New York Times, Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Author: Anna Shechtman
Editor: Will Shortz
Anna Shechtman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Shechtman. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Ninny : TWIT
5. Actor Danny of "The Color Purple" : GLOVER
11. Jungle menace : BOA
14. "___ 911!" (former Comedy Central show) : RENO
15. Dub over : RENAME
16. English novelist Radcliffe : ANN
17. Abbr. before a name in a memo : ATTN
18. Promptly : ONTIME
19. Like zinfandel wines : DRY
20. Chokes after bean eating? : GOESOUTONALIMA
23. No room at the ___ : INN
24. The Engineers of the N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : RPI
25. Not all : SOME
27. Gave up : CEDED
29. Monk's karate blows? : LAMACHOPS
34. Business card abbr. : TEL
36. Shade of blue : NAVY
37. When clocks are set ahead: Abbr. : DST
38. Movie finales featuring actress Miles? : VERAENDINGS
41. ___ Lanka : SRI
43. In ___ of : LIEU
44. Fr. holy woman : STE
45. Result of a sweetener overload? : HONEYCOMA
48. Wife of Hägar the Horrible : HELGA
52. Tints : HUES
53. China's Chou En-___ : LAI
55. Metalliferous rock : ORE
56. Modern educational phenomenon ... or a hint to 20-, 29-, 38- and 45-Across : GRADEINFLATION
62. The Windy City, briefly : CHI
63. Fearsome wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure : ELTORO
64. Plains Indian : OTOE
65. Cool, man : HIP
66. Nearing midnight : ELEVEN
67. Johnston in 2008-09 news : LEVI
68. Broke a fast : ATE
69. Newly fashioned : REMADE
70. Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
1. Like some irony : TRAGIC
2. Sloppy kiss : WETONE
3. Mean : INTEND
4. Lots and lots : TONS
5. Congregation : GROUP
6. Soup bean : LENTIL
7. Not duped by : ONTO
8. Futile : VAIN
9. Novel on which "Clueless" is based : EMMA
10. Recite rapidly, with "off" : REEL
11. Peevish states : BADMOODS
12. Interstate entrances : ONRAMPS
13. "Pick a number, ___ number" : ANY
21. Hospital attendant : ORDERLY
22. Noncommittal suffix : ISH
26. Approx. number : EST
28. Time off from l'école : ETE
30. Per ___ : ANNUM
31. Magazine featuring 47-Down : MAD
32. Alamo competitor : AVIS
33. "Sex and the City" actress Nixon : CYNTHIA
35. Not of the cloth : LAIC
38. Like some tomatoes : VINERIPE
39. Abbr. in help-wanted ads : EEO
40. Exclamation before "I didn't know that!" : GEE
41. Library admonishment : SHH
42. Camp in the wild : ROUGHIT
46. That, to Juanita : ESA
47. ___ E. Neuman : ALFRED
49. Hang around : LOITER
50. Pronounced rhythm, in music : GROOVE
51. Origin of the phrase "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" : AENEID
54. Unassisted : ALONE
57. ___ Xing : DEER
58. She, in Cherbourg : ELLE
59. Twosome : ITEM
60. ___ Scotia : NOVA
61. Tattled : TOLD
62. When doubled, a dance : CHA

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