New York Times, Friday, December 24, 2010

Author: Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Editor: Will Shortz
Jay Kaskel
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74/9/20088/11/20154
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Daniel Kantor
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98/7/20078/11/20154
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1.61030

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BFJQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kaskel. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Kantor. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune ran an article about these constructors and this puzzle.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Not an ideal answer to "Do these jeans make me look fat?" : HMM
4. Chief : ARCH
8. Something to unscrew on an auto : GASCAP
14. Feu fighter : EAU
15. Uncommon, in ancient Rome : RARA
16. Land of Papá Noel : ESPANA
17. N N N : NUS
18. Carols, often : CHURCHHYMNS
20. Mr. Hilarious : RIOT
22. Chair: Abbr. : DIR
23. Nonverbal congratulations : PAT
24. Scrooge player of film : MICHAELCAINE
29. It has 3,750 "steps of penitence" : MTSINAI
30. Intimate : GETAT
33. Down : EAT
34. Bird, e.g., once : CELT
37. Comment upon receiving a large bill : OUCH
38. Polar opposites? : NAUGHTYORNICE
42. "___ doing ..." : INSO
43. Cold capital : OSLO
44. Pique condition? : IRE
46. Saw : ADAGE
48. Entered cautiously : EASEDIN
51. Time before the present day? : CHRISTMASEVE
54. Palindromic girl's name : AVA
57. With 67-Across, sacred symbol to Zeus : OAK
58. TV's Anderson : LONI
59. Song of 1859 ... or what the five circled letters represent? : SILENTNIGHT
64. It's taken to calm down : TEN
66. It takes place on board a ship at sea in "The Tempest" : SCENEI
67. See 57-Across : TREE
68. Be a certain way? : ARE
69. Bit of candy : TICTAC
70. Start of something : SEED
71. Brief subject : LAW
1. Game ___ : HEN
2. Its capital is Nouakchott : MAURITANIA
3. Score keeper? : MUSICSTAND
4. Inverse trig function : ARCTAN
5. Exclamation heard 12 times in Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" : RAH
6. Word on a vin bottle : CRU
7. Head of cattle? : HARDC
8. The Iron Horse of baseball : GEHRIG
9. Silvery-gray : ASH
10. 19-Down employee : SPY
11. Rough it, say : CAMP
12. Lady whom Don Giovanni tries to seduce : ANNA
13. Over : PAST
19. Employer of 10-Downs: Abbr. : CIA
21. "___ don't know" : OHI
24. Fr. title : MME
25. Per : EACH
26. Misinform, maybe : LIETO
27. #10 on a table : NEON
28. Seamstress's aid : ETUI
31. Chance : ACCIDENTAL
32. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" setting : THERIVIERA
35. Lily, in Lille : LYS
36. Flat sign : TOLET
39. Car-racing org. : USAC
40. Van follower : GOGH
41. Tramp : ROAM
45. Chemical suffix : ENE
47. Blue : EROTIC
49. Like many winter roads : SALTED
50. Peruvian pronoun : ESO
52. Ziering of "90210" : IAN
53. Burlesque bits : SKITS
54. Bob Cratchit to Scrooge, e.g.: Abbr. : ASST
55. Part of a boast : VICI
56. Smart ___ : ALEC
60. Three-in-one M.D. : ENT
61. Class-conscious grp.? : NEA
62. Princeton Review subj. : GRE
63. Part of a snicker : HEE
65. Fresh : NEW

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