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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2011

Author: Nina Rulon-Miller
Editor: Will Shortz
Nina Rulon-Miller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {V} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rulon-Miller NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,462
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1. Up high : ALOFT
6. On : ATOP
10. Seriously susceptible to sunburn : PALE
14. ___ Vader : DARTH
15. Tex-Mex dish with lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc., in a hard tortilla "bowl" : TACOSALAD
17. Daily kids' TV show that debuted in 1955, with "The" : MICKEYMOUSECLUB
19. Gun owners' org. : NRA
20. Talk that might put one to sleep : LECTURE
21. Classic song about an Irish lass that was a #1 hit in 1913 and 1947 : PEGOMYHEART
26. German magazine ___ Spiegel : DER
27. Central point, as of an argument : CRUX
28. Farm-related: Abbr. : AGR
29. China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
30. Knight's title : SIR
31. Floating ice mass : BERG
33. ___ Beta Kappa : PHI
35. A real wag : QUITETHEJOKER
40. Convent resident : NUN
41. "___ of Eden" : EAST
42. Clearasil target, informally : ZIT
44. Wine barrel : CASK
47. Govt. prosecutors : DAS
48. Florence's river : ARNO
49. Smart ___ whip : ASA
50. Tool for turning up soil : GARDENSPADE
54. Bulging, as a cloud : BILLOWY
56. Be in debt : OWE
57. Setting for the Cardinals or Orioles : BASEBALLDIAMOND
63. No matter what happens : INANYCASE
64. Independent candidate Ralph : NADER
65. Old "Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
66. Like the English Channel for the first time in 1875 : SWUM
67. The bee's ___ (the height of excellence) : KNEES
1. Navy V.I.P. : ADM
2. China's Chou En-___ : LAI
3. Tolkien creature : ORC
4. U.S. army post in Kentucky : FTKNOX
5. Heat unit : THERM
6. $$$ convenience : ATM
7. "___ Te Ching" (old Chinese text) : TAO
8. Eye-related : OCULAR
9. Tricky puzzle : POSER
10. Treaty : PACT
11. Refer (to) : ALLUDE
12. Designer Ralph : LAUREN
13. Tennis's Stefan : EDBERG
16. Splinter group : SECT
18. "Yippee!" : YAY
21. Compaq products : PCS
22. Actor La Salle : ERIQ
23. Teacher sitting cross-legged, maybe : GURU
24. Male deer : HART
25. Brainiac : EGGHEAD
29. Cartoonist Browne : DIK
31. A/C meas. : BTU
32. After-dusk time, to a poet : EEN
33. Attire that might have images of jumping sheep, informally : PJS
34. Like the tropics : HOT
36. Hard-to-erase stuff : INK
37. Leisure : EASE
38. Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
39. Melon's cover : RIND
43. Tip of a sock : TOE
44. One hailed on city streets : CABBIE
45. Tibetans and Thais : ASIANS
46. Tex-Mex sauces : SALSAS
47. Prohibition of alcohol sales : DRYLAW
48. Tarzan, for one : APEMAN
50. Elapse : GOBY
51. Military plane acronym : AWACS
52. "___ do not!" : NOI
53. Actress Hilary : SWANK
55. Funnyman Jay : LENO
58. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
59. Rep.'s rival : DEM
60. "___ on a Grecian Urn" : ODE
61. Michelle Obama (___ Robinson) : NEE
62. A.M.A. members : DRS

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

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