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New York Times, Monday, August 11, 2014

Author:
David Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
986/16/20111/12/202019
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86691132242
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.645183
David Steinberg
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1472/19/19538/11/20142
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927223627215
ScrabRebusCirclePangramPre‑WS
1.50101126
Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GQVXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 147 for Ms. Gordon. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
David: Bernice sent me the idea for a H?LL vowel progression using the theme entries HALL OF FAME, HELLO DOLLY, HILLTOP, HOLLYHOCKS, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful puzzle today, almost exactly what I hope for on a Monday. The theme is pretty straightforward — a "H?LL" vowel progression — ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0811 ( 23,652 )
Across
1
Give for free, as a ticket : COMP
5
Quite a ways off : AFAR
9
Off-the-cuff remark : ADLIB
14
French girlfriend : AMIE
15
"Buy two, get one free" event : SALE
16
Bowling score component : FRAME
17
Top scores in Olympic diving : TENS
18
"Thank God Almighty!" : HALLELUJAH
20
Dress : CLOTHE
22
With ice cream : ALAMODE
23
Of an ancient Greek period : HELLENISTIC
26
Meadow : LEA
27
Mammal with webbed paws : OTTER
28
Scheduled to arrive : DUE
29
Skidded : SLID
30
Phone-tapping org. : NSA
31
Gas in advertising lights : NEON
33
Food fight sounds : SPLATS
35
Jed Clampett, e.g. : HILLBILLY
37
Difficult experience : ORDEAL
40
Cajun cooking pod : OKRA
41
Cambridge sch. from which I. M. Pei graduated : MIT
44
Apt rhyme of "crude" : LEWD
45
Feeling of reverence : AWE
46
Nonsensical : INANE
48
Dr. ___, Eminem mentor : DRE
49
Sauce made with butter, egg yolks and lemon juice : HOLLANDAISE
52
Comedy Central's "The ___ Report" : COLBERT
54
Stage whispers : ASIDES
55
Uproar : HULLABALOO
58
Polish hero Walesa : LECH
59
Swallowed a loss : ATEIT
60
500 sheets of paper : REAM
61
"Do ___ others as ..." : UNTO
62
Mug shot subjects, informally : PERPS
63
iPhone assistant who says that "42" is the meaning of life : SIRI
64
Test cheater's sound : PSST
Down
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Grow in popularity : CATCHON
2
Folded breakfast dishes : OMELETS
3
Longtime Nikon competitor : MINOLTA
4
Mortar's partner : PESTLE
5
Pale-faced : ASHEN
6
Air traffic watchdog, for short : FAA
7
The whole shebang : ALL
8
Give an account of : RELATE
9
Insurance company with a "spokesduck" : AFLAC
10
Snare or tom-tom : DRUM
11
Home of U.C. San Diego : LAJOLLA
12
Cry after reaching the summit : IMADEIT
13
Guillotines : BEHEADS
19
Wallach of "The Magnificent Seven" : ELI
21
Result of overstrain, maybe : HERNIA
24
Fox's "American ___" : IDOL
25
Annual El Paso football event : SUNBOWL
29
Cagey : SLY
32
Building addition : ELL
33
Camera letters : SLR
34
Patterns used for kilts : PLAIDS
35
"___ give you the shirt off his back" : HED
36
Company said to use about 1% of the world's wood supply : IKEA
37
British buddy : OLDCHAP
38
Change the direction of, as traffic : REROUTE
39
Inhabitant : DWELLER
41
Cinderella and Rapunzel : MAIDENS
42
Bees and butterflies : INSECTS
43
Start of a hole : TEESHOT
45
Places to say "I do" : ALTARS
47
Seal, as a shipping crate : NAILUP
49
Sticks in the oven : HEATS
50
Space ball : ORB
51
Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
53
Radar screen point : BLIP
56
Hawaiian gift : LEI
57
Regatta implement : OAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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