New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam G. Perl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Washer/dryer brand : AMANA
6. Bygone despot : TSAR
10. Cans : AXES
14. Not conceal : LETON
15. Adolescent breakout : ACNE
16. Sister of Rachel : LEAH
17. Place to see a Ferris wheel : FAIRGROUND
19. Call ___ question : INTO
20. Fifth-century invader : ATTILA
21. Period for R&R : DOWNTIME
23. Meeting of the minds? : ESP
25. "After ___" : YOU
26. 1950s runner's inits. : AES
27. Hold ___ (keep) : ONTO
31. Give a good whippin' : TAN
33. Super Giant : OTT
35. Dorm assignment : ROOMMATE
37. Composer Shostakovich : DMITRI
41. Some pancakes : BLINI
42. Barnyard cackler : HEN
44. Online sales : ETAIL
45. Pool choice : SOLIDS
47. W.W. I soldier : DOUGHBOY
49. "But is it ___?" : ART
50. "All right!" : YES
51. "Cómo ___?" : ESTA
52. Distinctive parts of a Boston accent : AHS
55. Electrolysis particle : ION
57. Filmmaker Jean-___ Godard : LUC
59. You can plan on it : DATEBOOK
62. Excite : AROUSE
67. One who breaks a court oath : LIAR
68. Diamond feat ... and a hint to 17-, 21-, 35-, 47- and 59-Across : DOUBLEPLAY
70. In that case : IFSO
71. Memo starter : INRE
72. Curt summons : SEEME
73. Curmudgeonly cries : BAHS
74. Clears : NETS
75. Classic poem that begins "I think that I shall never see" : TREES
1. ___ Romeo : ALFA
2. Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
3. Bickering : ATIT
4. "Me neither" : NORI
5. Matter of degree? : ANGLE
6. "The ___ of Steve," 2000 film : TAO
7. Gulf war missile : SCUD
8. Bug : ANNOY
9. ___ City, California locale named for local flora : REDWOOD
10. Came down : ALIT
11. City near Dayton : XENIA
12. Wonderland cake instruction : EATME
13. Some brake parts : SHOES
18. Dreaded one? : RASTA
22. Tree that's the source of mace : NUTMEG
24. What 6-Down means : PATH
27. Spheres : ORBS
28. Court plea, briefly : NOLO
29. Trouble's partner : TOIL
30. All, to Augustus : OMNIA
32. Clinging, say : NEEDY
34. Church offering : TITHE
36. What a leafstalk leads to : MIDRIB
38. Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
39. Uproariously funny sort : RIOT
40. The N.H.L.'s Kovalchuk : ILYA
43. "O Come, All Ye Faithful," e.g. : NOEL
46. Pinch-hit (for) : STOODIN
48. Norm : USUAL
52. Wing it : ADLIB
53. Israeli port : HAIFA
54. Secret store : STASH
56. #1 Alicia Keys hit of 2007 : NOONE
58. Colgate rival : CREST
60. Winged Greek god : EROS
61. Composer Weill : KURT
63. It can be found under TUV : OPER
64. Peter Fonda title role : ULEE
65. "___ here" : SAME
66. Potato's multitude : EYES
69. Wanna-___ : BES

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