New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Author: Jim Hilger
Editor: Will Shortz
Jim Hilger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,038
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1. Decked out : CLAD
5. Like the DVD version of a movie, maybe : UNCUT
10. Bay Area force: Abbr. : SFPD
14. Time for eggnog : YULE
15. Challenge for movers : PIANO
16. Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
17. Deice, in a way : SALT
18. Chinese appetizer : SPRINGROLL
20. Henry VIII's house : TUDOR
22. Did some modeling : SAT
23. Opposite of raises : RAZES
24. Line of symmetry : AXIS
26. R and R all by oneself : METIME
28. Slop trough locale : STY
30. F.D.I.C. part : FEDERAL
32. "America's Got Talent" network : NBC
35. Grade option that doesn't affect one's grade point average : PASSFAIL
37. Worldwide : GLOBAL
39. Big work : OPUS
40. Campaign season org. : PAC
42. Grp. joined by Albania and Croatia in 2009 : NATO
43. When dodgeball may be played : RECESS
46. Limburger cheese quality : PUNGENCY
49. "Shame!" : TSK
50. Guilty one : CULPRIT
52. Satisfied sighs : AHS
53. Canine coating : ENAMEL
55. Blessing : BOON
57. More in need of liniment : SORER
59. Bridal bio word : NEE
61. Major bollix : SNAFU
64. Having dual props : TWINENGINE
67. Arena section : TIER
68. Saab or Tahari of fashion : ELIE
69. Feature of this puzzle's three long Down answers : STICK
70. Has the bug, say : AILS
71. Fraternity letters : PSIS
72. 2010 mining disaster locale : CHILE
73. Bread with tabouli : PITA
1. Dermatologist's concern : CYST
2. Party with a roast pig, perhaps : LUAU
3. Treat on a 69-Across : ALLDAYSUCKERIII
4. Betty Ford Center program, for short : DETOX
5. Co. with a brown logo : UPS
6. Sips from flasks : NIPS
7. Treat on a 69-Across : CARAMELAPPLEIII
8. George W. Bush, self-descriptively : UNITER
9. Quantity of bricks : TON
10. "Take a hike!" : SCRAM
11. Treat on a 69-Across : FROZENBANANAIII
12. Act the crybaby : PULE
13. Singers Shannon and Reeves : DELS
19. Barbecue : GRILL
21. Jazz line : RIFF
25. Privateer's domain : SEA
27. Cause of a baseball out : TAG
28. Hurling or curling : SPORT
29. Nixon's undoing in Watergate : TAPES
31. Dance move : DIP
33. Cookie baker's yield : BATCH
34. Becomes tiresome : CLOYS
36. Vane dir. : SSE
38. Start of a long-distance call : ONE
41. Junkyard dog : CUR
44. Near miss, perhaps : SCARE
45. Bottom line : SUM
47. Penpoint : NIB
48. Classic muscle cars : GTOS
51. 120 yards, for a football field : LENGTH
54. Spanish babies : NENES
56. Like some beer at a bar : ONTAP
57. Dance move : STEP
58. Messengers at Hogwarts : OWLS
60. S.A.S.E., e.g.: Abbr. : ENCL
62. Sharpie tip material : FELT
63. Celestial beast : URSA
65. Iran-contra org. : NSC
66. Barely make, with "out" : EKE

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