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New York Times, Monday, June 11, 2012

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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1.63107
Michael Blake
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1.65003

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

FALL, FELL, FILL, FOLL, FULL. Michael and I had done H*CK, P*CK, I had done M*LT so now we tried F*LL. People occasionally pooh pooh this kind of "vowel run" theme. I still think of them as fun, bouncy word poems. Plus it's very difficult to FILL a grid with all those Fs and double LLs. FILLINTHEBLANKS was the perfect 15 across the middle and was a crossword reference so it seemed to pull it all together.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,861
Across Down
1. Chews the fat : GABS
5. Fiona, e.g., in "Shrek" : OGRESS
11. Hula-Hoops or Furbys, once : FAD
14. 500 sheets of paper : REAM
15. Geronimo's tribe : APACHE
16. Fury : IRE
17. Hankering : URGE
18. One knocked off a pedestal : FALLENIDOL
20. Pasture : FIELD
22. Course guide? : PAR
23. C.E.O.'s job: Abbr. : MGMT
24. Paid postgraduate position at a university : FELLOWSHIP
27. Black-eyed ___ : PEAS
28. Cry after hitting a hammer on one's thumb, say : YEOW
29. Morocco's capital : RABAT
31. "Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
34. Uncooked : RAW
36. Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
39. Solve a crossword, e.g.? : FILLINTHEBLANKS
44. Greeted and seated : LEDIN
45. ___-lacto-vegetarian : OVO
46. Old Navy alternative : GAP
47. Harnessed, as oxen : YOKED
50. Mother of Don Juan : INEZ
53. "You said it, sister!" : AMEN
55. Put a spade atop a spade, say : FOLLOWSUIT
60. Barn dance seat : BALE
61. Miami locale: Abbr. : FLA
62. Cake words in "Alice in Wonderland" : EATME
63. Illegal wrestling hold : FULLNELSON
67. Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
68. "___ You Experienced" (Jimi Hendrix's first album) : ARE
69. Sean who wrote "Juno and the Paycock" : OCASEY
70. Like show horses' feet : SHOD
71. Tavern : BAR
72. Walked purposefully : STRODE
73. Tiny hill dwellers : ANTS
1. Harsh and brusque : GRUFF
2. Eaglet's nest : AERIE
3. Breakfast order with a hole in it : BAGEL
4. Like gym socks : SMELLY
5. Dunderhead : OAF
6. 4.0 is a great one: Abbr. : GPA
7. Kramden of "The Honeymooners" : RALPH
8. Cream-filled pastry : ECLAIR
9. Mount Everest guide : SHERPA
10. McCain or McConnell: Abbr. : SEN
11. Squirming : FIDGETING
12. Kitchen magnet? : AROMA
13. Shoulder muscles, for short : DELTS
19. African antelope or Chevrolet : IMPALA
21. Jane or John in court : DOE
25. Threadbare : WORN
26. Hit, as a fly : SWAT
30. ___ Paese cheese : BEL
31. C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
32. Repeated cry when sticking a stake in a vampire : DIE
33. 1957 Disney dog movie : OLDYELLER
35. "___ Let the Dogs Out" : WHO
37. Cousin of calypso : SKA
38. Mind reading, for short : ESP
40. Big name in toy trains : LIONEL
41. Tattoos, slangily : INK
42. Dastardly : EVIL
43. Pro ___ (like some law work) : BONO
48. Cause's partner : EFFECT
49. Avis rival : DOLLAR
51. Ram's mate : EWE
52. One of the Gabor sisters : ZSAZSA
53. Beeb comedy : ABFAB
54. Actress Tierney of "ER" : MAURA
56. Catch, as a dogie : LASSO
57. Salt Lake City native : UTAHN
58. "Can we turn on a fan or something?!" : IMHOT
59. Manages, as a 71-Across : TENDS
64. Denials : NOS
65. Brit. reference work : OED
66. Bill the Science Guy : NYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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