New York Times, Saturday, August 2, 2014

Author: Kristian House
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Kristian House notes: I had a lot of fun writing this puzzle. I started with MAN ENOUGH, TURDUCKEN, ROALD DAHL, and BUTT NAKED. I was concerned with ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Neat how a single entry/clue pair can make a puzzle for me. Today, that was CLIP CLOP and its Monty Python reference. That movie ... more
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1. Not too wimpy : MANENOUGH
10. Sensational effects : BANGS
15. Begging, perhaps : ONONEKNEE
16. David had him killed, in the Bible : URIAH
17. Dish with crab meat and Béarnaise : VEALOSCAR
18. Associate with : TIETO
19. Allen in history : ETHAN
20. Many an event security guard : RENTACOP
22. Say you'll make it, say : RSVP
25. They wrap things up : ENDERS
26. Dangerous blanket : SMOG
29. Craftsperson : ARTISAN
32. Like a Big Brother society : ORWELLIAN
34. Food order from a grill : KEBAB
38. K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
39. Charge at a state park : USERFEE
41. Zenith competitor : RCA
42. Hit the dirt hard? : SCRUB
44. Subject of the 2010 biography "Storyteller" : ROALDDAHL
46. "Honest" : TRUSTME
48. Regarded : EYED
49. Knowledge: Fr. : SAVOIR
52. The very recent past: Abbr. : YEST
54. Sound reproducible with coconut shells : CLIPCLOP
57. Left, on un mapa : OESTE
61. Mall features : ATRIA
62. Portmanteau bird? : TURDUCKEN
65. Shakespeare character who asks "To whose hands have you sent the lunatic king?" : REGAN
66. Left part of a map? : BLUESTATE
67. Weather map feature : FRONT
68. Smiley, e.g. : SPYMASTER
1. Shake a leg : MOVE
2. Operating without ___ : ANET
3. Webster's first? : NOAH
4. Swell : ENLARGE
5. Electric shades : NEONS
6. They're not forbidding : OKS
7. Perennial N.C.A.A. hoops powerhouse : UNC
8. Stick selection : GEAR
9. "This is yours" : HERE
10. Completely bare : BUTTNAKED
11. She came to Theseus' aid : ARIADNE
12. ___-in-law : NIECE
13. Bayou snapper, briefly : GATOR
14. Mall features : SHOPS
21. Punch-Out!! platform, for short : NES
23. Dance in triple time: Sp. : VALS
24. Snoopy sorts : PRIERS
26. They're often fried : SOTS
27. Joanie's mom, to Fonzie : MRSC
28. One in arrears : OWER
30. Alternative to tea leaves : TAROT
31. Opprobrium : INFAMY
33. It helps get the wheels turning : LUBRICANT
35. Act like a jackass : BRAY
36. Really long : ACHE
37. Completely bare : BALD
40. Part of a C.S.A. signature : ELEE
43. Perfect : UTOPIAN
45. Uncovers : DETECTS
47. It changes when you go to a new site : URL
49. Bolt (down) : SCARF
50. Let out, say : ALTER
51. Labor Day arrival, e.g. : VIRGO
53. "Semper Fidelis" composer : SOUSA
55. Some parlors, for short : OTBS
56. Trashy, in a way : PULP
58. It uses sevens through aces : SKAT
59. First of many body parts in "Alouette" : TETE
60. Cabinet dept. since 1977 : ENER
63. Chess's ___ Lopez opening : RUY
64. Frequent winner in a 66-Across: Abbr. : DEM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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