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New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Johanna Fenimore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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Johanna Fenimore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 28 for Ms. Michaels. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Fenimore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:

Andrea: This was my first collaboration with someone I've never actually met in person! Johanna Fenimore is a virtual friend through Rex Parker's blog and we have a very similar sense and sensibility on our takes on puzzles. We both have also spent time in Minnesota. We've been friends for over 5 years and yet have never met! Johanna had made an offhand joke about SPEEDO Bumps and that led me to envision an add an o to make funny phrases, with FULLSPEEDOAHEAD as our sort of risque anchor.

I had made an add-an-i puzzle with Tony Orbach (Sunday 1/31/2010) and this seemed like a great follow up to that. I think it was an Alan Arbesfeld (one of my favorite constructors, whom I've also met at the ACPT but have never collaborated with) who had an add a letter puzzle that had made me really laugh and I thought how lovely and simple to add but one letter yet totally transform a phrase. Johanna and I have tossed around a hundred other ideas, and had another successful collaboration Mon 6/17/13 off another of Johanna's clever ideas of things that "pop up".

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0705 ( 22,519 )
Across
1
Grumpy expression : SCOWL
6
Dollop : GLOB
10
Do a traditional Monday chore : WASH
14
Anthem's opener : OHSAY
15
Capitol ___ : HILL
16
Winemaking province of Italy : ASTI
17
Warning about a chubby guy in some skimpy swimwear? : FULLSPEEDOAHEAD
20
Chief Theban deity : AMON
21
Many a four-wheel drive transport, for short : ATV
22
Religion, to the masses, per Marx : OPIATE
23
Condo, e.g. : UNIT
25
"Wheel of Fortune" action : SPIN
26
No-good, awful frozen waffle? : DIRTYROTTENEGGO
33
Have a life : EXIST
34
First word of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
35
They may have "II" or "III" after their names : SONS
36
"A Woman Speaks" writer Anaïs : NIN
37
Villages : TOWNS
39
Lead pumper, in old slang : GAT
40
Meditation on a mat : YOGA
42
She-sheep : EWE
43
Fern's seed : SPORE
45
Icy winter greeting? : SNOWBALLINHELLO
49
"___ for the poor" : ALMS
50
Ruhr road : BAHN
51
Former Polish capital : KRAKOW
54
Part of H.R.H. : HIS
55
Right-hand person : AIDE
59
Result of cleaning up some building toys? : NOLEGOTOSTANDON
62
Sign on a shop's door : OPEN
63
One may be leading or supporting : ROLE
64
Arctic, for one : OCEAN
65
Gen ___ (boomers' kids) : XERS
66
Custodian's ringful : KEYS
67
Alternative to purchase : LEASE
Down
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Couch : SOFA
2
Bosom buddy : CHUM
3
Capital near Lillehammer : OSLO
4
Squirrels' stash : WALNUTS
5
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
6
Area in need of urban renewal : GHETTO
7
Actor Schreiber : LIEV
8
Like Mother Hubbard : OLD
9
Filmed bits that don't make it on the air : BLOOPERS
10
Lanai ladies : WAHINES
11
Researching whales, say : ASEA
12
"A.S.A.P.!" : STAT
13
Camouflage : HIDE
18
Au ___ : PAIR
19
"... hear ___ drop" : APIN
24
W.S.J. rival : NYT
25
Bedazzle : STUN
26
Patron saint of France : DENYS
27
Zeus bound him to an eternally revolving wheel : IXION
28
Fab Four name : RINGO
29
Dry (off) : TOWEL
30
Nikolai who wrote "Diary of a Madman" : GOGOL
31
Bump on a tree : GNARL
32
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
37
Collaboration : TEAMWORK
38
Temple University team : OWLS
41
Rouses : AWAKENS
43
"Quiet!" : SHH
44
Sinners may do it : PENANCE
46
E-journal : BLOG
47
Everglades birds : IBISES
48
Cartoonist Thomas : NAST
51
Kentucky's Fort ___ : KNOX
52
Hitchcock classic seemingly filmed in one continuous take : ROPE
53
DiMag, e.g., for his entire career : ALER
54
"Monty Python and the ___ Grail" : HOLY
56
Notion : IDEA
57
"___ you're told!" : DOAS
58
Cousin of -ette or -trix : ENNE
60
Bathwater temperature tester : TOE
61
"You've got mail" co. : AOL

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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