New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Take down ___ (humble) : APEG
5. Finds common ground : AGREES
11. In days past : AGO
14. La Scala headliner : DIVA
15. Spitting image : DOUBLE
16. Chicken ___ : POX
17. Newspaper puzzle with anagrams : DAILYJUMBLE
19. Sourdough alternative : RYE
20. End a hug : UNCLASP
21. Neighbor of an Iraqi : SYRIAN
23. "The Chosen" author Chaim : POTOK
24. Genteel gathering : TEA
27. Source of the Beverly Hillbillies' wealth : OIL
28. MP3 player that weighs less than an ounce : IPODSHUFFLE
33. Seed on a bun : SESAME
37. Island instrument, briefly : UKE
38. Stunt plane maneuver : LOOP
39. Appease : PLACATE
41. Album's first half : SIDEONE
43. Ungrammatical contraction : AINT
44. Lead-in to a big day : EVE
46. Kind of magazine : GIRLIE
47. Frenzied rush : MADSCRAMBLE
50. "I shoulda known that!" : DUH
51. Snooker stick : CUE
52. Unvoiced : TACIT
57. Elton John collaborator Bernie : TAUPIN
60. Just O.K. : AVERAGE
62. Appear in print : RUN
63. Tart powdered drink preparation : LEMONADEMIX
66. Filled up on : ATE
67. Chilean novelist Allende : ISABEL
68. River through St. Petersburg : NEVA
69. Informal greetings : YOS
70. Take big steps : STRIDE
71. Pub offerings : ALES
1. Seem logical : ADDUP
2. Alicia Keys's instrument : PIANO
3. Boot out : EVICT
4. Vintner Ernest or Julio : GALLO
5. Sm., med. and lg., e.g. : ADJS
6. Approach : GOUPTO
7. ___ and Coke : RUM
8. Flow's partner : EBB
9. Corner shapes : ELLS
10. "So long!" : SEEYOU
11. Victim of a springtime hoax : APRILFOOL
12. "The Naked Maja" painter : GOYA
13. Plow-pulling pair : OXEN
18. City southeast of Seattle : YAKIMA
22. Ransacker : RIFLER
25. University URL ender : EDU
26. Makes inquiries : ASKS
29. Noted pumpkin eater : PETER
30. Katherine of "Knocked Up" : HEIGL
31. Actress Anderson : LONI
32. Sport with lunges : EPEE
33. Unsolicited e-mail : SPAM
34. "Viva Zapata!" director Kazan : ELIA
35. Windblown formations : SANDDUNES
36. Is a brat : ACTSUP
40. Removal from harm's way, for short : EVAC
42. Followed a downsizing plan? : DIETED
45. Ostrich look-alike : EMU
48. Spicy cook-off dishes : CHILIS
49. Conked with a pitch : BEANED
53. Madison Square Garden, e.g. : ARENA
54. Caravan beast : CAMEL
55. "Enough!" : IGIVE
56. State with a panhandle : TEXAS
57. Highchair feature : TRAY
58. Prius, for one : AUTO
59. Digs in twigs : NEST
61. Low-lying region : VALE
64. Scuff, e.g. : MAR
65. Geisha's sash : OBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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