New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author: Pete Muller
Editor: Will Shortz
Pete Muller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVWXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. 1970 #1 hit with the lyric "Easy as ..." : ABC
4. Last option, often : OTHER
9. Equally poor : ASBAD
14. Miracle-___ : GRO
15. Soap genre : DRAMA
16. Macbeth or Macduff : THANE
17. Surgically replaceable body parts : HIPJOINTS
19. With 49-Across, jumble : HODGE
20. Sop up : ABSORB
21. Many a corporate plane : PROPJET
23. On videotape, say : SEEN
24. Supposed skill of some hotline operators : ESP
27. The sun, in Spain : ELSOL
28. Some INTs result in them : TDS
29. When mammoths roamed : ICEAGE
31. Sedona automaker : KIA
33. On-the-spot appraisal : SNAPJUDGMENT
36. "___ directed" : USEAS
39. Sun-kissed : TAN
40. Tea-growing Indian state : ASSAM
41. Classic mountain bikes : STUMPJUMPERS
44. H.R.H. part : HER
45. Alternative to texts : EMAILS
46. Manhattan's crosstown arteries: Abbr. : STS
49. See 19-Across : PODGE
52. Cards, on scoreboards : STL
53. Green "pet" : CHIA
54. Bar musicians may put them out : TIPJARS
56. Total nonsense : IDIOCY
58. "___ the loneliest number" : ONEIS
59. Serving with syrup : FLAPJACKS
62. Lee and Laurel : STANS
63. As such : PERSE
64. Merry Prankster Kesey : KEN
65. The hotheaded Corleone : SONNY
66. Protected from rainouts, say : DOMED
67. Sellout sign : SRO
1. Terror-struck : AGHAST
2. Greased the palm of : BRIBED
3. Thickets : COPSES
4. Foot problem : ODOR
5. Manhattan film festival locale : TRIBECA
6. ___ Solo (Ford role) : HAN
7. Defib operator : EMT
8. Sing like Tom Waits : RASP
9. Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
10. Hits the "Add to Cart" button and then continues, say : SHOPS
11. Elicitors of groans : BADJOKES
12. Actress Jolie : ANGELINA
13. Bug repellent : DEET
18. Stewart in the "Wordplay" documentary : JON
22. Action hero's underwater breathing aid : REED
25. Body part that may be deviated : SEPTUM
26. Nightwear ... or a hidden feature of 17-, 21-, 33-, 41-, 54- and 59-Across? : PAJAMAS
29. Clouseau, e.g.: Abbr. : INSP
30. Defensive excavation : GUNPIT
32. PIN requester : ATM
33. "Casablanca" pianist : SAM
34. Needle-nosed swimmers : GARS
35. Ed.'s workload : MSS
36. Work the aisles, informally : USH
37. Put on, as pants : STEPINTO
38. Like some Turks and Georgians : EUROPEAN
42. Give the raspberry : JEER
43. Basic orbital path : ELLIPSE
46. Tases, say : SHOCKS
47. Bygone Wall Street device : TICKER
48. Refuses : SAYSNO
50. Spirit of Islamic myth : DJINN
51. Like a blowhard : GASSY
53. "The Bourne Supremacy" org. : CIA
54. Eject from the game : TOSS
55. Dirty Harry's org. : SFPD
57. Handled the music at a rave : DJED
60. DiCaprio, to pals : LEO
61. Escort's offering : ARM

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