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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Author:
Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
Org. that once used the slogan "In Service for the Girls of the World"
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Gail Grabowski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Grabowski.
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© 2008, The New York Times12/16/08 ( No. 21,588 )
Across
1
Workplace stds. enforcer : OSHA
5
Something a cat doesn't like : BATH
9
Place to live : ABODE
14
Mimicry expert : APER
15
"Peek-___!" : ABOO
16
Lox holder : BAGEL
17
Kindergarten tune, with "The" : FARMERINTHEDELL
20
Soda shop freebie : STRAW
21
Procter & Gamble best seller : TIDE
22
Some motel prohibitions : PETS
23
Narc's org. : DEA
25
Gen. Bradley : OMAR
27
Entrance to a botanical display : GARDENGATEWAY
33
Rap sheet letters : AKA
35
Hindu title of respect : SRI
36
Standby passenger's salvation : NOSHOW
37
Neighbors of Croats : SERBS
40
Firefighter's tool : AXE
42
"Bye Bye Bye" boy band : NSYNC
43
Declares void : ANNULS
45
W.W. II arena : ETO
47
"Do ___ favor" : MEA
48
Gift that almost killed Snow White : POISONEDAPPLE
52
Low grades : DEES
53
Simple shirt : TEE
54
Burn treatment : ALOE
57
U.S. 1 and others: Abbr. : RTES
60
Tease : RAGON
64
What the ends of 17-, 27- and 48-Across each represent : COMPUTERCOMPANY
67
Some lounge combos : TRIOS
68
"Goodness gracious!" : EGAD
69
Curved trajectories : ARCS
70
Sporty Chevy, for short : VETTE
71
Unruly crowds : MOBS
72
Alder or elder : TREE
Down
1
Bunglers : OAFS
2
Petty dispute : SPAT
3
Frau's partner : HERR
4
Military flotilla : ARMADA
5
Mixologist's workplace : BAR
6
Somewhat : ABIT
7
Actress Collette : TONI
8
"Oh, goody!" : HOTDOG
9
Civil War nickname : ABE
10
Unwanted publicity : BADPRESS
11
Curved molding : OGEE
12
Shoulder muscle, briefly : DELT
13
Right-angle joints : ELLS
18
Ornamental jug : EWER
19
Charles Atlas, for one : HEMAN
24
Words from sponsors : ADS
26
Oodles : ATON
27
Bouquet ___ (herb bundle) : GARNI
28
Time worth remembering : ERA
29
Didn't allow : NIXED
30
"What did I do to deserve this?" : WHYME
31
Super-duper : AONE
32
Org. that once used the slogan "In Service for the Girls of the World" : YWCA
33
"Without delay" : ASAP
34
Numbers game : KENO
38
Stop for a motor coach : BUSDEPOT
39
Plumlike fruit : SLOE
41
Plane's landing stat : ETA
44
Hägar the Horrible's hound : SNERT
46
Say no, with "out" : OPT
49
Think the world of : ESTEEM
50
Durable do : PERM
51
Eagerly accept : LEAPAT
54
When Hamlet dies : ACTV
55
It's handed down from generation to generation : LORE
56
Forget to include : OMIT
58
As a result : ERGO
59
Sign of healing : SCAB
61
Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
62
Enough, for some : ONCE
63
Big Board letters : NYSE
65
Fair ___ (copyright issue) : USE
66
Some E.R. cases : ODS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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