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New York Times, Monday, March 7, 2011

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Pondered : MUSED
6. Long-winded stories : SAGAS
11. Some E.R. cases : ODS
14. Playing marble : AGATE
15. Kind of board for a séance : OUIJA
16. Church bench : PEW
17. With 61-Across, 1982 question from the Clash : SHOULDISTAY
19. ___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE
20. Breads with pockets : PITAS
21. Leaf (through) : RIFFLE
23. With 54-Across, old advertising question from Clairol : DOESSHEOR
27. Boy Scout group : TROOP
28. Finale : END
29. Huey ___ and the News : LEWIS
31. Slips up : ERRS
32. Turkish money : LIRAS
35. Start of Caesar's boast : ICAME
37. Soliloquy question from Hamlet : TOBEORNOTTOBE
42. Bit of parsley : SPRIG
43. Pull ___ one on (hoodwink) : AFAST
45. Facts and figures, for short : INFO
48. ___ nous : ENTRE
51. Disco guy on "The Simpsons" : STU
52. Afrikaners : BOERS
54. See 23-Across : DOESNTSHE
57. Safe to consume : EDIBLE
59. Oksana ___, 1994 gold-medal skater : BAIUL
60. Lower-priced gas option: Abbr. : REG
61. See 17-Across : ORSHOULDIGO
66. Writer Fleming : IAN
67. Diner : EATER
68. Recluse : LONER
69. Capp and Gore : ALS
70. Back of a boat : STERN
71. "You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
1. Postgrad degs. : MAS
2. "Ick!" : UGH
3. Heavenly gatekeeper, in Portugal : SAOPEDRO
4. Needle and thread holders : ETUIS
5. Shoulder muscles, briefly : DELTS
6. "Ah yes" : SOISEE
7. Vienna's land: Abbr. : AUS
8. "Scram!" : GIT
9. Barely open : AJAR
10. "Tell me!" : SAYIT
11. Select : OPTFOR
12. With 46-Down, question from a 2000s game show : DEALOR
13. Goes 4-0 in the Series, e.g. : SWEEPS
18. Roald who created Willy Wonka : DAHL
22. Without : FREEOF
23. The First State: Abbr. : DEL
24. "Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
25. Because of : OWINGTO
26. Puerto ___ : RICO
30. Was in session : SAT
33. Soak up : ABSORB
34. Labor Day's mo. : SEP
36. Big Apple mass transit inits. : MTA
38. Miner's load : ORE
39. Outside of a watermelon : RIND
40. Low instrumental part of a tune : BASSLINE
41. Book before Job: Abbr. : ESTH
44. Wed. preceder : TUE
45. Portugal's peninsula : IBERIA
46. See 12-Down : NODEAL
47. Fakes, as an injury : FEIGNS
49. Having new energy : REBORN
50. Isaac's eldest : ESAU
53. Tart fruits : SLOES
55. Nabisco wafer : NILLA
56. Henry VIII's house : TUDOR
58. The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
62. Fr. holy woman : STE
63. The other woman : HER
64. ___-X : GEN
65. Table scrap : ORT

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