New York Times, Monday, April 25, 2011

Author: Joon Pahk
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. pahk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Liquid tar, e.g. : GOO
4. "From ___ shining ..." ("America the Beautiful" lyric) : SEATO
9. Payment with an A.T.M. card : DEBIT
14. Annoy : IRK
15. Stage, as a play : PUTON
16. "You beat me" : ILOSE
17. Rossini opera about Figaro, with "The" : BARBEROFSEVILLE
20. Nonchalant : BLASE
21. Not-quite-mature insects : PUPAE
22. See 53-Across : TEN
23. Vow just before exchanging rings : IDO
25. To be, in France : ETRE
27. Hollywood headliner : BOXOFFICESTAR
33. Winter malady : FLU
34. Alternative to draw or hold 'em : STUD
35. Tidy up : NEATEN
37. Sedan or coupe : AUTO
39. Uncooked : RAW
41. Stark raving mad : LOCO
42. Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
45. Queen of Olympus : HERA
48. Dirt after a rain : MUD
49. The father in "Dreams From My Father" : BARACKOBAMASR
52. Hook's henchman : SMEE
53. With 22-Across, longtime West Coast N.C.A.A. conference : PAC
54. The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
57. ___ Carta : MAGNA
60. Unstressed vowel symbol : SCHWA
64. Venting : BLOWINGOFFSTEAM
67. Pack very tightly : JAMIN
68. ___ Lauder cosmetics : ESTEE
69. Big TV maker : RCA
70. Informal language : SLANG
71. Sum more? : READD
72. Logan Airport luggage letters ... and a hint to 17-, 27-, 49- and 64-Across : BOS
1. Any of the Bee Gees brothers : GIBB
2. Word-of-mouth : ORAL
3. Cajun cuisine vegetable : OKRA
4. Sleek swimsuits : SPEEDOS
5. Scandinavia's continent: Abbr. : EUR
6. Resting on : ATOP
7. Vegan protein option : TOFU
8. How freelance work is often done : ONSPEC
9. Multifarious : DIVERSE
10. Old Testament priest who taught Samuel : ELI
11. Aptly named sprinter Usain : BOLT
12. ___ of Wight : ISLE
13. One who's not yet a twentysomething : TEEN
18. Vitamin whose name could be a bingo call : BSIX
19. Gobbled up : EATEN
24. Frequently, to Frost : OFT
26. "And others," in a bibliography : ETAL
27. Paragraph on a book jacket : BLURB
28. "I'm ___ here!" : OUTTA
29. Animal's coat : FUR
30. Boise's state : IDAHO
31. Chemical building blocks : ATOMS
32. Keep happening : RECUR
33. Flight watchdog agcy. : FAA
36. Signal agreement : NOD
38. Sharer's pronoun : OURS
40. ___ browser : WEB
43. Running into head-on : RAMMING
44. Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
46. Emulate Eminem : RAP
47. Accumulated : AMASSED
50. Traditional frat party : KEGGER
51. Bank no. : ACCT
54. Common lunchbox sandwiches, informally : PBJS
55. Israeli carrier : ELAL
56. Capital of Italia : ROMA
58. Thin margin of victory : NOSE
59. Old Spice alternative : AFTA
61. Parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme : HERB
62. Texas home of Baylor University : WACO
63. Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
65. Triumph : WIN
66. U.S. central bank system, with "the" : FED

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