New York Times, Monday, June 18, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 81, Blocks: 46 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the circled letters, reading from left to right and top to bottom, will reveal who wrote the seven songs in the theme.
JimH notes: The publication date is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday.
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© 2012, The New York Times
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1. Piquancy : ZEST
5. Feel in one's ___ : GUT
8. Sycophants, slangily : KISSUPS
15. 1/12 of a ruler : INCH
16. Durham sch. : UNH
17. South Pacific region : OCEANIA
18. Nebraska tribe : OTOE
19. "___ Beso" (Paul Anka hit) : ESO
20. 1970 song with the lyric "Whisper words of wisdom" : LETITBE
21. 1965 song with the lyric "Isn't he a bit like you and me?" : NOWHEREMAN
24. Wealthy Brits : NOBS
25. Fictitious : UNREAL
26. Chow down : EAT
28. 1969 song with the lyric "Once there was a way to get back homeward" : GOLDENSLUMBERS
33. Common people : FOLK
34. Lament loudly : WAIL
35. Sick : ILL
37. Singer DiFranco : ANI
38. 1965 song with the lyric "These are words that go together well" : MICHELLE
42. Low island : CAY
43. Election mo. : NOV
44. "Am ___ late?" : ITOO
45. Heredity unit : GENE
46. 1965 song with the lyric "Think of what you're saying" : WECANWORKITOUT
52. Bear: Sp. : OSO
53. Nebraska neighbor : KANSAS
54. McCarthy-era attorney Roy : COHN
57. 1968 song with the lyric "We all want to change the world" : REVOLUTION
61. 1968 song with the lyric "Remember to let her into your heart" : HEYJUDE
64. Suffix with zinc : ITE
65. "Amos 'n' ___" : ANDY
66. Candid, as a photo : UNPOSED
67. Pecan or cashew : NUT
68. Some HDTV screens : LCDS
69. Slip-ups : BOOBOOS
70. Car rte. displayer : GPS
71. Comfort : EASE
1. Jewish homeland : ZION
2. Inner: Prefix : ENTO
3. Garbage boat : SCOW
4. One of filmdom's Avengers : THEHULK
5. "C'est la ___" : GUERRE
6. Invisible : UNSEEN
7. Cartoonist Nast : THOMAS
8. German cathedral city : KOLN
9. Cold cube : ICE
10. Sink, as the sun : SET
11. Jeanne d'Arc, e.g. : SAINTE
12. "Do ___ others ..." : UNTO
13. Mr. ___ (soft drink) : PIBB
14. Mailing encls. : SAES
22. Conclusion : END
23. "For ___ know ..." : ALLWE
26. Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
27. Up to the task : ABLE
28. First Moody Blues hit : GONOW
29. Martini garnish : OLIVE
30. Delta competitor: Abbr. : UAL
31. Houston sch. : RICEU
32. Bias : SLANT
33. Enthusiast : FAN
36. Soapmaking stuff : LYE
38. Unaccounted-for G.I.'s : MIAS
39. "Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
40. Mooer : COW
41. Physicist with a law : HOOKE
45. Lose freshness : GOSTALE
47. Scam : CONJOB
48. Stark ___ mad : RAVING
49. Get tense and hard, as a muscle : KNOTUP
50. Archipelago bits : ISLETS
51. Letter after sigma : TAU
54. Common bait fish : CHUB
55. Wine: Prefix : OENO
56. Syringe, for short : HYPO
57. Cherry and ruby : REDS
58. Ancient Peruvian : INCA
59. Bookies give them : ODDS
60. Big Board inits. : NYSE
62. Troop-entertaining grp. : USO
63. "In excelsis ___" : DEO

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