New York Times, Monday, August 8, 2011

Author: Ian Livengood
Editor: Will Shortz
Ian Livengood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QYZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,553
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1. With 69-Across, where to find the ends of 17-, 22-, 32-, 43-, 54- and 61-Across : HIGH
5. Organization for the supersmart : MENSA
10. ___-in-the-blank : FILL
14. Most eligible for military service : ONEA
15. State in NE India : ASSAM
16. Not working : IDLE
17. Q-tip, e.g. : COTTONSWAB
19. Hall-of-Famer Musial : STAN
20. Whole ___ and caboodle : KIT
21. Tetley product : TEA
22. It points to the minutes : BIGHAND
24. Terse four-star review : LOVEDIT
27. Danish toy blocks : LEGOS
28. Prefix with plunk or plop : KER
29. French notions : IDEES
32. Presidential candidate's #2 : RUNNINGMATE
36. Letter after chi : PSI
39. The Bard of ___ (Shakespeare) : AVON
40. Lifeless : INERT
41. Arkin of Hollywood : ALAN
42. Part of the head that moves when you talk : JAW
43. Excellent, slangily : CRACKERJACK
45. Snapshot : PHOTO
46. 007 creator Fleming : IAN
47. Reproductive part of a fungus : SPORE
50. Tire-changing group at a Nascar race : PITCREW
54. Sticky stuff on a baseball bat : PINETAR
57. Middling grade : CEE
58. ___ Newton (Nabisco treat) : FIG
60. W.W. II foe, with "the" : AXIS
61. Condiment that's O.K. for observant Jews : KOSHERSALT
64. Hysterically funny sort : RIOT
65. Letter-shaped construction piece : IBEAM
66. Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
67. Casino game with numbers : KENO
68. Slender amphibians : NEWTS
69. See 1-Across : SEAS
1. Sell at a pawnshop : HOCK
2. How French fries are fried : INOIL
3. Become friendly with : GETTOKNOW
4. Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the ___" : HAT
5. Like a lion or horse : MANED
6. Piece of French writing : ESSAI
7. Australian state whose capital is Sydney: Abbr. : NSW
8. Volvo rival : SAAB
9. Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
10. Uses a rod and reel : FISHES
11. Item on a dog collar : IDTAG
12. Grassy plain of the Southwest : LLANO
13. Gives for a time : LENDS
18. Onetime "S.N.L." regular Cheri : OTERI
23. Great happiness : GLEE
25. ___ diagram (logic tool) : VENN
26. 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi film : TIMECOP
30. Unlit : DARK
31. Suffix with Rock : ETTE
32. British rule in colonial India : RAJ
33. The Cavaliers of the A.C.C. : UVA
34. Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
35. Pesky insect : GNAT
36. Airline ticket cost : PLANEFARE
37. Holder of a squid's 38-Down : SAC
38. It's held in a squid's 37-Down : INK
41. Slightly open : AJAR
43. Guitarist Atkins : CHET
44. Kitchen gadget for processing potatoes : RICER
45. Magician's cry : PRESTO
47. Start of a fire : SPARK
48. Mischievous fairy : PIXIE
49. Weekly satirical paper, with "The" : ONION
51. Instant-messaging program for Macs : ICHAT
52. Swarms (with) : TEEMS
53. Cather who wrote "O Pioneers!" : WILLA
55. Similar (to) : AKIN
56. Judge's attire : ROBE
59. Old Pontiac muscle cars : GTOS
62. Make clothes : SEW
63. Carrier to Oslo : SAS

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