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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 2011

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,630
Across Down
1. Elba or Capri : ISLE
5. Pleasant, weatherwise : BALMY
10. Measure of sugar: Abbr. : TBSP
14. Reduction of sugar intake, e.g. : DIET
15. Trojan War epic : ILIAD
16. Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
17. Where sad trash collectors get together? : INTHEDUMPS
19. Savings options for the golden yrs. : IRAS
20. Stadium area : TIER
21. Cow sound : MOO
22. Mends, as socks : DARNS
23. The "P" of PT boat : PATROL
25. Put to good effect : UTILIZE
27. Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
28. Where future motorists get together? : DOWNTHEROAD
31. Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
32. Fencer's sword : EPEE
33. End of a student's e-mail address : EDU
34. Living off the land? : ASEA
36. Smidgen : BIT
38. Org. for a Big Apple cop : NYPD
42. Sir ___ McKellen : IAN
45. Snap up : GRAB
48. Rousing cry at a ring : OLE
49. Where elderly picnickers get together? : OVERTHEHILL
53. Hair spiffer-upper : GEL
54. Holey brewing gadget : TEABALL
55. Spa treatment that might include two cucumber slices : FACIAL
57. Group of eight : OCTAD
58. Cries of surprise : OHS
61. Arrests : NABS
62. Soul singer Redding : OTIS
63. Where stranded canoeists get together? : UPTHECREEK
66. Lacking company : LONE
67. "I feel the same" : METOO
68. Gentleman's partner : LADY
69. Basic work units : ERGS
70. Colorado skiing town : ASPEN
71. Yankee superslugger, to fans : AROD
1. Coup leader ___ Amin : IDI
2. Extra costs of smoking and drinking : SINTAXES
3. "Just forget about this" : LETITLIE
4. Once-popular anesthetic : ETHER
5. Offer on eBay : BID
6. Grad : ALUM
7. Chauffeur-driven auto : LIMO
8. Plan, as an itinerary : MAPOUT
9. Fabric amts. : YDS
10. Preliminary test : TRIALRUN
11. Hispanic neighborhood : BARRIO
12. One of four for "The Star-Spangled Banner" : STANZA
13. Got a D or better : PASSED
18. Wash away, as soil : ERODE
22. Conked out : DIED
23. Elderly Smurf : PAPA
24. Cut (off) : LOP
26. French tea : THE
29. Spider's creation : WEB
30. Whinny : NEIGH
35. Sites for military flights : AIRBASES
37. Prefix with athlete : TRI
39. Boo Boo's buddy in Jellystone Park : YOGIBEAR
40. "Go right ahead" : PLEASEDO
41. Texas computer giant started in a dorm room : DELL
43. Not much : ATAD
44. Stanley Cup org. : NHL
46. Furry extraterrestrial in a 1980s sitcom : ALF
47. Mel with "1,000 voices" : BLANC
49. Actor Peter of "Becket" : OTOOLE
50. Course taken by a plane or missile : VECTOR
51. Dining : EATING
52. Gets hitched in haste : ELOPES
56. French president Nicolas Sarkozy's wife : CARLA
59. URL starter : HTTP
60. Pump or loafer : SHOE
63. "Kill Bill" co-star Thurman : UMA
64. Seemingly forever : EON
65. Elizabethan dramatist Thomas : KYD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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