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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 2012

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. "Shoo, kitty!" : SCAT
5. Minus item on a balance sheet : DEBIT
10. "Man, that was close!" : PHEW
14. One's equal : PEER
15. Harden (to) : INURE
16. Jewish wedding dance : HORA
17. Et ___ (and others) : ALII
18. Luxury craft crossing the Atlantic, say : OCEANLINER
20. Hog's food : SLOP
21. ___ sequitur : NON
22. Give the most votes : ELECT
23. Paris cabaret : MOULINROUGE
27. Hog's home : STY
28. Weapon for fencing : EPEE
29. Shekel : Israel :: ___ : Mexico : PESO
31. Letter before iota : THETA
34. ___ Mustard (Clue character): Abbr. : COL
35. Not naughty : NICE
39. Good grounding : SOLIDFOUNDATION
43. Building block of molecules : ATOM
44. Gibbon, for one : APE
45. Heavy zoo critter : RHINO
46. Lack of hardships : EASE
48. Employee's pay : WAGE
50. Recipe amt. : TSP
53. Spooned-out Nestlé product : COCOAPOWDER
58. Many a South Seas island : ATOLL
60. By way of : VIA
61. Slangy greeting : HIYA
62. What this crossword is, in a way? : MAKEUPTEST
65. "Step ___!" ("Hurry up!") : ONIT
66. Having settled the score : EVEN
67. Planet invaded in "The War of the Worlds" : EARTH
68. Given for a time : LENT
69. Cincinnati team : REDS
70. Full of nerve : GUTSY
71. Exploring the bounds of propriety, as humor : EDGY
1. Involuntary twitch : SPASM
2. Instrument played with a bow : CELLO
3. Vowel run : AEIOU
4. Rhythm for a minuet or waltz : TRIPLETIME
5. "Walk On By" singer Warwick : DIONNE
6. "Again! Again!" : ENCORE
7. Good, in Granada : BUENO
8. Levin or Gershwin : IRA
9. "Perfect" number : TEN
10. Punxsutawney ___ (annual spring forecaster) : PHIL
11. Sharpens : HONES
12. Posture-perfect : ERECT
13. Like a witch's nose : WARTY
19. Cask dregs : LEES
24. Portable Apple device : IPAD
25. "___ my honor!" : UPON
26. Desex, as a stallion : GELD
30. Considered from all sides : ONTHEWHOLE
31. Org. conducting airport searches : TSA
32. On a streak : HOT
33. "Livin' Thing" rock grp. : ELO
34. Pool stick : CUE
36. "East" on a grandfather clock : III
37. Jailbird : CON
38. Rock producer Brian : ENO
40. Burkina ___ (African land) : FASO
41. Oil cartel : OPEC
42. Jason's ship : ARGO
47. Rights grp. : ACLU
48. What belts wrap around : WAISTS
49. Lack of interest : APATHY
50. Circus employee with a whip : TAMER
51. Barrel support : STAVE
52. Prodded with a finger : POKED
54. In broad daylight : OVERT
55. Enjoyed a banquet : DINED
56. Looking at : EYING
57. Run-down : RATTY
59. Periscope part : LENS
63. Item to hang your hat on : PEG
64. Greek cross : TAU

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