New York Times, Monday, February 20, 2012

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Patriot Allen with the Green Mountain Boys : ETHAN
6. Things "bursting in air" : BOMBS
11. With 17-Across, value of some opinions : TWO
14. Pageant headgear : TIARA
15. Sans-serif typeface : ARIAL
16. Many, many years : EON
17. See 11-Across : CENTS
18. *Some reddish-orange caviar : SALMONROE
20. Work unit : ERG
21. Silent performer : MIME
22. Renders null : VOIDS
23. *Major road : TRAFFICARTERY
27. Steve of "The Office" : CARELL
28. Prisoner : INMATE
31. *Nancy Pelosi was the first person ever to have this title in Congress : MADAMSPEAKER
35. Hypothetical cases : IFS
38. French king : ROI
39. Driver's licenses and such, in brief : IDS
40. *Parliamentary procedure : RULESOFORDER
47. Big supermarket chain : KROGER
48. See 26-Down : ONEILL
52. February occasion, some of whose honorees can be found in the answers to the five starred clues : PRESIDENTSDAY
56. Four straight wins to start the World Series, e.g. : SWEEP
58. Tidy : NEAT
59. Ash holder : URN
60. *Really hunger for : LUSTAFTER
62. Had title to : OWNED
64. Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
65. Snoozed : SLEPT
66. World, in Italian : MONDO
67. Mind-reading skill, for short : ESP
68. Part of the body above the waist : TORSO
69. Show of overwhelming love : SWOON
1. "And so on, and so on" : ETCETC
2. ___ del Fuego : TIERRA
3. Where airplanes are repaired : HANGAR
4. "A work of ___ is a confession": Camus : ART
5. "If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
6. Fundamental : BASIC
7. Commercial suffix akin to "à go-go" : ORAMA
8. Distance runner : MILER
9. Blast sound : BAM
10. Ljubljana dweller : SLOVENE
11. Dish marinated in sweetened soy sauce : TERIYAKI
12. Lumber : WOOD
13. Low bills : ONES
19. "___ Rae" (Sally Field film) : NORMA
21. Not very spicy : MILD
24. Not masc. : FEM
25. State south of Ga. : FLA
26. With 48-Across, leader of the House of Representatives, 1977-87 : TIP
29. Turner who founded CNN : TED
30. Hesitant sounds : ERS
32. Dog sound : ARF
33. Cow sound : MOO
34. Francis Drake, Isaac Newton or Mix-a-Lot : SIR
35. Needle : IRK
36. PETA target : FUR
37. What a ramp does : SLOPESUP
41. White-feathered wader : EGRET
42. Purposely ignore : SEEPAST
43. Surgery sites, for short : ORS
44. Word before know and care : DONT
45. Suffix with differ : ENT
46. Hi-___ monitor : RES
49. "No idea" : IDUNNO
50. Texas city on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
51. The "L" of L.B.J. : LYNDON
53. Bury : INTER
54. Areas explored by submarines : DEEPS
55. Keep one's ___ the ground : EARTO
56. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
57. Scaredy-cat : WUSS
61. ___-Jo ('88 Olympics track star) : FLO
62. Meditation sounds : OMS
63. "Holy moly!" : WOW

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