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New York Times, Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 60 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0508 ( 22,827 )
Across
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Cornered : ATBAY
6
"Quiet!" : SHUSH
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Program abbr. : TBA
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Prop up : BRACE
15
Canned pumpkin, e.g. : PUREE
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Spot for a band : ARM
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Winner of a pea-preparing contest? : BESTSHELLER
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Maker of the Soul and Optima : KIA
20
Figure skating jump : AXEL
21
Shoemaker's tool : AWL
22
Portents : OMENS
24
Hypotheticals : IFS
26
Names on fake IDs, perhaps : ALIASES
28
Lotharios' lines in a singles bar? : PICKUPSHTICKS
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Waxed enthusiastic, say : OOHED
34
"Neato!" : COOL
35
"___, Brute?" : ETTU
38
Cause of some weaving, for short : DWI
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Early TV star with a biography titled "Schnozzola" : DURANTE
42
Western alliance, for short : OAS
43
Build up a nest egg : SAVE
45
Desertlike : SERE
46
Store featured in "Miracle on 34th Street" : MACYS
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One preparing corn for long hours? : ALLDAYSHUCKER
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Prince who married Kate Middleton : WILLIAM
53
F1 neighbor on a PC : ESC
54
Bird with prized plumes : EGRET
55
Measure of electrical resistance : OHM
57
Campus near Beverly Hills, briefly : UCLA
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U.N. agency for workers : ILO
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Phony wedding? : MARRYINSHAM
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Gehrig on the diamond : LOU
67
Take the lid off : UNCAP
68
Commandeer : SEIZE
69
The "L" in 57-Across : LOS
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Past its sell-by date : STALE
71
Tree with a namesake ski destination : ASPEN
Down
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Group whose music is heard in "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
2
Fearsome dino : TREX
3
First, second, third or home : BASE
4
Mimic : ACTLIKE
5
"You're right!" : YES
6
Gush : SPEW
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Ship's framework : HULL
8
Virtual address : URL
9
Meet with : SEE
10
Valiant : HEROIC
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Assesses one's options carefully : TAKESSTOCK
12
Pickling solution : BRINE
13
Accumulate : AMASS
18
Barn door fastener : HASP
23
Fabricate : MAKE
25
Elmer with a big gun : FUDD
26
Makes up (for) : ATONES
27
Light, rhythmic cadence : LILT
28
Seed containers : PODS
29
Early stop in a presidential race : IOWA
30
Gallant : CHIVALROUS
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Edvard Munch depiction : SCREAM
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White with age : HOARY
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"Rent" actor Diggs : TAYE
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Old NATO target : USSR
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Fed. agency entrusted with food safety : USDA
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Outback sprinters : EMUS
44
Magazine whose name sounds like a letter of the alphabet : ELLE
47
Charges in court : ACCUSES
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It turns red in acid : LITMUS
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Spheric opener? : HEMI
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Kurt who wrote the music for "The Threepenny Opera" : WEILL
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Domed home : IGLOO
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Like the Sabin polio vaccine : ORAL
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Extravagant publicity : HYPE
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Part of a poker player's pile : CHIP
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Take it easy : LAZE
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Last part of Handel's "Messiah" : AMEN
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One often on the march : ANT
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"His Master's Voice" company : RCA
65
Cryptologists' org. : NSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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