New York Times, Monday, March 12, 2012

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 57 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. German cry : ACH
4. Ice-grabbing tool : TONGS
9. Bid : OFFER
14. Genetic stuff : RNA
15. Cutting one may bring tears to your eyes : ONION
16. Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
17. Oct. follower : NOV
18. Had a big influence on Philip's music? : MOLDEDGLASS
20. Bothered terribly : ATEAT
22. Envision : SEE
23. "Enough already!" : STOP
24. Fanatics : ZEALOTS
27. Grey who wrote about the Old West : ZANE
29. Harshly criticized Danielle's novels? : HAMMEREDSTEEL
34. ___ Guevara : CHE
36. Starch from a tropical palm : SAGO
37. Company that created Pong : ATARI
38. The "L" in S.&L. : LOAN
40. ___ decongestant : NASAL
43. Norway's capital : OSLO
44. Chef's wear : APRON
46. Clickable computer image : ICON
48. Hankering : YEN
49. Scared the daylights out of Elijah in "The Lord of the Rings"? : PETRIFIEDWOOD
53. Soft powder : TALC
54. Bleepers : CENSORS
57. ___ as it is : SUCH
60. British ref. for wordsmiths : OED
62. Deplete : USEUP
63. Trounced Chris in a comedy competition? : CRUSHEDROCK
67. NBC comedy show since '75 : SNL
68. Be in harmony : AGREE
69. Lacking justification : UNDUE
70. Rightmost number on a grandfather clock : III
71. Veg out : RELAX
72. Keats and Shelley : POETS
73. Charge for a bang-up job? : TNT
1. Desi of "I Love Lucy" : ARNAZ
2. 100 smackers : CNOTE
3. "Show some mercy!" : HAVEAHEART
4. Native American drums : TOMTOMS
5. Yoko from Tokyo : ONO
6. Zero : NIL
7. "Ye ___!" : GODS
8. Eruption that might elicit a blessing : SNEEZE
9. Web site alternative to com or edu : ORG
10. Unnaturally high voice : FALSETTO
11. Italian carmaker : FIAT
12. Canadian gas brand : ESSO
13. Speak with a gravelly voice : RASP
19. Utterly exhausted : DEAD
21. State between Miss. and Ga. : ALA
25. I.R.S. agent, e.g., informally : TMAN
26. Company whose mascot is Sonic the Hedgehog : SEGA
28. Org. protecting U.S. secrets : NSA
30. Symbolic riveter of W.W. II : ROSIE
31. "Careful!" : EASYDOESIT
32. Mystery writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
33. Leo's symbol : LION
34. Applaud : CLAP
35. Optimist's feeling : HOPE
39. Watery expanse between England and Scandinavia : NORTHSEA
41. High-voltage Australian band? : ACDC
42. Actor Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
45. Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
47. Peacenik's mantra : NONUKES
50. Floating arctic mass : FLOE
51. Became a winter hazard, as a road : ICEDUP
52. W.W. II intelligence org. : OSS
55. Quarrel : RUNIN
56. Bowler's challenge : SPLIT
57. Battle reminder : SCAR
58. Goad : URGE
59. Ringlet : CURL
61. James Bond's film debut : DRNO
64. Evil spell : HEX
65. Keats or Shelley work : ODE
66. Abridge : CUT

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