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New York Times, Monday, June 11, 2012

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Michael Blake
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels
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1.64003
Michael Blake

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Blake. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:

ANDREA:

FALL, FELL, FILL, FOLL, FULL. Michael and I had done H*CK, P*CK, I had done M*LT so now we tried F*LL. People occasionally pooh pooh this kind of "vowel run" theme. I still think of them as fun, bouncy word poems. Plus it's very difficult to FILL a grid with all those Fs and double LLs. FILLINTHEBLANKS was the perfect 15 across the middle and was a crossword reference so it seemed to pull it all together.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0611 ( 22,861 )
Across
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Chews the fat : GABS
5
Fiona, e.g., in "Shrek" : OGRESS
11
Hula-Hoops or Furbys, once : FAD
14
500 sheets of paper : REAM
15
Geronimo's tribe : APACHE
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Fury : IRE
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Hankering : URGE
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One knocked off a pedestal : FALLENIDOL
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Pasture : FIELD
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Course guide? : PAR
23
C.E.O.'s job: Abbr. : MGMT
24
Paid postgraduate position at a university : FELLOWSHIP
27
Black-eyed ___ : PEAS
28
Cry after hitting a hammer on one's thumb, say : YEOW
29
Morocco's capital : RABAT
31
"Much ___ About Nothing" : ADO
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Uncooked : RAW
36
Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
39
Solve a crossword, e.g.? : FILLINTHEBLANKS
44
Greeted and seated : LEDIN
45
___-lacto-vegetarian : OVO
46
Old Navy alternative : GAP
47
Harnessed, as oxen : YOKED
50
Mother of Don Juan : INEZ
53
"You said it, sister!" : AMEN
55
Put a spade atop a spade, say : FOLLOWSUIT
60
Barn dance seat : BALE
61
Miami locale: Abbr. : FLA
62
Cake words in "Alice in Wonderland" : EATME
63
Illegal wrestling hold : FULLNELSON
67
Newswoman Paula : ZAHN
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"___ You Experienced" (Jimi Hendrix's first album) : ARE
69
Sean who wrote "Juno and the Paycock" : OCASEY
70
Like show horses' feet : SHOD
71
Tavern : BAR
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Walked purposefully : STRODE
73
Tiny hill dwellers : ANTS
Down
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Harsh and brusque : GRUFF
2
Eaglet's nest : AERIE
3
Breakfast order with a hole in it : BAGEL
4
Like gym socks : SMELLY
5
Dunderhead : OAF
6
4.0 is a great one: Abbr. : GPA
7
Kramden of "The Honeymooners" : RALPH
8
Cream-filled pastry : ECLAIR
9
Mount Everest guide : SHERPA
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McCain or McConnell: Abbr. : SEN
11
Squirming : FIDGETING
12
Kitchen magnet? : AROMA
13
Shoulder muscles, for short : DELTS
19
African antelope or Chevrolet : IMPALA
21
Jane or John in court : DOE
25
Threadbare : WORN
26
Hit, as a fly : SWAT
30
___ Paese cheese : BEL
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C.I.O.'s partner : AFL
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Repeated cry when sticking a stake in a vampire : DIE
33
1957 Disney dog movie : OLDYELLER
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"___ Let the Dogs Out" : WHO
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Cousin of calypso : SKA
38
Mind reading, for short : ESP
40
Big name in toy trains : LIONEL
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Tattoos, slangily : INK
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Dastardly : EVIL
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Pro ___ (like some law work) : BONO
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Cause's partner : EFFECT
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Avis rival : DOLLAR
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Ram's mate : EWE
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One of the Gabor sisters : ZSAZSA
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Beeb comedy : ABFAB
54
Actress Tierney of "ER" : MAURA
56
Catch, as a dogie : LASSO
57
Salt Lake City native : UTAHN
58
"Can we turn on a fan or something?!" : IMHOT
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Manages, as a 71-Across : TENDS
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Denials : NOS
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Brit. reference work : OED
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Bill the Science Guy : NYE

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