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New York Times, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Author: Kurt Krauss
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Krauss
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Krauss. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,254
Across Down
1. Polite turndown : NOMAAM
7. Magnum ___ : OPUS
11. Dallas N.B.A.'er : MAV
14. Jesse who pitched in a record 1,252 major-league games : OROSCO
15. Strike a chord (with) : RESONATE
17. Famous person with "B" as a 38-Across : RUTHERFORDHAYES
19. Songwriter Jacques : BREL
20. Big blood vessels : AORTAS
21. ... "J" as a 38-Across : MARYBLIGE
26. Big beer buy : CASE
27. Org. that encourages flossing : ADA
28. Texas' state tree : PECAN
31. Do goo : GEL
32. Word processing command : SAVEAS
36. Bullfight bulls : TOROS
38. See 17-, 21-, 53- and 61-Across : MIDDLEINITIAL
42. Rent-___ (purchasing option) : TOOWN
43. Westernmost capital in Continental Europe : LISBON
45. Six-pack muscles : ABS
48. Take care of : SEETO
50. Genesis woman : EVE
51. Chow ___ : MEIN
53. ... "E" as a 38-Across : ROBERTLEE
57. Texas A&M team : AGGIES
60. Promise product : OLEO
61. ... "D" as a 38-Across : JOHNROCKEFELLER
67. Two-player basketball game : ONEONONE
68. Archipelago part : ISLAND
69. Like some eyes and skies : RED
70. Blast maker of 2002 : ETNA
71. Tetley competitor : NESTEA
1. Neither's partner : NOR
2. Tulsa sch. : ORU
3. Witty remark : MOT
4. "Being There" director Hal : ASHBY
5. Sharp-tasting : ACERB
6. Gourmet mushroom : MOREL
7. Spanish gold : ORO
8. The "p" of r.p.m. : PER
9. Meat quality rater, for short : USDA
10. Artsy Manhattan neighborhood : SOHO
11. 2006 Whirlpool acquisition : MAYTAG
12. Relaxed : ATEASE
13. Jug or tug : VESSEL
16. Bust maker : NARC
18. Gymnast's move : FLIP
21. Pas' mates : MAS
22. Genesis man : ADAM
23. Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
24. Take up seriously, as a hobby : GETINTO
25. M.B.A. subj. : ECON
29. Seed covering : ARIL
30. Claim of innocence : NOTI
33. Summer hrs. in Somerset, N.J. : EDT
34. Hubbubs : ADOS
35. Sharp-tasting fruit : SLOE
37. Certain sib : SIS
39. Big-mouthed pitcher : EWER
40. Genesis son : ABEL
41. "A temporary insanity," per Ambrose Bierce : LOVE
44. At birth : NEE
45. Key of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 : AMAJOR
46. "Out with you!" : BEGONE
47. Exhaled wistfully : SIGHED
49. O, in a phonetic alphabet : OBOE
52. Spanish boy : NINO
54. Like a leprechaun : ELFIN
55. Eponym for a peanut butter cup : REESE
56. Rings, as a church bell : TOLLS
58. Sea eagle : ERNE
59. Chimney sweep's target : SOOT
62. Wolf Blitzer's channel : CNN
63. Mauna ___ : KEA
64. Counterpart of long. : LAT
65. Baltimore-to-Phila. direction : ENE
66. Abbr. for the health-conscious : RDA

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