New York Times, Monday, April 16, 2012

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 59 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,805
Across Down
1. Yankee's crosstown rival : MET
4. Burro : ASS
7. Aunts' little girls : NIECES
13. Lion's locks : MANE
14. ___ constrictor : BOA
15. "So fancy!" : OOLALA
16. Assns. : ORGS
17. Sexy sort : STUDMUFFIN
19. Playing marble : AGATE
21. Grp. that raids grow houses : DEA
22. Cry of surprise : EEK
23. Influential sort : BIGENCHILADA
28. Compass pointer : NEEDLE
29. Bread eaten during Passover : MATZOH
33. Photocopier malfunctions : JAMS
34. Israeli carrier : ELAL
37. Tired : WEARY
38. Cry to a matador : OLE
39. Amiable sort : GOODEGG
41. Tree juice : SAP
42. Gandhi, e.g., religiously : HINDU
44. "Gladiator" garment : TOGA
45. Yearn (for) : PINE
46. Word after "force of" or "freak of" : NATURE
48. Encouragement : URGING
50. Supple sort : HUMANPRETZEL
54. Cigar residue : ASH
57. Opposite of post- : PRE
58. Rather distrustful : LEERY
59. Precious sort : SWEETIEPIE
64. New York theater award : OBIE
65. Place for pizza or ice cream : PARLOR
66. Put two and two together, say : ADD
67. Caterer's coffee containers : URNS
68. Feature on a skunk's back : STRIPE
69. Parcel of property : LOT
70. Feeling blue : SAD
1. Reader's notes alongside the text : MARGINALIA
2. Usual wedding precursor : ENGAGEMENT
3. Exam takers : TESTEES
4. Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
5. Drunkard : SOT
6. Riyadh native : SAUDI
7. Polite refusal to a lady : NOMAAM
8. Debtor's letters : IOU
9. Worker in Santa's workshop : ELF
10. Bistro : CAFE
11. Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
12. Plummeted : SANK
13. Biblical kingdom east of the Dead Sea : MOAB
18. Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
20. Finish : END
24. Royal role for Liz Taylor : CLEO
25. Serf : HELOT
26. Cartoondom's Deputy ___ : DAWG
27. Chowed down : ATE
30. Spelling clarification that Aziz might use twice : ZASINZEBRA
31. Common marmalade ingredient : ORANGERIND
32. Ballyhoo : HYPE
33. Adams, Tyler or Kennedy : JOHN
35. Hullabaloo : ADO
36. Advantage : LEGUP
39. Spiritual teacher of a 42-Across : GURU
40. Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
43. "That's obvious, stupid!" : DUH
45. Pathetic : PITEOUS
47. Order of the British ___ : EMPIRE
49. Hairspray alternative : GEL
51. "Diamonds ___ Forever" : ARE
52. Country with Mount Everest on its border : NEPAL
53. Caustic cleaners : LYES
54. Venomous vipers : ASPS
55. Whack, as a fly : SWAT
56. Frau's spouse : HERR
60. Peyton's brother on the gridiron : ELI
61. Lid : TOP
62. Repeated words shouted after "Who wants ...?" : IDO
63. Summer hrs. in D.C. : EDT

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

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