New York Times, Thursday, July 19, 2012

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33 Missing: {BJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Theme answers must be interpreted literally. So, for example, ARETE is RET inside AE, EAGLE is L inside EAGE, SCOURING is CO inside SURING, etc.
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1. Bring down : DEPRESS
8. Big dos : FIESTAS
15. You are here : ONEARTH
16. "No fooling!" : ITSTRUE
17. ARETE : RETINAE
18. EAGLE : LINEAGE
19. Sale item, maybe: Abbr. : IRR
20. Isl. off the coast of Australia : TASM
22. Provide : ENDUE
23. SCOURING : COINSURING
27. Seed : GERM
28. Put away : ATE
29. Ease up on : LOOSEN
31. Like some orange juice : PULPY
34. PLATTE : TINPLATE
37. Gardner of "The Barefoot Contessa" : AVA
38. Miss Piggy retort : MOI
41. Mr. ___ (old detective game) : REE
42. Profile picture : MUG
43. GLANDS : LANDINGS
46. Because of : DUETO
48. Go extinct : DIEOUT
49. Arctic diver : AUK
50. Blockades, of a sort : DAMS
52. SPECTRES : REINSPECTS
57. Like the Green Berets : ELITE
59. Many telenovela viewers: Abbr. : SRAS
60. Plastered : LIT
61. ALEFS : FINALES
63. TIMER : MINTIER
66. Tenet of Taoism : ONENESS
67. It broke from Russia in 1920 : ESTONIA
68. "Casablanca" villains : GESTAPO
69. Swell : DISTEND
1. Column style : DORIC
2. When to celebrate Día de Reyes : ENERO
3. Kind of dish : PETRI
4. Thor Heyerdahl craft : RAI
5. Coastal flier : ERN
6. Many a pigeon's perch : STATUE
7. Cut : SHEAR
8. "The Maltese Falcon," e.g. : FILMNOIR
9. "What was ___ was saying?" : ITI
10. Feudal laborer : ESNE
11. Casey at the bat, once : STENGEL
12. Listing in a business registry : TRADENAME
13. Presage : AUGUR
14. "Now you ___ ..." (magician's comment about disappearing cards) : SEEEM
21. Bed liner? : SILT
24. Recover from an all-nighter, say : NAP
25. Block : STYMIE
26. Spent : GONE
30. Hit the accelerator : SPEDUP
31. Bud : PAL
32. The Cavaliers' sch. : UVA
33. Hidden dangers : LANDMINES
35. When repeated, a mild reproach : TUT
36. Something big on the campaign trail? : EGO
39. ___ about : ONOR
40. "Uh, probably" : IGUESSSO
44. Aloof : DISTANT
45. Big whoop : STIR
47. Luau accompaniment : UKE
49. Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
50. Clear for better viewing : DEFOG
51. Dior design of the 1950s : ALINE
53. Appointed : NAMED
54. Patsy who sang "Walkin' After Midnight" : CLINE
55. Connection : TIEIN
56. Expensive strings, familiarly : STRAD
58. Zeno's home : ELEA
62. Medium strength? : ESP
64. Some Windows systems : NTS
65. For whom a sitter sits : TOT

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