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New York Times, Monday, July 11, 2011

41-Down : 1972 Bill Withers hit whose title precedes "when you're not strong"

Author:
Ellen Leuschner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Leuschner. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times7/11/11 ( No. 22,525 )
Across
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Edible frog parts : LEGS
5
Fuzzy image : BLUR
9
Pesto herb : BASIL
14
Burn soother : ALOE
15
Life of Riley : EASE
16
"Biography" network : AANDE
17
Place of refuge, redundantly : SAFEHAVEN
19
Pandemonium : CHAOS
20
Trample : STEPON
21
Nerdy sort : DORK
23
"Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
24
Not 'neath : OER
25
Wire service inits. : UPI
27
No ___ for wear : WORSE
29
Icy expanse, redundantly : FROZENTUNDRA
33
Effect of the moon's gravity : TIDE
36
Chop off : LOP
37
2006 title film character who says "Pamela! I no find you attractive anymore! ... Not!" : BORAT
38
Theater award : OBIE
39
'50s Ford flop : EDSEL
42
Anise-flavored liqueur : OUZO
43
___ Gras : MARDI
45
Bullring "Bravo!" : OLE
46
Feds who nabbed Capone : TMEN
47
Synopsis, redundantly : BRIEFSUMMARY
51
Response to a bad pun : GROAN
52
Valedictorian's rank : ONE
53
Play-___ (kid's stuff) : DOH
56
Submachine gun : UZI
58
Dig like a pig : ROOT
60
Eight-armed creatures : OCTOPI
62
1924 Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
64
Where snowbirds head, redundantly : DOWNSOUTH
66
Chicken: Sp. : POLLO
67
Utah city : OREM
68
Where the Himalayas are : ASIA
69
Extract metals from by heating : SMELT
70
Marquis de ___ : SADE
71
Ding on a car door, e.g. : DENT
Down
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Cowgirl's rope : LASSO
2
Fill with joy : ELATE
3
Errand runner : GOFER
4
Leak slowly : SEEP
5
Thinny-thin person : BEANPOLE
6
W.C. : LAV
7
Like a car with 20,000 miles on its odometer : USED
8
Celebrity : RENOWN
9
Massage for a person who's prone : BACKRUB
10
Sound while receiving a 9-Down : AAH
11
Military percussion instrument : SNAREDRUM
12
Much-loved celebrity : IDOL
13
Minus : LESS
18
Length of many a TV drama : HOUR
22
Decay : ROT
26
Polo Ralph Lauren competitor : IZOD
28
Having one's nose in the air : SNOOTY
29
Holder of birdseed : FEEDER
30
___ salts : EPSOM
31
Bulldoze : RAZE
32
Lots and lots : ATON
33
Dead center? : TOMB
34
Letter-shaped structural support : IBAR
35
Lighter-than-air aircraft : DIRIGIBLE
40
"Tickle Me" doll : ELMO
41
1972 Bill Withers hit whose title precedes "when you're not strong" : LEANONME
44
Excuse for a lapse : IFORGOT
48
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
49
Start of a Spanish count : UNODOS
50
LPs and CDs: Abbr. : RECS
53
Extinguish : DOUSE
54
Choose to participate : OPTIN
55
Pair of cymbals operated by a pedal : HIHAT
56
Mail letters : USPS
57
Take off like a rocket : ZOOM
59
When tripled, a W.W. II movie : TORA
61
"The Wind in the Willows" hopper : TOAD
63
Under the weather : ILL
65
Say "I do" : WED

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