New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Author: Randall J. Hartman
Editor: Will Shortz
Randall J. Hartman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Norwegian city : OSLO
5. Corrida shouts : OLES
9. Start of a carol : OCOME
14. Proceed slowly : PLOD
15. Explorer Marco : POLO
16. Mississippi, e.g. : RIVER
17. "Othello" bad guy : IAGO
18. Port of Algeria : ORAN
19. Modern Persian : IRANI
20. Hint - first part : EVERYSINGLECLUE
23. KLM competitor : SAS
24. Pres. Obama, once : SEN
25. Public hanging? : ART
28. Magical dragon : PUFF
31. Words of relief : ATLAST
36. Café lightener : LAIT
38. Less's opposite : MORE
40. Seating choice : AISLE
41. Hint's next part : INTHISPUZZLEHAS
44. Buddy List user : AOLER
45. Father of a foal : SIRE
46. Bumper blemish : DENT
47. Derisive looks : SNEERS
49. Bugler's melody : TAPS
51. Hogs' enclosure : STY
52. Surreal ending? : ISM
54. Tiny brain size : PEA
56. Last of the hint : THIRTEENLETTERS
65. Half a wolf's cry : HUBBA
66. Daily delivery : MAIL
67. Odd collection : OLIO
68. From square one : AGAIN
69. Old Dodge model : OMNI
70. Lacking starch : LIMP
71. Most egregious : WORST
72. Caught sight of : SEEN
73. Glasgow lovely : LASS
1. Boy of Mayberry : OPIE
2. Serbian or Pole : SLAV
3. Box in a theater : LOGE
4. Secret targets? : ODORS
5. Pogo and others : OPOSSUMS
6. Actress Singer : LORI
7. Personal flair : ELAN
8. Vocalizations : SONGS
9. Eastern, in a way : ORIENTAL
10. Mag.'s statistic : CIRC
11. Nascar circuit : OVAL
12. List on a laptop : MENU
13. Sandusky's lake : ERIE
21. Incessant talk : YAP
22. Grazing ground : LEA
25. False identity : ALIAS
26. Blathered away : RANON
27. Duke or duchess : TITLE
29. Beau Brummells : FOPS
30. Mango and guava : FRUIT
32. Wasn't truthful : LIED
33. Hearth residue : ASHES
34. Not be vertical : SLANT
35. Short-tempered : TESTY
37. You, in the Bible : THEE
39. Pound of poetry : EZRA
42. Pain in the neck : IRRITANT
43. Former airship : ZEPPELIN
48. Opposite of NNW : SSE
50. Filming locale : SET
53. Internal notes : MEMOS
55. Coral reef isle : ATOLL
56. Melting period : THAW
57. Boss of fashion : HUGO
58. Beam in a bridge : IBAR
59. Baseball stats : RBIS
60. Facebook entry : NAME
61. Bit of dialogue : LINE
62. Director Kazan : ELIA
63. Canyon locales : RIMS
64. Absorbs, with "up" : SOPS

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