New York Times, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Author: Michael Blake and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Blake
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1.65003
Andrea Carla Michaels
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1.63007

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Blake. This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

This collaboration with Michael was a bit unusual. I wanted to take common phrases that had a common element like KISS AND TELL / SHOW AND TELL and "swap partners" to make KISSANDSHOW. We had a lot of fun coming up with these. The most unusual was PRIDE is with both PREJUDICE and JOY, which was also a nice 15!

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Handle roughly : PAWAT
6. Complimentary close : YOURS
11. Possible cause of a baseball fielder's error : HOP
14. Nitrous ___ : OXIDE
15. Seaweed, e.g. : ALGAE
16. Letters on letters to soldiers : APO
17. Tell partners? : KISSANDSHOW
19. Indent key : TAB
20. Clairvoyance, briefly : ESP
21. Brouhaha : ADO
22. Dead: Prefix : NECRO
24. High partners? : DRYANDMIGHTY
28. Beginning of Caesar's boast : ICAME
31. Danny of the Celtics : AINGE
32. Gangster Bugs : MORAN
33. Münster Mr. : HERR
35. ___-la-la : TRA
38. Pride partners? : PREJUDICEANDJOY
42. Chance to speak : SAY
43. Chief Whitehorse and tribesmen : OTOS
44. Eat away at : ERODE
45. Straight: Prefix : ORTHO
48. Judges' wear : ROBES
49. Go partners? : TOUCHANDSTOP
54. Arm bones : ULNAE
55. Second letter after epsilon : ETA
56. Artist Hirschfeld and namesakes : ALS
59. Grippe : FLU
60. Shine partners? : RISEANDSPIT
65. Lead-in for mouse or willow : TIT
66. Bewail : MOURN
67. Foe : ENEMY
68. Its: Fr. : SES
69. When a right may be permitted : ONRED
70. Complimentary close : XOXOX
1. Jab : POKE
2. Something to reflect on? : AXIS
3. Faint cloud : WISP
4. TiVo users may skip them : ADS
5. Quaint get-together : TEA
6. When said three times, et cetera : YADDA
7. TV announcer Johnny : OLSON
8. "Yuck!" : UGH
9. Raja ___, "The Serpent and the Rope" novelist : RAO
10. Like jacket linings, usually : SEWNIN
11. Malicious attack : HATCHETJOB
12. Pictures that may make you dizzy : OPART
13. Hero of New Orleans : POBOY
18. No vote : NAY
23. "Which came first?" choice : EGG
24. Key with two sharps: Abbr. : DMAJ
25. Contact lens care brand : RENU
26. Motivations for some bungee jumps : DARES
27. Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
28. Little troublemakers : IMPS
29. Julius Dithers's wife in "Blondie" : CORA
30. Question after some 26-Down : AREYOUNUTS
33. Make a pass at : HITON
34. Environmental prefix : ECO
36. Was conveyed : RODE
37. Yes votes : AYES
39. Qatari capital : DOHA
40. Pianist Peter : NERO
41. Plummet : DROP
46. "His Master's Voice" label : RCA
47. Dynamic beginning? : THERMO
49. University in Medford, Mass. : TUFTS
50. Friend of Kukla : OLLIE
51. Caterpillar rival : DEERE
52. Prepare to sing the national anthem : STAND
53. Whip but good : TAN
56. Acme : APEX
57. It might roll up to a red carpet : LIMO
58. "Come Sail Away" band, 1977 : STYX
61. Charged particle : ION
62. Big ___, Calif. : SUR
63. Jazz saxophonist Gordon, familiarly : DEX
64. ___-Caps (movie snacks) : SNO

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