New York Times, Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 87 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,185
Across Down
1. Trek ending in Mecca : HADJ
5. Boat with a flat bottom : SCOW
9. Word heard on 39-/41-Across : ALOHA
14. Et ___ : ALIA
15. "Well, I don't think so" : UHNO
16. Metallic veins : LODES
17. Bath, e.g. : ROOM
18. Jessica of "Hitchcock" : BIEL
19. Hand game choice : EVENS
20. Hand sanitizer brand : PURELL
22. Halves of sawbucks : FIVERS
24. Tends to : SEESAFTER
27. Made sacred : ANOINTED
30. Treater's declaration : ILLPAY
34. Member of the cat family : FELID
35. Coat color : ROAN
37. "Egad!" : YIPE
38. Gray head? : LEE
39. With 41-Across, annual May 1 celebration : LEI
41. See 39-Across : DAY
43. "Do Ya" grp. : ELO
44. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
46. Appear : SEEM
48. Running, poetically : AFLOW
50. Bikes : CYCLES
52. Pragmatic sorts : REALISTS
54. Behave perfectly : BEANANGEL
56. Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
58. Clodhopper : LUMMOX
62. Public spat : SCENE
63. "Star Wars" sister : LEIA
66. Frat house alternative : DORM
67. Debussy's "___ de Lune" : CLAIR
68. Look like a creep : LEER
69. Chekhovian sister of Masha and Irina : OLGA
70. Performances on 39-/41-Across : HULAS
71. Long ago : YORE
72. Fool (with) : MESS
1. Plucked instrument : HARP
2. Baseball family name : ALOU
3. J'adore fragrance maker : DIOR
4. King replaced by William and Mary : JAMESII
5. Temporary residence, maybe : SUBLET
6. Feng shui "energy" : CHI
7. Only partner? : ONE
8. Author Tobias : WOLFF
9. British academic exam : ALEVEL
10. "Wouldn't It Be ___?" ("My Fair Lady" song) : LOVERLY
11. River to the Baltic : ODER
12. Female fowl : HENS
13. Blockhead : ASS
21. Tennis great Ivan : LENDL
23. Turner autobiography : ITINA
25. Something watched on télévision : SERIE
26. Hoopla : ADO
27. Company with a duck in its logo : AFLAC
28. Poor : NEEDY
29. Kind of acid used in making soap : OLEIC
31. Beer brand owned by Pabst : PIELS
32. Hatch ___ (conspire) : APLOT
33. Shrieks of pain : YEOWS
36. Pitching professionals : ADMEN
40. Montaigne work : ESSAI
42. Bulldog's place, in brief : YALEU
45. Land on the Adriatic : ALBANIA
47. Pitching stat : ERA
49. The cinema : FILMDOM
51. Fishers with pots : EELERS
53. Shining : AGLARE
55. Nice ___ (prude) : NELLY
56. Free speech supporter: Abbr. : ACLU
57. Coarse powder : MEAL
59. Subversive one : MOLE
60. 56-Down and others: Abbr. : ORGS
61. Short winter holiday? : XMAS
62. Institute, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
64. Want ad inits. : EEO
65. Suffix with hotel : IER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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