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New York Times, Monday, April 4, 2011

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,427
Across Down
1. U.S. labor leader Eugene : DEBS
5. Hamlet and Ophelia, by nationality : DANES
10. Bank no. : ACCT
14. Lobbying org. for seniors : AARP
15. Pep : VERVE
16. Like unripe apples : SOUR
17. Mass exodus of expertise : BRAINDRAIN
19. Opposed : ANTI
20. "In just this way" : LIKESO
21. Lipton drink : TEA
23. Part of a shark seen above the water : FIN
24. Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
25. Hiker's carryall : BACKPACK
27. Sock part : TOE
28. Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
31. Good for farming : ARABLE
32. Discontinues : ENDS
34. Charged particles : IONS
36. Beginning : ONSET
37. Upside-down maneuver : HANDSTAND
40. Fireplace residue : ASHES
43. Avoid : SHUN
44. Feels lousy : AILS
48. Wins every game in a series : SWEEPS
50. One-named Irish Grammy winner : ENYA
52. ___ v. Wade : ROE
53. Salon work : HAIRCARE
55. Biological duplicate : CLONE
57. Sighing sounds : AHS
58. Top-notch : ACE
59. Pleasant excursion : OUTING
61. Performer who doesn't say a word : MIME
63. Recommended by cardiologists : HEARTSMART
66. Distinctive style : ELAN
67. Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
68. Water, in Juárez : AGUA
69. Tiny bell sound : DING
70. Swarms (with) : TEEMS
71. Transmit : SEND
1. Smidgen : DAB
2. Toward the beginning : EARLYON
3. In cornrows : BRAIDED
4. Really high heel : SPIKE
5. VHS tape displacers : DVDS
6. Aviation-related prefix : AERO
7. Org. that sticks to its guns? : NRA
8. Argentina-based musical : EVITA
9. Iroquois tribe for which one of the Finger Lakes is named : SENECA
10. Quick ___ flash : ASA
11. Chatty discussions : CONFABS
12. Manicurist's target : CUTICLE
13. Doodad : TRINKET
18. Tyrannical Roman emperor : NERO
22. Ohio tire city : AKRON
24. Road no. : RTE
25. Gaelic spirit whose wailing portends death : BANSHEE
26. "Bear" that's not really a bear : PANDA
29. Relatives : KIN
30. Curtain hangers : RODS
33. See-through : SHEER
35. Stupefy : STUN
38. Org. that runs shelters for dogs and cats : ASPCA
39. Unspecified number : ANY
40. Conscience-stricken : ASHAMED
41. Language of Kenya : SWAHILI
42. Trophy for a great college gridder : HEISMAN
45. When bronze was supplanted in toolmaking : IRONAGE
46. Period extending well into the future : LONGRUN
47. Visualize : SEE
49. Scented bag in a dresser drawer : SACHET
51. Is in a play : ACTS
54. Pee Wee who befriended Jackie Robinson : REESE
56. Some beans, informally : LIMAS
59. City near Provo : OREM
60. Tribe once in the Provo area : UTES
62. Language of Kenya: Abbr. : ENG
64. Gobbled down : ATE
65. Small amount : TAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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