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New York Times, Thursday, May 26, 2011

Author: Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashish Vengsarkar
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.89 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: In this chromosomal puzzle, XY is read as HIS, and XX as HERS.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,479
Across Down
1. Coll. major : SOC
4. "___ is life" : SUCH
8. See 28-Across : LATINA
14. King of wrap? : ANACONDA
16. Developing agent in photography : AMIDOL
17. It's celebrated for 30 days each year beginning September 15 : HISPANICHERITAGE
19. Plus : EXTRA
20. ___ moth : LUNA
21. "Take my word for it" : TRUSTMEONTHIS
28. With 8-Across, Sonia Sotomayor, self-professedly : WISE
31. Is down with : HAS
32. "___ it up and spit it out" ("My Way" lyric) : IATE
33. "___ du lieber!" : ACH
34. Stickle : ARGUE
36. There are 843 of these in Central Park : ACRES
37. 2.0 : CEE
38. Matching towel set ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : HISANDHERS
40. Much Apr. mail is addressed to it : IRS
41. Really big : OBESE
43. Conrad of old films : NAGEL
44. It might be casual: Abbr. : FRI
45. Weekly Comedy Central host : TOSH
46. Nice view : MER
47. Miles off : AFAR
48. Foiled bites? : HERSHEYSKISSES
53. Part of a bell tower : ROPE
54. Looped vase handles : ANSAE
58. Newsmakers of 1903 : THEWRIGHTBROTHERS
64. Imitate : DOLIKE
65. Yarn : TALLTALE
66. Features of hedgehogs : SPINES
67. Company leaders: Abbr. : SGTS
68. Barolo or Marsala : RED
1. ___-Altenburg (former German duchy) : SAXE
2. Black : ONYX
3. Cook, e.g.: Abbr. : CAPT
4. School locator? : SONAR
5. Cycle starter : UNI
6. SARS monitor, for short : CDC
7. "Fat chance!" : HAH
8. Lash of westerns : LARUE
9. Part of PABA : AMINO
10. Really big : TITANIC
11. Moscow's home: Abbr. : IDA
12. Yule quaff : NOG
13. Sierra Nevada, for one : ALE
15. Bistro offering : CARTE
18. Slippery ___ : ELM
22. Alfred who wrote "Driving Miss Daisy" : UHRY
23. Astronomy figure : SAGAN
24. Seaquake sequel : TSUNAMI
25. Duty : TARIFF
26. Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
27. Private aye? : YESSIR
28. Baylor U. locale : WACOTX
29. Cooler : ICEBOX
30. "Oh, man" : SHEESH
34. Can : AXE
35. Lips : EDGES
36. ___ Rose : AXL
39. Gen ___ (thirtysomethings) : XERS
42. Williams's paint partner : SHERWIN
47. Often ___ : ASNOT
49. Radiohead frontman Thom : YORKE
50. Fears of some paranoiacs : SPIES
51. Powder site : KEG
52. Court figures : EARLS
55. Astronomy figure : STAR
56. Turning point : AXLE
57. Deleted : EXED
58. Parts of bowls, for short : TDS
59. Quaint school event : HOP
60. "The Book of ___" : ELI
61. Seaside ___, N.J. : HTS
62. Handle : TAG
63. Luncheonette order : BLT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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