New York Times, Monday, May 14, 2012

Author: John Dunn
Editor: Will Shortz
John Dunn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Money owed : DEBT
5. Lamebrain : SIMP
9. Nukes : ZAPS
13. Good, as a driver's license : VALID
15. Addict : USER
16. Replacement for the mark, franc and lira : EURO
17. Pilotless plane : DRONE
18. "___ closed!" : CASE
19. Opera solo : ARIA
20. Impatiently endure passing time : WATCHTHECLOCK
23. Hoopla : ADO
25. "Have something!" : EAT
26. Outback bird : EMU
27. Hi-___ monitor : RES
28. Win by enough points, in sports gambling : COVERTHESPREAD
32. Big-jawed dinosaur, for short : TREX
33. Erie Canal mule : SAL
34. No. on a business card : TEL
35. Brand of kitchen wrap : SARAN
37. Rug rat : TOT
39. Hits with a fist : SLUGS
43. One of the Three Stooges : MOE
45. Friend : PAL
47. Grammy winner from County Donegal, Ireland : ENYA
48. Perform a routine household chore : WASHTHELAUNDRY
52. Dispirited : SAD
53. Post-op area : ICU
54. "___ Abner" : LIL
55. Line of Canon cameras : EOS
56. Pass through a crisis safely : TURNTHECORNER
60. Where the Himalayas are : ASIA
61. Tied, as a score : EVEN
62. Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
65. Craft in which to go down a river, say : RAFT
66. Part to play : ROLE
67. Get ready to sing the national anthem : STAND
68. Monotonous routines : RUTS
69. Concordes, for short : SSTS
70. Roget offerings (abbr.) ... or, loosely, the first and last words of 20-, 28-, 48- and 56-Across : SYNS
1. Netflix rental : DVD
2. Big part of a hare : EAR
3. Pass without effect, as a storm : BLOWOVER
4. Funny Fey : TINA
5. So : SUCHTHAT
6. "Time ___ a premium" : ISAT
7. Fits with another, as a gear tooth : MESHES
8. Forestall by acting first : PREEMPT
9. Fervor : ZEAL
10. ___ borealis : AURORA
11. Having a store tag : PRICED
12. Long baths : SOAKS
14. Hinder : DETER
21. Lions and tigers : CATS
22. Medical successes : CURES
23. Each of Shakespeare's plays has five : ACTS
24. Nickelodeon's "___ the Explorer" : DORA
29. Tests : EXAMS
30. Have a nontraditional marriage, in a way : ELOPE
31. Talk show host DeGeneres : ELLEN
36. Like a perfect game in baseball : NOHIT
38. Some brewskis : TALLONES
40. In progress : UNDERWAY
41. Greek sandwich : GYRO
42. Utters : SAYS
44. Crystal trophy inscribers, e.g. : ETCHERS
46. Where a lion hides : LAIR
48. Onetime Wisconsin-based insurance giant : WAUSAU
49. Directionless at sea : ADRIFT
50. Spanish eggs : HUEVOS
51. Radii neighbors : ULNAS
52. Ringo who sang "Yellow Submarine" : STARR
57. D.C. team, informally : NATS
58. Hibernian, for one : CELT
59. Tolkien's talking tree race : ENTS
63. The Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
64. Hwys. : RDS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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