New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 56 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Ms. Lempel is stirring up controversy yet again, bless her cheeky soul. Is MID-ASS TOUCH at 25 Across cute, clever, or offensive? The New Yorker weighs in.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,737
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1. Flimflam : FRAUD
6. Char, as a steak : SEAR
10. Handy roll-outs at sleepovers : COTS
14. ___ on (sentence shortener) : ANDSO
15. SeaWorld performer : ORCA
16. Some : AFEW
17. Throat lozenge for low-voiced opera stars? : BASSRELIEF
19. See 43-Across : NCAA
20. Museum piece : RELIC
21. Certain weasel : STOAT
22. Course with many unknowns: Abbr. : ALG
25. Cause of a sexual harassment complaint? : MIDASSTOUCH
28. Dorm-mates, e.g. : ROOMIES
30. Social finale? : ITE
31. Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
32. Its logo includes its name in blue letters in a yellow oval : IKEA
33. Is miserly : STINTS
35. Talk about pitchers and quarterbacks? : DISCUSSTHROWERS
41. Pullman features : BERTHS
42. Class with a skeleton in the closet?: Abbr. : ANAT
43. The Cavaliers of the 19-Across : UVA
45. Mate's approval : AYE
46. "Far out!" : AWESOME
49. Pub with no karaoke? : SINGLESSBAR
52. Kitchen meas. : TSP
53. Grad students' grillings : ORALS
54. Dodges, perhaps : AUTOS
56. Woodsy scent : PINE
57. Admission provider for a kissing booth? : BUSSTICKET
62. Flair : ELAN
63. 1968 winner of the 43-Down : ASHE
64. Give birth, as a whale : CALVE
65. Eliot who pursued Capone : NESS
66. Top dog : HEAD
67. Home of Middle East University : AMMAN
1. Terrif : FAB
2. Coded material : RNA
3. Some Super Bowl highlights : ADS
4. Red state, once : USSR
5. "The Sound of Music" tune : DOREMI
6. Some foods for growing babies : SOLIDS
7. Co-anchor Hill of "The Early Show" : ERICA
8. Crackerjack pilot : ACE
9. U.K. military arm : RAF
10. Main section of a long poem : CANTO
11. "No way!" : OFCOURSENOT
12. Precursor to a memorable Boston party : TEAACT
13. Wrap in bandages : SWATHE
18. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
21. Exec's note taker : STENO
22. Lifeless : ARID
23. Crafty Norse god : LOKI
24. Loses it : GOESBANANAS
26. Foes of the Jedi : SITH
27. Commotion : STIR
29. Ceremonial rod : MACE
33. Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
34. Start of a Clement Moore classic : TWAS
36. Range extending from the Arctic to Kazakhstan : URALS
37. Eye annoyance : STYE
38. "___ the Boss" (Mick Jagger album) : SHES
39. Crashes into : RAMS
40. Fred Astaire move : STEP
43. Annual tournament played in N.Y.C. : USOPEN
44. Manly : VIRILE
46. Mistreated : ABUSED
47. James with an electrical unit named after him : WATT
48. Beethoven's Third, popularly : EROICA
50. Valleys : GLENS
51. One of the Obamas : SASHA
55. Con game : SCAM
57. Cantankerous cry : BAH
58. "What's the ___?" : USE
59. Alphabetic trio for fliers : KLM
60. Powerful Perón : EVA
61. Sum of the first three prime numbers : TEN

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