New York Times, Monday, July 9, 2012

Author: C.W. Stewart
Editor: Will Shortz
Carolyn W. Stewart
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Birthstone that was the name of a Hitchcock film : TOPAZ
6. "___ in there!" : HANG
10. Writer James : AGEE
14. Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
15. ___ vera : ALOE
16. ___ beetle : DUNG
17. Attorney-to-be : LAWSTUDENT
19. Refute : DENY
20. Unit of force : DYNE
21. "Arabian Nights" bird : ROC
22. Erects : SETSUP
24. Transaction at Chase or Wells Fargo : BANKDEPOSIT
26. "Is that so?!" : DOTELL
30. Lab eggs : OVA
31. Speed skater ___ Anton Ohno : APOLO
32. Identical : SAME
34. Field cover during a rain delay : TARP
38. Rachel Maddow or Rush Limbaugh : NEWSCOMMENTATOR
41. Queen with a "lace" : ANNE
42. Often-illegal turns, in slang : UEYS
43. Scent : AROMA
44. Letters on a Cardinal's cap : STL
45. Kind of disk : FLOPPY
46. Def Jam or EMI : RECORDLABEL
52. 2009 film that grossed over two billion dollars : AVATAR
53. Shack : HUT
54. Beans or wheat : CROP
58. Let off steam : VENT
59. You might carry a bucket to one at a hotel : ICEMACHINE
62. Art Deco artist : ERTE
63. Kind of tide : NEAP
64. Western, in old slang : OATER
65. What to do after adding cream or sugar : STIR
66. Sneakers brand : KEDS
67. Intermission ... or what you can do to the starts of 17-, 24-, 38-, 46- and 59-Across : BREAK
1. Let the cat out of the bag : TOLD
2. "Fine with me!" : OKAY
3. Lowly chess piece : PAWN
4. Cathedral area : APSE
5. Acne spot : ZIT
6. Wore : HADON
7. Smart ___ (wise guy) : ALECK
8. Oui's opposite : NON
9. Settles the score : GETSEVEN
10. Build on : ADDTO
11. Jeans brand with a question mark in its logo : GUESS
12. Ho-hum feeling : ENNUI
13. Sphinx site : EGYPT
18. Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
23. Green org. : EPA
24. Political coalition : BLOC
25. Tops of some stadiums : DOMES
26. Comic Carvey : DANA
27. Unfurl : OPEN
28. Village : TOWN
29. "Anything ___?" : ELSE
32. Scent : SMELL
33. Poehler of "Parks and Recreation" : AMY
34. Poi source : TARO
35. Resting on : ATOP
36. Frolic : ROMP
37. Recite the rosary, e.g. : PRAY
39. Hold one's liquor better than : OUTDRINK
40. Like basketball centers : TALL
44. Madrid Mrs. : SRA
45. Cheese in a Greek salad : FETA
46. All-night parties : RAVES
47. Chris who won six U.S. Opens : EVERT
48. "Is that a dare?" : CANTI
49. Playful swimmer : OTTER
50. Leading : AHEAD
51. Hits in dodgem cars : BUMPS
54. Blacken on the grill : CHAR
55. Bar mitzvah or communion : RITE
56. Prime draft classification : ONEA
57. Company car or key to the executive bathroom : PERK
60. So-so grade : CEE
61. Inner part of a corn ear : COB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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