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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Author: Wesley Johnson
Editor: Will Shortz
Wesley Johnson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,764
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1. Salon offering : PERM
5. America's 44th : OBAMA
10. Current units : AMPS
14. ___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
15. Currently airing : NOWON
16. Look sullen : POUT
17. "So what?!" : DOESNTCONCERNME
20. Schedule : SLATE
21. ___ From Hawaii (1973 Elvis concert) : ALOHA
22. Kind of store : APP
23. Elizabethan ___ : ERA
25. Beginnings of embryos : OVA
27. "So what?!" : COULDNTCARELESS
36. Surgeons' workplaces, for short : ORS
37. Beginning : START
38. Pago Pago's place : SAMOA
39. Number two son : ABEL
41. Stockpile : STORE
43. Israel's first king : SAUL
44. Bridgestones, e.g. : TIRES
46. Condos, e.g. : UNITS
48. British verb ending : ISE
49. "So what?!" : ITSNOTMYPROBLEM
52. Viewed : SAW
53. Site of the smallest bone in the body : EAR
54. Hot tub locale : SPA
57. The fellas in "GoodFellas" : MAFIA
61. Slender game fishes : PIKES
65. "So what?!" : NOSKINOFFMYBACK
68. As well : ALSO
69. One who has no chance : GONER
70. "The Time Machine" leisure class : ELOI
71. Savvies : GETS
72. Puts in the hold : STOWS
73. Transmitted : SENT
1. Pea protectors : PODS
2. Environmental sci. : ECOL
3. ___ Silvia, mother of Romulus and Remus : RHEA
4. "Fiddler on the Roof" star : MOSTEL
5. Toronto's prov. : ONT
6. ___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
7. M.P.'s target : AWOL
8. Like early Elvis albums : MONO
9. Diane Sawyer, for one : ANCHOR
10. Mar. follower : APR
11. "___ Lisa" : MONA
12. Shell fixture : PUMP
13. Dance move : STEP
18. Propeller-heads : NERDS
19. Icicle sites : EAVES
24. Ones putting out feelers : ANTS
26. "Regrettably ..." : ALAS
27. Raccoon relative : COATI
28. Go round and round : ORBIT
29. Rehab seekers : USERS
30. Actress O'Neal : TATUM
31. Old pal : CRONY
32. "___ to the Moon" (seminal 1902 sci-fi film) : ATRIP
33. Cybermessage : EMAIL
34. Boozehound : SOUSE
35. House of the Seven Gables locale : SALEM
40. Camera part : LENS
42. To be, in Tours : ETRE
45. "Me, too" : SOAMI
47. Like a bubble bath : SOAPY
50. Regional accents : TWANGS
51. Unethical payoffs : BRIBES
54. Impediment : SNAG
55. Copernicus, e.g., by birth : POLE
56. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
58. Pick up, as a bill : FOOT
59. Kelly Clarkson's "___ One Will Listen" : IFNO
60. Several : AFEW
62. Moolah : KALE
63. Subj. for a Fed chairman : ECON
64. Short comic sketch : SKIT
66. Mike Tyson stat : KOS
67. Miss, after vows : MRS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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