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New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,233
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1. Self-descriptive crossword answer : ABBR
5. Collar stiffener : STARCH
11. Proof ender : QED
14. Evening, in Italy : SERA
15. Port ENE of Cleveland, O. : ERIEPA
16. Water, to Watteau : EAU
17. Spring warming : THAW
18. *Beverly Hills shopping district : RODEODRIVE
20. *Lead singer of the Kinks : RAYDAVIES
22. Hotfoots it : HIES
23. Reduced-price : ONSALE
24. ___ May of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : ELLY
27. Words sung "with love" in a 1967 #1 hit? : TOSIR
30. Withdrawal charge : ATMFEE
34. Musical key appropriate for an apartment dweller? : AFLAT
37. *It might stretch a seventh-inning stretch : RAINDELAY
39. What it takes to tango : TWO
40. Corporate division, informally ... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : RANDD
41. "To ___ is human ..." : ERR
42. *Hora, e.g. : RINGDANCE
45. Raisin, originally : GRAPE
47. "Shucks, you're too kind!" : AWGEEZ
48. ___ Selassie : HAILE
50. Traffic stopper? : NARC
52. Like many a Mr. Bean skit : MADCAP
56. Tea variety : CHAI
59. *"James and the Giant Peach" author : ROALDDAHL
62. *Fertile area where a stream empties into an ocean : RIVERDELTA
65. Gun belt contents : AMMO
66. What an ET pilots : UFO
67. TV addict, slangily : VIDIOT
68. Cry : WEEP
69. Fruity red wine, familiarly : ZIN
70. Nap : SNOOZE
71. Shows signs of wanting to nap : NODS
1. "The Jetsons" dog : ASTRO
2. "Borstal Boy" author Brendan : BEHAN
3. Donkey sounds : BRAYS
4. *Numbers fed into a computer : RAWDATA
5. Starts a volley : SERVES
6. "Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
7. Helper : AIDE
8. Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
9. Sharkey's rank, in '70s TV : CPO
10. "You ___ me at 'hello'" : HAD
11. Long-reigning English monarch, informally : QEII
12. Roof overhang : EAVE
13. Requirement for union membership : DUES
19. Wynken or Blynken, e.g., but not Nod : RHYME
21. Very much : ALOT
25. Alight : LAND
26. Inc. relative : LTD
28. Ayatollah's home : IRAN
29. One-story home : RANCH
31. Subject of a Spot check? : FLEA
32. Lawman Wyatt : EARP
33. Literary Jane : EYRE
34. Gillette brand : ATRA
35. "Take that as you will," in Internet shorthand : FWIW
36. Extended : LONG
38. The thought that counts? : IDEA
40. Motorola cellphone : RAZR
43. "Your wish is my command" speaker : GENIE
44. Org. for 50-Acrosses : DEA
45. Pleased : GLAD
46. *1984 Patrick Swayze film set in the cold war : REDDAWN
49. Repeated cry from the White Rabbit : IMLATE
51. Statement of faith : CREDO
53. Small screen appearance : CAMEO
54. "Arabian Nights" prince : AHMED
55. Sits (down) : PLOPS
56. Texas senator Ted : CRUZ
57. Old platter player : HIFI
58. "___ calling!" : AVON
60. A little of this, a little of that : OLIO
61. Completely : ATOZ
63. Campground parkers, for short : RVS
64. Racket : DIN

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