New York Times, Monday, August 22, 2011

Author: Milo Beckman
Editor: Will Shortz
Milo Beckman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Beckman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Sometimes crossword editors tweak a few clues or a few grid entries. Sometimes the grid undergoes substantial change. Usually, we never know, but Mr. Beckman posted his original submission so you can see the dramatic changes in this one yourself. Note the two additional theme entries in the top and bottom rows.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Handkerchief stuffed in the mouth, e.g. : GAG
4. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (___ Groovy)" (1967 hit) : FEELIN
10. Start for a plant : SEED
14. Hwy. : RTE
15. Provide with the latest info : UPDATE
16. Friend in war : ALLY
17. Giant Mel : OTT
18. Anti-abortion position : RIGHTTOLIFE
20. Cry to a horse that's the opposite of "Giddyup!" : WHOA
22. Allow : LET
23. Place to get a facial : SPA
24. Abandoned, in a way : LEFTTODIE
27. Incorporate, as a picture in a blog : EMBED
31. Kermit, e.g. : FROG
32. Ice cream flavor that's a synonym for "boring" : VANILLA
34. Up and about : ASTIR
36. Announced : SAID
38. Landon who lost to F.D.R. in 1936 : ALF
39. Not shown in theaters : STRAIGHTTOVIDEO
43. Suffix with plug : OLA
44. Not feral : TAME
45. 2000 comedy "Me, Myself & ___" : IRENE
46. Place to play foosball or Ping-Pong : RECROOM
49. Wall Street pessimist : BEAR
50. Arcade coin : TOKEN
51. Satisfactory : UPTOSNUFF
56. Josh : KID
58. Meadow : LEA
59. Concerning : INRE
60. Having no illusions or pretensions : DOWNTOEARTH
65. Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
66. Little of this and that : OLIO
67. Fiat : DECREE
68. Big Australian bird : EMU
69. Move text around : EDIT
70. Mrs. with a famous cow : OLEARY
71. Lo-___ screen : RES
1. Canine threat : GROWL
2. "Casey ___ Bat" : ATTHE
3. Go astray : GETOFFTRACK
4. Wearing this is a PETA peeve : FUR
5. Afterword : EPILOG
6. Barely beaten : EDGED
7. Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
8. Hairy TV cousin : ITT
9. Fishermen cast them : NETS
10. Deli meat : SALAMI
11. Football's Manning : ELI
12. Rice Krispies' Snap, Crackle or Pop : ELF
13. Change from brunette to blonde, say : DYE
19. "___ sesame" : OPEN
21. Heart parts : ATRIA
25. Doughnuts, topologically speaking : TORI
26. What you might R.S.V.P. to via a computer : EVITE
28. 1982 Harrison Ford sci-fi film : BLADERUNNER
29. Funny DeGeneres : ELLEN
30. Actor Willem : DAFOE
33. Hubbub : ADO
34. Of ___ (somewhat) : ASORT
35. Canonized fifth-century pope : STLEO
36. SeaWorld whale : SHAMU
37. Green machine? : ATM
40. Sporty Pontiac of years past : GTO
41. Competes (for) : VIES
42. Tehran native : IRANI
47. Tie again, as a necktie : REKNOT
48. "I'm working ___" : ONIT
49. Yachtsman, e.g. : BOATER
52. Come in second : PLACE
53. ___ cotta : TERRA
54. Box on a bowling scoresheet : FRAME
55. Baby-to-be : FETUS
57. Dumb ox : DODO
60. Mother of a fawn : DOE
61. Superannuated : OLD
62. Nintendo console with a remote : WII
63. Snaky fish : EEL
64. "You there!" : HEY

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