New York Times, Monday, May 30, 2016

Author: David Woolf
Editor: Will Shortz
David Woolf
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Woolf. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

David Woolf notes: I've come to realize that when I'm writing clues, I often have little idea how hard the clues are. For instance, in this puzzle, I ... more
Jeff Chen notes: TOSSED SALAD describing the letters S A L A D mixed up within phrases. Some nice finds, particularly SALSA DANCING (I used to do that ... more
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Across Down
1. Funny Groucho or Harpo : MARX
5. Lover of Tristan, in legend : ISOLDE
11. Place with R.V. hookups : KOA
14. Swear : AVER
15. GoDaddy purchase : DOMAIN
16. 90° bend : ELL
17. Tropical drinks often served with umbrellas : PINACOLADAS
19. ___ Period (time in Japanese history) : EDO
20. Lustful deity of myth : SATYR
21. Rooster's mate : HEN
22. Store sign during business hours : OPEN
23. Spicy ballroom activity? : SALSADANCING
27. Communication for the deaf, in brief : ASL
30. Try to win, as a lover : WOO
31. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
32. Finishing eighth out of eight, say : DEADLAST
35. Strain the body too much : OVERDO
38. Stupefy : DAZE
39. Baby horses : FOALS
41. Nipple : TEAT
42. Rococo and Postmodernism : STYLES
44. Application to highways before a winter storm : ROADSALT
46. Take to court : SUE
47. Actress Thurman : UMA
48. Zodiac lion : LEO
49. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author : DOUGLASADAMS
55. Boleyn, Brontë or Bancroft : ANNE
56. Prof helpers : TAS
57. Earl or baron : NOBLE
61. 2012 #1 album for Taylor Swift : RED
62. Common first course ... or what's literally contained in 17-, 23-, 32-, 44- and 49-Across? : TOSSEDSALAD
65. Maker of the Optima and Sorento : KIA
66. "Hey!," from someone who's hiding : INHERE
67. Wander : ROVE
68. Foxy : SLY
69. Butcher's implement : MEATAX
70. The Ugly Duckling, actually : SWAN
1. Rand McNally items : MAPS
2. Big name in running shoes : AVIA
3. $2,000 for Boardwalk, with a hotel : RENT
4. Penetrating looks? : XRAYS
5. Declaration made with a raised right hand : IDO
6. Note between fa and la : SOL
7. Warren Buffet, the Oracle of ___ : OMAHA
8. Stowed on board : LADED
9. Singer Ross with the Supremes : DIANA
10. Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
11. Stay authentic, colloquially : KEEPITREAL
12. Of yore : OLDEN
13. See 18-Down : ALONG
18. With 13-Down, move at a snail's place : CRAWL
22. Groups of eight : OCTETS
24. Hangs around and does nothing : LOAFS
25. Just all right : SOSO
26. Thanksgiving's mo. : NOV
27. Does sums : ADDS
28. Bench or chair : SEAT
29. Relaxing time after church, say : LAZYSUNDAY
33. Downpour : DELUGE
34. Paver's supply : TAR
35. Target of a decade-long manhunt, informally : OSAMA
36. Over hill and ___ : DALE
37. Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
40. Eardrum-busting : LOUD
43. Squirmy fish : EEL
45. Curses : DAMNS
49. Opposite of whites, laundrywise : DARKS
50. Longtime NBC newsman Roger : ONEIL
51. Do penance (for) : ATONE
52. An Obama girl : SASHA
53. Thing in the plus column : ASSET
54. Goes way, way up : SOARS
58. Erupt : BLOW
59. What a volcano erupts : LAVA
60. Biblical garden : EDEN
62. Dickens's Tiny ___ : TIM
63. Long, long time : ERA
64. Showtime's serial killer protagonist, familiarly : DEX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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