New York Times, Monday, August 16, 2010

Author: Andrea Carla Michaels and Jennifer Nutt
Editor: Will Shortz
Andrea Carla Michaels
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 22 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Nutt. NYT links: Across Lite

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ANDREA:

Jennifer Nutt is a gal I've met here in SF through various crossword functions. She had a puzzle in the LA Times which had LOOSECANNON and CASUALFRIDAY as part of a theme about LOOSE, CASUAL, etc. but while solving, I thought it was going to be about the TV detectives CANNON, Joe FRIDAY, et al. So I approached her about doing one together with that theme, since my idea had been inspired by one of her puzzles. She was very easy to work with. It was the first time I collaborated with someone I didn't know that well.

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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Letter after beta : GAMMA
6. Go 80 m.p.h., say : SPEED
11. Place to get a mud bath : SPA
14. Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie ___" : AMOUR
15. Uncle's special little girl : NIECE
16. Sunbathe : TAN
17. Unpredictable sort : LOOSECANNON
19. No longer chic : OUT
20. Italian wine province : ASTI
21. Back of a boat : AFT
22. Kelly Clarkson and Fantasia : IDOLS
24. End-of-the-week office dress policy, maybe : CASUALFRIDAY
28. Have high hopes : ASPIRE
31. Drooping, as a rabbit's ears : ALOP
32. Yucatán Indian : MAYAN
33. Audition tape : DEMO
35. Cousin of an ostrich : EMU
38. Permanently sever ties : BURNONESBRIDGES
42. Paris's ___ de la Cité : ILE
43. Austrian peaks : ALPS
44. Laugh-a-minute folks : RIOTS
45. Appetizer, entree or dessert : DISH
47. President of Egypt before Sadat : NASSER
48. Franciscan order member : CAPUCHINMONK
53. Ooze : EXUDE
54. "Alley ___" : OOP
55. Greek love god : EROS
59. "___ Abner" : LIL
60. What each of the characters named at the ends of 17-, 24-, 38- and 48-Across is : TVDETECTIVE
64. ___ Vegas : LAS
65. French place of learning : ECOLE
66. Anne Frank's hideout : ATTIC
67. "Go, bullfighter!" : OLE
68. "Give it ___!" ("Quit harping!") : AREST
69. Like an untended garden : WEEDY
1. Grand party : GALA
2. "Famous" cookie guy : AMOS
3. No longer worth debating : MOOT
4. One in a jam? : MUSICIAN
5. "What ___ the chances?" : ARE
6. Awful mistake : SNAFU
7. Ship of Columbus : PINTA
8. Early night, to a poet : EEN
9. Environmental prefix : ECO
10. Robert of "Meet the Parents" : DENIRO
11. Got up : STOOD
12. ___ Abdul, former judge of 22-Across : PAULA
13. Having the jitters : ANTSY
18. 24 cans of beer, e.g. : CASE
23. Word after skinny or salsa : DIP
25. Pisa's river : ARNO
26. Baby sheep : LAMBS
27. Bloom: Sp. : FLOR
28. Both: Prefix : AMBI
29. Author Bellow : SAUL
30. "And our love become a funeral ___" (lyric from the Doors' "Light My Fire") : PYRE
33. Indian metropolis : DELHI
34. Telepath's "gift," in brief : ESP
35. Divas have sensitive ones : EGOS
36. Apportion, with "out" : METE
37. Lenin's land, for short : USSR
39. Ogden who wrote "Candy / Is dandy / But liquor / Is quicker" : NASH
40. Tehran is its capital : IRAN
41. Quaint computer insert : DISKETTE
45. Firecracker that fizzles : DUD
46. Drink served with a mint leaf : ICETEA
47. "Ain't gonna happen" : NOPE
48. Pablo Casals's instrument : CELLO
49. Like some symmetry : AXIAL
50. Throb : PULSE
51. Christmas carols : NOELS
52. Sacred choral work : MOTET
56. Baptism or bar mitzvah : RITE
57. Roman author of "Metamorphoses" : OVID
58. Cabinet head: Abbr. : SECY
61. RCA product : VCR
62. Buck's mate : DOE
63. Crow's call : CAW

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