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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Classic Xavier Cugat song ... or a hint to the invitation in the circled letters

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 192 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2012, The New York Times3/7/12 ( No. 22,765 )

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Across
1
Web programmer's medium : HTML
5
Telly network : BBC
8
Hunter who wrote "The Blackboard Jungle" : EVAN
12
Grammy winner India.___ : ARIE
13
Glowing rings : AURAE
15
Prop for Houdini : CAGE
16
Subject for a Degas painting : DANCECLASS
18
Patron saint of Norway : OLAV
19
Complete train wreck, in Southern slang : HOTMESS
20
"Gimme ___!" : FIVE
21
Bedsheets and such : LINEN
24
Not in stock, but coming : ONORDER
26
Prize higher than plata or bronce : ORO
27
Stable father figure? : SIRE
31
___ lot (gorged oneself) : ATEA
32
Software prototype : BETA
34
___ bene : NOTA
36
Has no stomach for : HATES
39
Classic Xavier Cugat song ... or a hint to the invitation in the circled letters : ONETWOTHREEKICK
42
Field on screen : SALLY
43
R&B singer Peniston : CECE
44
Unaccompanied performances : SOLI
45
Impart : LEND
47
Like some vowels and pants : LONG
49
"Platoon" setting, informally : NAM
50
Fast-food franchise with a game piece in its logo : DOMINOS
53
Locales for crow's-nests : MASTS
55
Those, to Teodoro : ESOS
56
Parody singer Yankovic : WEIRDAL
60
Rebuke to a traitor : ETTU
61
Snaking, like the arrangement of circled letters in this puzzle : SERPENTINE
65
Rudolph and kin : DEER
66
Paraffin-coated Dutch imports : EDAMS
67
Periodic table info: Abbr. : ATNO
68
Dover delicacy : SOLE
69
Prefix with functional : DYS
70
Host Mike of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" : ROWE
Down
1
Feasted on : HAD
2
"La-la" lead-in : TRA
3
Least fig. : MIN
4
Milk, to Manuel : LECHE
5
Scottish slope : BRAE
6
Banquo, in Verdi's "Macbeth" : BASSO
7
Aircraft division of Textron : CESSNA
8
Green nuts? : ECOFREAKS
9
Parking amenities : VALIDATIONS
10
Tequila source : AGAVE
11
"In your dreams!" : NEVER
13
Malfunction, with "up" : ACT
14
German city on the Danube : ULM
17
Time immemorial : EONS
21
University of New Mexico team : LOBOS
22
Grantorto's victim in "The Faerie Queene" : IRENA
23
Secret rendezvous point : NOTELLMOTEL
25
"The wearin' ___ green" : OTHE
28
Queen of Thebes, in myth : INO
29
Sgt.'s program : ROTC
30
Bluesy Waters : ETHEL
33
Idle : ATLEISURE
35
"With the bow," to a violinist : ARCO
37
Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
38
Removes cream from : SKIMS
40
Vegas casino magnate Steve : WYNN
41
Bard's nightfall : EEN
46
Used a divining rod : DOWSED
48
Gangbuster : GMAN
50
Some Monopoly cards : DEEDS
51
Prefix with arthritis : OSTEO
52
Zero-star, say : SEEDY
54
Wedding day destination : ALTAR
57
Some investments, for short : IRAS
58
45 letters : RPM
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___ Moines : DES
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"What am ___ do?" : ITO
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San Antonio-to-Amarillo dir. : NNW
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Abbr. in a job ad : EOE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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