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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 2012

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Feldman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The Yiddish answers are, appropriately, read right to left.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0823 ( 22,934 )
Across
1
Director Roth : ELI
4
Biblical word on a wall : MENE
8
Something hidden, perhaps : AGENDA
14
Edna Ferber novel : CIMARRON
16
Multitude : LEGION
17
Effrontery : CHUTZPAH
18
A speedster may do it : EIGHTY
19
About : ORSO
20
Lug : SCHLEP
22
N.L. East city: Abbr. : ATL
23
Bat wood : ASH
24
AOL, for one : ISP
27
Mères' charges : BEBES
31
Buddyroo : PAL
33
Gossip : YENTA
35
Still : EVENSO
37
___ sleep : REM
39
Fails to be : ISNT
40
Title on certain language videos ... with a hint to entering six answers in this puzzle : LEARNINGYIDDISH
43
Digging : INTO
44
Cuisine whose staple food is sticky rice : LAO
45
Competition for truckers : ROADEO
46
Butterfingers : KLUTZ
48
Walk-___ : ONS
50
Liquid fat : OLEIN
51
Gift that's hard to believe : ESP
52
Kind of card : ATM
54
Slalom path : ESS
56
Offer unwanted advice : KIBITZ
58
"Now!" : ASAP
62
So very very : ALLTOO
66
Shoot the breeze : SCHMOOZE
68
Genre for Q-Tip : HIPHOP
69
Bubble makers : AERATORS
70
Size up : ASSESS
71
Concordes, e.g. : SSTS
72
Lick, say : WET
Down
1
Parrot : ECHO
2
"A ___ should have a good memory": Quintilian : LIAR
3
Some World of Warcraft figures : IMPS
4
Villain player in "Rocky III" : MRT
5
Go off : ERUPT
6
Worthless, as an assistant : NOHELP
7
Abbr. on a business letter : ENCL
8
Smart ___ : ALECS
9
Woman with many fans? : GEISHA
10
Item in a spoon race : EGG
11
Fed. research org. : NIH
12
Modern address feature : DOT
13
"___ advice?" : ANY
15
Kind of dye : AZO
21
___ Joel Osment of "The Sixth Sense" : HALEY
22
Part of A.M.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
24
Like some pitched balls : INSIDE
25
Martial arts instructor : SENSEI
26
Popular programming language : PYTHON
27
Locale of some Mayan ruins : BELIZE
28
Caterers' bookings : EVENTS
29
Ragged : BEATUP
30
Sign up : ENROL
32
.93% of the earth's atmosphere : ARGON
34
Like some pools : TIDAL
36
It may be struck in a field : OIL
38
It spent 5,519 days in orbit : MIR
41
Biblical woman who changed her name to Mara : NAOMI
42
Ski-___ : DOOS
47
Buzzers : KAZOOS
49
Grabs : SEIZES
53
Sporty car roofs : TTOPS
55
Article of female tennis attire : SKORT
57
Arthur and Benaderet : BEAS
58
Qty. : AMT
59
Look pregnant : SHOW
60
Israeli port : ACRE
61
"Hey you!" : PSST
62
Cry made with a raised index finger : AHA
63
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
64
CD predecessors : LPS
65
Café alternative : THE
67
Alliance created in '48 : OAS

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

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