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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Author: Kevan Choset
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJKZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. OPEC units: Abbr. : BBL
4. ___ concern : OFNO
8. Bruckner and Chekhov : ANTONS
14. "My lips ___ sealed" : ARE
15. No longer worth debating : MOOT
16. "But will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
17. Enterprise captain Jean-___ Picard : LUC
18. Event held on January 26, 1986 : SUPERBOWLXX
20. D-Day carriers: Abbr. : LSTS
22. ___ avis : RARA
23. L.A.-to-Butte direction : NNE
24. Blue-green gem : AQUAMARINE
27. Vermont but not New Hampshire, e.g.? : IAMB
30. Duke's home : DURHAM
31. In Act I, it begins "Enter Ghost and Hamlet" : SCENEV
33. Welcome at the door : SEEIN
34. Yemen's capital : SANAA
37. Avg. : STD
38. Idly debate : BATAROUND
41. ___-Wan : OBI
44. Polite refusal : NOSIR
45. Small drum : TABOR
49. Walk with flair : SASHAY
51. Gambling mecca : MONACO
52. It's a little longer than a foot : SHOE
53. Long-legged sea animal seen along the Atlantic Coast : SPIDERCRAB
57. Mexican aunt : TIA
59. Linear, for short : ONED
60. Sea eagle : ERNE
61. Continental divide, once : IRONCURTAIN
65. Post-W.W. II alliance : OAS
66. White water : RAPIDS
67. Gay Nineties and Roaring Twenties : ERAS
68. Prefix with meter : ODO
69. "The King's ___" : SPEECH
70. Actress Olin : LENA
71. Word that can follow the start of 18-, 24-, 38-, 53- or 61-Across : MAN
1. Sentimental songs : BALLADS
2. Short : BRUSQUE
3. Seminar alternative : LECTURE
4. Some chants : OMS
5. Closing hour for most N.Y.C. bars : FOURAM
6. Like some stock : NOPAR
7. Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
8. Broadcast in a manhunt, in brief : APB
9. Extra-bright, as a color : NEON
10. Community resident not affiliated with its local college : TOWNIE
11. City liberated by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
12. Veto : NIX
13. Jazz instrument, for short : SAX
19. Headed up : RAN
21. Sir, in colonial India : SAHIB
25. Procrastinator's mantra : MANANA
26. Biblical twin : ESAU
28. Intersected : MET
29. Hanes alternative : BVD
32. Rabbi's co-worker : CANTOR
34. Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
35. Jackie's #2 : ARI
36. "... ___ a lender be" : NOR
39. Santa's bagful : TOYS
40. School social : DANCE
41. W.W. II spy org. : OSS
42. "___! Humbug!" : BAH
43. Member of a fictional Springfield baseball team : ISOTOPE
46. "Cheers" setting : BARROOM
47. Song words followed by "Terre de nos aïeux" : OCANADA
48. Actor/singer/athlete/activist Paul : ROBESON
50. Rear : HEINIE
51. Mean alternative : MEDIAN
54. ___ favor : POR
55. "___ Inside" (ad catchphrase) : INTEL
56. "The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
58. "Highway to Hell" band : ACDC
61. Recipient of much Apr. 15 mail : IRS
62. Bum ___ : RAP
63. Seat, informally : USH
64. Subj. of the book "The Puzzle Palace" : NSA

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

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