New York Times, Monday, February 11, 2013

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,106
Across Down
1. Use a wire brush on : SCRUB
6. Event Cinderella attended : BALL
10. Turkish military leader : AGHA
14. Sports venue : ARENA
15. Certain woodwind : OBOE
16. Serious-looking : GRIM
17. A little lit : TIPSY
18. Personal enforcer in "The Godfather" : LUCABRASI
20. Employ : USE
21. Even's opposite : ODD
23. Housetops : ROOFS
24. Onetime name at New York's Rockefeller Center : RCABUILDING
28. Initials at the start of a memo : FYI
30. Home to the N.F.L.'s Saints, informally : NOLA
31. The Eagles' "___ Eyes" : LYIN
32. No ___, ands or buts : IFS
33. Meadow : LEA
35. Swindle : SCAM
38. Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA
39. Skill with a paintbrush, say : ARTISTICABILITY
44. Actress Arthur : BEA
45. Country south of Ecuador : PERU
46. ___ alai : JAI
47. Antlered animal : ELK
48. Archipelago part : ISLE
50. Trims the lawn : MOWS
54. Coat and ___ : TIE
55. Actress who married Justin Timberlake in 2012 : JESSICABIEL
58. Descendant : SCION
60. 24-hr. source of money : ATM
61. Luau neckwear : LEI
62. Split the taxi fare ... and what the words do in 18-, 24-, 39- and 55-Across : SHAREACAB
65. Mix : BLEND
67. Foot-long sandwich : HERO
68. Ring up : CALL
69. Like a coincidence that makes you go "Hmm ..." : EERIE
70. Adam and Eve's garden : EDEN
71. ___ of life (part of 70-Across) : TREE
72. Traditional Valentine's Day gift : ROSES
1. Planet with rings : SATURN
2. Shortening brand : CRISCO
3. Nullify, as a law : REPEAL
4. Young ___ (kids) : UNS
5. Louisiana body of water : BAYOU
6. How to "go where no man has gone before" : BOLDLY
7. ___ Dhabi : ABU
8. ___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
9. Get the hang of : LEARN
10. Farming-related: Prefix : AGRO
11. Writing on the wall : GRAFFITI
12. Tantrum : HISSYFIT
13. French friend : AMI
19. Marsh : BOG
22. Open wider, as a pupil : DILATE
25. 48-Across east of Java : BALI
26. Talk over : DISCUSS
27. Ancient native of 45-Across : INCA
29. "___, old chap!" : ISAY
34. Paranormal power, for short : ESP
36. Utterly hopeless : ABJECT
37. Actress Farrow : MIA
39. Aid and ___ : ABET
40. Got a kick out of : RELISHED
41. Friendly send-off : TAKECARE
42. Colored eye part : IRIS
43. Arm or leg : LIMB
49. Legally obligated : LIABLE
51. Edmonton hockey team : OILERS
52. Hot dog, informally : WEENIE
53. Projector inserts : SLIDES
55. QB Namath or Montana : JOE
56. Make into law : ENACT
57. Deep yellow : AMBER
59. Fe, chemically : IRON
62. "That's all ___ wrote!" : SHE
63. Ford or Lincoln : CAR
64. Taproom order : ALE
66. Sign between Cancer and Virgo : LEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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