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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 2015

___ Holder, first African-American attorney general

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 47 for Ms. Michaels.
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
This is a" lllove llletter" to MELL LAZARUS, brilliant cartoonist of "Miss Peach" and "Momma" who has always dreamed of being in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice opportunity to honor someone Acme admires. So convenient that MELL LAZARUS has that cool triple-L pattern! And a really fun way ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times3/2/15 ( No. 23,855 )

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1
Sends to the lockup : JAILS
6
Golf target : PAR
9
Ponzi scheme, e.g. : FRAUD
14
Cow in old Borden ads : ELSIE
15
Interstate, e.g.: Abbr. : HWY
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Comedian Bruce : LENNY
17
Cézanne's "The Basket of Apples," e.g. : STILLLIFE
19
Skip over in speech : ELIDE
20
Tyke : TOT
21
Brother of Jacob : ESAU
22
"Mad About You" co-star Paul : REISER
23
Radio station identification : CALLLETTERS
25
___ Kelly, classic circus clown : EMMETT
29
Sash in "Madama Butterfly" : OBI
30
Fervor : ZEAL
31
Layered hairstyle : SHAG
34
Andrea, Carla and Michael : NAMES
39
Underpaid employee's demand : RAISE
41
Time in history : ERA
42
What a sun visor protects against : GLARE
43
Building wing : ANNEX
44
Prewedding purchase : RING
46
___ Holder, first African-American attorney general : ERIC
47
Lowest-ranking G.I. : PVT
49
Club : golf :: ___ : tennis : RACKET
51
"Momma" cartoonist : MELLLAZARUS
57
Cat also called a dwarf leopard : OCELOT
58
___ & Chandon (Champagne) : MOET
59
Tile container in Scrabble : BAG
62
"This looks bad, bad, bad!" : OHGOD
63
"A beast," according to Ogden Nash : TWOLLLAMA
65
Opposite of tight : LOOSE
66
Beaver's construction : DAM
67
Weird : EERIE
68
Longtime Syrian strongman : ASSAD
69
The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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Sing "lay odl lay odl lay hee hoo" : YODEL
Down
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Nonserious remark : JEST
2
Kind of sax : ALTO
3
"___ something I said?" : ISIT
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Al Capp's "___ Abner" : LIL
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Choose : SELECT
6
Perfume container : PHIAL
7
Horrible : AWFUL
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"The Catcher in the ___" : RYE
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Short-lived : FLEETING
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Blazing again, as a fire : RELIT
11
Licoricelike flavor : ANISE
12
Down ___ (Australia) : UNDER
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Colorists : DYERS
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Exams for future attys. : LSATS
22
Confederate soldier, for short : REB
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Boston airport : LOGAN
25
Alternative rock's Better Than ___ : EZRA
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Nasty : MEAN
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Central street : MAIN
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"... or ___!" (threat) : ELSE
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Avis rival : HERTZ
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The Diamondbacks, on scoreboards : ARI
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
36
"The ___ of Zorro" : MARK
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New York canal : ERIE
38
Religious splinter group : SECT
40
Went off, as a bomb : EXPLODED
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Dish for Oliver Twist : GRUEL
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Big winery container : VAT
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Rick with the 1988 #1 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" : ASTLEY
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Cold cash : MOOLA
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Pioneering 1960s communications satellites : ECHOS
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Kids' building toys : LEGOS
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Peruvian author Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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Person-to-person merchandiser : AMWAY
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Conservatory and Study, in Clue : ROOMS
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Shakespeare, for one : BARD
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Scottish Highlander : GAEL
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QB stats : TDS
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Sign between Cancer and Virgo : LEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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