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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Author:
Steve Riley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven Riley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {AEFIJQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Riley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The only vowel in this grid is O. There are 69 of them, more than twice the previous record set in 1993.

1
O
2
H
3
N
4
O
5
B
6
R
7
O
8
T
9
W
10
O
11
D
12
M
O
O
R
13
S
L
O
B
14
B
O
O
R
S
15
O
T
R
O
16
C
O
L
O
17
R
O
N
D
O
18
O
L
D
S
19
C
H
O
O
L
20
O
T
T
O
S
21
C
O
M
P
S
22
H
O
T
23
H
24
O
25
H
O
H
O
26
K
O
M
O
27
D
28
O
29
O
R
O
30
O
S
31
M
32
O
N
D
33
O
R
R
34
S
35
S
L
O
36
P
S
37
O
S
O
38
S
T
O
O
L
39
P
O
C
O
40
M
O
T
T
41
S
T
42
O
N
O
43
P
H
O
44
B
O
S
45
P
R
46
O
L
O
G
47
L
O
W
48
S
49
T
O
O
D
50
S
51
C
52
O
R
N
53
S
N
O
O
P
D
54
O
55
G
56
G
57
N
O
T
O
K
58
H
O
O
K
59
L
O
O
T
60
O
C
H
O
S
61
O
W
L
S
62
O
P
T
O
63
B
O
O
M
64
O
S
S
65
T
S
O
S
© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0619 ( 22,869 )
Across
1
"Don't say it!" : OHNO
5
"Don't tase me, ___!" : BRO
8
Like traditional movies, for short : TWOD
12
Othello, e.g. : MOOR
13
Hardly a natty dresser : SLOB
14
Rude sorts : BOORS
15
Not esto or eso : OTRO
16
Home of the Rockies: Abbr. : COLO
17
Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
18
Traditional : OLDSCHOOL
20
Four Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
21
Guest passes : COMPS
22
Boiling : HOT
23
Jolly Green Giant's outburst : HOHOHO
26
___ dragon : KOMODO
29
Treasure in un castillo : ORO
30
Singer Donny or Marie : OSMOND
33
"The Pearl of ___ Island" (Harriet Beecher Stowe novel) : ORRS
35
Spills (over) : SLOPS
37
Madrid zoo attraction : OSO
38
Stage item accompanying many a stand-up comic : STOOL
39
Somewhat, in music : POCO
40
Main thoroughfare through N.Y.C.'s Chinatown : MOTTST
42
1969 "bed-in" participant : ONO
43
Orbiter of Mars : PHOBOS
45
Intro material : PROLOG
47
Blue : LOW
48
Didn't fall : STOOD
50
Turn up one's nose at : SCORN
53
"Still a G Thang" rapper : SNOOPDOGG
57
Against the rules : NOTOK
58
Catchy musical phrase : HOOK
59
Booty : LOOT
60
Spanish skating figures : OCHOS
61
Ones taking night flights? : OWLS
62
Vision: Prefix : OPTO
63
Film set item : BOOM
64
C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
65
General ___ chicken : TSOS
Down
1
Sequel to "Typee" : OMOO
2
Wilson's "The ___ Baltimore" : HOTL
3
Away from l'Antarctique : NORD
4
Jesse who pitched a major-league record 1,252 games : OROSCO
5
Arcing hit : BLOOP
6
Chocolatey Hershey candy : ROLOS
7
Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
8
[Out of my way!] : TOOTTOOT
9
Refuses to : WONT
10
Great Seal word : ORDO
11
U.K. decorations : DSOS
13
Stupid sorts : SCHMOS
14
Stick between the legs? : BROOM
19
Some salmon : COHOS
22
Brick carrier : HOD
23
Ambulance's destination: Abbr. : HOSP
24
Lowest deck of a ship : ORLOP
25
Moonshine : HOOCH
26
Part of a tied tie : KNOT
27
Reason for a bib : DROOL
28
Maine university town : ORONO
31
Things Old MacDonald hears : MOOS
32
Düsseldorf-to-Dresden direction : OST
34
Trudge : SLOG
36
Place for a break : POOLROOM
38
It makes a cutting edge : STROP
40
Cut (down) : MOW
41
Spies, slangily : SPOOKS
44
Knocks on the noggin : BONKS
46
Certain stock sale : ODDLOT
48
Fools but good : SNOWS
49
Ax and adz : TOOLS
50
One not socializing much with hoi polloi : SNOB
51
Conan O'Brien's Team ___ : COCO
52
Roman emperor of A.D. 69 : OTHO
53
"Git!" : SHOO
54
Boo-boo follower : OOPS
55
Attend : GOTO
56
Classic muscle cars : GTOS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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