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New York Times, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 23,275 )
Across Down
1. Upholstery materials : DAMASKS
8. Caddy alternative : JAG
11. Great Leap Forward leader : MAO
14. Pale eye shade : ICEBLUE
15. Candidates for rehab : ABUSERS
17. Who you appear to be : PERSONA
18. Honor ... and #5 on a list by 40-/46-Across of the 500 greatest songs of all time : RESPECT
19. Frozen product with blueberry and chocolate chip flavors : EGGO
21. Give a dime on the dollar : TITHE
22. Fulfillment ... and #2 on the list : SATISFACTION
28. Gem of a girl? : OPAL
29. Belly ache? : ULCER
30. Lessens : EBBS
34. With 40- and 46-Across, mossless? ... and #1 on the list : LIKEA
36. River to the Caspian Sea : URAL
38. Prohibition, for one : ERA
39. Center of gravity? : VEE
40. See 34-Across : ROLLING
43. Subdivision part : LOT
44. Old French coin : ECU
45. One who says "loo" instead of "john" : BRIT
46. See 34-Across : STONE
48. University div. : DEPT
50. Advertisers' awards : CLIOS
53. Almost never : ONCE
54. Casual greeting ... and #4 on the list : WHATSGOINGON
57. Kind of knife : BOWIE
60. Excursion : TRIP
61. Pretend ... and #3 on the list : IMAGINE
64. Things felt in a classroom? : ERASERS
69. Goes full tilt : LETSRIP
70. Site of the Missouri State Fair : SEDALIA
71. Dr. for the neck up : ENT
72. Place to get off: Abbr. : STA
73. Time spent with a psychiatrist : SESSION
1. Quick swim : DIP
2. Best pitcher on the team : ACE
3. Debussy's "La ___" : MER
4. Torso muscles, for short : ABS
5. Gin berries : SLOES
6. Martial art : KUNGFU
7. Martial arts actor Steven : SEAGAL
8. Honey container : JAR
9. Actor Vigoda : ABE
10. Vigor : GUSTO
11. Part of it might consist of dashes : MEET
12. Go up, as eyebrows : ARCH
13. Bone: Prefix : OSTE
16. Chiropractor's target : SPINE
20. Witch, e.g. : OCCULTIST
22. Puzzling no more : SOLVED
23. For one : APIECE
24. Start, as a hobby : TAKEUP
25. Grosse ___, Mich. : ILE
26. Hatcher of Hollywood : TERI
27. Land on the Persian Gulf : IRAN
31. Hold membership : BELONG
32. One going for the big bucks? : BRONCO
33. Glossy cloth : SATEEN
35. Wall St. trader : ARB
37. Some N.F.L. blockers: Abbr. : LGS
41. SeaWorld sight : ORCA
42. Pleasant accent : LILT
47. Heap : TON
49. Sticks in a nest : TWIGS
51. Fiona in "Shrek," e.g. : OGRESS
52. Evening bash : SOIREE
55. Successors : HEIRS
56. 2010 releases from Apple : IPADS
57. Ill temper : BILE
58. Sign : OMEN
59. Word after 60-, 75- or 100- : WATT
62. Point to pick : NIT
63. Org. with air and water standards : EPA
65. Carrier to Oslo : SAS
66. New Haven scholar : ELI
67. Vegas casino : RIO
68. ___ Pedro : SAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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