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New York Times, Monday, November 12, 2012

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. One-named soccer legend : PELE
5. "Holy guacamole!" : EGAD
9. Gary Oldman or Paul Newman : ACTOR
14. Plow animals : OXEN
15. It's a long story : SAGA
16. Sound over a subway's public address system, e.g. : BLARE
17. City with a boardwalk on Monterey Bay : SANTACRUZ
19. Retail activity : SALES
20. Online messages : EMAIL
21. Candy from a dispenser : PEZ
22. Florida theme park : EPCOT
23. Viewing point at the Grand Canyon : RIM
25. Fabric fluff : LINT
27. General Motors sedan : CHEVROLETCRUZE
34. "Yabba dabba ___!" : DOO
35. Sicilian volcano : ETNA
36. Hand on deck : SEAMAN
37. Rombauer who wrote "Joy of Cooking" : IRMA
39. Choose, with "for" : OPT
41. Took care of, as bills : PAID
42. Do a slow burn : SEETHE
45. Radon or radium: Abbr. : ELEM
48. 12th graders: Abbr. : SRS
49. Vacation on the Caribbean, maybe : CARNIVALCRUISE
52. Kind of testimony : ORAL
53. Thick ___ brick : ASA
54. "Beau ___" : GESTE
57. Mekong Valley native : LAO
60. Arctic home : IGLOO
64. Fashion designer Perry : ELLIS
65. Chain gangs, e.g. : WORKCREWS
67. San Antonio mission : ALAMO
68. One-named New Age singer : ENYA
69. Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
70. Poe bird : RAVEN
71. Phone-to-phone communication : TEXT
72. "Calm down!" : EASY
1. Sit for a photo : POSE
2. Typical semester finish : EXAM
3. Olin of "Enemies, a Love Story" : LENA
4. Total : ENTIRE
5. Emergency PC key : ESC
6. "The World According to ___" : GARP
7. Fever fit : AGUE
8. Bowl over : DAZZLE
9. Failure to appear : ABSENCE
10. Mumbo-jumbo : CLAPTRAP
11. Powder on a puff : TALC
12. Cookie that can be readily stacked : OREO
13. One of the R's of R&R : REST
18. See 26-Down : ALIVE
24. 1980s actor with a mohawk : MRT
26. With 18-Down, exclamation in "Frankenstein" : ITS
27. Jazz pianist Chick : COREA
28. Four-bagger : HOMER
29. Singer Yoko : ONO
30. Place for a flag pin : LAPEL
31. Bay State sch. : UMASS
32. Congo, formerly : ZAIRE
33. Termini : ENDS
34. Tiddlywink or Frisbee : DISC
38. Never : ATNOTIME
40. Pampering, for short : TLC
43. Gets a job : HIRESON
44. Little ___, who sang "Do the Loco-Motion with me" : EVA
46. Memorable time : ERA
47. The "M" of MTV : MUSIC
50. Completely wrong : ALLWET
51. "Amen!" : IAGREE
54. Tent, sleeping bag, hiking shoes, etc. : GEAR
55. Scat queen Fitzgerald : ELLA
56. Eastern European : SLAV
58. Top-flight : AONE
59. African antelope : ORYX
61. Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
62. Holds the deed to : OWNS
63. "The Star-Spangled Banner" opener : OSAY
66. Krazy ___ : KAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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