New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Author: Bill Thompson
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Thompson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {WX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Verdi duet "Madre, non ___?" : DORMI
6. Gucci rival : FENDI
11. Wheelwright's tool : ADZ
14. Cousins of foils : EPEES
15. Strange : ALIEN
16. Narrow inlet : RIA
17. Cows, pigs and chickens : FARMANIMALS
19. Equivalent of about seven cases of beer : KEG
20. Watery : AQUEOUS
21. Deep-toned instrument : TUBA
23. Sister : NUN
24. Location of Mount McKinley : ALASKARANGE
29. Mural surface : GESSO
31. ___ the Lip (major-league nickname) : LEO
32. Buddy of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : EBSEN
33. UPS delivery: Abbr. : PKG
35. See 26-Down : NBA
37. Masculine side : YANG
38. One can be found in each of the answers to 17-, 24-, 54- and 63-Across : FASHIONDESIGNER
43. Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
44. Otto's vehicle on "The Simpsons" : BUS
45. Italian article : UNA
46. Frighten : ALARM
48. Do a voice-over for : DUB
50. Out of touch with reality : SPACY
54. A.M. or F.M. news dispatch : RADIOREPORT
57. Baseball scoreboard letters : RHE
58. Cream-toned : ECRU
59. Certain sedatives : OPIATES
61. Gun, as an engine : REV
63. Sprain, say : ANKLEINJURY
66. Alcindor : Abdul-Jabbar :: Clay : ___ : ALI
67. Direct (to) : STEER
68. French square : CARRE
69. Inits. on a bottle of Parisienne : YSL
70. Tin Pan Alley output : SONGS
71. Aikman and Donahue : TROYS
1. Render harmless, as a snake : DEFANG
2. Impossible to see through : OPAQUE
3. "Seinfeld" episodes, now : RERUNS
4. Idea that may spread via the Internet : MEME
5. Japanese-born P.G.A. star : ISAOAOKI
6. Former Saudi king : FAISAL
7. Blight victim : ELM
8. Actress Vardalos : NIA
9. The Mississippi has a big one : DELTA
10. Cover, in a way : INSURE
11. Bill Clinton, by birth : ARKANSAN
12. Go out, as a fire : DIE
13. Turn back sharply : ZAG
18. Void, in Versailles : NUL
22. Where one might get one's first pair of overalls : BABYGAP
25. Lampoons : SENDSUP
26. Bryant of the 35-Across : KOBE
27. There's one for curly hair : GENE
28. 56-Down grad: Abbr. : ENGR
30. Ball-like : SPHERIC
34. Hunk : GOB
36. Tempe sch. : ASU
38. Be frightened : FEAR
39. Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
40. Manta : SEADEVIL
41. Like the athletes in the ancient Olympics : NUDE
42. You might not think to use it : INSTINCT
47. Quagmire : MORASS
49. Pro wrestling fans, frequently : BOOERS
51. Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
52. Sundae topper : CHERRY
53. "You're right, absolutely" : YESYES
55. Total : RUNTO
56. Upstate N.Y. sch. : RPI
60. Like a door that doesn't afford complete privacy : AJAR
61. Manta, e.g. : RAY
62. Loop transports : ELS
64. "Brainiac" author Jennings : KEN
65. Calf's place : LEG

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

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