New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. TV shopper's channel : QVC
4. Quaint "Oh, don't be silly!" : PSHAW
9. Cathode's counterpart : ANODE
14. Part of AT&T: Abbr. : TEL
15. Period in history : EPOCH
16. Examiner of sunken ships, perhaps : DIVER
17. Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
18. Neighbor of Venice : SANTAMONICA
20. Some makeup : POWDER
22. RR stop : STA
23. Tweak some text : EDIT
24. Western Indians : UTES
26. Kanye West's genre : RAP
28. Cocktails made with Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice : ALABAMASLAMMERS
36. Anti-bullfighting org. : PETA
37. Thing : ENTITY
38. Sign before Virgo : LEO
39. With 42-Across, one who might memorize 64-Across? : LATIN
41. Lower, as the lights : DIM
42. See 39-Across : LOVER
44. Charlottesville sch. : UVA
45. "Rats!" : DARNIT
48. Wren den : NEST
49. Perfect Sleeper and others : SERTAMATTRESSES
52. Alias : AKA
53. Flat bottom? : SOLE
54. 40 acres, maybe : FARM
57. N N N, to Greeks : NUS
60. Small bus : JITNEY
64. Classical trio found inside 18-, 28- and 49-Across : AMOAMASAMAT
67. Simple vow : IDO
68. What "cheese" produces : SMILE
69. New Brunswick neighbor : MAINE
70. Merry : GAY
71. Sign of availability : TOLET
72. Indelicate : CRASS
73. Medical plan option, for short : HMO
1. Common makeup applicator : QTIP
2. Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
3. Crab serving : CLAW
4. Old Spanish coin : PESETA
5. "I'm tired of your lies" : SPAREME
6. Baby doll : HON
7. Takes steps : ACTS
8. "Guess ___?" : WHAT
9. Hubbub : ADO
10. School night bedtime, maybe : NINEPM
11. Poet banished by the emperor Augustus : OVID
12. Prefix with bel : DECI
13. Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
19. The Marquis de Sade delivered his eulogy : MARAT
21. United Arab Emirates member : DUBAI
25. Actress Bullock : SANDRA
27. ___ nitrate : AMYL
28. 100 : APLUS
29. Time off : LEAVE
30. Oil from flower petals : ATTAR
31. Time in the service : STINT
32. Boundaries : LIMITS
33. "The Lord of the Rings" race : ELVES
34. Pee Wee of baseball : REESE
35. Does some pre-laundry work : SORTS
40. Fargo's state: Abbr. : NDAK
43. First stage : ONSET
46. Big appliance maker : AMANA
47. Paris and Hector, e.g. : TROJANS
50. "Hot" dish : TAMALE
51. They hold power : ELITES
54. Partner of hard : FAST
55. Cannonballs and such : AMMO
56. Make muddy : ROIL
58. "The Few, the Proud ..." grp. : USMC
59. Coal-rich region of Germany : SAAR
61. Approaching : NIGH
62. Cheese coated in red wax : EDAM
63. Fad item of 1962 : YOYO
65. Bumped into : MET
66. Hamm of soccer : MIA

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