New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16, Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Place for washing instructions, often : LABEL
6. Houdini feat : ESCAPE
12. Free TV ad, for short : PSA
15. Wack : INANE
16. One end of a pencil : ERASER
17. Grain beard : AWN
18. 1990 Kevin Costner film : DANCESWITHWOLVES
21. Reason for an R rating : GORE
22. Urban ordinance that might apply to a late-night party : NOISELAW
23. 1990 Nicolas Cage film : WILDATHEART
27. November exhortation : VOTE
28. "Nice!" : SWEET
29. Mont Blanc, e.g., to locals : ALPE
30. Flu symptom : FEVER
31. "___ Boys" (Alcott novel) : JOS
32. "___ Maria" : AVE
33. Drilling sites : MOLARS
34. 18-, 23-, 51- and 56-Across? : DATEMOVIES
38. One of two used facetiously in Mötley Crüe : UMLAUT
41. "Oedipus ___" : REX
42. Combat : WAR
45. Attendees : GOERS
46. Ballet bend : PLIE
48. DVD player button : EJECT
50. Bushels : ALOT
51. 1967 Dustin Hoffman film : THEGRADUATE
53. Not a club for big shots? : NINEIRON
55. "Get the Party Started" singer : PINK
56. 1989 Robin Williams film : DEADPOETSSOCIETY
61. Part of E.T.A.: Abbr. : ARR
62. "As you wish" : SOBEIT
63. For all ___ : TOSEE
64. Neighbor of Homer : NED
65. In public : OPENLY
66. Misses at a bullfight?: Abbr. : SRTAS
1. Pot top : LID
2. Santa ___ winds : ANA
3. "Walk Like an Egyptian" band, with "the" : BANGLES
4. Purposely obfuscate, in a way : ENCODE
5. Ogle : LEERAT
6. "That's nasty!" : EEW
7. ___ Lanka : SRI
8. Quick refresher : CATNAP
9. Where sailors go in port : ASHORE
10. Lapwing : PEWIT
11. Mythological lover boy : EROS
12. "The Dying Swan" ballerina : PAVLOVA
13. Cardigan, e.g. : SWEATER
14. What an information booth has : ANSWERS
19. Volleyball action between a bump and a spike : SET
20. Is honest (with) : LEVELS
23. Paper with "Marketplace" and "Money & Investing" sects. : WSJ
24. ___ Jima : IWO
25. Privileged one : HAVE
26. K-5, schoolwise : ELEM
30. Adversary : FOE
32. A.B.A. member : ATT
33. Betty Crocker product : MIX
34. Ran out, as in front of traffic : DARTED
35. Vienna's land: Abbr. : AUS
36. Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
37. Go off course : VEER
38. Kampala resident : UGANDAN
39. "Tartuffe" writer : MOLIERE
40. "Get Shorty" novelist Elmore ___ : LEONARD
42. Most diluted : WEAKEST
43. Play part : ACT
44. Hwy. : RTE
46. One of the friends on "Friends" : PHOEBE
47. Like the pre-Easter season : LENTEN
48. Decrees : EDICTS
49. III's father : JUNIOR
51. Scout unit : TROOP
52. Abbr. on mail to a soldier : APO
54. ___ facto : IPSO
57. R.S.V.P. part : SIL
58. Hog's home : STY
59. What a caddy may hold : TEA
60. What "aye" means : YES

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