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New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 2011

Author: Kristian House
Editor: Will Shortz
Kristian House
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,689
Across Down
1. ___-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 2010 : DODD
5. Playlet : SKIT
9. Small spade, maybe : DEUCE
14. Mideast bigwig: Var. : AMIR
15. 1951 historical role for Peter Ustinov : NERO
16. "Nope!" : IXNAY
17. Beaut of a butte? : MESA
18. Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
19. Autumn shade : OCHRE
20. Uncool Eskimo? : ARCTICSQUARE
23. Original Beatles bassist Sutcliffe : STU
24. Sound on Old MacDonald's farm : MOO
25. Title cartoon boy : CALVIN
29. "The Big Chill" director : KASDAN
31. Part of a baseball : SEAM
33. Khan married to Rita Hayworth : ALY
34. Percussion instrument owned by a New York newspaper? : TIMESTRIANGLE
37. 7/5/75 winner over Connors : ASHE
39. Who wrote "It was many and many a year ago, / In a kingdom by the sea ..." : POE
40. Depose : OUST
41. Close-knit group at a popular island destination? : BERMUDACIRCLE
46. Topic of Objectivism : EGO
47. Company car, maybe : PERK
48. Aphrodite's love : ADONIS
51. Lite : LOWCAL
53. Champagne chum : AMI
54. Mo. of the hunter's moon : OCT
55. Werewolf, e.g. ... or the one responsible for 20-, 34- and 41-Across? : SHAPESHIFTER
59. "Shine On, Harvest Moon," e.g. : OLDIE
62. Fair : EXPO
63. Opera that premiered on Christmas Eve of 1871 : AIDA
64. Red-haired ogress of film : FIONA
65. Brim : TEEM
66. Nothingness : VOID
67. Pink ___ : FLOYD
68. It can make the face red : ACNE
69. Early Beatles tune subtitled "Go to Him" : ANNA
1. Reversible fabric : DAMASK
2. Code of silence : OMERTA
3. Olympic event dating back to ancient Greece : DISCUSTHROW
4. "Phooey!" : DRAT
5. Carnival treat : SNOCONE
6. Chief of medicine on "Scrubs" : KELSO
7. "The Hurt Locker" locale : IRAQ
8. Food that wiggles : TOFU
9. Kid's art project : DIORAMA
10. Shine : EXCEL
11. The Wildcats of the America East Conf. : UNH
12. Roller coaster part : CAR
13. Cyclone part : EYE
21. Worship leader : IMAM
22. Popular source of antioxidants : ACAI
26. Inkling : VAGUENOTION
27. Drugs and crime, e.g. : ILLS
28. Security Council vote : NYET
30. Per ___ : DIEM
31. Soup base : STOCK
32. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
35. Go at it : SPAR
36. Court plea, for short : NOLO
37. Biblical brother : ABEL
38. State symbol of Utah : SEGO
42. In the near future : UPAHEAD
43. Writer François ___ Rochefoucauld : DELA
44. Make forcefully, as a point : RAMHOME
45. Year of the Battle of Pollentia : CDII
49. Immobilized by a storm, maybe : ICEDIN
50. Italian road : STRADA
52. Hit TV series starring Gary Sinise : CSINY
53. Part of a mountain forest : ASPEN
56. Sponsor of ads famous for nudity : PETA
57. Not jud. or leg. : EXEC
58. Kind of bean : FAVA
59. Slightly askew : OFF
60. Wee : LIL
61. Scooby-___ : DOO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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