New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 2012

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: For squares with two answers inside, use the digit for the down clues and the SHIFT-KEY keyboard equivalent of that digit for the Acrosses. So, SASQU[AT]CH, EX[POUND]ING, SAND[DOLLAR], [PERCENT]AGES and [CARET]AKERS.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Mysterious figure : SASQUATCH
9. Stating in detail, with "on" : EXPOUNDING
15. Flowering vine : SWEETPEA
16. Sight at a hotel check-in, once : LEDGER
17. Do-overs at a card table : NEWDEALS
18. Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
19. Country singer Black : CLINT
21. "___-voom!" : VAVA
22. Potential beach find : SANDDOLLAR
27. Per ___ : DIEM
29. Get in the end : NET
30. Kind of bacteria : ANAEROBIC
33. Stockpile : AMASS
35. Vibe magazine subject : RAPMUSIC
36. Pal : BRO
37. Con : AGAINST
38. Option on "Let's Make a Deal" : DOORONE
42. ___-Caps : SNO
43. Approach : ZEROINON
44. 1985 N.L. M.V.P. Willie : MCGEE
47. Court plea : NOCONTEST
48. Elemento número 79 : ORO
49. Surprise attack : RAID
51. Portions : PERCENTAGES
52. Stun, as a suspect : TASE
54. Mount Saint ___, fourth-highest peak in North America : ELIAS
57. "Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
59. Tiramisu flavorer : AMARETTO
65. Neighbors, in a way : LIESON
66. One with a lap cat, maybe : CARESSER
67. Nurses, e.g. : CARETAKERS
68. Something that's pressed, which helps explain this puzzle's theme : SHIFTKEY
1. Identity theft target: Abbr. : SSN
2. Amaze : AWE
3. Put in stitches : SEW
4. Proof finish : QED
5. Western native : UTE
6. Big name in 35-Across : 2PAC
7. Cooler part : CELL
8. Like some observant Brooklynites : HASIDIC
9. Please greatly : ELATE
10. Gen ___ : XER
11. Reason to wear glasses at home? : 3DTV
12. Galápagos creature : IGUANA
13. Big game day feeling : NERVES
14. Hulled grain : GROATS
20. Cage, informally : NIC
22. Poet Teasdale : SARA
23. "I hate to be ___ ..." : ANAG
24. Wine tour area : NAPA
25. Ultimate end : DEMISE
26. Toyota model beginning in 1984 : 4RUNNER
28. Band with the 2004 hit "She Will Be Loved" : MAROON5
31. ___ buco : OSSO
32. It might come straight from the horse's mouth : BIT
34. Oscar-nominated Pat : MORITA
36. Any one of five in the Big Apple : BORO
38. Big mo. for vacations : DEC
39. Universal donor's blood type, briefly : ONEG
40. It can be hooked or pierced : NOSE
41. Specialty docs : ENTS
43. Sign holders : ZODIACS
44. Red Roof Inn competitor : MOTEL6
45. Head cases? : CRANIA
46. Hide's partner : GOSEEK
47. Zip : NIL
50. Almost an eternity : AEONS
53. Latin 101 verb : ESSE
55. Asian nurse : AMAH
56. Asian attire : SARI
58. One of two N.T. books : COR
60. Zebra : REF
61. Winter D.C. hours : EST
62. Critical cluck : TSK
63. Get ready to start, with "up" : TEE
64. Old jazz great Kid ___ : ORY

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