New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,863
Across Down
1. California valley : NAPA
5. It may be cut by an uppercut : JAW
8. Off-mike remarks : ASIDES
14. Counting of the ___ (observance after Passover) : OMER
15. Prefix with skeleton : EXO
16. Totally confused : THROWN
17. *Staffing level : MANPOWER
19. Flu sufferer's quaff : HOTTEA
20. Montezuma's people : AZTECS
21. Spout forth, as venom : SPEW
23. Mid 11th-century year : MLI
24. Handed out : DEALT
25. *Refuse to cooperate : STONEWALL
27. Protein-rich bean : SOYA
29. Revolutionary killed in his bathtub : MARAT
30. It's taken before a shot : AIM
33. Takeout container size : PINT
35. "Axis of evil" member : IRAQ
38. Inviting danger ... the end of which can precede each half of the answer to each asterisked clue : PLAYINGWITHFIRE
43. Tijuana's peninsula : BAJA
44. Peak in "The Odyssey" : OSSA
45. Marked, in a way : XED
46. Name in garden products : ORTHO
50. Singer with lowercase initials : LANG
52. *Woodcraft hobbyist's creation : BIRDHOUSE
55. Horse of the Year, 1960-64 : KELSO
59. A, in Arles : UNE
60. Muddy up : ROIL
61. Like the Best Picture of 2011 : SILENT
62. Mucho : LOTSOF
64. *Toothless mammal : ANTEATER
66. Zippo filler : BUTANE
67. Word on Italian street signs : VIA
68. "Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
69. Likkered up : STEWED
70. Flow back : EBB
71. Ref. works sometimes sold with magnifying glasses : OEDS
1. One without roots : NOMAD
2. Blow away : AMAZE
3. Numerical prefix : PENTA
4. Van Cleef & ___ (French jeweler) : ARPELS
5. Moe, Larry and Curly, ethnically : JEWS
6. Wood splitter : AXE
7. Least skillful : WORST
8. Parthenon goddess : ATHENA
9. Prebirth event : SHOWER
10. N.Y.C.'s first subway : IRT
11. Obsolescent printer type : DOTMATRIX
12. Tom of "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
13. Creature with one foot : SNAIL
18. Prey for moray eels : OCTOPI
22. Fluffy lap dog, for short : POM
25. Violated the "code of silence" : SANG
26. Street urchin : WAIF
28. Yang's opposite : YIN
30. Alert for the squad, for short : APB
31. Dockworkers' org. : ILA
32. Baton wielder : MAJORETTE
34. 1955 Thunderbird seating capacity : TWO
36. Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
37. Proof letters : QED
39. Sale locale : YARD
40. Part of a chain : ISLE
41. J.F.K. inits. : TSA
42. Tearjerker watcher's item : HANKIE
47. Homophone of 16-Across : THRONE
48. Walked, with "it" : HOOFED
49. Vote in Parlement : OUI
51. Cold dessert : GELATO
52. Nursery purchases : BULBS
53. Bidirectional, like a door : INOUT
54. Work like a dog : SLAVE
56. River of Hades : LETHE
57. Dummy Mortimer : SNERD
58. Others, in Oaxaca : OTROS
61. Wild guess : STAB
63. It has teeth but no mouth : SAW
65. Penpoint : NIB

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