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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 2013

Author: George Barany and Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
George Barany
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Michael Shteyman
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Although this puzzle can be solved in Across Lite, there are elements in the print version that cannot be duplicated electronically. We recommend using the PDF for the best solving experience.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 23,417 )
Across Down
1. Cool dude : CAT
4. Woo : ROMANCE
11. A train? : BCD
14. Times column: Abbr. : ARR
15. Canceled : EXEDOUT
16. Falstaff's quaff : ALE
17. Org. that usually meets in the evening : PTA
18. Living room fixture since the '50s : COLORTV
19. Born : NEE
20. Food wrap : TINFOIL
22. Light for Aladdin : OILLAMP
24. Asks in public, say : ACCOSTS
27. Flight simulator : TRAINER
29. Makeup of les Caraïbes : ILES
30. Extreme : ULTRA
32. A pride of lions? : MANE
33. Great finish? : NESS
34. Chicken for dinner : BROILER
35. Founded: Abbr. : ESTD
36. Incompatible : LIKEWATERANDOIL
44. Cow, perhaps : AWE
46. Together : ATATIME
49. Sch. with a campus in Providence : URI
51. Shrinking : SHY
52. Soother of an aching joint : HOTWATERBAG
53. Computer key : TAB
54. It may come in loose-leaf form : TEA
55. Poetic paean : ODE
56. Alfred Hitchcock title : SIR
57. Env. contents : LTR
58. Quarter or half : PERIOD
60. "L'chaim," literally : TOLIFE
62. 1960s British P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
63. Either the top or bottom half of this puzzle, figuratively speaking : LAYER
67. Taking care of business : ONIT
68. Kind of wave : SINE
69. Send : ELATE
70. Sold (for) : WENT
71. Brine : SEAWATER
72. Bulldozed : RAZED
73. Wakeboard relative : WATERSKI
1. ___ America : CAPTAIN
2. It gives Congress the power to declare war : ARTICLEI
3. Séance phenomena : TRANCES
4. Jumps back : RECOILS
5. Tic-tac-toe loser : OXO
6. Blanc who voiced Bugs Bunny : MEL
7. Foofaraw : ADO
8. King Harald's land: Abbr. : NOR
9. Director's cry : CUT
10. Cry at an unveiling : ETVOILA
11. Fruit or nuts : BANANAS
12. Fourth pope : CLEMENTI
13. Crimson : DEEPRED
21. "All That Jazz" director : FOSSE
23. Treated, in a way, as a lawn : LIMED
25. Big band member : TUBA
26. Camera type, briefly : SLR
27. Numero di R's in "arrivederci" : TRE
28. ___ avis : RARA
31. Lightly scented perfume : TOILETWATER
36. Final maneuver : LASTPASS
37. Seattle Center Coliseum, since 1995 : KEYARENA
38. Rebel yell : WAHOO
39. London gallery : TATE
40. Razzes : RIBS
41. Rio ___ (Amazon feeder) : NEGRO
42. Silhouettes : OUTLINES
43. Opera texts : LIBRETTI
45. Cyclist's stunt : WHEELIE
47. Wee one : TODDLER
48. Two- or four-seater, maybe : MAITRED
50. Snitch : RATFINK
59. Restaurant freebie : ICEWATER
61. Ideal condition in which to ford a stream : LOWWATER
64. Yellowhammer State: Abbr. : ALA
65. Longtime Red Sox nickname : YAZ
66. Somme summer : ETE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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