New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "OMG ur so funny!" : LOL
4. "You flatter me too much!" : OHSTOP
10. Vatican locale : ROME
14. "Who ___?" : AMI
15. Complain : REPINE
16. Any of the singers of the 1973 #1 hit "Love Train" : OJAY
17. Something to hang your hat on : PEG
18. "Platoon" director : OLIVERSTONE
20. "That tastes awful!" comments : UGHS
22. Leandro's partner in a Handel title : ERO
23. Camel refueling spots : OASES
24. Comedian who voiced the lead role in "Ratatouille" : PATTONOSWALT
28. It gets flatter as it gets older : SODA
29. Little blobs on slides : AMOEBAE
33. Material for a military uniform : KHAKI
35. Vassal : SERF
37. Peculiar : ODD
38. Tom Cruise's "Risky Business" co-star : REBECCADEMORNAY
42. Fury : IRE
43. Mtn. stats : HGTS
44. Sonnets and such : POEMS
45. Big cake maker : SARALEE
48. Paneled rooms, often : DENS
49. Igor player in "Young Frankenstein" : MARTYFELDMAN
54. Audibly amazed : AGASP
57. Old nuclear regulatory org. : AEC
58. Modern prefix with mom : OCTO
59. What the starts of 18-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across each won : BESTPICTURE
63. Navy noncom : CPO
64. "Fifteen Miles on the ___ Canal" : ERIE
65. Necessary : NEEDED
66. Symbol of sturdiness : OAK
67. Blue-green shade : TEAL
68. Sends to the dump : TOSSES
69. Soph., jr. and sr. : YRS
1. Drink greedily : LAPUP
2. Ω : OMEGA
3. "Star Wars" weapon : LIGHTSABER
4. Gold, in Guadalupe : ORO
5. State capital whose main street is named Last Chance Gulch : HELENA
6. Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
7. Saves for later viewing, in a way : TIVOS
8. 2000 Beatles album or its peak chart position : ONE
9. The "p" of r.p.m. : PER
10. Spin on an axis : ROTATE
11. 13-Down, south of the border : OJOS
12. Neck line? : MANE
13. 11-Down, north of the border : EYES
19. Unaided : SOLO
21. Feed, as a fire : STOKE
25. Like much of Pindar's work : ODIC
26. They might be hawked : WARES
27. Kind of radio : AMFM
30. Sci-fi physician played by DeForest Kelley : BONESMCCOY
31. Leading man? : ADAM
32. Ben & Jerry's competitor : EDYS
33. ___ Kross ('90s rap duo) : KRIS
34. Juno, in Greece : HERA
35. Bob of "How I Met Your Mother" : SAGET
36. N.Y.C. summer hrs. : EDT
39. "If I Could Turn Back Time" singer, 1989 : CHER
40. German car : OPEL
41. Sonata part : RONDO
46. Brew named for a Dutch river : AMSTEL
47. Nordic native : LAPP
48. Edict : DECREE
50. Rowdy ___, "Rawhide" cowboy : YATES
51. Fights that go on and on : FEUDS
52. For face value : ATPAR
53. Crannies : NOOKS
54. Help in crime : ABET
55. Actor Richard : GERE
56. Most of Turkey is in it : ASIA
60. Stat that a QB doesn't want to be high: Abbr. : INT
61. Corp. honcho : CEO
62. Mag. staff : EDS

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