New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Author: Mike Torch
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Torch
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. XXX : ADULT
6. Easy chair accompanier : LAMP
10. Charity : ALMS
14. Hill in Hollywood : JONAH
15. The Maumee flows northeast to this lake : ERIE
16. Old Iranian leader : SHAH
17. Jim Carrey title role : ACEVENTURA
19. Send to the canvas : KAYO
20. Leveling wedges : SHIMS
21. Doesn't shut up : GOESON
23. Homer Simpson outburst : DOH
26. Company for which John Madden was once pitchman : ACEHARDWARE
28. Come out of hiding : EMERGE
30. Put the first card down : LED
31. Island group east of the Philippines : PALAU
32. Up to the task : ABLE
34. Benefit : SAKE
38. What 17-, 26-, 46- and 57-Across's beginnings represent : THEDEADMANSHAND
41. Without: Fr. : SANS
42. "Whatcha ___?" : DOIN
43. Shinto temple gateway : TORII
44. Talk, talk, talk : GAB
45. Bernard with a Ponzi scheme : MADOFF
46. Film about the 1919 Black Sox scandal : EIGHTMENOUT
52. Napoleonic marshal : NEY
53. Economic barometer : THEDOW
54. Misbehave : ACTUP
56. Stop : HALT
57. Old tape format : EIGHTTRACK
62. Tel ___ : AVIV
63. Sail support : SPAR
64. Like some coincidences : EERIE
65. Beatty and Flanders : NEDS
66. Carry : TOTE
67. Turn a hose on : SPRAY
1. Double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
2. Sawbones : DOC
3. French article : UNE
4. Loos : LAVS
5. Where Dutch royals live : THEHAGUE
6. "I can help" : LETME
7. Hurriedly, after "in" : ARUSH
8. Former Russian space station : MIR
9. Colored like the boat in Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat" : PEAGREEN
10. Crooked : ASKEW
11. Tibet's capital : LHASA
12. 1984 best-selling Ed Koch memoir : MAYOR
13. Glimmered : SHONE
18. Pleasing : NICE
22. "Hmm, that's ___" : ODD
23. Cabinet units: Abbr. : DEPTS
24. ___ Steaks : OMAHA
25. Hayes of the theater : HELEN
27. The "A" in E. A. Poe : ALLAN
29. X-ray units : RADS
32. Brick material : ADOBE
33. Inits. on most Rolling Stones records : BMI
34. Like plow horses : SHOD
35. Moses' brother : AARON
36. Piece in a place setting : KNIFE
37. Enlighten : EDIFY
39. Batman portrayer : ADAMWEST
40. Laws : STATUTES
44. "Yeah, yeah, little ___" (1964 song refrain part) : GTO
45. Mongrel : MUTT
46. One of filmdom's Coen brothers : ETHAN
47. "___ my reasons" : IHAVE
48. Very cold : GELID
49. They hang on walls nowadays : HDTVS
50. Pester : NAGAT
51. Yellow shade : OCHRE
55. SAT course, e.g. : PREP
58. 2012 Facebook event, in brief : IPO
59. Flight board datum: Abbr. : ARR
60. Covert org. : CIA
61. Critical : KEY

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