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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 2011

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,693
Across Down
1. Longing : ACHE
5. Beaver constructions : DAMS
9. Entree add-ons : SIDES
14. Jacket : COAT
15. Household goods retail chain founded in Sweden : IKEA
16. Prepared to be knighted : KNELT
17. What a slippery sidewalk might cause : NASTYFALL
19. Woody Allen's "___ Hall" : ANNIE
20. National who lives overseas, informally : EXPAT
21. Actress Gardner : AVA
23. Deputy : AIDE
24. "Last Dance" singer, 1978 : DONNASUMMER
28. Injury : HARM
32. It's found on an airport carousel : LUGGAGE
33. Double-disc cookie : OREO
34. "Hmm, yes ..." : ISEE
35. Train that doesn't skip a stop : LOCAL
39. With 41-Across, good time for a cliffhanger ... or what each of 17-, 24-, 50- and 63-Across has? : SEASON
41. See 39-Across : FINALE
42. Not live, as on TV : TAPED
43. La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
46. Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
47. December, say : YEAREND
49. Longings : YENS
50. Albino rocker with a 1973 #1 hit : EDGARWINTER
54. Ring, as bells : PEAL
55. Lb. or oz. : WGT
56. Jockey Arcaro : EDDIE
61. Saint ___ fire : ELMOS
63. Spa locale : HOTSPRING
66. Kagan of the Supreme Court : ELENA
67. Backside : TUSH
68. Killer whale : ORCA
69. "Beetle Bailey" character : SARGE
70. "Don't go!" : STAY
71. Fervor : ZEAL
1. Reason to use Clearasil : ACNE
2. Wheedle : COAX
3. Lock securer : HASP
4. 1964 album "___ James Rocks the House" : ETTA
5. "What's the ___?" : DIF
6. Letters before an alias : AKA
7. Olio : MELANGE
8. Rescue : SALVAGE
9. Some Caribbean music : SKA
10. Titularly : INNAMEONLY
11. Clothing material that may have rivets : DENIM
12. Skip over in pronouncing : ELIDE
13. Have the wheel : STEER
18. Stock listings abbr. : YTD
22. Drunk ___ skunk : ASA
25. Actress Lena : OLIN
26. Letters before xis : NUS
27. Furrowed fruit : UGLI
28. Party thrower : HOST
29. Word after rest or gray : AREA
30. Harvest : REAP
31. Amble : MOSEYALONG
36. Detective's assignment : CASE
37. One of the men on "Two and a Half Men" : ALAN
38. "___ Make a Deal" : LETS
40. Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
41. What colors do over time : FADE
43. High beams : BRIGHTS
44. Lease : RENTOUT
45. M.D. who may examine the sinuses : ENT
48. "So-o-o cute!" : AWW
50. Fencing swords : EPEES
51. Actress Reese : DELLA
52. World of Warcraft fan, e.g. : GAMER
53. Not Dem. : REP
57. Physician with a daily talk show : DROZ
58. In ___ straits : DIRE
59. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
60. Alike: Fr. : EGAL
62. Letter encl. to facilitate a reply : SAE
64. Grp. doing pat-downs : TSA
65. Reticent : SHY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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