New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Author: Steve Blais
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Blais. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Steak cut : TBONE
6. Letters before an alias : AKA
9. Tropical nuts : KOLAS
14. Christmas seasons : YULES
15. Hawaiian vacation souvenir : LEI
16. "Stop!," at sea : AVAST
17. Merlin Olsen, 14 times : PROBOWLER
19. Full of life : ZESTY
20. Work unit : ERG
21. McKellen of "X-Men" : IAN
22. Military counterassault : SORTIE
23. 1991 John Singleton film : BOYZNTHEHOOD
27. Aegean Sea island : IOS
28. The hare, e.g., in "The Tortoise and the Hare" : ALSORAN
32. "Swan Lake" attire : TUTU
34. Part of a squeeze play : BUNT
36. ___ mode : ALA
37. Global warming concern : SHRINKINGICECAP
41. Peep from a sheep : BAA
42. Items up one's sleeve, maybe : ACES
43. Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
44. Not in custody : ATLARGE
47. The "O" in P.L.O.: Abbr. : ORG
48. Annual 29-Down since 1934 : SOAPBOXDERBY
54. Utilize, as one's strengths : DRAWON
57. Pindar offering : ODE
58. "Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
59. Like Cheerios : OATEN
60. "I'll catch up!" ... or what the ends of 17-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across do? : GOONAHEAD
63. Give a name to : TITLE
64. It borders the Black Sea: Abbr. : UKR
65. San Diego baseballer : PADRE
66. How many winks are made : SLYLY
67. Submissions to an ed. : MSS
68. Ford failure of the late '50s : EDSEL
1. Easygoing, personality-wise : TYPEB
2. Small donkey : BURRO
3. Science suffix : OLOGY
4. S. Dak. neighbor : NEB
5. Paul Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
6. Object of a hajji's praise : ALLAH
7. Nancy Drew creator Carolyn : KEENE
8. It's all around you : AIR
9. Ones creating a lot of buzz in the music industry? : KAZOOS
10. Exaggerate : OVERDO
11. Like Z, alphabetically : LAST
12. ___ Spumante : ASTI
13. Eye woe : STYE
18. Comedians : WITS
22. Georg of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra : SOLTI
24. Tubes on the dinner table : ZITI
25. Pluralizable word : NOUN
26. Puts out to dry, say : HANGS
29. Speed competition : RACE
30. Rickman of the Harry Potter films : ALAN
31. Siesta : NAP
32. The "id" in "id est" : THAT
33. River through Kazakhstan : URAL
34. Upper arm muscle, informally : BICEP
35. Feminine one in France? : UNE
37. It doesn't lend to Fortune 500 cos. : SBA
38. Stevens's replacement on the Supreme Court : KAGAN
39. "Here's my ___" : CARD
40. Nose out : EDGE
45. Also : ASWELL
46. Andy once of "60 Minutes" : ROONEY
47. Pullers in pairs : OXEN
49. Bibliophile's love : BOOKS
50. Smells : ODORS
51. Oboes and others : REEDS
52. Proclaim vociferously : BLARE
53. Mountain song : YODEL
54. Kids connect them : DOTS
55. Method of shipping goods : RAIL
56. Courtroom fig. : ATTY
60. Something to chew on : GUM
61. King Kong, e.g. : APE
62. Gave birth to : HAD

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