New York Times, Monday, June 17, 2013

Author: Johanna Fenimore and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Johanna Fenimore
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Fenimore. This is puzzle # 38 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

This is my second collaboration with Johanna Fenimore whom I have still yet to meet face to face. We had a fun add-an-o puzzle Tues 7/5/2011. Now Johanna had come up with a super fun idea of things that "pop up".

We both love puzzles that are visual and peppy. She had PRAIRIEDOG and JACKINTHEBOX (love that J and X) and maybe INTERNETAD. we needed a fourth, as Will felt PINGPONGBALL didn't "pop up" in the same way. It was a bitch coming up with a fourth 12 letter word. I think after a lot of trial and error, Johanna landed upon CARDOORLOCKS! Done!

(If only it were CARDOORLOCKZ we'd have had a pangram!)

I added TOAST at 1-Across and matched it with POPUP as the last word. It was a true collaboration and still so funny that we've never met.

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Across Down
1. Breakfast bread : TOAST
6. ___-kiri : HARA
10. Rubik's Cube and troll dolls, once : FADS
14. Baghdad resident : IRAQI
15. Designer Saint Laurent : YVES
16. One-named rapper-turned-actor : ICET
17. Flu cause : VIRUS
18. Frisbee, checker or tiddlywink : DISC
19. Kelly of "Live! With Kelly and Michael" : RIPA
20. Curved molding : OGEE
21. Plains animal that tunnels : PRAIRIEDOG
23. Region : AREA
25. Condensed books : DIGESTS
26. Fast-food rival of Wendy's : JACKINTHEBOX
30. Acapulco gold : ORO
31. Fit for duty, draftwise : ONEA
32. Writer Jong and others : ERICAS
36. Voting group : BLOC
38. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
40. Wild's opposite : TAME
41. "See ya!" : SOLONG
44. Ones under sgts., in the Army : PVTS
47. Fan setting of 1, say : LOW
48. Vehicular antitheft devices : CARDOORLOCKS
51. More nutty : KOOKIER
54. Old geezer : COOT
55. Purchase from Google : INTERNETAD
57. Swelled heads : EGOS
61. Deuce topper, in cards : TREY
62. Dumbstruck : AWED
63. New York's Memorial ___-Kettering hospital : SLOAN
64. Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
65. "First, ___ harm" : DONO
66. Warm 59-Down greeting : ALOHA
67. Senate majority leader Harry : REID
68. Conclusions : ENDS
69. Easy-to-catch hit ... or what 1-, 21-, 26-, 48- and 55-Across all do : POPUP
1. Record for later viewing, in a way : TIVO
2. Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
3. Swiss river : AARE
4. Mouse's sound : SQUEAK
5. "___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
6. Infuses with water : HYDRATES
7. Adidas alternative : AVIA
8. Dwell : RESIDE
9. Give credit (to) : ASCRIBE
10. Way out in an emergency : FIREEXIT
11. Tums targets : ACIDS
12. Train station : DEPOT
13. Does' mates : STAGS
21. Ivy League school in Philly : PENN
22. Stravinsky or Sikorsky : IGOR
24. ___ de Janeiro : RIO
26. Steve of Apple : JOBS
27. "Alice's Restaurant" singer Guthrie : ARLO
28. Snazzy : COOL
29. Brother of Chico and Groucho : HARPO
33. Class after trig : CALC
34. Run ___ (go wild) : AMOK
35. Puts in stitches : SEWS
37. Nutty : COCKEYED
39. Guacamole ingredients : AVOCADOS
42. Depilatory brand : NAIR
43. Lobbed weapon : GRENADE
45. Trampled (on) : TROD
46. ___-mo (instant replay feature) : SLO
49. Tapped, as experience : DREWON
50. Verdi opera : OTELLO
51. Bad-check passer : KITER
52. How a ham sandwich may be prepared : ONRYE
53. Former "S.N.L." comic Cheri : OTERI
56. Take care of, as a garden : TEND
58. Sticky stuff : GOOP
59. Obama's birthplace : OAHU
60. Jacket fastener : SNAP
63. Tree juice : SAP

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

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