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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Author: Steve Riley
Editor: Will Shortz
Steven Riley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {AEFIJQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Riley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The only vowel in this grid is O. There are 69 of them, more than twice the previous record set in 1993.
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O
2
H
3
N
4
O
5
B
6
R
7
O
8
T
9
W
10
O
11
D
12
M
O
O
R
13
S
L
O
B
14
B
O
O
R
S
15
O
T
R
O
16
C
O
L
O
17
R
O
N
D
O
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O
L
D
S
19
C
H
O
O
L
20
O
T
T
O
S
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C
O
M
P
S
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H
O
T
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H
24
O
25
H
O
H
O
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K
O
M
O
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D
28
O
29
O
R
O
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O
S
31
M
32
O
N
D
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O
R
R
34
S
35
S
L
O
36
P
S
37
O
S
O
38
S
T
O
O
L
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P
O
C
O
40
M
O
T
T
41
S
T
42
O
N
O
43
P
H
O
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B
O
S
45
P
R
46
O
L
O
G
47
L
O
W
48
S
49
T
O
O
D
50
S
51
C
52
O
R
N
53
S
N
O
O
P
D
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O
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G
56
G
57
N
O
T
O
K
58
H
O
O
K
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L
O
O
T
60
O
C
H
O
S
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O
W
L
S
62
O
P
T
O
63
B
O
O
M
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O
S
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T
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,869
Across Down
1. "Don't say it!" : OHNO
5. "Don't tase me, ___!" : BRO
8. Like traditional movies, for short : TWOD
12. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
13. Hardly a natty dresser : SLOB
14. Rude sorts : BOORS
15. Not esto or eso : OTRO
16. Home of the Rockies: Abbr. : COLO
17. Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
18. Traditional : OLDSCHOOL
20. Four Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
21. Guest passes : COMPS
22. Boiling : HOT
23. Jolly Green Giant's outburst : HOHOHO
26. ___ dragon : KOMODO
29. Treasure in un castillo : ORO
30. Singer Donny or Marie : OSMOND
33. "The Pearl of ___ Island" (Harriet Beecher Stowe novel) : ORRS
35. Spills (over) : SLOPS
37. Madrid zoo attraction : OSO
38. Stage item accompanying many a stand-up comic : STOOL
39. Somewhat, in music : POCO
40. Main thoroughfare through N.Y.C.'s Chinatown : MOTTST
42. 1969 "bed-in" participant : ONO
43. Orbiter of Mars : PHOBOS
45. Intro material : PROLOG
47. Blue : LOW
48. Didn't fall : STOOD
50. Turn up one's nose at : SCORN
53. "Still a G Thang" rapper : SNOOPDOGG
57. Against the rules : NOTOK
58. Catchy musical phrase : HOOK
59. Booty : LOOT
60. Spanish skating figures : OCHOS
61. Ones taking night flights? : OWLS
62. Vision: Prefix : OPTO
63. Film set item : BOOM
64. C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
65. General ___ chicken : TSOS
1. Sequel to "Typee" : OMOO
2. Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
3. Away from l'Antarctique : NORD
4. Jesse who pitched a major-league record 1,252 games : OROSCO
5. Arcing hit : BLOOP
6. Chocolatey Hershey candy : ROLOS
7. Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
8. [Out of my way!] : TOOTTOOT
9. Refuses to : WONT
10. Great Seal word : ORDO
11. U.K. decorations : DSOS
13. Stupid sorts : SCHMOS
14. Stick between the legs? : BROOM
19. Some salmon : COHOS
22. Brick carrier : HOD
23. Ambulance's destination: Abbr. : HOSP
24. Lowest deck of a ship : ORLOP
25. Moonshine : HOOCH
26. Part of a tied tie : KNOT
27. Reason for a bib : DROOL
28. Maine university town : ORONO
31. Things Old MacDonald hears : MOOS
32. Düsseldorf-to-Dresden direction : OST
34. Trudge : SLOG
36. Place for a break : POOLROOM
38. It makes a cutting edge : STROP
40. Cut (down) : MOW
41. Spies, slangily : SPOOKS
44. Knocks on the noggin : BONKS
46. Certain stock sale : ODDLOT
48. Fools but good : SNOWS
49. Ax and adz : TOOLS
50. One not socializing much with hoi polloi : SNOB
51. Conan O'Brien's Team ___ : COCO
52. Roman emperor of A.D. 69 : OTHO
53. "Git!" : SHOO
54. Boo-boo follower : OOPS
55. Attend : GOTO
56. Classic muscle cars : GTOS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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