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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJKZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0503 ( 22,456 )
Across
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OPEC units: Abbr. : BBL
4
___ concern : OFNO
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Bruckner and Chekhov : ANTONS
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"My lips ___ sealed" : ARE
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No longer worth debating : MOOT
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"But will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
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Enterprise captain Jean-___ Picard : LUC
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Event held on January 26, 1986 : SUPERBOWLXX
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D-Day carriers: Abbr. : LSTS
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___ avis : RARA
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L.A.-to-Butte direction : NNE
24
Blue-green gem : AQUAMARINE
27
Vermont but not New Hampshire, e.g.? : IAMB
30
Duke's home : DURHAM
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In Act I, it begins "Enter Ghost and Hamlet" : SCENEV
33
Welcome at the door : SEEIN
34
Yemen's capital : SANAA
37
Avg. : STD
38
Idly debate : BATAROUND
41
___-Wan : OBI
44
Polite refusal : NOSIR
45
Small drum : TABOR
49
Walk with flair : SASHAY
51
Gambling mecca : MONACO
52
It's a little longer than a foot : SHOE
53
Long-legged sea animal seen along the Atlantic Coast : SPIDERCRAB
57
Mexican aunt : TIA
59
Linear, for short : ONED
60
Sea eagle : ERNE
61
Continental divide, once : IRONCURTAIN
65
Post-W.W. II alliance : OAS
66
White water : RAPIDS
67
Gay Nineties and Roaring Twenties : ERAS
68
Prefix with meter : ODO
69
"The King's ___" : SPEECH
70
Actress Olin : LENA
71
Word that can follow the start of 18-, 24-, 38-, 53- or 61-Across : MAN
Down
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Sentimental songs : BALLADS
2
Short : BRUSQUE
3
Seminar alternative : LECTURE
4
Some chants : OMS
5
Closing hour for most N.Y.C. bars : FOURAM
6
Like some stock : NOPAR
7
Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
8
Broadcast in a manhunt, in brief : APB
9
Extra-bright, as a color : NEON
10
Community resident not affiliated with its local college : TOWNIE
11
City liberated by Joan of Arc : ORLEANS
12
Veto : NIX
13
Jazz instrument, for short : SAX
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Headed up : RAN
21
Sir, in colonial India : SAHIB
25
Procrastinator's mantra : MANANA
26
Biblical twin : ESAU
28
Intersected : MET
29
Hanes alternative : BVD
32
Rabbi's co-worker : CANTOR
34
Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
35
Jackie's #2 : ARI
36
"... ___ a lender be" : NOR
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Santa's bagful : TOYS
40
School social : DANCE
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W.W. II spy org. : OSS
42
"___! Humbug!" : BAH
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Member of a fictional Springfield baseball team : ISOTOPE
46
"Cheers" setting : BARROOM
47
Song words followed by "Terre de nos aïeux" : OCANADA
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Actor/singer/athlete/activist Paul : ROBESON
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Rear : HEINIE
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Mean alternative : MEDIAN
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___ favor : POR
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"___ Inside" (ad catchphrase) : INTEL
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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"Highway to Hell" band : ACDC
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Recipient of much Apr. 15 mail : IRS
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Bum ___ : RAP
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Seat, informally : USH
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Subj. of the book "The Puzzle Palace" : NSA

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

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