New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Author: Bruce Venzke
Editor: Will Shortz
Bruce Venzke
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: The print version of this puzzle contains the following additional clue after the Across and Down clues: 

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1. Not square : HEP
4. Avoid responsibilities : SHIRK
9. "A Passage to India" woman : ADELA
14. Wall St. rating : AAA
15. TV signal part : AUDIO
16. Boneheads : DODOS
17. N.B.A. or N.F.L. honor : MVP
18. Remembered Mom, in a way : SHIPPEDGIFT
20. Filters slowly : SEEPS
22. Auto financing letters : APR
23. Greek salad staple : FETA
24. Princess, e.g. : ROYAL
27. Noted literary pseudonym : ELIA
29. Mr. ___ (Peter Lorre film sleuth) : MOTO
31. Remembered Mom, in a way : MAILEDCARD
36. Zodiac symbol : SCORPION
38. Lamprey hunter : EELER
39. Hillbilly negative : NAW
40. Clears, as a drain : UNSTOPS
43. Hawaii's Mauna ___ : LOA
44. Dim with tears : BLEAR
46. Typical political talk : RHETORIC
48. Remembered Mom, in a way : CALLEDHOME
51. City SE of Honolulu : HILO
52. Princess who was captured by Jabba the Hutt : LEIA
53. Dashing Flynn : ERROL
55. Pieces in a Mideast armory : UZIS
58. Famous rescue vessel : ARK
60. ___ manual : USERS
63. Remembered Mom, in a way : SENTFLOWERS
67. Bankbook abbr. : DEP
68. Chocolate base : CACAO
69. Employs soap and water : LAVES
70. Old Mideast alliance, for short : UAR
71. Motorist's problem : GLARE
72. "Cheers" role : DIANE
73. Meddle : PRY
1. Certain radio enthusiasts : HAMS
2. Roof part : EAVE
3. It may be on a roll : PAPERTOWEL
4. Having an attitude : SASSY
5. "Say that again?" : HUH
6. With 25-Down, 1979 exile : IDI
7. "Hope & Faith" actress Kelly : RIPA
8. Ted once of ABC news : KOPPEL
9. Focusing problem, for short : ADD
10. G.I., in old slang : DOGFACE
11. Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE
12. Sleeping site, maybe : LOFT
13. Terrier in whodunits : ASTA
19. ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
21. What "D" means : POOR
25. See 6-Down : AMIN
26. Ho Chi Minh Trail locale : LAOS
28. Words before a clarification : IDEST
29. "The Rachel Maddow Show" carrier : MSNBC
30. Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
32. Emcee's delivery : INTRO
33. Extremely agitated : ALLRILEDUP
34. Lubricate again : REOIL
35. Harry Potter villain Malfoy : DRACO
37. Make a mush of : PUREE
41. Words of woe : OHME
42. ___ of the realm : PEER
45. Like a blockbuster's cast, often : ALLSTAR
47. Cries of discovery : OHOS
49. Lifebuoy competitor : DIAL
50. Lloyd of the silents : HAROLD
54. Charlotte ___ (cream-filled dessert) : RUSSE
55. Law enforcers at sea: Abbr. : USCG
56. Enthusiasm : ZEAL
57. ___ Empire (bygone domain) : INCA
59. Title river in 1957's Best Picture : KWAI
61. Sit on it : REAR
62. Not even close to creaky : SPRY
64. Opposition : FOE
65. "Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
66. Cartoon Chihuahua : REN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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