New York Times, Thursday, November 10, 2011

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Snowmen and snowwomen? : INUIT
6. Analogy words : ISTO
10. Fraternity characters : PSIS
14. Word akin to "-ish" : KINDA
15. "Absolut nicht!" : NEIN
16. River to the Arctic Ocean : LENA
17. Get an A, say : EXCEL
18. Vulnerable parts : WEAKLINKS
20. lago : LAKEINSPANISH
22. Half of a 1955 merger, for short : CIO
24. "Alea iacta ___": Julius Caesar : EST
25. Poet Elinor : WYLIE
26. lon : ACTORCHANEY
31. Wind up : END
32. "If I were king of the forest ..." singer : LAHR
33. Gave pills, e.g. : DOSED
35. lams, say : FLEESFROMPRISON
42. It might hold you back : STRAP
43. "Such is life" : AHME
44. Med. unit : TSP
47. lamb's place : PASTURELAND
51. "In bad company," per Ambrose Bierce : ALONE
53. Boxcar : SIX
54. Ones getting base pay : GIS
55. Feature replaced in four clues in this puzzle : CAPITALLETTER
60. Locale for some diving : OYSTERBED
61. Touches : ABUTS
64. "My Life" autobiographer, 1975 : MEIR
65. Clip : GAIT
66. Trouble : NAGAT
67. The Ponte Vecchio spans it : ARNO
68. Approximately : ORSO
69. Cicely of "Roots" : TYSON
1. Dollar coin figure before Susan B. Anthony, familiarly : IKE
2. "Ain't gonna happen!" : NIX
3. Strip : UNCLOTHE
4. Dome light? : IDEA
5. One may be smooth : TALKER
6. A part of, as a gang : INWITH
7. Comprehended : SEEN
8. Mexican kin : TIAS
9. Cleaning a mess in a mess, maybe : ONKP
10. Roman writer who originated the phrase "with a grain of salt" : PLINY
11. Beyond reason? : SENILE
12. Fills, as black squares : INKSIN
13. Like many windows : SASHED
19. "Compromise is the best and cheapest ___" (saying attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson) : LAWYER
21. PC key : ESC
22. Roping target : CALF
23. Myth ending : ICAL
27. Things picked out of the earth : ORES
28. Take in : ADOPT
29. Passeport info : NOM
30. Picking up things? : ESP
34. Call : DIAL
36. Spring break locale, casually : STPETE
37. Order member : FRA
38. They may do write-ups, for short : RAS
39. Hard-to-clean floor covers : SHAGRUGS
40. Big name in luxury hotels : OMNI
41. "___ Declassified School Survival Guide" : NEDS
44. City on Commencement Bay : TACOMA
45. Assassin : SLAYER
46. Comes calling unexpectedly : POPSIN
48. Experienced with : USEDTO
49. Gradually slowing, in mus. : RIT
50. Still around : EXTANT
52. "Explosive" roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure : NITRO
56. Mythical ship with a speaking oak beam : ARGO
57. Angle iron : LBAR
58. Hawaiian handouts : LEIS
59. Where Al Yankovic bought a "Dukes of Hazzard" ashtray, in song : EBAY
62. "The way" : TAO
63. Depot: Abbr. : STN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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