New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Author: David Kwong
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Kwong. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Corrupt : BAD
4. Outfielder Ty : COBB
8. Brainy : SMART
13. Amman's Queen ___ International Airport : ALIA
15. Law office worker, for short : PARA
16. Talented newbie : COMER
17. Home-invading Gore? : BURGLARAL
19. Opera's birthplace : ITALY
20. Response to "Are not!" : AMTOO
21. Señor chaser? : ITA
23. Elevator pioneer Elisha : OTIS
24. Area for aristocrats? : GENTDISTRICT
28. Mistake : BOOBOO
30. Bush's labor secretary : CHAO
31. Eight fluid ounces : CUP
32. Retrovirus material : RNA
34. Obstructs, as a pipe : CLOGS
38. W.W. I novel ... hinted at by 17-, 24-, 52- and 64-Across : AFAREWELLTOARMS
43. Liszt's "Consolation No. 3" is in it : DFLAT
44. Story of one's life : BIO
45. Irritating cry : CAW
46. Leading inits. in frozen desserts : TCBY
49. Visual gag character of British TV : MRBEAN
52. Exchange of vows again for the Grim Reaper? : DEATHWEDOVER
56. Railroad chartered in 1832 : ERIE
57. Old Testament prophecy book: Abbr. : ISA
58. "X-Men" character with blue fur : BEAST
62. Remove gradually : ERODE
64. Emmy, Oscar and Grammy-winning reptile? : SNAKECHER
67. Dwelling changes, in Realtor-speak : RELOS
68. "Don't take ___ seriously!" : ITSO
69. Oscar nominee Garr : TERI
70. Neighbor of Minneapolis : EDINA
71. Keep in check, with "in" : REIN
72. Explorer's aid : MAP
1. Yeast cake made with rum : BABA
2. Eisenhower vis-à-vis West Point, informally : ALUM
3. Malicious gossip : DIRT
4. E-file preparer : CPA
5. Rower's need : OAR
6. Alternative to a ponytail : BRAID
7. Like Latvia or Lithuania : BALTIC
8. Discovery Channel subj. : SCI
9. Razr maker : MOTOROLA
10. One instrumental in history? : AMATI
11. Old object : RELIC
12. Secret meeting : TRYST
14. To the max, '60s-style : AGOGO
18. Editor Marshall of financial publications : LOEB
22. Residue in a fireplace : ASH
25. Oslo's home: Abbr. : NORW
26. Hue : TONE
27. Burrito alternative : TACO
28. Yellow-brown color : BUFF
29. Translucent gem : OPAL
31. Heel : CAD
33. Edmonton's province: Abbr. : ALB
35. Whale of a movie? : ORCA
36. Agent under Hoover, informally : GMAN
37. Yemen-to-Zimbabwe dir. : SSW
39. Turned in, in a way : RATTEDON
40. Help make an impression? : ETCH
41. Exec's car, maybe : LIMO
42. Star of "Fringe," Anna ___ : TORV
47. Home of the Bahamas, once: Abbr. : BWI
48. Emphatic affirmative : YESSIR
50. Early film star Daniels : BEBE
51. Put up : ERECT
52. Caterpillar rival : DEERE
53. Acted in a human way? : ERRED
54. Need for some fish dishes : AIOLI
55. Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
59. "Excuse me" : AHEM
60. Lab fluids : SERA
61. Excursion : TRIP
63. Finnish hockey star Tikkanen : ESA
65. "Try ___ might ..." : ASI
66. ___-Tiki : KON

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