New York Times, Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Author: Kevin Christian
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin Christian
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Christian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Afro-Cuban dance : RUMBA
6. Chief exec : PREZ
10. Strained-at bug, in an idiom : GNAT
14. Crazy as ___ : ALOON
15. Credits listing : ROLE
16. Get in a lather : RILE
17. Complaints about a Kentucky fort? : KNOXKNOCKS
19. Hatchet man : AXER
20. Hearing range : EARSHOT
21. No-goodnik : STINKER
23. "Winter's Bone" heroine ___ Dolly : REE
24. Hebrew letter before nun : MEM
26. Soon, to a bard : ANON
27. Cohort of Athos : ARAMIS
30. Party desirables : ALIST
33. Moved like a dragonfly : DARTED
36. Place a levy on pushpins? : TAXTACKS
38. Digger's strike : ORE
39. Cause to topple : TIPOVER
41. Mauna ___ : KEA
42. Security for smoked salmon? : LOXLOCKS
44. Paul of "Mad About You" : REISER
46. "Specifically ..." : TOWIT
47. Hasbro action figures : GIJOES
49. Severely reprimand, with "out" : REAM
51. Kevin Bacon degree count : SIX
52. "Take Me Bak ___" (1972 Slade song) : OME
55. Polar bear's resting spot : ICEFLOE
58. Bottom-line red ink : NETLOSS
61. Mid 13th-century year : MCCL
62. Piles of old soul records? : STAXSTACKS
64. "My Way" lyricist : ANKA
65. Eyelid malady : STYE
66. Catchall category : OTHER
67. Classic computer game, or its island world : MYST
68. Gain from a quarterback sneak, perhaps : YARD
69. Nectar-yielding fruits : PEARS
1. Do some fall cleanup : RAKE
2. ___ nerve (funny bone part) : ULNAR
3. "Sicko" documentarian : MOORE
4. Prime spot at a theater : BOXSEAT
5. Hippie's cross : ANKH
6. For the time being : PROTEM
7. "Arabian Nights" menace : ROC
8. "Benevolent" order : ELKS
9. Keebler cracker brand : ZESTA
10. Breakfast bar stuff : GRANOLA
11. Say no to some pro basketballers? : NIXKNICKS
12. On the calm side : ALEE
13. Okla., until 1907 : TERR
18. Given to wanderlust : NOMADIC
22. Where "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" occurs, as taunting kids say : INATREE
25. Cell division : MITOSIS
28. Double-check the addition of : RETOTAL
29. Discount, in store names : SAV
31. ___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
32. Despot until 1917 : TSAR
33. Dimwit : DOLT
34. Suffix with buck : AROO
35. Critic Reed does major damage? : REXWRECKS
37. Reproduces, in a way : XEROXES
40. U.P.S. delivery: Abbr. : PKG
43. Not be rumpled, say : LIEFLAT
45. Put in solitary : ISOLATE
48. Born under a bad sign : JINXED
50. Like the north sides of some trees : MOSSY
53. Starbucks order : MOCHA
54. Glacial ridge : ESKER
55. Mosque leader : IMAM
56. Big Apple sch. : CCNY
57. ___ James, singer played by Beyoncé : ETTA
59. 'Vette roof option : TTOP
60. Ukr. and Lith., once : SSRS
63. Firth of Clyde port : AYR

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