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New York Times, Thursday, June 14, 2012

Author: Tracy Gray
Editor: Will Shortz
Tracy Gray
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Turn right on RED to read the seven theme answers.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,864
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1. Blue : SAD
4. "M*A*S*H" extra : MEDIC
9. Controls : KNOBS
14. San Francisco's ___ Valley : NOE
15. Kind of skeleton : AXIAL
16. Cravat alternative : ASCOT
17. Bergman's 1956 Oscar-winning role : ANASTASIA
19. Siberian native : TATAR
21. Boglike : MIRY
23. Had something : ATE
24. Twists : WARPS
28. ___ Schwarz : FAO
30. H. G. Wells race : ELOI
32. Humans and ostriches : BIPEDS
33. "___ you something" : IGOT
35. Supreme Court groupings : ENNEADS
39. EarthLink, e.g., for short : ISP
40. Calligraphy detail : SERIF
44. Airway : TRACHEA
47. Dam's companion : SIRE
48. "Camptown Races" composer : FOSTER
53. "Yikes!" : GAD
54. Incorrect reasoning : ILLOGIC
56. "Thus ___ the Lord" : SAITH
58. Ring of plumerias : LEI
59. Casual denials : NAHS
61. Hydrogen has one : PROTON
64. Yemeni port : MOCHA
66. Umber or ocher : EARTHTONE
68. Drug-free : CLEAN
69. 1980 Tony Award-winning musical : EVITA
70. A.T.M. manufacturer : NCR
1. Percussion in a marching band : SNAREDRUM
2. Bang-up : AONE
3. Nonessentials : DEADWOOD
4. Ripen : MATURE
5. Aid for clarity : EXAMPLE
6. Slam : DIS
7. "___ to please" : IAIM
8. Co-star of Showtime's "Homeland" : CLAIREDANES
9. Cricket relatives : KATYDIDS
10. Code-cracking org. : NSA
11. 89 or 91, maybe : OCTANE
12. Went by sound, perhaps : BOATED
13. Italicize, e.g. : STRESS
18. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
22. Former sitcom featuring a #1 singer : REBA
25. Kind of wave : SONIC
27. Some places to pray : APSES
28. Gung-ho : FIREDUP
29. Cause of some wrinkles : AGE
31. Tattered : INSHREDS
34. All, in music : TUTTO
36. Pentathlon equipment : EPEES
38. Full of life? : PREGNANT
41. Legal maneuver ... with a hint to answering seven clues in this puzzle : RIGHTONRED
42. Roth ___ : IRA
43. Agent of Uncle Sam : FED
45. What the fat lady sings? : ARIA
46. Learn to live with : ADAPTTO
48. Actor's screen recognition : FILMCREDIT
49. Corrida chant : OLEOLE
50. Sectioned : SLICED
52. When repeated, 1968 name in the news : SIRHAN
55. Rooted for : CHEEREDON
57. "Sesame Street" watcher : TOT
60. Goalkeeper's glory : SAVE
62. Erstwhile : ONCE
63. Dweeb : NERD
65. Japanese "yes" : HAI
67. Purge : RID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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