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0314-17 New York Times Crossword Answers 14 Mar 17, Tuesday

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CROSSWORD SETTER: Damon J. Gulczynski
THEME: Salad Days
Each of TODAY’S themed answers is a male actor whose family name is a type of SALAD:
58A. Youthful time in one's life ... which this puzzle might harken solvers back to? : SALAD DAYS

20A. *"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" actor, 1963 : SID CAESAR (giving “Caesar salad”)
24A. *"12 Angry Men" actor, 1957 : LEE J COBB (giving “Cobb salad”)
36A. *"Anatomy of a Murder" actor, 1959 : ORSON BEAN (giving “bean salad”)
53A. *"Road Trip" actor, 2000 : TOM GREEN (giving “green salad”)

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
1. Pop fan? : MOM
4. Numbers to crunch : DATA
8. Asian gambling mecca : MACAU
13. Singer DiFranco : ANI
14. Water pitchers : EWERS
16. Slender woodwinds : OBOES
17. Asian electronics giant : NEC
18. Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
19. Sporty car in a Beach Boys song : T-BIRD
20. *"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" actor, 1963 : SID CAESAR (giving “Caesar salad”)
22. Year, south of the border : ANO
23. A pep talk might boost it : MORALE
24. *"12 Angry Men" actor, 1957 : LEE J COBB (giving “Cobb salad”)
28. Reduce to particles : ATOMIZE
30. Online money transfer facilitator : PAYPAL
31. Scruff of the neck : NAPE
32. Made bird noises : COOED
35. Pig's digs : STY
36. *"Anatomy of a Murder" actor, 1959 : ORSON BEAN (giving “bean salad”)
40. "Breaking Bad" network : AMC
43. It's a size larger than grande at Starbucks : VENTI
44. Sounds of satisfaction : AAHS
48. Like a toasted marshmallow vis-à-vis a non-toasted one : GOOIER
50. Shirt with straps instead of sleeves : TANK TOP
53. *"Road Trip" actor, 2000 : TOM GREEN (giving “green salad”)
56. Rice-based Spanish dish : PAELLA
57. PC "brain" : CPU
58. Youthful time in one's life ... which this puzzle might harken solvers back to? : SALAD DAYS
60. Did a smith's job on : SHOED
62. Prized violin : AMATI
63. D.C. ballplayer : NAT
64. In and of itself : PER SE
65. Mister, south of the border : SENOR
66. Prefix with borough : TRI-
67. Bohemian : ARTSY
68. Puts in stitches : SEWS
69. Dog breeder's org. : AKC

1. One admired for his masculinity : MAN’S MAN
2. The tiniest bit : ONE IOTA
3. Gesture to punctuate a great performance : MIC DROP
4. Highest mountain in North America : DENALI
5. "What a bummer!" : AW GEEZ!
6. Oolong and Earl Grey : TEAS
7. Popular typeface : ARIAL
8. Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
9. Monastic realm : ABBACY
10. Many washers and dryers in apartment buildings : COIN-OPS
11. Stunt pilot : AEROBAT
12. Amer. money : USD
15. Peeved : SORE
21. Hitchcock role in almost every Hitchcock film : CAMEO
25. Sporting sword : EPEE
26. Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
27. Journalist Nellie : BLY
29. "Micro" and "macro" subject, for short : ECON
33. Province west of Que. : ONT
34. Passing mention? : OBIT
37. Winnebago owner, briefly : RVER
38. Bone-dry : SERE
39. In the buff : NAKED
40. F.B.I. employee: Abbr. : AGT
41. Sponge : MOOCHER
42. Behave : COMPORT
45. 1996 Olympics site : ATLANTA
46. It stores a synagogue's Torah scrolls : HOLY ARK
47. Moving jerkily : SPASTIC
49. "Um ... O.K." : I GUESS …
51. "Superbad" producer Judd : APATOW
52. Low points : NADIRS
54. Those, to José : ESAS
55. April, May and June, for example : NAMES
59. Swimmer's assignment : LANE
60. Where you might hear 44-Across : SPA
61. Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY

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1 comment :

Dave Kennison said...

8:48, no errors.

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