New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Author: Jeremy Horwitz and Tyler Hinman
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeremy Horwitz
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Tyler Hinman
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15, Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Horwitz. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Hinman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Animal on the Michigan flag : ELK
4. Crawl space? : PUB
7. Way around Shanghai : PEDICAB
14. Parisian life : VIE
15. Weekly show starting at 11:30 p.m. E.T. : SNL
16. Totally out : INACOMA
17. Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside ___" : INN
18. Saved, as a seat? : SLIPCOVERED
20. 140 pounds, in Britain : TENSTONE
22. Clear : ERASE
23. "May It Be" singer, 2001 : ENYA
24. Distant sign of affection? : AIRKISS
27. Wished undone : RUED
29. Garamond, e.g. : FONT
30. "Wham ___!" : BAM
33. Fighting : ATODDS
35. ___ signum (look at the proof: Lat.) : ECCE
36. One-third of baseball's Triple Crown, for short : RBI
37. Uncompromising : RIGID
38. It's a mouthful : CHAW
39. + or - thing : ION
40. Garden lady : EVE
41. Leave ___ that : ITAT
44. Tequila source : AGAVE
46. Scand. land : NOR
47. 1994 Costner title role : EARP
48. Made flatter : IRONED
49. Dummy : ASS
50. Two key points on an ellipse's major axis : FOCI
51. Stash : STOW
52. Creamy dish : RISOTTO
54. Turns down : DIMS
57. "Less Than Zero" novelist : ELLIS
60. Barbecue side : COLESLAW
62. Dojo discipline : TAICHICHUAN
65. Go after : SUE
66. "Everything's accounted for" : ALLHERE
67. Car co-created and named by John DeLorean : GTO
68. Dedicated work : ODE
69. Nonforward pass : LATERAL
70. "For ___ a ..." : HES
71. Capture : NET
1. Modern party aid : EVITE
2. One might sleep on it : LINEN
3. Yankees hurler (1996 champs) / Solo singer of "Lady" (#1 in 1980) : KENNYROGERS
4. Hushed "Hey!" : PSST
5. Vents : UNLOADS
6. Some pancakes : BLINI
7. It's a snap : PIC
8. Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
9. A's hurler (1989 champs) / Eurythmics musician on "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (#1 in 1983) : DAVESTEWART
10. They finish cakes : ICERS
11. Mrs. Dithers of the comics : CORA
12. Midwest college town : AMES
13. Ordered : BADE
19. Something the eight people at 3-, 9-, 28- and 30-Down have all strived for? : PERFECTPITCH
21. Meccan, e.g. : SAUDI
25. Mayor who later served as judge on "The People's Court" : KOCH
26. Member of a mountain empire : INCA
28. Orioles hurler (1966 champs) / Solo crooner of "Oh! My Pa-Pa" (#1 in 1954) : EDDIEFISHER
30. Giants hurler (2010 champs) / Beach Boys vocalist on "Help Me, Rhonda" (#1 in 1965) : BRIANWILSON
31. Topping : ABOVE
32. Got out of the ground : MINED
33. Ring holder : ARENA
34. Records, in a way : TIVOS
42. New Mexico's ___ Ski Valley : TAOS
43. BP subsidiary : ARCO
45. Get the ___ on : GOODS
48. Keep from spreading : ISOLATE
52. Affluent, in Arles : RICHE
53. Gristly : TOUGH
55. 1970s sitcom that ended with the title character in Congress : MAUDE
56. "Ni-i-ice!" : SWEET
57. Listing abbr. : ETAL
58. Singsong syllables : LALA
59. Cheerful tune : LILT
61. Book in the Book of Mormon : ENOS
63. S&L holding : IRA
64. Funny frame : CEL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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