New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Author: Mark Bickham
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Bickham
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bickham. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Anatomical pouches : SACS
5. Rocker Hendrix : JIMI
9. Ingredient in a screwdriver : VODKA
14. Online source for TV shows : HULU
15. 'Dos you don't want to sit behind at movies : FROS
16. "Let ___!" ("Full speed ahead!") : ITRIP
17. Norse war god : ODIN
18. Aggressive swarms : KILLERBEES
20. Glittery stone : GEODE
22. Headline event in India in 1974 and '98 : NTEST
23. ___-pitch softball : SLO
24. Facilities with padded walls : INSANEASYLUMS
27. And more, in brief : ETC
28. Neighbor of Hung. : AUST
30. Hitter's stat : RBI
33. Square root symbol : RADICALSIGN
39. Florence's river : ARNO
41. Complete makeovers : REDOS
42. Pinza of "South Pacific" : EZIO
43. One of two figures in "The Wizard of Oz" : WICKEDWITCH
46. Eastern newt : EFT
47. Spoil : TURN
48. Like some baseball teams and batteries : AAA
50. 1969 platinum record for Creedence Clearwater Revival : BADMOONRISING
58. Feathered stole : BOA
60. Joyful cry : WAHOO
61. Equestrian, e.g. : RIDER
62. Question posed while pulling leftovers from the fridge ... or a query about the initial words of 18-, 24-, 33-, 43- or 50-Across? : ISTHISGOOD
65. Suffix with concession : AIRE
66. Boxer's bane : FLEAS
67. Mixed bag : OLIO
68. Stellar phenomenon : NOVA
69. "Chicago" director/choreographer : FOSSE
70. Surrealist played by Adrien Brody in "Midnight in Paris" : DALI
71. Editor's retraction : STET
1. Japanese chess : SHOGI
2. "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" poet : AUDEN
3. Ad awards : CLIOS
4. It may have a cherry on top : SUNDAE
5. Alternative to Newark or La Guardia : JFK
6. One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : IRINA
7. Sloughs off : MOLTS
8. R&B's ___ Brothers : ISLEY
9. Almost real : VIRTUAL
10. Place to put down stakes?: Abbr. : OTB
11. Number at a bridal boutique : DRESSSIZE
12. German city on a canal of the same name : KIEL
13. Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
19. Adult ed course, often : ESL
21. ___'acte : ENTR
25. Greeting that saves postage : ECARD
26. Calliope or Euterpe : MUSE
29. End-of-week cry : TGIF
30. Damp and chilly : RAW
31. One loyal to the Union Jack, informally : BRIT
32. Sits on to keep warm, say : INCUBATES
34. Mountain ___ : DEW
35. Despot Amin : IDI
36. Infirmary sight : COT
37. Leave ___ (do permanent damage) : ASCAR
38. Excluding : NOT
40. Some pods : OKRA
44. How sausage links are connected : ENDWISE
45. Locks : HAIR
49. About 60% of the world's inhabitants : ASIANS
51. More, in Madrid : MAS
52. "My heavens, no!" : OHGOD
53. "Alley Oop" woman : OOOLA
54. Dieter's salad request : NOOIL
55. Bonehead : IDIOT
56. "You have some ___!" : NERVE
57. Distinguished : GREAT
58. Son of Willy Loman : BIFF
59. Capital near the 60th parallel : OSLO
63. Suffers from : HAS
64. "___ Hear a Waltz?" : DOI

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

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