New York Times, Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 73 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Jeff Chen notes: Another fun early-week puzzle from Lynn. She takes single-word entries and interprets them as double words for kooky results. Really ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,199
Across Down
1. Soapy powder mineral : TALC
5. Vague : HAZY
9. Ohno on skates : APOLO
14. Valhalla's ruling god : ODIN
15. Malarial fever : AGUE
16. Gore who wrote "Lincoln" : VIDAL
17. Detonates a weapon in the underworld? : BOMBSHELL
19. Came about : AROSE
20. Construct : ERECT
21. Raises the price of some pastries? : UPSTARTS
23. "By all means!" : YES
24. Pep rally shout : RAH
27. Candidate's quest : SEAT
28. Adjust, as a watch : RESET
30. Junkyard jalopies : WRECKS
34. Clocks trainees for a fabled race rematch? : TIMESHARES
38. Branch of Islam : SHIA
39. They all lead to Rome, it's said : ROADS
40. With 43-Down, Apple C.E.O. beginning in 2011 : TIM
41. Where some athletes need guards : SHINS
42. Something calamine lotion alleviates : ITCH
43. Cuts up little bloodsuckers? : CHOPSTICKS
45. Get along : MAKEDO
47. Camera attachment, often : STRAP
48. Landing spot for Santa : ROOF
50. Over there, quaintly : YON
51. Poke : JAB
54. Puts up with one's family? : BEARSKIN
58. Vulgar : CRUDE
60. Parts of hearts : ATRIA
61. Scrutinizes the underworld? : EYESHADES
64. Cops' crook-catching hoax : STING
65. Beringer Vineyards' county : NAPA
66. Saved for later : KEPT
67. Equivocate : HEDGE
68. W.W. II turning point : DDAY
69. Vittles : EATS
1. Maguire of "The Great Gatsby" : TOBEY
2. Be nuts about : ADORE
3. Citrus supply at a bar : LIMES
4. Network for market monitors : CNBC
5. "I told ya!" : HAH
6. Wine or cheese concern : AGE
7. Bantu speaker of southern Africa : ZULU
8. Sounds from pounds : YELPS
9. James Cameron megahit of 2009 : AVATAR
10. Transport for William Kidd or Jack Sparrow : PIRATESHIP
11. Skunk's defense : ODOR
12. Hold out : LAST
13. Exuberant flamenco cries : OLES
18. Emphasize : STRESS
22. Takes part in a bee : SEWS
25. Mount Etna emission : ASH
26. Moor : HEATH
28. Purposeful misdirection : REDHERRING
29. Musketeers and blind mice : TRIOS
31. Stylish : CHIC
32. Glitch : KINK
33. Bratty retort : SASS
34. Clip or snip : TRIM
35. Teeny bit : IOTA
36. Big name in trucks : MACK
37. Unoccupied : EMPTY
41. Stop the flow of : STANCH
43. See 40-Across : COOK
44. Unwelcome sign for latecomers : SRO
46. Proper medicine amount : DOSAGE
49. Diabolical sort : FIEND
51. Southern region of ancient Palestine : JUDEA
52. Skilled : ADEPT
53. One-ups : BESTS
54. Shindig : BASH
55. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
56. Unlikely to get rain : ARID
57. Long-distance swimmer Diana : NYAD
59. Tool with teeth : RAKE
62. U.S. asbestos regulator : EPA
63. "You don't ___!" : SAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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