know what I'm sayin'?," in hip-hop slang : YAHEARD
8
"Yep, alas" : FRAIDSO
15
Feature of many a reception : OPENBAR
16
1998 N.F.L. M.V.P. Davis : TERRELL
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Tablet alternatives : GELCAPS
18
Laughed menacingly : CACKLED
19
Any of the Baleares : ISLA
20
Political leader? : GEO
22
Bob of play-by-play : COSTAS
23
Squeeze : SCRUNCH
26
Kind of dye : AZO
27
Things that wind up on trucks : FIREHOSES
30
Sounded wowed : AAHED
32
Days ___ : AGO
33
Villainous organization in the 007 film "GoldenEye" : RUSSIANMOB
35
Sleep around : BEDHOP
37
Like many Plains Indians : SIOUAN
39
Football and basketball : TEAMSPORTS
43
Like innuendo : SLY
44
Electronics component : DIODE
45
Ole Miss, athletically : THEREBELS
47
What you might arrive two hrs. early for : ETD
48
Central American capital : SANJOSE
49
Blue-flowered Mediterranean herb : BORAGE
52
Buff finish? : OON
53
Nuzzling spot, maybe : NAPE
57
Leader referred to as "His Imperial Majesty" : AKIHITO
59
1994 memoir with a chapter on "New Robot Novels" : IASIMOV
61
Oscar-nominated Greek-American actor : SAVALAS
62
Crank : NUTCASE
63
Certain solution holder : EYEBATH
64
Figure in many a New Yorker cartoon : STPETER
Down
1
Meditative sort : YOGI
2
Big tree climbers : APES
3
Something to catch from scolding parents : HELL
4
Box : ENCASE
5
Org. the Utah Stars belonged to : ABA
6
Public Enemy and others : RAPGROUPS
7
Who wrote "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not" : DRSEUSS
8
U.S. fraud watchdog : FTC
9
Breadth : REACH
10
___ Arena (past Kings home) : ARCO
11
Needles : IRKS
12
Campus spot for Bluto, Otter and Boon : DELTAHOUSE
13
Scuzz : SLEAZEBALL
14
Motherland : OLDSOD
21
Tender with Washington : ONES
24
Google browser : CHROME
25
Ted Danson hit series : CSI
27
"Groovy!" : FAB
28
"All right already!" : IGETITOKAY
29
Walk of Style locale : RODEODRIVE
30
Flavorings in some root beers : ANISES
31
Member of a loving trio? : AMO
34
Person on a mission? : ASTRONAUT
36
Ordered : HAD
38
George Clinton was its first gov. (for 21 years) : NYS
40
K-12 grp. : PTA
41
"Whoops!" : OHNO
42
Answers : REJOINS
44
Lower : DEBASE
46
"Quit your squabbling" : BENICE
48
Switched to, as on a thermostat : SETAT
50
Fictional boss of Stubb and Flask : AHAB
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River to the Colorado : GILA
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Member of a loving trio? : AMAT
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Work for an artist, maybe : POSE
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"Would I ___!" : EVER
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Start of a kids' clothing line name : OSH
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Letters on a track : STP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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