New York Times, Monday, April 18, 2011

Author: James Tuttle
Editor: Will Shortz
James Tuttle
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Tuttle. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Thailand, once : SIAM
5. Attack with a knife : STAB
9. Karate schools : DOJOS
14. How doodles are usually drawn : IDLY
15. Inform : TELL
16. Creative thoughts : IDEAS
17. Prevarications : LIES
18. Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
19. English P.M. William and others : PITTS
20. Tricky romantic relationship : LOVETRIANGLE
23. Inscribed pillar : STELA
24. Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
25. Spanish "that" : ESA
28. Distance on the Erie Canal, in song : FIFTEENMILES
33. Cardinals' home: Abbr. : STL
36. "Arabian Nights" bird : ROC
37. Computer data acronym : ASCII
38. One approaching middle age : THIRTYSOMETHING
43. ___-Detoo ("Star Wars" droid) : ARTOO
44. PC linkup : LAN
45. Room with a mounted deer's head, maybe : DEN
46. "Arabian Nights" band : FORTYTHIEVES
51. Finder's charge : FEE
52. Kentucky Derby month : MAY
53. Minimum : LEAST
57. Tennis winner's declaration : GAMESETMATCH
61. Sound of an unsound floor : CREAK
64. Well-mannered : NICE
65. "Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
66. "___ you're satisfied now!" : IHOPE
67. Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
68. Leprechaun's land : ERIN
69. Dead duck : GONER
70. NaCl : SALT
71. Coin with a torch on the back : DIME
1. Places to cool pies : SILLS
2. Dodo : IDIOT
3. Excedrin alternative : ALEVE
4. "I'll do it ___" : MYSELF
5. The sun, e.g. : STAR
6. Actress Hatcher : TERI
7. Bit of plankton : ALGA
8. Marilyn Monroe, e.g., hairwise : BLONDE
9. Worker at the United Nations : DIPLOMAT
10. "Garfield" dog : ODIE
11. Boeing 757, e.g. : JET
12. Muesli ingredient : OAT
13. Draft org. : SSS
21. ___ chi (martial art) : TAI
22. Item in a holster : GUN
25. Conqueror of Valencia in 1094 : ELCID
26. Paris divider : SEINE
27. "It's ___ of the times" : ASIGN
29. Cook, as onion rings : FRY
30. How-___ (books for handy types) : TOS
31. Rod-shaped bacteria : ECOLI
32. Kind of: Suffix : ISH
33. Personnel : STAFF
34. Pang : THROE
35. Petrol measure : LITRE
39. Decompose : ROT
40. Hasbro or Fisher-Price : TOYMAKER
41. Fannie ___ : MAE
42. Card holder: Abbr. : ENV
47. Scottish cap : TAM
48. "Laughing" animals : HYENAS
49. Tree with seeds that whirl like helicopter blades : ELM
50. Ushered : SEATED
54. Classic name in arcades : ATARI
55. Theater backdrop : SCRIM
56. Feudal baron : THANE
57. Display awe : GAPE
58. One of the Hindu trinity : SIVA
59. Environmental subj. : ECOL
60. Camper's shelter : TENT
61. Item bummed from a pack : CIG
62. Letter before sigma : RHO
63. Years and years and years : EON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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