New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,597
Across Down
1. Humped ox : ZEBU
5. Indo-European language speakers : ARYANS
11. Longtime Elton John label : MCA
14. "___ (So Far Away)" (1982 hit by A Flock of Seagulls) : IRAN
15. Cut some more, maybe : REEDIT
16. "Atonement" author McEwan : IAN
17. California home of the Crystal Cathedral : GARDENGROVE
19. Something that's burned : DVD
20. Morlock's counterpart in science fiction : ELOI
21. It may be felt by a blackboard : ERASER
23. Hums : PURRS
26. California locale just south of Camp Pendleton : OCEANSIDE
29. Flightless flock : EMUS
30. Home ___ : INON
31. Israeli arms : UZIS
32. Positive : UPBEAT
34. Backside : RUMP
37. Two out of nine? : ENS
38. California State University campus site : BAKERSFIELD
41. "Ere Heaven shall ___ her portals ...": Byron : OPE
43. Guy's girl : AMIE
44. Bordelaise and others : SAUCES
47. Traditional Christmas purchases : FIRS
49. They play in front of QBs : CTRS
51. Part of rock's CSNY : NASH
52. California's Sonoma County seat : SANTAROSA
55. Concise : TERSE
56. Wound up : ONEDGE
57. Shopping site : MART
59. Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
60. Urban areas (as hinted at by the circled letters in this puzzle's grid) : INNERCITIES
66. "Naughty!" : TSK
67. Rests atop : LIESON
68. "At Last" singer James : ETTA
69. Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
70. Obfuscate, in a way : ENCODE
71. Pringles alternative : STAX
1. Turn one way before turning the other : ZIG
2. Prohibition ___ : ERA
3. Rare site during Prohibition : BAR
4. Like scuba diving : UNDERSEA
5. View from the Leaning Tower : ARNO
6. Neighborhood : REGION
7. "___ out!" (shout by a 24-Down) : YER
8. Hubbub : ADO
9. Skin care product name : NIVEA
10. Severe : STERN
11. Toyota Camry, e.g. : MIDSIZEDCAR
12. Collapsed : CAVEDIN
13. Ursula of "The Blue Max" : ANDRESS
18. Trains to Wrigley : ELS
22. Sch. in Jonesboro : ASU
23. Little, in Lyon : PEU
24. See 7-Down : UMP
25. Causes of some traffic slowdowns : RUBBERNECKS
27. Cousins of girdles : CORSETS
28. Sufficient, informally : ENUF
30. Thing : ITEM
33. Alias : AKA
35. The Rolling Stones' "___ You" : MISS
36. ___-green : PEA
39. Puerto ___ : RICO
40. Ornamental crescents : LUNETTES
41. After a fashion : OFSORTS
42. One who deals in rags? : PIANIST
45. Last of the Mohicans? : ESS
46. Sow or cow : SHE
48. Part of S.O.P.: Abbr. : STD
50. Flintlock accessory : RAMROD
53. Nimble : AGILE
54. Kidney secretion : RENIN
55. Start of some cycles? : TRI
58. Trouble spots? : ACNE
61. Japanese supercomputer maker : NEC
62. That, in Tabasco : ESO
63. Cousin ___ of 1960s TV : ITT
64. H : ETA
65. Coltrane blew it : SAX

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