New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,184
Across Down
1. Signature pieces? : PENS
5. Gets outta there fast : SCRAMS
11. "The Purloined Letter" writer : POE
14. Song heard at 15-Across : ARIA
15. Manhattan cultural landmark : THEMET
16. Finale : END
17. *Triumphs, but barely : WINSBYANOSE
19. Moonshine holder : JUG
20. Natural seasoning : SEASALT
21. *First capital of California : SANJOSE
23. Boom's opposite on Wall Street : BUST
25. Regatta implement : OAR
26. Family chain with a Grand Slam breakfast : DENNYS
30. List shortcut: Abbr. : ETC
33. Belfry occupants : BATS
36. African antelope : ELAND
37. Baseball catcher's stance : SQUAT
39. It might be given to a waiter or a police investigator : TIP
40. What's odd about the ends of the answers to the four starred clues : NOTWOSOUNDALIKE
43. Core component of a PC : CPU
44. Little doll : CUTIE
45. Bacon of "Mystic River" : KEVIN
46. Spice's cousin : HERB
48. Subj. for some green card holders : ESL
49. Hate with a passion : DETEST
50. Meas. of brain activity : EEG
52. Big do : AFRO
54. *Nonfatal amount of radiation, say : LOWDOSE
58. Botch : LOUSEUP
63. A Gershwin : IRA
64. *Huckster's pitch : YOUCANTLOSE
66. Silent ___ (White House nickname) : CAL
67. Shape of many a ski chalet : AFRAME
68. Part of a.m. : ANTE
69. Animal roaming the Rockies : ELK
70. Shopaholics' hangouts : STORES
71. Ivan the Terrible, for one : TSAR
1. What dogs "shake hands" with : PAWS
2. Lake ___, 1813 battle site : ERIE
3. Ship of 1492 : NINA
4. Bratty talk : SASS
5. Phonograph needle : STYLUS
6. Schmoozes : CHATS
7. Stimpy's TV pal : REN
8. Half of an old radio comedy duo : AMOS
9. Small plateau : MESA
10. Pro at shorthand : STENO
11. Disparaging : PEJORATIVE
12. Unpleasant duty : ONUS
13. Periphery : EDGE
18. Nickname of Haiti's Duvalier, ousted in 1986 : BABYDOC
22. Quick punch : JAB
24. Margarita need : TEQUILA
26. Dame Judi of film : DENCH
27. Get right to the honeymoon, say : ELOPE
28. Activity led by a park ranger, perhaps : NATUREWALK
29. Opposite of SSE : NNW
31. Something whistled : TUNE
32. Rogue : CAD
34. Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
35. Utterly exhausted : SPENT
37. Teetotalers they're not : SOTS
38. "Eat in" alternative : TAKEOUT
41. Mystery novelist Grafton : SUE
42. Tennis judge's cry : LET
47. River bottom : BED
49. Unmanned aircraft : DRONES
51. "The Naked Maja" and other paintings : GOYAS
53. "Hot" lover : FLAME
54. Itchy dog's woe : LICE
55. Spoken : ORAL
56. Tenderhearted : SOFT
57. Continental coin : EURO
59. Venetian blind section : SLAT
60. Immense time spans : EONS
61. Org. with a national center named for Billie Jean King : USTA
62. Equal : PEER
65. "Wheels" : CAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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