New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: When this puzzle is done, you will find that the ends of the answers to the five starred clues, when in the 15-/67-Across, comprise a 1-/71-Across.
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Across Down
1. [See blurb] : ROYAL
6. Grows old : AGES
10. "Easy to Be Hard" musical : HAIR
14. Boxing locale : ARENA
15. [See blurb] : SAME
16. First word of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
17. Requested gift in "A Christmas Story" : BBGUN
18. From a distance : AFAR
19. Shepherd who co-wrote "A Christmas Story" : JEAN
20. *Midwest conference : BIGTEN
22. *Pancake : FLAPJACK
24. "___ not my fault!" : ITS
25. Long Island university : ADELPHI
27. Wait : BIDE
29. Show disdain for, in a way : HISSAT
33. Creatures : ORGANISMS
38. A star may have a big one : EGO
39. *1951 Bogart/Hepburn film : THEAFRICANQUEEN
43. Suffix with front : IER
44. Weaver of tales on the big screen : SIGOURNEY
45. Warfare : COMBAT
49. Limerick's land : ERIN
50. One-named female singer with the 2002 #1 hit "Foolish" : ASHANTI
53. French dance : BAL
56. *Billy Crystal's "Memories of Me" co-star : ALANKING
59. *Shooting star? : AIRACE
62. Kind of mail : JUNK
63. Wander : ROAM
65. Medicinal shrub : SENNA
66. When the nude scene occurs in 10-Across : ACTI
67. [See blurb] : SUIT
68. Hall's partner in pop music : OATES
69. Dancer's strap? : REIN
70. Ring results, briefly : TKOS
71. [See blurb] : FLUSH
1. One of three people walking into a bar, in jokes : RABBI
2. Go around : ORBIT
3. Safecrackers : YEGGS
4. "... some kind of ___?" : ANUT
5. Lovers' ___ : LANE
6. Simile's center : ASA
7. Faux pas : GAFFE
8. "Kill ___" (Metallica's triple-platinum debut album) : EMALL
9. One of the highest order of angels : SERAPH
10. Pilgrims to Mecca : HAJJIS
11. Domain : AREA
12. Computer that once came in Bondi Blue : IMAC
13. Captain, for one : RANK
21. Low point : NADIR
23. Greek symbol for the golden ratio : PHI
26. Lucy's husband and son : DESIS
27. Sheep's sound : BAA
28. Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 : INF
30. Spotted : SEEN
31. James who co-wrote the script for 39-Across : AGEE
32. Playwright's prize : TONY
33. Ear-related : OTIC
34. Prefix with -stat : RHEO
35. It might make you sick : GERM
36. Former telecom giant : MCI
37. Bob of "Full House" : SAGET
40. Waterwheel : NORIA
41. "___ transtulit sustinet" (motto of Connecticut) : QUI
42. Coffee container : URN
46. Shoot off the backboard successfully : BANKIN
47. Pop a question : ASK
48. Strong desire : THIRST
51. Actress Aimée of "La Dolce Vita" : ANOUK
52. Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
53. Zulu, e.g. : BANTU
54. Dermatologists' concerns : ACNES
55. Dog restraint : LEASH
56. Cracked : AJAR
57. Time founder Henry : LUCE
58. Opposed to : ANTI
60. "It ___ no concern" : ISOF
61. "Keep it ___" : REAL
64. Peaks: Abbr. : MTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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