New York Times, Monday, December 17, 2012

Author: Elizabeth A. Long
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth A. Long
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "There Is Nothin' Like a ___" ("South Pacific" song) : DAME
5. Per ___ (expense account amount) : DIEM
9. Misbehave : ACTUP
14. "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
15. Pakistani tongue : URDU
16. Idaho's capital : BOISE
17. Wright flight site : KITTYHAWK
19. Impulses : URGES
20. "It's the end of ___" : ANERA
21. River near the Pyramids : NILE
23. Hornets' home : NEST
24. Outcome : RESULT
26. The "N" of PIN : NUMBER
28. Needing sign language, say : DEAF
30. Garrison of "A Prairie Home Companion" : KEILLOR
33. Green gem : JADE
36. Cumberland ___ : GAP
38. Go over in one's imagination : RELIVE
39. Chicken ___ king : ALA
40. Hospital diagnostic : CATSCAN
42. Was out front : LED
43. Genghis Khan, for one : MONGOL
45. Needing hospitalization, say : ILL
46. Beginner : TYRO
47. Place to sleep : BEDROOM
49. Barely run the engine : IDLE
51. Former Disney head Michael : EISNER
53. Wedge fractions in Trivial Pursuit : SIXTHS
57. Cartoon frames : CELS
59. ___ club (singing group) : GLEE
61. Aid for reaching the top shelf, maybe : STOOL
62. Samuel on the Supreme Court : ALITO
64. James Bond film involving a Fabergé egg : OCTOPUSSY
66. String quartet member : VIOLA
67. Dip, as a doughnut : DUNK
68. Film spool : REEL
69. Having a clearer head : SANER
70. Votes that are an anagram of 71-Across : YEAS
71. "No sweat!" : EASY
1. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
2. Skirt style : ALINE
3. Doles (out) : METES
4. Stick out : EXTRUDE
5. Dolt's response : DUH
6. It's bordered by three countries with "-stan" in their names : IRAN
7. Dickens's "The Mystery of ___ Drood" : EDWIN
8. Eskimo boot : MUKLUK
9. ___ Dhabi : ABU
10. Institution in Ithaca, N.Y. : CORNELL
11. Perennial whose flowers are typically orange with black dots : TIGERLILY
12. Avails oneself of : USES
13. Little brother, to an older sibling, say : PEST
18. School where the Clintons met : YALE
22. Green gems : EMERALDS
25. Follow behind : TAGALONG
27. "Très ___" ("Very well," in French) : BIEN
29. Obese : FAT
31. Atop : OVER
32. Fresh take, informally : REDO
33. Either side of a doorway : JAMB
34. ___ vera : ALOE
35. Source of some fluff : DANDELION
37. Omega preceder : PSI
40. Dove sounds : COOS
41. 151, in old Rome : CLI
44. Hard-to-chew piece of meat : GRISTLE
46. Surface quality : TEXTURE
48. Tune : MELODY
50. Favor a "th" sound : LISP
52. Feed the same line : RECUE
54. Where navies go : TOSEA
55. Water carriers : HOSES
56. In a wily way : SLYLY
57. Cleveland b-ball team : CAVS
58. Kazan of Hollywood : ELIA
60. Sicilian mount : ETNA
63. It's dipped in the water : OAR
65. Allows : OKS

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

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