New York Times, Monday, September 5, 2011

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Necklace fasteners : CLASPS
7. "Entourage" cable channel : HBO
10. Talks like this in "Star Wars" films he does : YODA
14. Cut the mustard : HACKIT
15. Dada artist Jean : ARP
16. Landed : ALIT
17. Property with a mansion : ESTATE
18. "Fat chance, laddie" : NAE
19. Griffin who created "Wheel of Fortune" : MERV
20. Charleston is its capital : WESTVIRGINIA
23. "All seats have been sold" sign : SRO
24. First part of a ski jump : INRUN
25. Longest river in Deutschland : RHEIN
29. ___, Crackle and Pop : SNAP
31. Trumpet's saliva-draining key : SPITVALVE
33. Skirt's edge : HEM
35. ___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
36. Perry Mason's field : LAW
37. Kitchen cleanup cloth : DISHRAG
41. Samuel Langhorne ___ : CLEMENS
44. Simile's center : ASA
45. Author Asquith of children's books : ROS
47. 511, in old Rome : DXI
48. Not a unanimous ruling : SPLITVOTE
52. Role in "Young Frankenstein" : IGOR
55. "Laughing" animal : HYENA
56. Biblical word with "thou" : DIDST
58. Deposit, as an egg : LAY
60. Swedish liquor with memorable ads : ABSOLUTVODKA
63. Melt : THAW
66. Qty. : AMT
67. Jack the ___ : RIPPER
68. Elvis's "___ Las Vegas" : VIVA
69. Doctor's charge : FEE
70. Log-in info : USERID
71. Fix, as a cat : SPAY
72. Finish : END
73. Eagle's grabbers : TALONS
1. Masticates : CHEWS
2. Focused-beam emitters : LASERS
3. Takes steps in response to : ACTSON
4. 32-card game : SKAT
5. Venomous snake : PITVIPER
6. Oktoberfest vessel : STEIN
7. Abrupt finishes to phone conversations : HANGUPS
8. Genius : BRAINIAC
9. Ready for business : OPEN
10. Japanese motorcycle maker : YAMAHA
11. Bullfight cheer : OLE
12. North, east, west or south: Abbr. : DIR
13. Off-road transport, briefly : ATV
21. Four Monopoly properties: Abbr. : RRS
22. Chicago columnist Kupcinet : IRV
26. Fashion magazine founded in France : ELLE
27. ___ the Terrible : IVAN
28. What literally comes from the north, east, west and south? : NEWS
30. "Feels great!" : AHH
32. Informed : TOLD
34. Sportscaster Albert : MARV
37. Bit of Morse code : DASH
38. Look-for-it children's game : ISPY
39. Common event the day after Thanksgiving : SALE
40. Favorable sign : GOODOMEN
42. Permit for leaving a country : EXITVISA
43. Russian fighter jet : MIG
46. Stiffly phrased : STILTED
49. Sort of : INAWAY
50. Indenting key : TAB
51. College Web site suffix : EDU
53. One who knows the ropes : OLDPRO
54. Earn tons of, as dough : RAKEIN
57. Walk proudly : STRUT
59. Distance units on a football field : YARDS
61. Not threatened : SAFE
62. German car : OPEL
63. Appliances hidden in seven answers in this puzzle : TVS
64. It's rotated when doing the twist : HIP
65. Palindromic girl : AVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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