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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 2011

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Huh ...?!" : WHA
4. Fleet : ARMADA
10. Muscle car feature : TTOP
14. What this would be to Caesar? : HIC
15. Jaded response to a movie suggestion : SEENIT
16. Comb container : HIVE
17. Wanted poster abbr. : AKA
18. *Photogenic athlete from Cincinnati? : HANDSOMERED
20. Ceremonial presentation : MEDAL
22. *Cozy rooms for playing? : GAMEDENS
23. Tax collector, e.g. : EXACTOR
26. Drifts (off) : NODS
27. "You must be joking ..." : COMENOW
29. Food made from fermented beans : MISO
31. "___ hope?" : ANY
32. Drafted, with "up" : DREW
34. Company concerned with automobile history : CARFAX
38. Spring : LEAP
40. Opposite of 33-Down : PEACE
42. Bob, e.g. : SLED
43. Indian city now known as Chennai : MADRAS
45. Mount : RISE
47. NPR's Shapiro : ARI
48. Days before : EVES
50. Yaps : TALKSON
52. Actress Blanchett : CATE
54. What dirt may come out in : THEWASH
56. *Social gathering for auction participants? : BUYERBEE
58. Drags : PUFFS
61. *Diatribes from captured criminals? : ARRESTRANTS
64. Stadium cheer : OLE
65. Bank holding : LIEN
66. Get into a habit? : ENROBE
67. Andy's dinosaur in "Toy Story" : REX
68. Shade of green : MOSS
69. "I'm impressed" : NOTBAD
70. See 28-Down : DAY
1. Pow! : WHAM
2. Shout before a snap : HIKE
3. *Commercial for a private school? : ACADEMYAD
4. Henry Clay's historic Kentucky estate : ASHLAND
5. "The End of the Affair" actor, 1999 : REA
6. Playing pieces : MEN
7. "Start ... now!" : ANDGO
8. Neutralize, as a bomb : DISARM
9. Mr. ___, radioactive enemy of Captain Marvel : ATOM
10. "Hello, I Love You" band, 1968 : THEDOORS
11. Shopworn : TIRED
12. Kitchen window sites? : OVENS
13. Walkers, in brief : PEDS
19. Organization that sponsors an annual Mind Games competition : MENSA
21. Let go : AXE
24. Halloween costume, maybe : CORPSE
25. Cutesy, in London : TWEE
27. Like Type B personalities : CALM
28. With 70-Across, vitamin bottle phrase : ONEA
30. Winter fishing tool : ICESAW
33. What's broken out of the answers to the starred clues? : WAR
35. *Expose oneself to a former U.S. president? : FLASHFORD
36. Prefix with -naut : AERO
37. Marked, as a questionnaire box : XDIN
39. Much of Nickelodeon's target audience : PRETEENS
41. Reference : CITE
44. States : AVERS
46. Passed : ELAPSED
49. Caterer's supply : STERNO
51. The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : KSU
52. ___ cabinet : CURIO
53. 1948 Best Actor nominee for "Johnny Belinda" : AYRES
55. Gift from the Wizard of Oz that's really a clock : HEART
56. Lip ___ : BALM
57. Classic Army bomber plane : BTEN
59. Pet peeve? : FLEA
60. Hot : SEXY
62. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
63. Not yet determined: Abbr. : TBA

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