New York Times, Monday, November 26, 2012

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Dull-colored : DRAB
5. Financial reserves for later years, in brief : IRAS
9. Von ___ family ("The Sound of Music" group) : TRAPP
14. Wife of Charlie Chaplin : OONA
15. Top of the Capitol : DOME
16. Floor machine : WAXER
17. Fish propellers : FINS
18. Of a church flock : LAIC
19. Chilling, as Champagne : ONICE
20. Pancakes : FLATTENSOUT
23. Firmament : SKY
24. What a barber must cut around : EAR
25. Escargot : SNAIL
27. Wee-hours periods, for short : AMS
30. Salsa or guacamole : DIP
32. Denigrates : DEMEANS
36. Rolaids competitor : TUMS
38. Chaz's mother : CHER
40. Spooky : EERIE
41. Waffles : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
44. Rarely visited room : ATTIC
45. Western alliance since 1949 : NATO
46. One of 18 on a golf course : HOLE
47. Reason for a 10th inning, say : TIEGAME
49. Finish : END
51. Feb. follower : MAR
52. Large amounts of bacon : SLABS
54. Walton of Walmart : SAM
56. Ave. intersectors : STS
59. French toast : AVOTRESANTE
64. Bananalike fruit : PAPAW
66. Algerian port : ORAN
67. Give everyone a hand : DEAL
68. Wahine's greeting : ALOHA
69. F sharp major and others : KEYS
70. Bordeaux buddies : AMIS
71. Change the price on : RETAG
72. Popeye's ___' Pea : SWEE
73. Distinctive Marilyn Monroe facial feature : MOLE
1. Remove, as a hat : DOFF
2. Stir up : ROIL
3. She was the "I" in "The King and I" : ANNA
4. Moisten, as a turkey : BASTE
5. Leisure class : IDLERICH
6. Horse color : ROAN
7. Not quite right : AMISS
8. Inferior : SECONDRATE
9. Cheated on, romantically : TWOTIMED
10. Sought office : RAN
11. Line of rotation : AXIS
12. Amount for Peter Piper : PECK
13. Rabbits, to eagles, e.g. : PREY
21. Wee bit : TAD
22. Dubai's federation: Abbr. : UAE
26. Bloodsucker : LEECH
27. Up, in baseball : ATBAT
28. Prefix with task : MULTI
29. Struck down, biblically : SMOTE
31. Obsolescent directories : PHONEBOOKS
33. Virginia Woolf's "___ of One's Own" : AROOM
34. Nabisco's ___ wafers : NILLA
35. Passover supper : SEDER
37. Big swallows : SWIGS
39. Greek vowel : ETA
42. Scamp : SCALAWAG
43. Gobbledygook : NONSENSE
48. Dallas cager, for short : MAV
50. "Law & Order" figs. : DAS
53. Scatter, as seeds : STREW
55. "___, I'm Adam" : MADAM
56. Trade punches in training : SPAR
57. Scheherazade offering : TALE
58. Good name for a Dalmatian : SPOT
60. Funny Martha of old TV : RAYE
61. Pixar's "Finding ___" : NEMO
62. Homophone for 57-Down : TAIL
63. "If all ___ fails ..." : ELSE
65. "I see it now!" : AHA

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