New York Times, Monday, May 2, 2016

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 103 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Jeff Chen notes: ME TOO interpreted as 'me two,' i.e. two instances of ME within a single phrase. I bet there are a ton of phrases exhibiting this ... more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 24,282
Across Down
1. Coke rival : PEPSI
6. Popular hairstyle in the 1960s : AFRO
10. "No ifs, ___ ..." : ANDS
14. Birdlike : AVIAN
15. Next year's jr. : SOPH
16. Wife of Jacob : LEAH
17. Electric car maker : TESLA
18. 8:00-11:00 p.m., TV-wise : PRIMETIME
20. Anticipate : AWAIT
22. Actress Strahovski of "Dexter" and "Chuck" : YVONNE
23. ABAB in a poem, e.g. : RHYMESCHEME
27. Tax form ID : SSN
28. Superiors of sarges : LOOIES
29. Wildcat with tufted ears : LYNX
31. "So gross!" : EWW
32. D-E-A-D dead : KAPUT
35. Harmonizes, informally : SYNCS
39. Large or extra-large : SIZE
41. Copycat's comment ... or, phonetically, a hint to this puzzle's theme : METOO
43. Émile of the Dreyfus Affair : ZOLA
44. Mattress brand : SEALY
46. "Thanks," in Deutschland : DANKE
48. Letter between sigma and upsilon : TAU
49. Roman marketplaces : FORA
51. Breaks off a romantic relationship : ENDSIT
53. Lawyers' org. : ABA
56. Greeting to a returning soldier, maybe : WELCOMEHOME
59. V.I.P. : BIGWIG
61. Coffee shop lure : AROMA
62. What a finger-pointer "plays" : BLAMEGAME
64. Robbery at a police station, e.g. : IRONY
68. Abbr. in a footnote : IBID
69. Prefix with -logical : IDEO
70. Roast host : EMCEE
71. Many millennia : EONS
72. Those, in Mexico : ESOS
73. One side of a Faustian bargain : SATAN
1. Butter serving : PAT
2. Night before a holiday : EVE
3. Detectives, for short : PIS
4. Deli meat : SALAMI
5. Seven days from now : INAWEEK
6. Savory jelly : ASPIC
7. "... and so on and so ___" : FORTH
8. Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
9. "Good heavens!" : OHMYMY
10. Choir voice : ALTO
11. Dresden denials : NEINS
12. Curses : DAMNS
13. Luster : SHEEN
19. Odds' opposite : EVENS
21. Indian state known for its tea and silk : ASSAM
23. Like non-oyster months : RLESS
24. Comic Mandel : HOWIE
25. "Holy moly!" : YOWZA
26. John who sang "Philadelphia Freedom" : ELTON
30. End run of the alphabet : XYZ
33. Power a bike : PEDAL
34. Tony winner Hagen : UTA
36. "On the contrary!" : NOTSO
37. Demand by right : CLAIM
38. Pan-frying instruction : SAUTE
40. Santa's little helper : ELF
42. Vermont skiing destination : OKEMO
45. "Ouch, that hurts!" : YOWIE
47. All the people attacking you : ENEMIES
50. Jackson who was on five World Series-winning teams in the 1970s : REGGIE
52. Cosmic order, in Buddhism : DHARMA
53. Hoffman of 1960s radicalism : ABBIE
54. "The Hobbit" hero Baggins : BILBO
55. Once more : AGAIN
57. One of many Hitchcock appearances in his own films : CAMEO
58. Sandwich cookies now sold by Mondelez : OREOS
60. Iraq war concerns, for short : WMDS
63. Commercials : ADS
65. Halloween mo. : OCT
66. Teachers' org. : NEA
67. Tokyo currency : YEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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