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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Author: Caleb Madison
Editor: Will Shortz
Caleb Madison
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJKQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Ones making some safe decisions? : UMPS
5. Some operations : STINGS
11. Little untruth : FIB
14. Case the place for, say : ABET
15. Popular dude : MRCOOL
16. Sale bin abbr. : IRR
17. 2007 : RATATOUILLE
19. "Straight Outta Compton" rap group : NWA
20. 1998, with "A" : BUGSLIFE
21. League unit: Abbr. : DIV
22. Big picture? : IMAX
24. Rope on a ship : TYE
25. Thomas who was "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination" : PAINE
27. Benjamins : CNOTES
29. "Pardon the Interruption" presenter : ESPN
30. Barack Obama's mother : ANN
31. San ___ (Hearst castle) : SIMEON
35. "___ it!" : IGET
38. Others : REST
40. Company whose movies, not counting sequels, are all included in this puzzle [Circled Squares: 2009] : PIXAR
41. Prefix with -therm : ENDO
42. Mlle., in Mexico : SRTA
43. Can feature : POPTOP
45. Latin "I" : EGO
46. Daytime ___ : EMMY
48. Reporters on the scene : LEGMEN
50. Deserving fewer stars (than) : WORSE
52. Mauna ___ : LOA
55. Southwestern art mecca : TAOS
56. Washboard ___ : ABS
57. 1995 : TOYSTORY
60. Island garland : LEI
61. 2004, with "The" : INCREDIBLES
65. 1970s soul singer Collins : LYN
66. Innumerable : MYRIAD
67. Prefix with postale : AERO
68. Keyboard key above ˜ : ESC
69. Wreaks, as revenge : EXACTS
70. Get back : REAP
1. Onetime realm of Nasser: Abbr. : UAR
2. C.E.O.'s degree : MBA
3. Four-footed family member : PET
4. "___ Mater" (hymn) : STABAT
5. Unwanted cloud : SMOG
6. Have faith in : TRUST
7. Unfriendly way to respond : ICILY
8. "For real!" : NOLIE
9. Stay on course? : GOLF
10. Goes undercover? : SLEEPS
11. 2003 : FINDINGNEMO
12. Naturalist/TV host Steve : IRWIN
13. 2012 : BRAVE
18. Fancy duds : TUXES
22. Hidden : INNER
23. 2001 : MONSTERSINC
26. "... baked in ___" : APIE
27. 2006 : CARS
28. ___ cup (tot's drinking vessel) : SIPPY
29. Sign up : ENROL
32. Italian pronoun : MIO
33. Food label abbr. : EXP
34. Cheerios grain : OAT
36. Barely beats : EDGES
37. Any 40-Across character : TOON
39. Certain caps : TAMS
44. ___ dish : PETRI
47. Harried parent's desire, maybe : METIME
49. Place where opposites don't attract? : GAYBAR
50. 2008 : WALLE
51. Heeds : OBEYS
52. Wet suit material : LYCRA
53. "A hit, a very palpable hit" speaker : OSRIC
54. Really irked : ATEAT
58. Chalcedony variety : ONYX
59. 7:30 or 8:15, say : ODDS
62. Singer David ___ Roth : LEE
63. Pitcher's stat : ERA
64. Soak : SOP

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