New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Author: Patrick McIntyre
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick McIntyre
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McIntyre. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Communication with the hands: Abbr. : ASL
4. Three-note chord : TRIAD
9. Thread holder : SPOOL
14. Defiant response to an order : WHOSAYSSO
16. Fictional member of the Potawatomi tribe : TONTO
17. Boxer's asset : LONGREACH
18. Some choristers : ALTOS
19. Leave in, as text : STET
20. "Can you explain this?" : WHATGIVES
22. [not my error] : SIC
25. ___ center : REC
26. Rejuvenation location : SPA
29. Searcher's query : WHEREAREYOU
36. Entrusted to another for safekeeping : CONSIGNED
38. Road safety org. : MADD
39. Dangerous gas : RADON
40. Calendario unit : DIA
41. Lay in a hammock, say : LAZED
42. Very light brown : ECRU
43. Precisely : ONTHENOSE
45. Antsy premeal question : WHENDOWEEAT
48. Sculler's need : OAR
49. A.M.A. members : DRS
50. Cooking vessel with handles : WOK
52. "Is it any use?" : WHYBOTHER
58. "___ Jury" (Spillane detective novel) : ITHE
62. It helps a pitcher get a grip : ROSIN
63. Soothing lotion ingredients : ALOEVERAS
66. Rocky ridge : ARETE
67. Journalism staple : THEFIVEWS
68. Peels : PARES
69. "You said it, ___!" : SISTA
70. Brian of ambient music : ENO
1. Hole-making tools : AWLS
2. Opportunity : SHOT
3. Isolated : LONE
4. Old salt : TAR
5. Ham on ___ : RYE
6. "___ Mommy kissing ..." : ISAW
7. Author Sholem : ASCH
8. Qatar's capital : DOHA
9. One putting on a show : STAGER
10. One keeping the beat? : POLICEMAN
11. Airing : ONTV
12. Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
13. Red ink amount : LOSS
15. Superiors to cpls. : SGTS
21. Singsong syllable : TRA
23. "Checkmate!" : IWIN
24. Abbr. on a receipt : CHG
26. Thread holder? : SCREW
27. Catch illegally : POACH
28. "My Dinner With ___" : ANDRE
30. Provide with a fund : ENDOW
31. Marie Antoinette, par exemple : REINE
32. Online time stamp : EDATE
33. Mississippi's ___ River : YAZOO
34. Black Sea port, to locals : ODESA
35. One may be above a bucket : UDDER
37. Media-friendly quote : SOUNDBITE
41. Actor Jared : LETO
44. Cry to a plow horse : HAW
46. Pilotless planes : DRONES
47. Right, on a German compass : OST
51. Chicken ___ : KIEV
52. Tinfoil, e.g. : WRAP
53. Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
54. North Sea feeder : YSER
55. Bowlers and skimmers : HATS
56. K-12, in education : ELHI
57. Some deer : ROES
59. Peach or beech : TREE
60. Goldie of "Laugh-In" : HAWN
61. "Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
64. Little wriggler : EFT
65. Routing word : VIA

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

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