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New York Times, Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Author: Tony Orbach
Editor: Will Shortz
Tony Orbach
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. One of the Pleiades : MAIA
5. Q.: When is a door not a door? A.: When it's ___ : AJAR
9. Pickpocket, e.g. : THIEF
14. ID in a library vol. : ISBN
15. Dunce cap shape : CONE
16. Three-wheeled Asian cab : CYCLO
17. "Peanuts" figure ... or some fabulous fall soup? : THEGREATPUMPKIN
20. "For rent" : TOLET
21. Figure in academia : DEAN
22. Nein : German :: ___ : Russian : NYET
23. Subway turners : STILES
25. Much-derided 1980s-'90s car : YUGO
27. Calif. setting for "Stand and Deliver" : EASTLA
30. Words to swear by : MOTTOS
34. Off-road wheels, for short : ATV
36. Rhyme scheme for Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" : AABA
38. Onion-flavored roll : BIALY
39. Early 1970s dance ... or some smelly soup? : THEFUNKYCHICKEN
43. Kenyan tribesman : MASAI
44. Suffix with opal : ESCE
45. Key to get out of a jam? : ESC
46. At a chop shop, perhaps : STOLEN
48. Tennis's Graf : STEFFI
51. Exam for an aspiring Esq. : LSAT
53. Ray of "GoodFellas" : LIOTTA
56. Ways to the Web: Abbr. : ISPS
59. It may be put on a pedestal : VASE
62. Gloomy, in verse : DREAR
63. Nickname for snowboarder Shaun White ... or some airborne soup? : THEFLYINGTOMATO
66. Paddled craft : CANOE
67. Canceled : NOGO
68. Old camera settings, for short : ASAS
69. Many-headed challenge for Hercules : HYDRA
70. Like flicks seen without special glasses : TWOD
71. Instrument played with a plectrum : LYRE
1. Baseball gloves : MITTS
2. "Give it ___!" ("Try!") : ASHOT
3. "Yes, if you ask me" : IBELIEVESO
4. German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
5. Score 100% on : ACE
6. "The Grapes of Wrath" family name : JOAD
7. The "a" in a.m. : ANTE
8. Compensate for loss : REPAY
9. Channel for old films : TCM
10. Like a swinging pendulum, say : HYPNOTIC
11. "Eww! Gross!" : ICKY
12. "Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
13. Helvetica, e.g. : FONT
18. Hwys. : RTES
19. "One" on a penny : UNUM
24. Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
26. Mongolian desert : GOBI
28. Okeechobee, e.g. : LAKE
29. Chasm : ABYSS
31. "Calm down!" : TAKEITEASY
32. Shouts at a fútbol game : OLES
33. Harmony : SYNC
34. $20 dispensers : ATMS
35. "What's ___?" : THAT
37. No. at a brokerage : ACCT
40. Becomes smitten by : FALLSFOR
41. Sometimes-illegal turns, in slang : UIES
42. Dog command : HEEL
47. The Midshipmen : NAVY
49. Relative of Rex : FIDO
50. Not casual : FORMAL
52. Corrupt : TAINT
54. One of a Turkic people : TATAR
55. Got out of bed : AROSE
56. Allergic reaction : ITCH
57. One-horse carriage : SHAY
58. Be in limbo : PEND
60. Author C. P. ___ : SNOW
61. Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
64. Grazing ground : LEA
65. Thomas Mann's "Der ___ in Venedig" : TOD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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