New York Times, Monday, February 6, 2012

Author: Tom Pepper
Editor: Will Shortz
Tom Pepper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pepper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. ___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
5. Remove, as pencil marks : ERASE
10. Ones ranked above cpls. : SGTS
14. Black, to bards : EBON
15. ___ Doone cookies : LORNA
16. Spanish bull : TORO
17. Split a bill evenly with someone : GOHALFSIES
19. Throat clearer : AHEM
20. Throat dangler : UVULA
21. "Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
22. Do a fall chore : RAKE
23. "I've had enough!" : NOMORE
25. Ruble : Russia :: ___ : Poland : ZLOTY
27. Milky Way, for one : GALAXY
30. New Zealanders, informally : KIWIS
33. Unrestrained revelry : ORGY
36. Hot temper : IRE
37. Fanglike tooth : CANINE
38. Prefix with classical : NEO
39. Flip out : GOCRAZY
41. Genetic stuff : RNA
42. iPad, for example : TABLET
44. Flamenco cheer : OLE
45. Second to none : BEST
46. Old-fashioned music hall : ODEON
47. Bet on a one-two finish : EXACTA
49. Procrastinator's word : LATER
51. Natural barriers between yards : HEDGES
55. Sport that's been called "a good walk spoiled" : GOLF
57. Pull along : DRAG
60. Safari animal, informally : RHINO
61. "___ sow, so shall ..." : ASYE
62. Leave the drawers in the drawer, say : GOCOMMANDO
64. Speak drunkenly : SLUR
65. ___-Detoo of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
66. "Understood" : ISEE
67. Boston ___ (orchestra) : POPS
68. Replies to an invitation : RSVPS
69. Former New York mayor Giuliani : RUDY
1. Commenced : BEGUN
2. From the beginning, in Latin : ABOVO
3. Yawn-inducing : HOHUM
4. The clue for 25-Across, e.g. : ANALOGY
5. North Pole toymaker : ELF
6. Civil rights pioneer Parks : ROSA
7. Saharan : ARID
8. Dwarf who's blessed a lot? : SNEEZY
9. Painter's stand : EASEL
10. Get to work (on) : STARTIN
11. Malfunction : GOHAYWIRE
12. Long, hard journey : TREK
13. Amount between none and all : SOME
18. Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
24. J. Alfred Prufrock's creator T. S. ___ : ELIOT
26. "Fine by me" : OKAY
28. Rainbow's shape : ARC
29. Office copy, say : XEROX
31. Quaint lodgings : INNS
32. Plane assignment : SEAT
33. Not fooled by : ONTO
34. Librarian's urging : READ
35. Fail financially : GOBELLYUP
37. Prague native : CZECH
39. Mannerly man, briefly : GENT
40. In the style of : ALA
43. Casual shoes : LOAFERS
45. Kind of day, grooming-wise : BADHAIR
47. Blunders : ERRORS
48. Six years, for a U.S. senator : TERM
50. Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
52. Infomercial knife : GINSU
53. Finished : ENDED
54. "Here, piggy piggy piggy!" : SOOEY
55. [Horrors!] : GASP
56. Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
58. When Hamlet dies : ACTV
59. Sticky stuff : GOOP
63. Hip-hop's ___ Def : MOS

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