New York Times, Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 60 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Cornered : ATBAY
6. "Quiet!" : SHUSH
11. Program abbr. : TBA
14. Prop up : BRACE
15. Canned pumpkin, e.g. : PUREE
16. Spot for a band : ARM
17. Winner of a pea-preparing contest? : BESTSHELLER
19. Maker of the Soul and Optima : KIA
20. Figure skating jump : AXEL
21. Shoemaker's tool : AWL
22. Portents : OMENS
24. Hypotheticals : IFS
26. Names on fake IDs, perhaps : ALIASES
28. Lotharios' lines in a singles bar? : PICKUPSHTICKS
33. Waxed enthusiastic, say : OOHED
34. "Neato!" : COOL
35. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
38. Cause of some weaving, for short : DWI
39. Early TV star with a biography titled "Schnozzola" : DURANTE
42. Western alliance, for short : OAS
43. Build up a nest egg : SAVE
45. Desertlike : SERE
46. Store featured in "Miracle on 34th Street" : MACYS
48. One preparing corn for long hours? : ALLDAYSHUCKER
51. Prince who married Kate Middleton : WILLIAM
53. F1 neighbor on a PC : ESC
54. Bird with prized plumes : EGRET
55. Measure of electrical resistance : OHM
57. Campus near Beverly Hills, briefly : UCLA
61. U.N. agency for workers : ILO
62. Phony wedding? : MARRYINSHAM
66. Gehrig on the diamond : LOU
67. Take the lid off : UNCAP
68. Commandeer : SEIZE
69. The "L" in 57-Across : LOS
70. Past its sell-by date : STALE
71. Tree with a namesake ski destination : ASPEN
1. Group whose music is heard in "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
2. Fearsome dino : TREX
3. First, second, third or home : BASE
4. Mimic : ACTLIKE
5. "You're right!" : YES
6. Gush : SPEW
7. Ship's framework : HULL
8. Virtual address : URL
9. Meet with : SEE
10. Valiant : HEROIC
11. Assesses one's options carefully : TAKESSTOCK
12. Pickling solution : BRINE
13. Accumulate : AMASS
18. Barn door fastener : HASP
23. Fabricate : MAKE
25. Elmer with a big gun : FUDD
26. Makes up (for) : ATONES
27. Light, rhythmic cadence : LILT
28. Seed containers : PODS
29. Early stop in a presidential race : IOWA
30. Gallant : CHIVALROUS
31. Edvard Munch depiction : SCREAM
32. White with age : HOARY
36. "Rent" actor Diggs : TAYE
37. Old NATO target : USSR
40. Fed. agency entrusted with food safety : USDA
41. Outback sprinters : EMUS
44. Magazine whose name sounds like a letter of the alphabet : ELLE
47. Charges in court : ACCUSES
49. It turns red in acid : LITMUS
50. Spheric opener? : HEMI
51. Kurt who wrote the music for "The Threepenny Opera" : WEILL
52. Domed home : IGLOO
55. Like the Sabin polio vaccine : ORAL
56. Extravagant publicity : HYPE
58. Part of a poker player's pile : CHIP
59. Take it easy : LAZE
60. Last part of Handel's "Messiah" : AMEN
63. One often on the march : ANT
64. "His Master's Voice" company : RCA
65. Cryptologists' org. : NSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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