New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Author: Eric Williams
Editor: Will Shortz
Eric Williams
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Best Picture of 2005 : CRASH
6. Homework-time prohibition : NOTV
10. Vow words : IDO
13. 1978 Nicolette Larson hit "___ Love" : LOTTA
14. To the back : AREAR
16. Cook like the Colonel : FRY
17. John who's now a Sir : ELTON
18. "The Fast and the Furious" co-star : VINDIESEL
20. Player of 36-/39-Across : ALECGUINNESS
22. Global conquest board game : RISK
23. Keanu Reeves's character in "The Matrix" : NEO
24. Fix, as a drive : REPAVE
28. So far : YET
29. Place for a revolving ball, maybe : DISCO
31. See 45-Across : SABER
32. Sitter's charge : TOT
33. Paddle : OAR
35. Grandma, affectionately : NANA
36. With 39-Across, Jedi master first seen on 5/25/77 : OBIWAN
39. See 36-Across : KENOBI
41. Tough guy : THUG
42. Scatter, as seed : SOW
44. Currency board abbr. : DOL
45. With 31-Across, favored weapon of 36-/39-Across : LIGHT
47. Father-and-son Hollywood duo : LADDS
49. "Rock Center" network : NBC
52. Figured the price of : COSTED
54. MGM roarer : LEO
55. Zhivago's love : LARA
56. Player of 36-/39-Across : EWANMCGREGOR
59. Temporary transport from a garage : LOANERCAR
62. Pessimist's plaint : ICANT
63. Not to mention : AND
64. Gawk : STARE
65. Vice President John Garner's middle name : NANCE
66. Crossed (out) : XED
67. Not go for at all : HATE
68. What a napkin may catch : DROOL
1. Children's writer Beverly : CLEARY
2. Relief pitcher Fingers : ROLLIE
3. Swear : ATTEST
4. Cattle, e.g. : STOCK
5. Pend : HANG
6. Combatants at Trafalgar : NAVIES
7. River past Ciudad Bolívar : ORINOCO
8. Home state of Andrew Johnson: Abbr. : TENN
9. See 53-Down : VADER
10. Hypothetical cases : IFS
11. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
12. Castor ___ of the comics : OYL
15. Reacts to leaven : RISES
19. Univision interviews are conducted in it : ESPANOL
21. The Colts retired his #19 : UNITAS
25. Simple rhyme scheme : ABAB
26. Caesar's "I came" : VENI
27. The "E" in B.C.E. : ERA
29. Styrofoam maker : DOW
30. Barrel material : OAK
32. Constrict : TIGHTEN
34. Blitz, in football : REDDOG
36. Answer to the old riddle "What's round on the sides and high in the middle?" : OHIO
37. Perturbs : BUGS
38. ___ pros. (court record abbr.) : NOL
40. Figs. : NOS
41. Mom's "healing touch" : TLC
43. World's largest retailer : WALMART
46. Lauren of "The Love Boat" : TEWES
48. Issuance of Pontius Pilate, e.g. : DECREE
49. 1998 Winter Olympics site : NAGANO
50. Mile High player : BRONCO
51. OPEC, e.g. : CARTEL
53. With 9-Down, villain faced by 36-/39-Across : DARTH
55. Renault model of the 1970s-'80s : LECAR
57. Final Four org. : NCAA
58. Watermelon hull : RIND
59. So-called "Gateway to the Pacific Rim," informally : LAX
60. Undivided : ONE
61. Put on : ADD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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