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New York Times, Monday, July 29, 2013

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 39 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

This was a simple idea, parts of the body used in "in the language" phrases... EYEROLLING, HEARTWARMING, etc. was hoping solvers would continue the game by coming up with their own. Looked for a unifying theme, came up with different types of stories. I would not have had two "Like a Hilarious story" but would have preferred four different clues, building in the direction from HEARTWARMING to GUTBUSTING.

As in in-joke I put my initials (and the name of my naming company) ACME at 1-Across because I had been accused of having a lot of self-referential mentions, but it's only the 3rd time in 40 puzzles that I've had ACME in one of my puzzles (and one of those was a collaboration). However, ACME appears very frequently in puzzles, but not by me!

You are more likely to find lots of Scrabbly letters or a pangram or a Beatles reference in one of my puzzles than my initials!

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 23,274 )
Across
1
Peak : ACME
5
Bolivian capital : LAPAZ
10
Animal house? : CAGE
14
Italy's shape : BOOT
15
Addis ___, Ethiopia : ABABA
16
Temporary calm : LULL
17
More than awesome : EPIC
18
Purchase for an all-nighter : NODOZ
19
___ fixe : IDEE
20
Like a sweet story : HEARTWARMING
23
White House grp. that meets in the Situation Room : NSC
26
"Revenge of the ___" ("Star Wars" subtitle) : SITH
27
Jet-black : EBONY
28
Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
30
"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
33
Like an unbelievable story : EYEROLLING
36
Circle measure: Abbr. : DIAM
40
Suave or Prell : SHAMPOO
41
Two-character David Mamet play : OLEANNA
43
Magazine whose cover has a red border : TIME
44
Like a hilarious story : GUTBUSTING
46
Hubbub : TODO
47
Deluxe sheet fabric : SATIN
48
Japanese fish dish : SUSHI
52
Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
55
Adriatic or Aegean : SEA
56
Like a hilarious story : KNEESLAPPING
60
Listing on eBay : ITEM
61
Mountain-climbing tool : ICEAX
62
"Iliad" warrior : AJAX
66
Marcel Marceau, for one : MIME
67
Military group : CADRE
68
"The Twilight ___" : ZONE
69
Ball-___ hammer : PEEN
70
Shoelace problems : KNOTS
71
Jeweled Fabergé objects : EGGS
Down
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"Honest" president : ABE
2
Nightstick carrier : COP
3
"Me?," to Miss Piggy : MOI
4
___ A Sketch : ETCH
5
Neighbor of Maui : LANAI
6
Cancel, as a launch : ABORT
7
Asian noodle dish with peanuts : PADTHAI
8
Take ___ (acknowledge applause) : ABOW
9
Drag queen in "La Cage aux Folles" : ZAZA
10
Go up : CLIMB
11
Sound transmission : AUDIO
12
John who was the first American to orbit the earth : GLENN
13
Poem for the dearly departed : ELEGY
21
Legally prohibit : ESTOP
22
Boxing official : REF
23
Bikini blast, briefly : NTEST
24
Give a quick greeting : SAYHI
25
Additive to coffee : CREAM
29
"Coffee, Tea ___?" : ORME
31
Snooty sort : SNOB
32
Eskimo home: Var. : IGLU
34
The Olympic rings, e.g. : LOGO
35
Earsplitting : LOUD
36
Facts and figures : DATA
37
The "F" and "B" of Samuel F. B. Morse, e.g.: Abbr. : INITS
38
Comics orphan : ANNIE
39
___ cum laude : MAGNA
42
German steel city : ESSEN
45
Underwater missile : TORPEDO
46
"___ better to have loved and lost ..." : TIS
48
Pinch pennies : SKIMP
49
Loosen, as 70-Across : UNTIE
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"Come up and ___ sometime" : SEEME
51
Biceps-flexing guys : HEMEN
53
Dizzying designs : OPART
54
Boxcars, with dice : SIXES
57
Show of affection from a dog : LICK
58
Open ___ of worms : ACAN
59
Good, long look : GAZE
63
Easy run : JOG
64
Lee who directed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : ANG
65
Ballot marks : XES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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