New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 2012

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 77, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Military tactic : AMBUSH
7. It may be found on a tank : SCUM
11. Pen knife? : SHIV
15. Simple shelter : LEANTO
16. 2008 campaign theme : HOPE
17. ___ Bowl (former sporting event) : HULA
18. Cackling cry from a mad scientist before unleashing havoc on southern California? : LADIESFIRST
20. "The devil ___ the details" : ISIN
21. Small change: Abbr. : CTS
22. Show stopper? : TIVO
23. Was a sore loser, say : SULKED
25. Imitative : APISH
28. Look after : TEND
30. Yelling, say : NOISY
31. Hundred Acre Wood resident : PIGLET
33. Dorm V.I.P. having to move his king? : RAINCHECK
35. Married mujeres : SENORAS
37. "You're on!" : DEAL
38. Go a-courting : SUE
39. Proud academic achievement of football star Esiason? : BABYBOOMER
42. Big name in A.T.M.'s : NCR
45. Actress Anderson : LONI
46. Some prowlers : FELINES
50. Evidence of longshoremen without antiperspirant? : BOONDOCKS
53. Honorable : DECENT
54. Easy jaunt : AMBLE
55. Get through the cracks : SEEP
57. So-called "African unicorn" : OKAPI
58. Hits 100, say : SPEEDS
60. Actress Hatcher : TERI
62. "Toddlers & Tiaras" network : TLC
63. Fictional locale five miles from Jonesboro : TARA
64. Why the press release has to wait? : PRISONBREAK
68. Dark ___ (Voldemort's practice in the Harry Potter books) : ARTS
69. Air : AURA
70. Political commentator E. J. ___ : DIONNE
71. Something to take lying down? : REST
72. Brood : STEW
73. Sales expert : CLOSER
1. Indication of excitement in an e-mail : ALLCAPS
2. Pastry in "Sweeney Todd" : MEATPIE
3. It's not promising : BADSIGN
4. Prefix with valve : UNI
5. Québec's Mont-___-Anne : STE
6. One having an affair : HOST
7. [That's creepy!] : SHIVER
8. Early explorer of the Southwest : CORONADO
9. "Schedule a pickup" co. : UPS
10. 51-Down team : METS
11. Civil War battle site : SHILOH
12. Big East team : HUSKIES
13. Two-time president of Romania : ILIESCU
14. Vladimir Lenin had one : VANDYKE
19. Something thrown in anger : FIT
24. "Seinfeld" character with the catchphrase "Jerry! Hello!" : UNCLELEO
26. Nonideal roommate : SLOB
27. Announced : HERALDED
29. Not survive : DIEOF
32. Don't : TABOO
34. Appointed (to) : NAMED
36. Matches up, as files : SYNCS
40. 26" rubber band? : BIKETIRE
41. "Here's looking at you, kid" speaker : RICK
42. LeBron James, e.g. : NBASTAR
43. Measure up : COMPARE
44. Administerer of the oath of office to Obama : ROBERTS
47. Makes nice : NEATENS
48. Board, in a way : ENPLANE
49. Price holder : STICKER
51. 10-Down's div. : NLEAST
52. Vacillate : SEESAW
56. Backing : PRO
59. Places to wear robes : SPAS
61. Visiting the U.S. Capitol, say : INDC
65. Grind : RUT
66. Cartoonist Keane : BIL
67. Hundred Acre Wood resident : ROO

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