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New York Times, Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 181 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0826 ( 21,476 )
Across
1
Smidgens : DABS
5
Corp. recruits : MBAS
9
Bill of fashion : BLASS
14
Home of Zion National Park : UTAH
15
The New Yorker cartoonist Peter : ARNO
16
In town : LOCAL
17
Antique, antiquely : OLDE
18
Formal frock : GOWN
19
Extreme : ULTRA
20
Rose : AMERICANBEAUTY
23
Bill from the govt. : TNOTE
24
Angler's accessory : CREEL
25
Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
26
A/C meas. : BTU
27
Nebraska native : OTO
29
Sang like a bird : TRILLED
31
Tends tots : SITS
33
PC key : ALT
35
Base cops : MPS
36
Rose : CHARLIEHUSTLE
41
Co. in a 2001 merger with Time Warner : AOL
42
Charisse of "Silk Stockings" : CYD
43
Fill fully : SATE
45
Waiters' aides : BUSBOYS
49
Moping : SAD
51
U.S.M.C. barracks boss : NCO
52
Case worker: Abbr. : ATT
53
"Go ahead, ask" : SHOOT
55
Host a roast, say : EMCEE
57
Rose : TOOKTOONESFEET
60
Suggest : OPINE
61
Garr of "Tootsie" : TERI
62
Designer for Jackie : OLEG
64
More agreeable : NICER
65
Precipitation that can leave dents : HAIL
66
Abraded : WORE
67
Enclosures with MSS. : SASES
68
Mideast carrier : ELAL
69
Runs, hits or errors : STAT
Down
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Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
2
Monopoly avenue : ATLANTIC
3
Put down : BADMOUTH
4
Cover of night? : SHEET
5
Travelers to Bethlehem : MAGI
6
Some spears : BROCCOLI
7
Peace Nobelist Sadat : ANWAR
8
One begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" : SONNET
9
Symptom of hypothermia : BLUELIPS
10
1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
11
Honest-to-goodness : ACTUAL
12
"Nausea" author : SARTRE
13
Cracked up at a comedy club : SLAYED
21
Former automaker that manufactured trucks in W.W. II : REO
22
Its capital is Hamilton : BERMUDA
23
SuperStation inits. : TBS
28
Hunter's cry : TALLYHO
30
D-Day carriers: Abbr. : LSTS
32
Volvo rival : SAAB
34
Sleuth, informally : TEC
37
Natural alarms : ROOSTERS
38
What 1938's "The War of the Worlds" broadcast set off : HYSTERIA
39
Most trusted knight of King Arthur : LANCELOT
40
Yadda yadda yadda : ETCETERA
44
Help wanted abbr. : EOE
45
They're relayed in relays : BATONS
46
Heaven on earth : UTOPIA
47
Unmovable ones : STOICS
48
Give relief : SOOTHE
50
___ Leppard : DEF
54
Jermaine ___, six-time N.B.A. All-Star : ONEAL
56
"I want in" or "I want out" indicators, maybe : MEOWS
58
Common arthritis site : KNEE
59
Window part : SILL
63
Comprehend : GET

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

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