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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 2012

Author: Lynn Lempel
Editor: Will Shortz
Lynn Lempel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. What a slob makes : MESS
5. Start of a play : ACTI
9. House, in Havana : CASA
13. Poker pot starter : ANTE
14. Animal used for Davy Crockett's cap : COON
15. Ancient doctor known for his work on anatomy : GALEN
16. *Big gamble : CRAPSHOOT
18. Daytime host DeGeneres : ELLEN
19. Good-looker : HOTTIE
20. Impressive accomplishment : FEAT
22. Scarfed down : ATE
23. Commencement : ONSET
24. *Election Day receptacle : BALLOTBOX
26. Blabs : TELLS
28. Former Chevy subcompact : AVEO
29. Doofus : ASS
32. Poses (for) : SITS
34. Pass, as a law : ENACT
37. *Result of a financial panic : BANKRUN
40. *Tight braid : CORNROW
42. Hogs : SWINE
43. Desserts good for a hot day : ICES
45. "CSI" evidence, often : DNA
46. D.C.-based agents : FEDS
48. Adams who photographed Yosemite : ANSEL
51. *Series of changes from birth to death : LIFECYCLE
54. Criticize in good fun : ROAST
58. Low-ranking U.S.N. officer : ENS
59. Petrol brand : ESSO
60. Visitor to a confessional : SINNER
61. Lagoon encircler : ATOLL
63. *Precipitous drop in cost : PRICEDIVE
65. Like Cinderella's stepsisters : CRUEL
66. Verdi's opera slave girl : AIDA
67. Sign of things to come : OMEN
68. Loathe : HATE
69. Gas in a DINER sign : NEON
70. Uncool sort : NERD
1. Like he-men : MACHO
2. Energy giant that went bankrupt in 2001 : ENRON
3. Rebounds per game and others : STATS
4. Two trios plus one : SEPTET
5. Pine (for) : ACHE
6. Murmur lovingly : COO
7. Over the speed limit : TOOFAST
8. Big maker of microchips : INTEL
9. Baseball's record-setting Ripken : CAL
10. Train conductor's shout : ALLABOARD
11. Take care of : SEETO
12. Building wing : ANNEX
15. Recover from : GETOVER
17. Web locale : SITE
21. Pie ___ mode : ALA
24. Russian pancakes : BLINI
25. It's south of Ky. : TENN
27. Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
29. Belly muscles : ABS
30. Tool a magician uses in a woman-in-a-crate act : SAW
31. Detects like a bloodhound : SNIFFSOUT
33. Movie snippet : SCENE
35. Pro's opposite : CON
36. Old "We're up to something good" carrier : TWA
38. Leg joint : KNEE
39. Blood component that contains hemoglobin : REDCELL
41. W.W. II spy org. : OSS
44. ___ counter (dieter) : CALORIE
47. Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
49. Lake between Ohio and Ontario : ERIE
50. 2012 Olympics locale, with a hint to the ends of the answers to the six starred clues : LONDON
51. Dissolve and wash away, as minerals : LEACH
52. The "I" of IM, sportswise : INTRA
53. Network for political junkies : CSPAN
55. Genre of the "Pokémon" TV series : ANIME
56. Break off : SEVER
57. General way things are going : TREND
60. Read carefully : SCAN
62. General at Appomattox : LEE
64. Words that have a certain ring to them? : IDO

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