New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Author: Jonathan Gersch
Editor: Will Shortz
Jonathan Gersch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Name associated with honesty : ABE
4. Snake sound : HISS
8. Takes as one's own : COOPTS
14. Switzerland's ___ de Genève : LAC
15. West Coast gas brand : ARCO
16. Marketing pro's magazine : ADWEEK
17. Cowardly Lion portrayer : BERTLAHR
19. With 63-Across, where to find all the characters at the starts of 17-, 24-, 40-, 52- and 66-Across : SESAME
20. Bright blue : AZURE
21. Shed tears : WEEP
23. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
24. "The Odd Couple" slob : OSCARMADISON
28. Ghostly spirit : WRAITH
31. Nile menace, informally : CROC
32. Author Fleming : IAN
33. "To be," to Titus : ESSE
36. Big brawl : MELEE
40. President who was once New York's governor : GROVERCLEVELAND
44. Hawkins with a day named for her : SADIE
45. Took a ferry, say : RODE
46. Despot Amin : IDI
47. Put down some chips : ANTE
49. "This is totally new!" : AFIRST
52. Kojak portrayer : TELLYSAVALAS
57. Stella D'___ (cookie brand) : ORO
58. Give off : EMIT
59. Singer with the 1995 12x platinum album "Pieces of You" : JEWEL
63. See 19-Across : STREET
66. 2011 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame : ERNIEELS
68. Stately trees of Lebanon : CEDARS
69. Big brawl : RIOT
70. Health advocacy grp. : AMA
71. "This I ___ you ..." : ASSURE
72. "The Lord of the Rings," e.g. : SAGA
73. Drawing : LOT
1. Francisco Goya's "Duchess of ___" : ALBA
2. Joan who sang at Woodstock : BAEZ
3. Stationery hue : ECRU
4. In the best of health : HALEST
5. Former terrorist org. : IRA
6. Unstressed vowel : SCHWA
7. More peeved : SORER
8. 1980s defense secretary Weinberger : CASPAR
9. "___ to Billie Joe" : ODE
10. Pain reactions : OWS
11. Compote fruit : PEARS
12. Presto or allegro : TEMPO
13. Cat's plaything : SKEIN
18. Counselor on the Enterprise : TROI
22. Like awards shows, typically : EMCEED
25. Winner of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and three Golden Globes : CHER
26. Jefferson Memorial topper : DOME
27. Nordic land: Abbr. : ICEL
28. Freaks (out) : WIGS
29. ___ avis : RARA
30. Give ___ of approval : ANOD
34. 1996 slasher film with the villain Ghostface : SCREAM
35. ___-mo : SLO
37. Hideout : LAIR
38. Closes out : ENDS
39. Rework a document : EDIT
41. Serum container : VIAL
42. Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
43. Young beef? : VEAL
48. African fly : TSETSE
50. Tex-Mex wrap : FAJITA
51. "Got it!" : ISEE
52. Puccini opera : TOSCA
53. Some Art Deco pieces : ERTES
54. Nobles : LORDS
55. Contenders : VIERS
56. Open-air rooms : ATRIA
60. Prosperity : WEAL
61. Pal of the starts of 17-, 24-, 40-, 52- and 66-Across : ELMO
62. Atty. wannabe's hurdle : LSAT
64. Mer contents : EAU
65. Miswrite, say : ERR
67. Holiday quaff : NOG

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