New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Author: David Levinson Wilk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Miami's county, familiarly : DADE
5. Stalled driver's request : JUMP
9. Inexperienced with : NEWAT
14. Words after pour or pass : ITON
15. Beast in the documentary "Blackfish" : ORCA
16. Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
17. Weapon part that's out of this world? : SWORDHILT
19. Chaim who created Asher Lev : POTOK
20. Kurt of Nirvana : COBAIN
21. Spanish diminutive suffix : ITA
23. Pronoun in a wedding statement : THEE
24. Paper tiger, maybe : ORIGAMI
26. One-room home : IGLOO
28. ___-Ball : SKEE
29. Sturm ___ Drang : UND
31. Skedaddled : RANOFF
34. Wintertime airport supply : DEICER
37. Victoria's Secret garment : TEDDY
38. Swell place? : SEA
41. Attack on a Mideast land that's out of thin air? : IRANHIT
43. ___ Lanka : SRI
44. Boxer's prize : PURSE
46. Protracted battles : SIEGES
48. Lady Schick target : ARMPIT
50. "A revolution is not a dinner party" writer : MAO
51. Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
55. Cries of pain : YEOWS
57. Some lines on a GPS screen : STREETS
59. "And ___ word from our sponsor" : NOWA
61. Anxious condition, for short : OCD
63. Bites playfully : NIPSAT
64. Plumber's unclogger : SNAKE
66. Fisherman's feat that's out of character? : RARECATCH
68. Happy gatherings : FESTS
69. Cameo stone : ONYX
70. Give the appearance of : SEEM
71. "Whoopee!" : WAHOO
72. Insect repellent ingredient : DEET
73. "___ Little Tenderness" : TRYA
1. Places where people hustle? : DISCOS
2. On the job : ATWORK
3. Rock's ___ Brothers : DOOBIE
4. Steamed : ENRAGED
5. Sierra Club founder : JOHNMUIR
6. Mentalist Geller : URI
7. Mid 12th-century year : MCLI
8. Singer Smith of punk music : PATTI
9. Day care break : NAP
10. Environmental transition area : ECOTONE
11. Drenched gangsters who are out of the woods? : WETHOODS
12. The so-called "potted physician" : ALOE
13. Box-office receipts : TAKE
18. 24 horas : DIA
22. Cabinet-level dept. since 1889 : AGR
25. Pachacuti's people : INCAS
27. Drink that may feature "foam art" : LATTE
30. Blue wear : DENIM
32. Yalta Conference monogram : FDR
33. Memo-heading initials : FYI
35. Letters in a children's refrain : EIEIO
36. Ostrich cousins : RHEAS
38. Aromatherapy spot : SPA
39. Liechtenstein's locale: Abbr. : EUR
40. Military laundry that's out of harm's way? : ARMYWASH
42. Challenger's announcement at a pickup game : IGOTNEXT
45. Have a talk with : SPEAKTO
47. Purposely overlook, as a fault : SEEPAST
49. Wee hour : TWO
52. NBC anchor Holt : LESTER
53. Actress Dash of "Clueless" : STACEY
54. Inhaler user's malady : ASTHMA
56. Atlantic fish : SCROD
58. Documentarian Burns who's the brother of Ken : RIC
59. Office-inappropriate, in web shorthand : NSFW
60. Suitable for induction : ONEA
62. Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
65. "___ Beso" : ESO
67. Manhattan ingredient : RYE

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