New York Times, Monday, December 31, 2012

Author: Jeffrey Harris
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeffrey Harris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Barbershop floor sweepings : HAIR
5. Cuts at an angle, as a mirror : BEVELS
11. Car navigation aid, for short : GPS
14. Balm ingredient : ALOE
15. "Grease" co-star Newton-John : OLIVIA
16. CD-___ : ROM
17. Crisp, spicy cookies : GINGERSNAPS
19. Orangutan, e.g. : APE
20. Scottish form of "John" : IAN
21. First son of Seth : ENOS
22. Kilmer of Hollywood : VAL
23. Prepares oneself : GETSSET
27. In the open : OVERT
29. Bit of fireplace residue : ASH
30. Triangular pieces of browned bread : TOASTPOINTS
34. Student transcript fig. : GPA
35. Hannibal Lecter's choice of wine : CHIANTI
36. "Marching" insects : ANTS
38. Even the slightest bit : ATALL
39. Sound boosters : AMPS
42. Golf reservation : TEETIME
44. Towing org. : AAA
45. Orange snacks : CHEESECURLS
49. Band's booking : GIG
50. Friars Club event : ROAST
51. U.F.O. shapes, traditionally : SAUCERS
53. Prominent part of a basset hound : EAR
54. Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
58. Web address, for short : URL
59. Ambulance destinations, in brief : ERS
60. 17-, 30- and 45-Across, literally and figuratively : FINGERFOODS
65. Letter before omega : PSI
66. Start of a play : ACTONE
67. Make a show-offy basket : DUNK
68. "On the other hand ..." : YET
69. Nobel laureate Mandela : NELSON
70. Remain : STAY
1. Witch : HAG
2. Muhammad ___ : ALI
3. Charged particle : ION
4. TV's Philbin : REGIS
5. East Indies island famous for its 19-Acrosses : BORNEO
6. Pro golfer Ernie : ELS
7. Ivy growth : VINE
8. Welsh form of "John" : EVAN
9. Surgery that takes weight off, informally : LIPO
10. Vidal ___ (shampoo brand) : SASSOON
11. Carved idol : GRAVENIMAGE
12. Genre for Andy Warhol : POPART
13. Processes, as ore : SMELTS
18. Toward the rising sun : EAST
23. Lady ___ (pop diva) : GAGA
24. Provider of N.F.L. coverage : ESPN
25. "I can't take anymore!" : THATTEARSIT
26. Strategic maneuver : TACTIC
28. "La Dolce ___" : VITA
31. SeaWorld whale : SHAMU
32. Bathroom floor workers : TILERS
33. Amigo : PAL
37. Observes : SEES
38. Had a meal : ATE
40. Low poker holding : PAIR
41. Droops : SAGS
43. Gloria of Miami Sound Machine : ESTEFAN
45. Goosebump-producing : CREEPY
46. Like some voices after shouting : HOARSE
47. Fashion icon Ralph : LAUREN
48. Ride the waves on a board : SURF
52. Dirt clumps : CLODS
55. They're rolled in craps : DICE
56. Worldwide: Abbr. : INTL
57. Swelled heads : EGOS
61. Record producer Brian : ENO
62. Not at home : OUT
63. Genetic stuff : DNA
64. Where clouds are : SKY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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