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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 2016

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Woolf. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Woolf notes:
I've come to realize that when I'm writing clues, I often have little idea how hard the clues are. For instance, in this puzzle, I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
TOSSED SALAD describing the letters S A L A D mixed up within phrases. Some nice finds, particularly SALSA DANCING (I used to do that ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 24,310 )
Across
1
Funny Groucho or Harpo : MARX
5
Lover of Tristan, in legend : ISOLDE
11
Place with R.V. hookups : KOA
14
Swear : AVER
15
GoDaddy purchase : DOMAIN
16
90° bend : ELL
17
Tropical drinks often served with umbrellas : PINACOLADAS
19
___ Period (time in Japanese history) : EDO
20
Lustful deity of myth : SATYR
21
Rooster's mate : HEN
22
Store sign during business hours : OPEN
23
Spicy ballroom activity? : SALSADANCING
27
Communication for the deaf, in brief : ASL
30
Try to win, as a lover : WOO
31
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel : OTT
32
Finishing eighth out of eight, say : DEADLAST
35
Strain the body too much : OVERDO
38
Stupefy : DAZE
39
Baby horses : FOALS
41
Nipple : TEAT
42
Rococo and Postmodernism : STYLES
44
Application to highways before a winter storm : ROADSALT
46
Take to court : SUE
47
Actress Thurman : UMA
48
Zodiac lion : LEO
49
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author : DOUGLASADAMS
55
Boleyn, Brontë or Bancroft : ANNE
56
Prof helpers : TAS
57
Earl or baron : NOBLE
61
2012 #1 album for Taylor Swift : RED
62
Common first course ... or what's literally contained in 17-, 23-, 32-, 44- and 49-Across? : TOSSEDSALAD
65
Maker of the Optima and Sorento : KIA
66
"Hey!," from someone who's hiding : INHERE
67
Wander : ROVE
68
Foxy : SLY
69
Butcher's implement : MEATAX
70
The Ugly Duckling, actually : SWAN
Down
1
Rand McNally items : MAPS
2
Big name in running shoes : AVIA
3
$2,000 for Boardwalk, with a hotel : RENT
4
Penetrating looks? : XRAYS
5
Declaration made with a raised right hand : IDO
6
Note between fa and la : SOL
7
Warren Buffet, the Oracle of ___ : OMAHA
8
Stowed on board : LADED
9
Singer Ross with the Supremes : DIANA
10
Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : ENS
11
Stay authentic, colloquially : KEEPITREAL
12
Of yore : OLDEN
13
See 18-Down : ALONG
18
With 13-Down, move at a snail's place : CRAWL
22
Groups of eight : OCTETS
24
Hangs around and does nothing : LOAFS
25
Just all right : SOSO
26
Thanksgiving's mo. : NOV
27
Does sums : ADDS
28
Bench or chair : SEAT
29
Relaxing time after church, say : LAZYSUNDAY
33
Downpour : DELUGE
34
Paver's supply : TAR
35
Target of a decade-long manhunt, informally : OSAMA
36
Over hill and ___ : DALE
37
Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
40
Eardrum-busting : LOUD
43
Squirmy fish : EEL
45
Curses : DAMNS
49
Opposite of whites, laundrywise : DARKS
50
Longtime NBC newsman Roger : ONEIL
51
Do penance (for) : ATONE
52
An Obama girl : SASHA
53
Thing in the plus column : ASSET
54
Goes way, way up : SOARS
58
Erupt : BLOW
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What a volcano erupts : LAVA
60
Biblical garden : EDEN
62
Dickens's Tiny ___ : TIM
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Long, long time : ERA
64
Showtime's serial killer protagonist, familiarly : DEX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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