New York Times, Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Deliverance" instrument : BANJO
6. Return of a lob, maybe : SMASH
11. Corp. money manager : CFO
14. Reason for a February thank-you speech : OSCAR
15. Chaplain, to a G.I. : PADRE
16. PC hookup : LAN
17. Actor's order to sock an N.B.A. legend? : WHACKJORDAN
19. Get totally right : ACE
20. Julian Assange posting : LEAK
21. Bobble : ERR
22. Ladies' man : ROMEO
24. Teammate of the 17-Across legend avoiding toilet trainin'? : POTTYSKIPPIN
28. Saturday morning cartoon dog, informally : SCOOB
31. "C'est ___" ("Camelot" song) : MOI
32. Veracruz vane direction : ESTE
33. Old comic actor's Little Bighorn headline? : CUSTERBEATEN
37. Some purse items, for short : IDS
38. California's Big ___ : SUR
39. Bedevil : VEX
40. Grimm tale figure : ELF
43. Threaten a classic comedienne like a talk-show host? : MENACEDILLER
46. Maritime greeting : AHOY
49. Noted flag-raising site, for short : IWO
50. Full of passion : LUSTY
51. Writer-turned-Utah carpenter? : MORMONNAILER
55. Delivery doc : OBGYN
56. Barrister's deg. : LLB
57. "Copernican revolution" philosopher : KANT
61. Sac fly stat : RBI
62. Controls a prison guard like a pop singer? : TAMESJAILER
66. Public-house offering : ALE
67. Greek gathering spot of old : AGORA
68. Rapscallion : KNAVE
69. ___ Paul guitars : LES
70. "Full court" tactic : PRESS
71. Go along (with) : AGREE
1. Postseason grid matchup : BOWL
2. ___ Stadium (facility near Citi Field) : ASHE
3. Org. with brackets : NCAA
4. Super payoff : JACKPOT
5. Mork's planet : ORK
6. Have on : SPORT
7. Kneeler's words : MARRYME
8. Put in : ADD
9. Mrs. abroad : SRA
10. Artist Rousseau : HENRI
11. Jumper cable ends : CLAMPS
12. "Let's be honest!" : FACEIT
13. Score in a pitcher's duel, maybe : ONEONE
18. Riff, e.g., in "West Side Story" : JET
23. Taking customers : OPEN
25. Eligible for "The Biggest Loser" : OBESE
26. Dry Italian wine : SOAVE
27. Falsified, as a check : KITED
28. Many an ology: Abbr. : SCI
29. It's a mouthful : CUD
30. Old spy org. : OSS
34. Brush with the law : RUNIN
35. He-man's asset : BRAWN
36. Banish to Siberia : EXILE
40. Loop transports : ELS
41. Call for a do-over : LET
42. Suffer from the heat : FRY
43. "Dear me!" : MYMY
44. Some fuel transporters : COALERS
45. Hiding in the shadows : LURKING
46. Unconcerned with right and wrong : AMORAL
47. Walk haltingly : HOBBLE
48. Saturnalias : ORGIES
52. In-a-bottle alternative : ONTAP
53. "Casablanca" heroine and others : ILSAS
54. Pres. with an on-board swearing-in : LBJ
58. Withdrawn apple spray : ALAR
59. Campbell of "Scream" : NEVE
60. Site of many a cat rescue : TREE
63. U.S.D.A. part: Abbr. : AGR
64. 2012 role for Chris Diamantopoulos : MOE
65. Blotter letters : AKA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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