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New York Times, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

___ Institute, org. that makes use of the Allen Telescope Array

Author:
Gareth Bain and David Poole
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Poole

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Bain. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
This puzzle was the first collaboration for both of us. David originally contacted Gareth via email, and we ended up sending each ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Letter substitution theme today, words ending in A changed to ER with wacky results. Some of them really amused me, TUBER PLAYER ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times8/27/14 ( No. 23,668 )

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Across
1
Showing hopelessness : ABJECT
7
"West Side Story" weapon : SHIV
11
Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
14
Truckers' contest : ROADEO
15
Colombian city of 2+ million : CALI
16
Dig this! : ORE
17
Libretto for "Eel Trovatore"? : CONGERLINES
19
FEMA offering : AID
20
Green-light : OKAY
21
Want ad abbr. : EEO
22
Lightning setting : TAMPA
24
Microwave for hot dogs? : FRANKZAPPER
27
Sequel to "Twilight" : NEWMOON
31
90 degrees from sur : OESTE
32
Sound of an allergic reaction : ACHOO
33
___ factor : ICK
34
Porter's cousin : ALE
37
Actor Sheen after starting a new career in piano maintenance? : CHARLIETHETUNER
42
"Salem's ___" : LOT
43
DVR brand : RCA
44
Subject of King Abdullah : SAUDI
45
Union station? : ALTAR
48
Lacking the traditional comforts : SPARTAN
50
One who knows the earnings report by heart? : SALESQUOTER
53
Get the lead out? : ERASE
54
Hauler's choice : VAN
55
Once, quaintly : ERST
59
Lucy of "The Man With the Iron Fists" : LIU
60
Actor in a Mr. Potato Head costume? : TUBERPLAYER
64
Gig part : MEG
65
Scrape, in a way : SKIN
66
Make bubbly : AERATE
67
Wood used to make the original Stratocasters : ASH
68
Neurosurgeons' readouts, for short : EEGS
69
George's friend in "Of Mice and Men" : LENNIE
Down
1
Oil giant that's part of the Tesoro Corporation : ARCO
2
Reserve : BOOK
3
1998 Wimbledon champ Novotna : JANA
4
Pushing the boundaries of propriety : EDGY
5
Daycare center? : CEE
6
Fighter in a ring : TORERO
7
Descendant : SCION
8
Solo on the big screen : HAN
9
Land in la mer : ILE
10
Prospects : VISTAS
11
Bit of packaging detritus : FOAMPEANUT
12
Horsefeathers : TRIPE
13
Chest wood : CEDAR
18
Like ostrich meat : LEAN
23
Abbr. in some addresses : APT
24
Hornswoggle : FOOL
25
___ brothers, noted political donors : KOCH
26
First name of the wolf in Disney's "The Big Bad Wolf" : ZEKE
27
Salt, chemically : NACL
28
Parrot : ECHO
29
"That is SO stupid!" : WHATALAUGH
30
Country on the Strait of Gibraltar: Abbr. : MOR
33
"Keep ___ secret" : ITA
35
Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
36
Hibernia : ERIN
38
Early 2000s war zone : IRAQ
39
Color similar to almond : ECRU
40
Winter Palace resident : TSAR
41
Political alliance of 1958: Abbr. : UAR
46
"___ Girls," 1957 musical comedy : LES
47
Sub-Saharan menace : TSETSE
48
Badge shape : STAR
49
One who might have a collection of foreign stamps : PENPAL
50
1965 civil rights march site : SELMA
51
Curious, action-oriented sort, supposedly : ARIES
52
Pizzeria needs : OVENS
55
Pull in : EARN
56
Romney's 2012 running mate : RYAN
57
___ Institute, org. that makes use of the Allen Telescope Array : SETI
58
Family ___ : TREE
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Relative of a cuatro, informally : UKE
62
All over the news : BIG
63
Victor at Chancellorsville : LEE

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