New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.85 This is puzzle # 146 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Mr. Quigley announced he was going to become a father via 17 Across.
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Across Down
1. Word on a 2008 Obama poster : HOPE
5. Subject for a media ombudsman : BIAS
9. Wrist or knee : JOINT
14. Jump in a rink : AXEL
15. Second word in many limericks : ONCE
16. Milk provider : UDDER
17. "___ pregnant!" : WERE
18. Hybrid citrus fruit : UGLI
19. Humdinger : DOOZY
20. Consent reluctantly : KNUCKLEUNDER
23. Main character on "How I Met Your Mother" : TED
24. Fish that twists : EEL
25. ___ room : REC
28. 1971 rock album with the hit "Won't Get Fooled Again" : WHOSNEXT
33. To be specific : NAMELY
35. Acorn source : OAK
36. Is active without making progress or falling behind : TREADSWATER
38. Born's partner : BRED
40. Opposite of SSW : NNE
41. Programming language that's also the name of an island : JAVA
42. Main food-supplying region of a country : BREADBASKET
47. Stimpy's TV pal : REN
48. Golf club similar to a niblick : LOFTER
49. "Could go either way" : YESANDNO
51. ___ lamb : EWE
52. Liquid in the 8-Down : EAU
54. Harvard Sq. on Boston's T, e.g. : STA
55. Wizardry : SPELLWEAVING
61. Easter figure : JESUS
64. "Three Coins in the Fountain" lyricist Sammy : CAHN
65. Region : AREA
66. Like a 51-Across : OVINE
67. Google executive Schmidt : ERIC
68. Leave at the altar : JILT
69. No-brainer class, an example of which is named by combining the ends of 20-, 36-, 42- and 55-Across : EASYA
70. Knock down : RAZE
71. Site of the Ibsen Museum : OSLO
1. Atlanta cager : HAWK
2. The yoke's on them : OXEN
3. Land with chinchillas : PERU
4. Puts in office : ELECTS
5. Rock that may be hard to roll : BOULDER
6. Playwright William : INGE
7. Rights org. : ACLU
8. See 52-Across : SEINE
9. Dr. Watson player in 2009's "Sherlock Holmes" : JUDELAW
10. Dumpster emanation : ODOR
11. Altar declaration : IDO
12. Pince-___ : NEZ
13. "Give it a shot" : TRY
21. Canterbury's county : KENT
22. TV rooms : DENS
25. Slow down : RETARD
26. On a scale of 1 to 10, what one amp in "This Is Spinal Tap" goes to : ELEVEN
27. Storied duelist with a large nose : CYRANO
28. Teeter : WOBBLE
29. Tilling tool : HARROW
30. Political activist James known for undercover videos : OKEEFE
31. Title TV character in a brown, skirted, leather outfit : XENA
32. Aster relative : TANSY
34. Army V.I.P. : MAJ
37. Hockey feint : DEKE
39. Dis's opposite : DAT
43. Kind of diving : DEEPSEA
44. Hill near a loch : BRAE
45. Perfume : ESSENCE
46. "Gotta run!" : TATA
50. Indian making a blanket : NAVAJO
53. Bad feeling in one's gut? : ULCER
55. Sch. system with campuses in Albany and 63 other places : SUNY
56. Actress ___ Flynn Boyle : LARA
57. Zoom : WHIZ
58. Eye part : IRIS
59. "The Old Curiosity Shop" heroine : NELL
60. Cancún kitty : GATO
61. Vice President Biden : JOE
62. Little ___, who did the Loco-Motion : EVA
63. Family nickname : SIS

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

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