New York Times, Monday, July 11, 2011

Author: Ellen Leuschner
Editor: Will Shortz
Ellen Leuschner
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Leuschner. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,525
Across Down
1. Edible frog parts : LEGS
5. Fuzzy image : BLUR
9. Pesto herb : BASIL
14. Burn soother : ALOE
15. Life of Riley : EASE
16. "Biography" network : AANDE
17. Place of refuge, redundantly : SAFEHAVEN
19. Pandemonium : CHAOS
20. Trample : STEPON
21. Nerdy sort : DORK
23. "Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
24. Not 'neath : OER
25. Wire service inits. : UPI
27. No ___ for wear : WORSE
29. Icy expanse, redundantly : FROZENTUNDRA
33. Effect of the moon's gravity : TIDE
36. Chop off : LOP
37. 2006 title film character who says "Pamela! I no find you attractive anymore! ... Not!" : BORAT
38. Theater award : OBIE
39. '50s Ford flop : EDSEL
42. Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
43. ___ Gras : MARDI
45. Bullring "Bravo!" : OLE
46. Feds who nabbed Capone : TMEN
47. Synopsis, redundantly : BRIEFSUMMARY
51. Response to a bad pun : GROAN
52. Valedictorian's rank : ONE
53. Play-___ (kid's stuff) : DOH
56. Submachine gun : UZI
58. Dig like a pig : ROOT
60. Eight-armed creatures : OCTOPI
62. 1924 Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
64. Where snowbirds head, redundantly : DOWNSOUTH
66. Chicken: Sp. : POLLO
67. Utah city : OREM
68. Where the Himalayas are : ASIA
69. Extract metals from by heating : SMELT
70. Marquis de ___ : SADE
71. Ding on a car door, e.g. : DENT
1. Cowgirl's rope : LASSO
2. Fill with joy : ELATE
3. Errand runner : GOFER
4. Leak slowly : SEEP
5. Thinny-thin person : BEANPOLE
6. W.C. : LAV
7. Like a car with 20,000 miles on its odometer : USED
8. Celebrity : RENOWN
9. Massage for a person who's prone : BACKRUB
10. Sound while receiving a 9-Down : AAH
11. Military percussion instrument : SNAREDRUM
12. Much-loved celebrity : IDOL
13. Minus : LESS
18. Length of many a TV drama : HOUR
22. Decay : ROT
26. Polo Ralph Lauren competitor : IZOD
28. Having one's nose in the air : SNOOTY
29. Holder of birdseed : FEEDER
30. ___ salts : EPSOM
31. Bulldoze : RAZE
32. Lots and lots : ATON
33. Dead center? : TOMB
34. Letter-shaped structural support : IBAR
35. Lighter-than-air aircraft : DIRIGIBLE
40. "Tickle Me" doll : ELMO
41. 1972 Bill Withers hit whose title precedes "when you're not strong" : LEANONME
44. Excuse for a lapse : IFORGOT
48. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
49. Start of a Spanish count : UNODOS
50. LPs and CDs: Abbr. : RECS
53. Extinguish : DOUSE
54. Choose to participate : OPTIN
55. Pair of cymbals operated by a pedal : HIHAT
56. Mail letters : USPS
57. Take off like a rocket : ZOOM
59. When tripled, a W.W. II movie : TORA
61. "The Wind in the Willows" hopper : TOAD
63. Under the weather : ILL
65. Say "I do" : WED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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