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New York Times, Monday, January 16, 2012

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: This one was inspired from Patrick Blindauer's wedding to his lovely bride Rebecca in St. Louis. I wanted CLANGCLANGCLANG 15 WENTTHETROLLEY 13 and MEETMEINSTLOUIS 15 but somehow that evolved into just three repeating words. I thought PICKYPICKYPICKY was funny and MONEYMONEYMONEY was the name of a song. Again Will pushed for four, which is the new 3. WORDSWORDSWORDS was from Shakespeare so I thought that classed things up a bit!
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,714
Across Down
1. Kind of 54-Down that's flavored with flowers : JASMINE
8. Compilation book : OMNIBUS
15. Tiberius or Charlemagne : EMPEROR
16. Flowering shrub common in the South : LANTANA
17. Hamlet's reply to "What do you read, my lord?" : WORDSWORDSWORDS
19. "The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
20. Musical piece for two : DUET
21. "Cheers" actor Roger : REES
22. Laughed contemptuously : SNEERED
25. Desertlike : DRY
26. California peak : SHASTA
30. Tear : RIP
32. "You're too hard to please!" : PICKYPICKYPICKY
39. Jai ___ : ALAI
40. Bearded beast of Africa : GNU
41. "Damn Yankees" seductress : LOLA
42. 1976 Abba hit : MONEYMONEYMONEY
47. Louis XIV, par exemple : ROI
48. Cosmetician Lauder and others : ESTEES
49. It's all the rage : FAD
52. Not oral : WRITTEN
56. Bushy do : AFRO
58. On a cruise : ASEA
59. Fencing sword : EPEE
63. How the trolley went in a 1944 song : CLANGCLANGCLANG
67. Perceptible by touch : TACTILE
68. Prodding into action : GOOSING
69. Moe, Larry and Curly : STOOGES
70. Big name in multivitamins : ONEADAY
1. A majority of Israelis : JEWS
2. Frenzied : AMOK
3. Nimble for one's age : SPRY
4. Docs prescribe them : MEDS
5. Tax org. : IRS
6. This very minute : NOW
7. Wear away, as soil : ERODE
8. Like a big brother : OLDER
9. Expertise : MASTERY
10. Opposite of SSE : NNW
11. "Believe ___ Not!" : ITOR
12. Exposed : BARED
13. Beneath : UNDER
14. Impertinent : SASSY
18. Parisian street : RUE
22. Pig's digs : STY
23. 40 winks : NAP
24. Quick swim : DIP
26. E-mail that's sent out by the millions : SPAM
27. Largest city on the island of Hawaii : HILO
28. Open ___ of worms : ACAN
29. T-bar rider : SKIER
31. Aviator : PILOT
33. "Can ___ now?" : IGO
34. Channel for Anderson Cooper : CNN
35. Letter before ar : KUE
36. Ice cream treat : CONE
37. Swiss artist Paul : KLEE
38. Cheers for successes : YAYS
43. "Ouch!" : YOW
44. Backup singer for Smokey Robinson : MIRACLE
45. "___-haw!" : YEE
46. AOL alternative : MSN
49. Statistics, e.g. : FACTS
50. Black key above G : AFLAT
51. Northern constellation : DRACO
53. Capri and Wight : ISLES
54. Pekoe, e.g. : TEA
55. "It takes two" to do this : TANGO
57. Knowledgeable about : ONTO
59. "Born Free" lioness : ELSA
60. No longer owed : PAID
61. Sicilian city : ENNA
62. Like a soufflé : EGGY
64. Band's engagement : GIG
65. Suffix with penta-, hexa-, hepta-, etc. : GON
66. Iowa college : COE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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