New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Author: Zoe Wheeler
Editor: Will Shortz
Zoe Wheeler
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Frankenstein's monster had one on his forehead : SCAR
5. Crop circle, some believe : SIGN
9. Mahmoud of the P.L.O. : ABBAS
14. Lasso : ROPE
15. ___ child : ONLY
16. Word sung twice before "hallelujah" : GLORY
17. One who's junior to a jr. : SOPH
18. Acts the heckler at the Westminster dog show? : BOOSHOUNDS
20. Commemorative item : PLATE
22. Busy one : BEE
23. "Scat!" : SHOO
24. Cheeses manufactured in the Mediterranean? : SEABRIES
26. D flat equivalent : CSHARP
28. Cousin of .org or .com : EDU
29. ___ standstill : ATA
30. Baseball Hall-of-Famer who batted left and threw right : OTT
31. Stack in a mag. office : MSS
32. Pondered : MUSED
34. Furbys and yo-yos, once : MANIAS
37. Entourages for Odysseus' faithful wife? : PENELOPECREWS
41. Lorna ___ (cookies) : DOONES
42. Jot (down) : WRITE
44. "___ Chef" : TOP
47. Amusement : FUN
48. Long time : ERA
50. Blast : ZAP
51. Quick smells : WHIFFS
53. Ricky Martin and Neil Patrick Harris? : STARGAYS
55. "___ dead people" : ISEE
56. Cousin of an ostrich : EMU
58. Department in SE France : ISERE
59. Expressions of regret from apartment building managers? : SUPERSIGHS
62. Icelandic epic : EDDA
64. Skipping syllables : TRALA
65. Romance/thriller novelist Hoag : TAMI
66. McDonald's founder Ray : KROC
67. Intelligence : SENSE
68. 1982 sci-fi film with a 2010 sequel : TRON
69. Harmonize, informally : SYNC
1. Class of '12 in 2012, e.g.: Abbr. : SRS
2. Confined : COOPEDUP
3. Flashing sign in a TV studio : APPLAUSE
4. What a user goes into for help : REHAB
5. "Que sera sera" : SOBEIT
6. Odysseus' savior : INO
7. Lumps : GLOBS
8. It lists G.M. and I.B.M. : NYSE
9. Long ___ : AGO
10. Bit of makeup : BLUSH
11. John of Led Zeppelin : BONHAM
12. Enthusiasms : ARDORS
13. Online network admins : SYSOPS
19. Not just busy : HECTIC
21. Giving up of one thing for another : TRADEOFF
24. Half a school yr. : SEM
25. Irish equivalent of Edward : EAMONN
27. Source of the all-time best-selling movie-related toy line : STARWARS
30. Quick round of tennis : ONESET
33. Cut off : END
35. Copy : APE
36. Special delivery?: Abbr. : SER
38. No-goodniks : LOUSES
39. Spelling, e.g.? : WIZARDRY
40. Continued, as with a job : STAYEDON
43. Some records, for short : EPS
44. Features of many spy films : TWISTS
45. "I bet!" : OHSURE
46. Tin tossed as the first Frisbee : PIEPAN
49. Sun-Maid tidbit : RAISIN
52. Intuits : FEELS
53. Dearie : SUGAR
54. Less-than-social sorts : GEEKS
57. Politico Romney : MITT
60. Singer Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE
61. Med. group : HMO
63. Va. Tech is in it : ACC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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