New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2012

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Andrea Carla Michaels notes: This was back to my roots. I just wanted a simple three-themer to go with MINNESOTAFATS 13 and VIRGINIASLIMS 13 Again, I needed at least one more state + plural noun that had a different meaning from the state itself. Happily CALIFORNIAROLLS was a nice 15 across. done! The synchronicity for me was that it was secretly biographical in that I was born in Virginia, grew up in Minnesota and now live in California.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,036
Across Down
1. Passion for life : ZEST
5. Digital image format : JPEG
9. Many a Bach composition : FUGUE
14. Butter alternative : OLEO
15. Multinational currency : EURO
16. In harmony : ASONE
17. Doozy : ONER
18. "Don't move, Bowser!" : STAY
19. Closet wood : CEDAR
20. Jackie Gleason's role in "The Hustler" : MINNESOTAFATS
23. Common pasta suffix : INI
24. Kyoto currency : YEN
25. Rescues from the pound, say : ADOPTS
28. "We will ___ undersold!" : NOTBE
30. Fifth tire : SPARE
33. Lamb's mother : EWE
34. Fabled Arabian bird : ROC
36. Mess up : ERR
37. Miss, as a chance : BLOW
38. Common sushi orders : CALIFORNIAROLLS
43. Disembarked : ALIT
44. Chest muscle, for short : PEC
45. Sweltering : HOT
46. Officiate a football game, informally : REF
47. Jumbled : MIXED
49. Norris of "Walker, Texas Ranger" : CHUCK
53. Lumberjack : AXEMAN
55. Noah's safe haven : ARK
57. "There is ___ in team" : NOI
58. Cigarette associated with women's tennis : VIRGINIASLIMS
62. Knightly activity : QUEST
64. Beach castle material : SAND
65. Tribe near the Great Salt Lake : UTES
66. Not bashful : UNSHY
67. Against : ANTI
68. Dole (out) : METE
69. Small amounts : IOTAS
70. Toy that does tricks : YOYO
71. Nudge : PROD
1. Get a closer view, as with a camera : ZOOMIN
2. Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
3. "Already been to that movie" : SEENIT
4. Shredded : TORN
5. Wrestler-turned-governor Ventura : JESSE
6. Hoaxes : PUTONS
7. The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
8. "The Naked Maja" artist : GOYA
9. False front : FACADE
10. Of ___ (helping) : USETO
11. 1976 Broadway musical with the hit song "Day by Day" : GODSPELL
12. A, in Acapulco : UNA
13. Poetic adverb : EER
21. "___ the Tiger" (1982 hit) : EYEOF
22. "Charlie's Angels" actress Fawcett : FARRAH
26. Like Nash's llama vis-à-vis lama : TWOL
27. Puts in stitches : SEWS
29. Londoner, e.g. : BRIT
31. Small coins for 29-Downs : PENCE
32. "Exodus" protagonist : ARI
35. Handling problems all right : COPING
37. Not just one or the other : BOTH
38. Italian "dear" : CARA
39. "Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
40. Safety item for boaters : LIFEVEST
41. Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
42. Ice cubes, slangily : ROCKS
47. Country singer Robbins and others : MARTYS
48. Small and delicate : DAINTY
50. Minister, e.g., at weddings : UNITER
51. Snap out of it : COMETO
52. Locked lips : KISSED
54. Baryshnikov's nickname : MISHA
56. AM/FM carrier : RADIO
59. "Oho, dear chap!" : ISAY
60. Certain iPod : NANO
61. Sugar quantity : LUMP
62. Who, in Québec : QUI
63. Card game akin to crazy eights : UNO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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