New York Times, Monday, June 20, 2011

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Big bother : HASSLE
7. Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
11. Month of the Indianapolis 500 : MAY
14. Bona fide : ACTUAL
15. Attack on the fridge, say : RAID
16. Future embryos : OVA
17. Easily offended : THINSKINNED
19. Whole lot : TON
20. Hits on the noggin : CONKS
21. Signals silently : NODS
22. Policy expert : WONK
23. Greedy type : HOG
24. Little trickster : IMP
26. Playful swimmer : OTTER
28. Inclined to mince words : MEALYMOUTHED
32. ___ Pet (sprouting figurine) : CHIA
35. Filmdom's "Norma ___" : RAE
36. Old ___ (U.S. flag) : GLORY
37. Scavenge (for) : HUNT
38. One with a negative outlook on life : CYNIC
41. French female friend : AMIE
42. Dairy spokescow : ELSIE
44. Air passenger protection org. : TSA
45. If ___ be : NEED
46. Lacking courage : FAINTHEARTED
50. Tooth problem : DECAY
51. Yahoo! alternative : AOL
52. Respectful Turkish title : AGA
55. Peter Pan pursuer : SMEE
57. Trifling : MERE
59. Got it wrong : ERRED
61. ___ Mahal : TAJ
62. Cowardly : LILYLIVERED
64. Long, long ___ : AGO
65. Sheltered at sea : ALEE
66. Force out of office : DEPOSE
67. Protective wear in a highchair : BIB
68. Nonvegetarian sandwiches, informally : BLTS
69. Caused some winter havoc, maybe : SNOWED
1. Emerge from an egg : HATCH
2. Sound heard before "Gesundheit!" : ACHOO
3. Police trap : STING
4. Shipwrecked : SUNK
5. Timmy's TV dog : LASSIE
6. Fraternal lodge member : ELK
7. River through Florence : ARNO
8. Haphazard : RANDOM
9. Is dishonest with : LIESTO
10. Unusual : ODD
11. Accommodations for a family on the go? : MOTORHOME
12. River beside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre : AVON
13. Pull sharply : YANK
18. Like a fair ball as opposed to a foul ball : INPLAY
22. Marshy habitat : WETLAND
25. Painter Chagall : MARC
27. Pull sharply : TUG
28. Show for the early-to-bed crowd : MATINEE
29. Busybody : YENTA
30. Southernmost of the Great Lakes : ERIE
31. Not naturally colored : DYED
32. Food processor? : CHEF
33. Luau dance : HULA
34. Employee-abetted crime : INSIDEJOB
39. Zionist's homeland : ISRAEL
40. "Elder" or "Younger" Roman statesman : CATO
43. And so forth, for short : ETC
47. Champion figure skater Dorothy : HAMILL
48. Place for a lace : EYELET
49. 7's retail partner? : ELEVEN
52. Valentine piercer : ARROW
53. Birds in a gaggle : GEESE
54. Did sums : ADDED
55. Attack with a dagger : STAB
56. Biblical gift bearers : MAGI
58. Deli loaves : RYES
60. Property after a default, for short : REPO
62. Chem class component : LAB
63. Passports and driver's licenses, in brief : IDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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