New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 2013

Author: Paul Hunsberger
Editor: Will Shortz
Paul Hunsberger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hunsberger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Dust Bowl phenomenon : DROUGHT
8. Word with oyster or rose : BED
11. Chatter : GAB
14. "Verrry interesting!" : WELLNOW
15. Facebook co-founder Saverin : EDUARDO
17. Total : ADDUPTO
18. Shades, e.g. : EYEWEAR
19. Travel option : RAIL
20. "Grand, ungodly, godlike man" of fiction : AHAB
22. Latin lover's whisper : TEAMO
23. It might avoid a collar : FLEA
24. "No ___!" : SIREE
26. Biblical hunter : ESAU
27. Last Pope Paolo, numerically : SESTO
29. Goose : gaggle :: ___ : knot : TOAD
30. Hotel room option : KING
31. Be off : ERR
33. Press : URGE
35. Hierarchical level: Abbr. : ECH
36. Charmin and others, for short : TPS
39. Started : FOUNDED
41. Hi-___ : RES
42. Move like a 29-Across : HOP
43. Stipend source : FUND
44. "Bewitched" wife, familiarly : SAM
46. Norway's patron saint : OLAF
48. Skedaddles : GITS
50. Spin-heavy shot : MASSE
54. Spin-o-___ (360-degree hockey maneuver) : RAMA
55. Commercial snack cakes : HOHOS
57. Unbelievable, say : TALL
58. A satellite may be kept in it : ORBIT
60. First name in the 2012 Republican primary : NEWT
61. Enterprise counselor : TROI
62. Private performances? : USOTOUR
64. Discuss in detail : HASHOUT
66. Pull in the driveway, say : GETHOME
67. Orchestrate : ARRANGE
68. Suffers from : HAS
69. What cats and waves do : LAP
70. Seafloor features : TROUGHS
1. Overshadows : DWARFS
2. Traditional Irish brew : REDALE
3. Radio format : OLDIES
4. Howl : ULULATE
5. Econ. stat : GNP
6. ___ blazes : HOTAS
7. ___ wonder (Tone Loc or Crowded House, e.g.) : TWOHIT
8. Apiarist's facial display : BEEBEARD
9. Big name in ice cream : EDY
10. Offenbach's "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour," e.g. : DUET
11. Like frying vis-à-vis baking : GREASIER
12. Unwillingness to yield : ADAMANCE
13. New York City composition : BOROUGHS
16. Every seven days : AWEEK
21. See 32-Down : AROUNDTHE
25. See 32-Down : EDGES
28. "Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
32. With 21- and 25-Down, lacking refinement ... like this puzzle's grid? : ROUGH
34. Cracker topper : EDAM
36. Leaving no stone unturned : THOROUGH
37. One is named for the explorer James Ross : POLARSEA
38. Mass junk mailers : SPAMBOTS
40. Worker's advocate : UNIONREP
45. "The Bad News Bears" actor : MATTHAU
47. Islam, e.g. : FAITH
49. "Who cares?" : SOWHAT
51. Unisex wrap : SARONG
52. Shed, with "off" : SLOUGH
53. In groups : ELITES
56. "Octopus's Garden" singer : STARR
59. Utility belt item : TOOL
63. Actress Thurman : UMA
65. Sign of a hit : SRO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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