New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Author: Milo Beckman
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Beckman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: The circled letters in this puzzle, when read in the correct order, spell the name of a shape. The four unclued answers are common three-word phrases usually accompanied by this shape.
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Across Down
1. Furniture on which a guest might sleep : SOFA
5. Some 24-hr. breakfast places : IHOPS
10. Magician's word : TADA
14. Resting at night : ABED
15. Military academy enrollee : CADET
16. Leave out : OMIT
17. [See note] : YOUAREHERE
19. Toothpaste flavor : MINT
20. Marsh plant : SEDGE
21. Founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers : ARTROONEY
23. Powerful connections : INS
25. Goofs : ERRORS
26. [See note] : USEOTHERDOOR
32. Oriental, e.g. : RUG
33. Mount in Exodus : SINAI
34. Pair of ___ : SOCKS
38. Group of voters : BLOC
40. Pair of ___ : PANTS
42. Lash : WHIP
43. Food often eaten with chopsticks : SUSHI
45. Asian gambling mecca : MACAU
47. Have bills : OWE
48. [See note] : IMWITHSTUPID
51. Many a campaign event : SUPPER
54. "For ___ a jolly ..." : HES
55. Uncomfortable : ILLATEASE
59. Back in style : RETRO
63. Chew (on) : GNAW
64. [See note] : THISSIDEUP
66. ___ Hari : MATA
67. Peace ___ : CORPS
68. Poe writing : TALE
69. Like volcanic fallout : ASHY
70. "Laughing" creature : HYENA
71. Black cat, to some : OMEN
1. "___ who?" : SAYS
2. Double-reeded instrument : OBOE
3. Long-term hostility : FEUD
4. A little faster than largo : ADAGIO
5. Word repeated before "Baby" in a hip-hop title : ICE
6. "Very funny" : HAHA
7. River separating Germany and Poland : ODER
8. Flippantly cocky : PERT
9. Dual-track, in a way : STEREO
10. Day when procrastination ends, supposedly : TOMORROW
11. ___ acid (protein builder) : AMINO
12. Eatery : DINER
13. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTYS
18. Is a tenant : RENTS
22. Some medals for Spanish athletes : OROS
24. The Titanic, e.g. : SHIP
26. City, to Cicero : URBS
27. Original "Star Trek" helmsman : SULU
28. They may need boosting : EGOS
29. As a friend, to François : ENAMI
30. Assaulted, in a way : RANAT
31. Leave behind, informally : DITCH
35. Cut of meat : CHOP
36. New Zealander : KIWI
37. Tore : SPED
39. Ruin bit by bit, with "at" : CHIPAWAY
41. Pageant wrap : SASH
44. TV's "How ___ Your Mother" : IMET
46. Wombs : UTERI
49. Sad sort : WRETCH
50. Familiar with : USEDTO
51. Summation symbol in math : SIGMA
52. They're below elbows : ULNAS
53. "The Colossus and Other Poems" poet : PLATH
56. Sailor's call : AHOY
57. Beget : SIRE
58. Presenter of many game shows? : ESPN
60. Jets or Nets : TEAM
61. Reign : RULE
62. "Yes, we're ___" : OPEN
65. Govt. insurer of seniors : SSA

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