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New York Times, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Raja ___, "The Serpent and the Rope" novelist

Author:
Michael Blake and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Blake. This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

This collaboration with Michael was a bit unusual. I wanted to take common phrases that had a common element like KISS AND TELL / SHOW AND TELL and "swap partners" to make KISSANDSHOW. We had a lot of fun coming up with these. The most unusual was PRIDE is with both PREJUDICE and JOY, which was also a nice 15!

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© 2011, The New York Times5/24/11 ( No. 22,477 )
Across
1
Handle roughly : PAWAT
6
Complimentary close : YOURS
11
Possible cause of a baseball fielder's error : HOP
14
Nitrous ___ : OXIDE
15
Seaweed, e.g. : ALGAE
16
Letters on letters to soldiers : APO
17
Tell partners? : KISSANDSHOW
19
Indent key : TAB
20
Clairvoyance, briefly : ESP
21
Brouhaha : ADO
22
Dead: Prefix : NECRO
24
High partners? : DRYANDMIGHTY
28
Beginning of Caesar's boast : ICAME
31
Danny of the Celtics : AINGE
32
Gangster Bugs : MORAN
33
Münster Mr. : HERR
35
___-la-la : TRA
38
Pride partners? : PREJUDICEANDJOY
42
Chance to speak : SAY
43
Chief Whitehorse and tribesmen : OTOS
44
Eat away at : ERODE
45
Straight: Prefix : ORTHO
48
Judges' wear : ROBES
49
Go partners? : TOUCHANDSTOP
54
Arm bones : ULNAE
55
Second letter after epsilon : ETA
56
Artist Hirschfeld and namesakes : ALS
59
Grippe : FLU
60
Shine partners? : RISEANDSPIT
65
Lead-in for mouse or willow : TIT
66
Bewail : MOURN
67
Foe : ENEMY
68
Its: Fr. : SES
69
When a right may be permitted : ONRED
70
Complimentary close : XOXOX
Down
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Jab : POKE
2
Something to reflect on? : AXIS
3
Faint cloud : WISP
4
TiVo users may skip them : ADS
5
Quaint get-together : TEA
6
When said three times, et cetera : YADDA
7
TV announcer Johnny : OLSON
8
"Yuck!" : UGH
9
Raja ___, "The Serpent and the Rope" novelist : RAO
10
Like jacket linings, usually : SEWNIN
11
Malicious attack : HATCHETJOB
12
Pictures that may make you dizzy : OPART
13
Hero of New Orleans : POBOY
18
No vote : NAY
23
"Which came first?" choice : EGG
24
Key with two sharps: Abbr. : DMAJ
25
Contact lens care brand : RENU
26
Motivations for some bungee jumps : DARES
27
Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
28
Little troublemakers : IMPS
29
Julius Dithers's wife in "Blondie" : CORA
30
Question after some 26-Down : AREYOUNUTS
33
Make a pass at : HITON
34
Environmental prefix : ECO
36
Was conveyed : RODE
37
Yes votes : AYES
39
Qatari capital : DOHA
40
Pianist Peter : NERO
41
Plummet : DROP
46
"His Master's Voice" label : RCA
47
Dynamic beginning? : THERMO
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University in Medford, Mass. : TUFTS
50
Friend of Kukla : OLLIE
51
Caterpillar rival : DEERE
52
Prepare to sing the national anthem : STAND
53
Whip but good : TAN
56
Acme : APEX
57
It might roll up to a red carpet : LIMO
58
"Come Sail Away" band, 1977 : STYX
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Charged particle : ION
62
Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Jazz saxophonist Gordon, familiarly : DEX
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___-Caps (movie snacks) : SNO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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