New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 2012

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {BJKQWXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Bird : ONEFINGERSALUTE
16. Hawaiian island dolls' superiors, in song : CALIFORNIAGIRLS
17. What every honest competitor deserves : AFIGHTINGCHANCE
18. Fuzz and Flap, in the comics: Abbr. : LTS
19. Let up : EASE
20. Really moved : RAN
21. Remote fillers, maybe : AAAS
23. Entree whose "bowl" is often consumed : TACOSALAD
28. Jumping ability, in hoops lingo : UPS
31. "Heck, yeah!" : DOI
32. "Licence to Kill" Bond girl Talisa : SOTO
33. What a water softener removes : MINERALSALT
38. ___ quel (as is, in Arles) : TEL
39. Lucas Oil Stadium replaced it : RCADOME
40. What you don't have to do on casual Friday : TIEATIE
42. Early millennium year : MII
43. Some longhairs : PERSIANCATS
45. Johann ___ Koss, speed skater with four Olympic golds : OLAV
47. "Aloha nui ___" : LOA
48. "The Bonnie Blue Flag" org. : CSA
49. Sugar substitute? : MYDARLING
52. Airs : ISON
56. Three dues? : SEI
57. Hammer or Spade types : TECS
60. "Spec of Dust" singer, 1982 : ONO
61. Many a stress reliever : EMOTIONALOUTLET
66. Classical mechanics concept introduced by Euler : MOMENTOFINERTIA
67. Not subject someone to a blow-by-blow : SPARETHEDETAILS
1. Southern city called the Horse Capital of the World : OCALA
2. Deal opposed by Perot : NAFTA
3. Donovan of "Clueless" : ELISA
4. Trivial amount : FIG
5. "___ can do it ..." : IFHE
6. Part of N.B. : NOTA
7. Ammunition : GRIST
8. Baseball lineups, e.g. : ENNEADS
9. What a roughneck works on : RIG
10. Strong pelvic joint : SACROILIAC
11. Ottoman commanders : AGHAS
12. Jungle growth : LIANAS
13. Barista's container : URN
14. "CrazySexyCool" R&B trio : TLC
15. Computer peripheral? : ESE
22. Like some copyright infringers : SUED
24. Cousin of a kinkajou : COATI
25. Bunch of, casually : LOTTA
26. Bit the dust : ATEIT
27. Passes (out) : DOLES
29. Holdup? : PROP
30. He played Virgil Earp in "Tombstone," 1993 : SAMELLIOTT
33. Michael Keaton title role : MRMOM
34. Very unfriendly way to respond : ICILY
35. Aquatic dragonfly larva : NAIAD
36. "The Toilet" playwright Jones : LEROI
37. XXX : TENS
41. Antioxidant berry : ACAI
44. Terminus of a 19th-century "Trail" : SANTAFE
46. More like space : VASTER
50. One on le trône : REINE
51. Frosty : GELID
53. Eight-time Best Opera Recording Grammy winner : SOLTI
54. Buck in Cooperstown : ONEIL
55. Less : NOTAS
58. Dairy product container : CONE
59. Material for some soapmakers : SUET
61. 911 letters : EMS
62. One whose head may be stuck in a bucket : MOP
63. German granny : OMA
64. Plays accompanied by hayashi : NOH
65. Carefree syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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