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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 2013

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Speed solvers probably dislike Ms because they take longer to write. This grid has 16 Ms, breaking the record for most Ms in a standard puzzle. Don't be surprised if your hand is getting sore. The puzzle just three days ago had 15 Ms.

Update: This is no longer even close to the current record.

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 23,204 )
Across
1
Digital readout, in short : LCD
4
So-called "Crime Dog" of public service ads : MCGRUFF
11
Emergency PC key : ESC
14
Debtor's note : IOU
15
Certain spray can : AEROSOL
16
1960s chess champ Mikhail : TAL
17
"De-e-elicious!" : MMM
18
Caribbean resort island : GRANDBAHAMA
20
2008 Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy : BABYMAMA
22
Yale students : ELIS
23
___ good deed : DOA
24
___ Day (third Mon. in January) : MLK
26
Divas' solos : ARIAS
27
Creature that goes "ribbit" : FROG
29
Many a 1930s soap opera : RADIODRAMA
31
Piquant triangular snack chip : DORITO
33
Failure : DUD
34
Desert of Chile : ATACAMA
36
3-D art project : DIORAMA
41
Oomph : PEP
42
Place to analyze some crime evidence : DNALAB
43
White House girl : MALIAOBAMA
49
Winery tubs : VATS
50
___ Rock (Australian site) : AYERS
51
Place with thermal waters : SPA
52
One of 100 on the Hill: Abbr. : SEN
53
Nevada gambling mecca : RENO
54
"He's a priest," per Ogden Nash : ONELLAMA
58
First explorer to sail directly from Europe to India : VASCODAGAMA
62
System of connected PCs : LAN
63
Optometrist's focus : EYE
64
Crunchy bit ground up in pesto : PINENUT
65
"Reeling in the Years" rockers Steely ___ : DAN
66
Guitar innovator Paul : LES
67
"No challenge" : TOOEASY
68
Professional org. ending eight answers in this puzzle : AMA
Down
1
Arm or leg : LIMB
2
Unconscious state : COMA
3
Stereotypical airhead of old : DUMBDORA
4
Underground molten rock : MAGMA
5
Michael of "Superbad" : CERA
6
Parent's mom, informally : GRAMMA
7
President Reagan : RONALD
8
Amer. money : USD
9
Watch chain : FOB
10
Tallahassee's home: Abbr. : FLA
11
And others : ETALIA
12
Green eggs and ham purveyor, in "Green Eggs and Ham" : SAMIAM
13
Minor-league baseball level : CLASSA
19
German "Mr." : HERR
21
Like some meditative exercises : YOGIC
25
Captain ___, legendary pirate : KIDD
26
Build a new wing, say : ADDON
27
Org. that approves new pharmaceuticals : FDA
28
Go bad : ROT
29
Juliet's beau : ROMEO
30
One-named author of "A Dog of Flanders" : OUIDA
32
Snacks at a Spanish bar : TAPAS
35
"Be on the lookout" alerts, for short : APBS
37
Entangle, as yarn : RAVEL
38
Hawkeye Pierce's portrayer : ALANALDA
39
Welcome ___ (doorstep item) : MAT
40
Muscles that benefit from crunches : ABS
43
Publisher of Spider-Man and X-Men comics : MARVEL
44
"Yes, captain!" : AYEAYE
45
Microscope parts : LENSES
46
Classic '80s Camaro : IROC
47
Orbital high point : APOGEE
48
Tomorrow, in Tijuana : MANANA
52
Dull blue-gray : SLATY
55
Birds appearing on Australia's 50 cent coins : EMUS
56
"Yes, ___" (gent's reply) : MAAM
57
Actress Paquin : ANNA
59
Choose (to) : OPT
60
Italian "god" : DIO
61
12 months: Sp. : ANO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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