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New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Metrosexual's tote : MANBAG
7. "Doesn't thrill me" : MEH
10. Top awards at los Juegos Olímpicos : OROS
14. Cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
15. Geisha's tie : OBI
16. Backing strip : LATH
17. Transplants, in a way : REPOTS
18. Make note of, with "down" : JOT
19. Cornell of Cornell University : EZRA
20. Mesopotamia? : TRADITIONALIRAQ
23. Role in "Son of Frankenstein" : YGOR
24. Kind of fly, informally : SAC
25. ___ Paese cheese : BEL
28. Inconsistent root beer brand? : UNEVENBARQS
34. Red wine of Spain : RIOJA
36. Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
37. Qaddafi's rise to power, e.g. : COUP
38. Vintners' prefix : OENO
39. Consumer products giant, briefly : PANDG
41. "Gotcha!" : ISEE
42. Close by, in poems : NIGH
43. "Yoo-hoo!" : HEY
44. ___ Quested, woman in Forster's "A Passage to India" : ADELA
45. Local ascetic? : COUNTYFAQIR
49. Camera type, in brief : SLR
50. Barker and Kettle : MAS
51. Pizzeria chain, informally : UNOS
53. Some Mideast laptops? : QATARICOMPUTERS
61. Helen's city : TROY
62. "Proved!" letters : QED
63. Fish-eating raptor : OSPREY
64. Regarding, on memos : INRE
65. "Hänsel ___ Gretel" : UND
66. President who said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" : REAGAN
67. Like a D- : POOR
68. U.F.O. crew : ETS
69. Movie camera settings : TSTOPS
1. Trade center : MART
2. C.S.A. part: Abbr. : AMER
3. Vintners' valley : NAPA
4. Adrien of "The Pianist" : BRODY
5. Barbuda's island partner : ANTIGUA
6. Alphonse's comics partner : GASTON
7. Voodoo charm : MOJO
8. Black, to bards : EBON
9. Run into unexpected trouble : HITASNAG
10. Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
11. Motorola cell phone brand : RAZR
12. ___ vez (again: Sp.) : OTRA
13. Hoopster with six rap albums, for short : SHAQ
21. Ill temper : IRE
22. "Chocolate" dog : LAB
25. Horse to be broken : BRONC
26. Sequence sung by kids : EIEIO
27. "Rude" sound : LONGU
29. Chekhov uncle : VANYA
30. Put the kibosh on : END
31. Pasadena posies : ROSES
32. Put down, as a riot : QUELL
33. Hurled weapon : SPEAR
35. "No Such Thing" blues rocker : JOHNMAYER
39. Mr. America's pride : PHYSIQUE
40. W.W. I mil. group : AEF
44. Wakens : AROUSES
46. Sealer's stuff : TAR
47. Holy city of Iran : QUM
48. At a cruise stop, say : INPORT
52. Annual parade honoree, informally : STPAT
53. Popular swab : QTIP
54. The New Yorker cartoonist Peter : ARNO
55. Ring foe of Manolete : TORO
56. Euro fraction : CENT
57. They may be even, ironically : ODDS
58. Descartes's "therefore" : ERGO
59. Get, as profits : REAP
60. "Cease" and "desist," e.g.: Abbr. : SYNS

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