New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Author: Nina Rulon-Miller
Editor: Will Shortz
Nina Rulon-Miller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Rulon-Miller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Nick and Nora's terrier : ASTA
5. Blood donation unit : PINT
9. Tiara inset : JEWEL
14. Nobelist Niels : BOHR
15. Jackass's sound : BRAY
16. Skybox site : ARENA
17. Something to play at a casino : BLACKJACK
19. Word-processing command : PRINT
20. Holy Roman emperor dubbed "the Great" : OTTOI
21. Wife of Zeus : HERA
23. Same old same old, as at work : RUT
24. "'Tain't" retort : TIS
25. Pips : SPOTSONADIE
29. Performed microsurgery on, perhaps : LASED
31. President pro ___ : TEM
32. Two twos, say : PAIR
34. Willing, old-style : LIEF
37. Kama ___ : SUTRA
41. Jack Barry once hosted a rigged one : FIFTIESGAMESHOW
44. Nicene ___ : CREED
45. Carryall : TOTE
46. Predatory seabird : ERNE
47. Barbecue item : RIB
49. Jumper cable connection : ANODE
51. Place for Manhattanites to drink and dance : NEWYORKCLUB
56. Soufflé ingredient : EGG
59. Tailless simian : APE
60. The Magi, e.g. : TRIO
61. Get by logic : INFER
63. Paparazzo's target, briefly : CELEB
65. Number associated with 17-, 25-, 41- and 51-Across : TWENTYONE
68. So old it's new again : RETRO
69. Architect Saarinen : EERO
70. Revealing skirt feature : SLIT
71. British earldom : ESSEX
72. "Phooey!" : DRAT
73. Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE
1. Monk's superior : ABBOT
2. Conductor Sir Georg : SOLTI
3. "Win some, lose some" : THATSLIFE
4. Western U.S. oil giant : ARCO
5. Brown-bagger's sandwich, for short : PBJ
6. Often rolled-over investment, for short : IRA
7. After-dark time in Germany : NACHT
8. Rug rats : TYKES
9. Like most sumo wrestlers : JAPANESE
10. Miss a cue, say : ERR
11. Off-the-wall : WEIRD
12. The blahs : ENNUI
13. Coffee shop order : LATTE
18. X, on a greeting card : KISS
22. "Baloney!" : ROT
26. Brazilian soccer hero : PELE
27. Keats or Wordsworth : ODIST
28. "We are not ___": Queen Victoria : AMUSED
30. Main line : ARTERY
32. U.S.M.C. enlistee : PFC
33. Hang on a clothesline : AIR
35. Freudian concept : EGO
36. Causing ruin : FATAL
38. Like a $6 return on a $2 bet : THREEFOLD
39. Potter pal Weasley : RON
40. Leave dumbstruck : AWE
42. Boob tube : IDIOTBOX
43. It might end with "Beverages" : MENU
48. "It's c-c-cold!" : BRR
50. Article often bordered in black : OBIT
51. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
52. Blunted blades : EPEES
53. Evidence of a caning : WELTS
54. Passed illegally, as a check : KITED
55. Shrink in fear : COWER
57. Wish granters : GENII
58. Late marathoner Waitz : GRETE
62. Big Board initials : NYSE
64. Bard's "before" : ERE
66. NOW political cause, once : ERA
67. "Just kidding!" : NOT

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