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New York Times, Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrity chef and host of the Food Network's "Boy Meets Grill"

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQVZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Sessa.
Edward Sessa notes:
Bobby Flay is my favorite celebrity chef. His name came to mind one day a couple of years ago and the four subsequent entries followed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A vowel progression today, a phonetic one using all five long vowel sounds. Just as Ed mentioned, there will be haters who are tired ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/30/14 ( No. 23,610 )

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Across
1
Airline to the Holy Land : ELAL
5
Finishes : ENDS
9
Baseball gloves : MITTS
14
N.Y.C. institution with works of Warhol and Dalí : MOMA
15
Italian currency before the euro : LIRA
16
Sound muffled by a handkerchief : ACHOO
17
Celebrity chef and host of the Food Network's "Boy Meets Grill" : BOBBYFLAY
19
Crooks, to cops : PERPS
20
Licorice flavoring : ANISE
21
For what reason? : WHY
23
AOL or EarthLink: Abbr. : ISP
24
Tell tall tales : LIE
25
Theme music for TV's "The Dating Game" : SPANISHFLEA
30
Majority of the contestants on "The Dating Game" : MEN
31
Equivalent of a Roman X : TEN
32
Pacified : LULLED
33
Bygone jets, informally : SSTS
35
Like a wet noodle : LIMP
38
Byways : ROADS
39
Insect that causes sleeping sickness : TSETSEFLY
42
Actor Davis : OSSIE
45
"The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
46
___ tape : DUCT
50
Proverbial place for bats : BELFRY
52
Biblical boat : ARK
54
"___ hear" : SOI
55
It's typically slow during rush hour : TRAFFICFLOW
58
Hosp. triage areas : ERS
59
Stimpy's TV pal : REN
60
One who plays for pay : PRO
61
Jackson 5 hairstyles : AFROS
63
Disentangled : UNDID
66
Dismissive term for chronic fatigue syndrome : YUPPIEFLU
69
Judges to be : DEEMS
70
Grand ___ (auto race) : PRIX
71
Remove, to an editor : DELE
72
Dashing Flynn of old films : ERROL
73
Sugar amts. : TSPS
74
Adriatic and others : SEAS
Down
1
Mummifies, e.g. : EMBALMS
2
Fruitcakes : LOONIES
3
Surrounding, as sound : AMBIENT
4
Experiment sites : LABS
5
Santa's little helper : ELF
6
Nothing : NIL
7
Sketched : DRAWN
8
Give an informal greeting : SAYHI
9
Poster with a "You are here" label : MAP
10
Rink surface : ICE
11
___ in Manila (Ali/Frazier fight) : THRILLA
12
Favorite entrant in a tournament : TOPSEED
13
Kitchen scourers : SOSPADS
18
Tues. vis-à-vis Wed. : YEST
22
Handbag monogram : YSL
26
Brazilian soccer legend : PELE
27
Singer Baker with the 1988 hit "Giving You the Best That I Got" : ANITA
28
Throw : HURL
29
"Pretty Boy" of crime : FLOYD
34
Completely unlike a wet noodle : STIFF
36
Author's submissions: Abbr. : MSS
37
Flower part : PETAL
40
Feudal peasant : SERF
41
Casino card game : FARO
42
Stick out : OBTRUDE
43
More calm : SERENER
44
Spoken slur : SLANDER
47
Charge for entering a park, e.g. : USERFEE
48
Flower part : COROLLA
49
Kleenexes : TISSUES
51
Pup's cry : YIP
53
"The Bridge on the River ___" : KWAI
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Burial vault : CRYPT
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On all ___ (crawling, say) : FOURS
62
G-men : FEDS
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"If you ask me," in chat rooms : IMO
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Internet connection inits. : DSL
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"Great Expectations" boy : PIP
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Stores for G.I.'s : PXS

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