New York Times, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "That's all right, ___" (lyric from Elvis's first single) : MAMA
5. Knife : STAB
9. Flat floaters : RAFTS
14. Pearly gem : OPAL
15. When said three times, a W.W. II cry : TORA
16. One who's called "the Merciful" and "the Compassionate" : ALLAH
17. Laugh uproariously : SPLITAGUT
19. Brighter than bright : GLARY
20. "Hee ___" : HAW
21. Like the word 16-Across : ARABIC
23. Dinner scraps : ORTS
24. A Gershwin : IRA
25. Perspire mildly : BREAKASWEAT
27. Poindexter type : NERD
29. Guarantee : INSURE
30. Crest alternative : GLEEM
32. Preferred way to proceed : PLANA
35. "___ your request ..." : PER
36. Pay cashlessly : CUTACHECK
39. Blocks from the refrigerator : ICE
42. One of the Fitzgeralds : ZELDA
43. Poet who wrote "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter" : KEATS
47. Medieval infantry weapon : POLEAX
49. TV show set at William McKinley High School : GLEE
50. Begin to grin : CRACKASMILE
56. High point of a Swiss vacation? : ALP
57. Novelist Philip : ROTH
58. Tulsan, e.g. : SOONER
59. Mudroom item : MAT
60. "The Mill on the Floss" author : ELIOT
62. Boogie : BUSTAMOVE
64. Fruit related to cherry plums : SLOES
65. Italian wine center : ASTI
66. Change a sentence, say : EDIT
67. ___ 500 : SANDP
68. Laura of "Rambling Rose" : DERN
69. Speeds (up) : REVS
1. Punk rock concert activity : MOSHING
2. Jacket and tie, e.g. : APPAREL
3. It might give you a virus : MALWARE
4. Boxer with an allegiance to 16-Across : ALI
5. Fab Four name : STARR
6. Ancient Romans' wear : TOGAE
7. Dutch-speaking Caribbean isle : ARUBA
8. Dyed fabric : BATIK
9. Sleazy paper : RAG
10. Permits : ALLOWS
11. Recurrence of an old problem : FLAREUP
12. Steak ___ (raw dish) : TARTARE
13. Business cheat : SHYSTER
18. Keyboard key : TAB
22. Michael who starred in 39-Down : CAINE
26. Small bag of chips, maybe : SNACK
28. It always starts on the same day of the week as Sept. : DEC
31. Elevator background : MUZAK
32. Bud : PAL
33. Watch readout, for short : LCD
34. "So that's it!" : AHA
37. Longhorn's school, informally : TEXAS
38. Bud holder? : KEG
39. "The ___ File," 1965 film : IPCRESS
40. Flower part : COROLLA
41. Jubilance : ELATION
44. One way to serve pie : ALAMODE
45. Mediterranean port : TELAVIV
46. Disney's dwarfs and others : SEPTETS
48. Came back : ECHOED
51. Eminem rap with the lyric "Guarantee I'll be the greatest thing you ever had" : SOBAD
52. Computer option : MOUSE
53. Wordless song: Abbr. : INSTR
54. Admit : LETIN
55. Onetime feminist cause, for short : ERA
61. Cough syrup meas. : TSP
63. La Méditerranée, e.g. : MER

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