New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson and Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The NYT published this correction on March 28: "The crossword puzzle on Tuesday provided an erroneous clue for 26-Across, seeking the answer 'Gee whiz.' The clue should have read, 'Wow, you're a regular expert at turning right!' not 'Wow, you're a regular expert at turning left!'" I have corrected it below.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,149
Across Down
1. "Back in Black" band : ACDC
5. Biggest diamond? : ACE
8. Arnaz and Ball's production company : DESILU
14. Title Seuss character who speaks for trees : THELORAX
16. Prefaces : INTROS
17. "Wow, he survived!" : MANALIVE
18. Walked with purpose : STRODE
19. Bowling unit : FRAME
20. AOL and Comcast : ISPS
22. "Hulk" director Lee : ANG
23. Airline guess, for short : ETD
24. Depot: Abbr. : STN
26. "Wow, you're a regular expert at turning right!" : GEEWHIZ
29. Jacob's twin : ESAU
31. Horrified : AGHAST
33. Yucatán year : ANO
34. Renée Zellweger's role in "Chicago" : ROXIE
36. Door swinger : HINGE
38. "Wow, those reptiles have mad hops!" : LEAPINLIZARDS
42. Handed out cards : DEALT
43. April 1 gag : PRANK
44. Texter's expression of surprise : OMG
45. Shortly : INASEC
48. Succumbs to gravity : SAGS
52. "Wow, look at that bovine idol!" : HOLYCOW
54. Triumphant shout : AHA
56. Half of a disapproving rebuke : TUT
57. Previously named : NEE
58. Ticked (off) : TEED
60. Long, disapproving look : GLARE
62. Jackson with two Best Actress Oscars : GLENDA
64. "Wow, I'm standing next to Mr. Clooney himself!" : BYGEORGE
66. Bears legend Walter : PAYTON
67. Animal that's been run over : ROADKILL
68. Like palms on a first date, perhaps : SWEATY
69. Not safe, in baseball : OUT
70. "Understood" : ISEE
1. Cost of getting some quick cash : ATMFEE
2. Maps : CHARTS
3. Response to "Gracias" : DENADA
4. Happy as a ___ : CLAM
5. Jackie's second husband : ARI
6. Relenting after a standoff : CAVINGIN
7. Old flames : EXES
8. Insults, informally : DISSES
9. Sinus doc : ENT
10. Scarecrow stuffing : STRAW
11. Strong control : IRONHAND
12. Accommodations for travelers : LODGINGS
13. Employ : USE
15. Bullfight cries : OLES
21. Ryder Cup org. : PGA
25. Move from gate to runway : TAXI
27. Patriot Allen : ETHAN
28. Actress Saldana of "Avatar" : ZOE
30. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
32. Lends a hand : HELPS
35. Vision-related : OPTIC
37. Peeves : IRKS
38. Car buyer's protection : LEMONLAW
39. Asset of a good proofreader : EAGLEEYE
40. "Understood" : IREADYOU
41. Comic actor Galifianakis : ZACH
42. Homer Simpson's exclamation : DOH
46. Zero : NOTANY
47. Dazzle : AWE
49. Classic video game consoles : ATARIS
50. Sound of draining water : GURGLE
51. "Remington ___" : STEELE
53. Gossipy sort : YENTA
55. Like some wines and cheeses : AGED
59. Iberian Peninsula river : EBRO
61. Thor's archenemy in comics : LOKI
62. Satellite-based navigation aid, for short : GPS
63. One of three in an ellipsis : DOT
65. Gangster's gun : GAT

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

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