New York Times, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Author: Daniel Raymon
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel Raymon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. PC hearts : CPUS
5. Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
9. "Star Wars" director George : LUCAS
14. Mont Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
15. Table salt, chemically : NACL
16. Chip away : ERODE
17. Way to reduce spending : BUDGETCUT
19. Broadcaster : AIRER
20. Coach Parseghian : ARA
21. URL ending : COM
22. ___ instant : INAN
23. Pre-sporting-event songs : NATIONALANTHEMS
29. Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
30. Genesis mariner : NOAH
31. Deli side : SLAW
32. Fabergé collectible : EGG
35. River to the Caspian : URAL
37. Author Levin : IRA
38. President Taft's foreign policy : DOLLARDIPLOMACY
43. N.Y.C.'s Park or Lex : AVE
44. Union collections : DUES
45. "Alice" spinoff : FLO
46. Nimble-fingered : DEFT
48. Long skirt : MAXI
50. Malone of "Into the Wild" : JENA
54. Areas targeted for economic revitalization : ENTERPRISEZONES
58. Part of Miss Muffet's meal : WHEY
59. Kitchen gadget brand : OXO
60. "Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
61. Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
63. Some vacation expenses ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 38- and 54-Across : RENTACARS
66. Echolocation acronym : SONAR
67. Kind of sax : ALTO
68. Play opener : ACTI
69. Speaks silently : SIGNS
70. One pitied by Mr. T : FOOL
71. McJob doer : PEON
1. Poolside enclosure : CABANA
2. Mice or men : PLURAL
3. "This just in ..." announcement : UPDATE
4. Line part: Abbr. : SEG
5. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
6. Game with four "ghosts" : PACMAN
7. Post-O.R. stop : ICU
8. PC key near the space bar : ALT
9. Was biased : LEANT
10. Heep and others : URIAHS
11. First wife of Julius Caesar : CORNELIA
12. Suffix with block or cannon : ADE
13. Sun. speech : SER
18. Prefix with friendly : ECO
22. Divided 50/50 : INHALF
24. Reykjavik's land: Abbr. : ICEL
25. 15th-century French king nicknamed "the Prudent" : LOUISXI
26. Seniors' org. : AARP
27. Painter Chagall : MARC
28. Have influence on : SWAY
33. Wander, with "about" : GAD
34. In a mood to complain : GRUMPY
36. Follower of a chat room joke : LOL
38. Miami-___ County : DADE
39. Place for a roast : OVEN
40. More than liberal : LEFTWING
41. Very expensive : DEAR
42. Voodoo charm : MOJO
47. Persian Gulf capital : TEHRAN
49. Sees through, in a way : ISONTO
51. Intertwine : ENLACE
52. On the verge of : NEARTO
53. Invites to enter one's home : ASKSIN
55. Brings up : REARS
56. Heap kudos on : EXTOL
57. Suffix meaning "animals" : ZOA
61. Balaam's beast : ASS
62. Fish in backyard pools : KOI
63. U.K. fliers : RAF
64. "Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
65. Salary ceiling : CAP

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

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