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New York Times, Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0710 ( 23,255 )
Across Down
1. Venomous African snake : MAMBA
6. Basics : ABCS
10. Former Swedish subsidiary of General Motors : SAAB
14. A fire sign : ARIES
15. Floored it : TORE
16. Krabappel of toondom : EDNA
17. Deep-six : SCRAP
18. Norwegian royal name : OLAV
19. Polite request : MAYI
20. "Really?!" : THATCANTBERIGHT
23. Chess great Mikhail : TAL
24. "My man" : BRO
25. Macs run it : IOS
26. Zion's site : UTAH
29. Far from industrious : LAZY
32. Old TV problem : SNOW
34. ___ beef : KOBE
35. A dedicator of New York's Strawberry Fields : ONO
36. A fire sign : LEO
37. "Really" : EVERYWORDISTRUE
43. Batteries for remotes, perhaps : AAS
44. Commercial dealings, informally : BIZ
45. Start of the title for every Oscar : BEST
46. Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
48. Tuscaloosa team, for short : BAMA
49. French first name in fashion : YVES
50. "Law & Order" spinoff, for short : SVU
51. Org. for Bucks and Bulls : NBA
53. HDTV brand : RCA
55. "Really!" : WELLILLBEDAMNED
62. Paul who sang "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" : ANKA
63. With skill : ABLY
64. Local life forms, collectively : BIOTA
65. Tiny time interval: Abbr. : NSEC
66. Sow's mate : BOAR
67. Cause to swell : BLOAT
68. Teed off : SORE
69. Old story's beginning? : SAME
70. Buttinsky : YENTA
1. Boom support : MAST
2. Shoe support : ARCH
3. Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
4. Escape conviction : BEATTHERAP
5. Humane org. : ASPCA
6. Lots and lots : ATON
7. Leave in a hurry : BOLT
8. Like a grouch : CRABBY
9. Cut, as ties : SEVER
10. Round for the final four : SEMI
11. Slowly, on a score : ADAGIO
12. In whatever way : ANYHOW
13. Sets, as a trap : BAITS
21. Tolerates : ALLOWS
22. Derby blooms : ROSES
26. Tiny Tim's strings, for short : UKE
27. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
28. $5 bill, slangily : ABE
30. "It's ___-brainer!" : ANO
31. Anthony Quinn title role : ZORBA
33. "Wa-a-ay off!" : NOTBYAMILE
36. Komodo dragon, for one : LIZARD
38. "Live at the Acropolis" musician : YANNI
39. Not too bright : DIM
40. Minister's moniker : REV
41. Play for a sap : USE
42. They're found at Area 51, supposedly : ETS
46. "Regardless ..." : EVENSO
47. Gloomy sort : SULKER
48. Rocky a k a the Italian Stallion : BALBOA
50. Tchaikovsky ballet birds : SWANS
52. Spills the beans : BLABS
54. Hack : CABBY
56. Doily material : LACE
57. Exploding cigar sound : BLAM
58. Brontë governess : EYRE
59. When shadows are short : NOON
60. "L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
61. Flash drive filler : DATA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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