New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 2012

Author: Xan Vongsathorn
Editor: Will Shortz
Duck Duck Goose
Xan Vongsathorn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: Duck Duck Goose is a children's game.
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Across Down
1. Vulnerable one : SITTINGDUCK
9. "That's your offer?!" : NODEAL
15. Start of a small sundae : ONESCOOP
16. Armpit : AXILLA
17. Racing legend who voices a character in "Cars" : ANDRETTI
18. Take turns skiing? : SLALOM
19. Bean and Combs : SEANS
21. Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
22. Makes like Chuck Berry : DUCKWALKS
26. Dish often served with hoisin sauce : PEKINGDUCK
28. First name on the Supreme Court : SONIA
29. Exchange units : SHARES
31. Kickoff : ONSET
32. Get to work? : HIRE
33. Like a plane, for short : TWOD
37. Something you might pick in Hawaii : UKE
38. Self-gratifying episode : EGOTRIP
41. Response that's often doubled : AYE
42. ___ Alto : PALO
44. Camera setting : AUTO
45. Doodlebug, e.g. : LARVA
47. More than shout : BELLOW
49. Open-___ : ENDED
50. Platypus-like, in a way : DUCKBILLED
53. Disney character with long eyelashes : DAISYDUCK
54. "Catch Me If You Can" airline : PANAM
55. "That'll do me" : IMSET
58. Presented an address : ORATED
60. Precisely : ONTHEDOT
65. Revolution brings it : NEWERA
66. Sarcastic reply to the obvious : NOREALLY
67. Somewhat formal : DRESSY
68. Relatives of currants : GOOSEBERRIES
1. "___ wise guy, eh?" : SOA
2. What a keeper keeps : INN
3. Annual conference with the slogan "Ideas worth spreading" : TED
4. Original Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
5. Go in circles, in a way? : ICESKATE
6. Classroom writing : NOTES
7. #1 Ray Charles R&B hit "I've ___ Woman" : GOTA
8. Something short found in an alley : DUCKPIN
9. "Illmatic" and "Stillmatic" rapper : NAS
10. Strong, say : OXLIKE
11. Anne Frank, e.g. : DIARIST
12. Actress Page of "Juno" : ELLEN
13. Together (with) : ALONG
14. Kind of session : LAMEDUCK
20. Word with house or song : SPARROW
22. A cinch : DUCKSOUP
23. Candy man played by Depp : WONKA
24. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
25. Piece of fiction : LIE
27. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
29. Question of self-doubt : SHOULDI
30. Give ground-ball practice, maybe : HITTO
34. Hospital divisions : WARDS
35. "Oh brother!" : OYVEY
36. Toast, with "a" : DEADDUCK
39. Air force? : GALE
40. Non-deluxe sofa covering : PLEATHER
43. Monastery residents who have not taken monastic vows : OBLATES
46. Young Skywalker, informally : ANI
48. Glue with a bovine logo : ELMERS
50. Centerpiece of many a park : DUCKPOND
51. Not so well stocked : BARER
52. More than impressed : INAWE
53. Raison ___ : DETRE
56. Animal in a Kipling story : MONGOOSE
57. One who's always looking down : SNOB
59. One revolution : DAY
61. Organ that's sensitive to vibrations : EAR
62. Half of MCII : DLI
63. Soccer stadium cry : OLE
64. Cobb and Treadway : TYS

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