New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Allowing some ventilation, say : AJAR
5. ___ in the park : AWALK
10. Org. with Divisions I, II and III : NCAA
14. Teen woe : MONO
15. Singer or actor's helper : VOICECOACH
17. Interstitially, say : BETWEENTHELINES
19. Brit's tea ___ : COSY
20. Hosts prefer them : ALISTS
21. "___ see" : SOI
22. Nina ___ (fashion label) : RICCI
26. Keep an ___ (watch) : EYEON
28. Wearer of a red-starred tiara : WONDERWOMAN
31. Bitter herb : RUE
32. One in the doghouse? : FLEA
33. Card reader, briefly : ATM
34. '40s blowups : NTESTS
36. Modern electric cars : TESLAS
40. Tokyo strip? : OBI
42. Kind of screen : IMAX
46. Grant or Carter : AMY
47. Marquee actress : LEADINGLADY
50. Twofold : BINAL
52. Verso's flip side : RECTO
53. Explanation that doesn't explain anything, informally : CUZ
54. Surname in punk rock : RAMONE
56. Follower of a list of names : ETAL
58. May delivery : HAPPYMOTHERSDAY
63. "Why bother?!" : ITSUSELESS
64. Title parent in a TLC reality series : KATE
65. Coop sound : PEEP
66. Plot line : XAXIS
67. Northern duck : SMEW
1. Government rep. : AMB
2. Cartoon character with shades : JOECOOL
3. Fats Domino's first name : ANTOINE
4. Melees : ROWS
5. Caesar's greeting : AVE
6. Captured : WON
7. Island in the Thames : AIT
8. "To life!" : LCHAIM
9. Start for a shipbuilder : KEEL
10. Like melees : NOISY
11. Runs along : CANTERS
12. Beats, as the competition : ACESOUT
13. Sounds at a fireworks display : AHS
16. Lawyer's need : CLIENT
18. Literary character who says "Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt!" : EYRE
21. Personal letters : SWF
23. Declaration that might precede a fold : IRAISE
24. 100 lbs. : CWT
25. Can : COMMODE
27. Super ___ : NES
29. Children's author who won three Edgars : DAHL
30. Bless, in a way : ANOINT
35. Title boy in a 1964 Disney film : EMIL
36. Space maker : TAB
37. Certain monarchy : EMIRATE
38. Nerve junction : SYNAPSE
39. Solder and others : ALLOYS
41. Certain lighter or highlighter : BIC
43. Driving surface : MACADAM
44. Flatter servilely : ADULATE
45. End of a school series : XYZ
48. Dark circle : AREOLA
49. Attendee : GOER
51. Boost, as sound : AMPUP
55. The Rio Grande divides it: Abbr. : NMEX
57. Clucks of disappointment : TSKS
58. In : HIP
59. Neighbor of 55-Down : TEX
60. Confucian scholar Chu ___ : HSI
61. End of a count? : ESS
62. Poison source in Christie's "A Pocket Full of Rye" : YEW

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