0521-12: New York Times Crossword Answers 21 May 12, Monday

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CROSSWORD SETTER:Ian Livengood
THEME: Oh! … each of the theme answers is an exclamation starting with the word “Oh”:

10A. “Let’s be serious here …” : OH COME NOW!
32A. “You’ve gotta be joking!” : OH BROTHER!
16A. “Incidentally …” : OH BY THE WAY!
38A. “Holy cow!” : OH MY GOD!
61A. “Never mind” : OH FORGET IT!

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Today’s Wiki-est, Amazonian Googlies

It’s just the basics from me again today, I’m afraid. I am still sleeping my way through the day fighting this flu bug. I thought I’d be over it by now, but I guess I’m not as young as I used to be.

Normal service will resume shortly!

Bill

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For the sake of completion, here is a full listing of all the answers:
Across
1. Mix with a spoon : STIR
5. Not go : STAY
9. Political science subj. : GOVT
13. Biblical water-to-wine locale : CANA
14. Snapshot : PHOTO
15. Flightless bird of South America : RHEA
16. “Incidentally …” : OH BY THE WAY!
18. Performs in a play : ACTS
19. Response of sympathy : TOO BAD
20. Suffix with ranch : -ERO
21. Cozy dining spot : NOOK
22. Lone Star State : TEXAS
23. Beef jerky brand : SLIM JIM
25. Egg-hatching spot : NEST
27. Filmmaker with style and total control : AUTEUR
30. Pairs : DUOS
33. ___ Hoop : HULA
36. 1968 A.L. M.V.P. and Cy Young winner ___ McLain : DENNY
37. Cigarette’s end : ASH
38. “Holy cow!” : OH MY GOD!
40. Dedicated poem : ODE
41. Striped equine : ZEBRA
43. Suspect, in cop lingo : PERP
44. Pairs : TWOS
45. Goofs : ERRORS
47. Carve into, as a plaque : ETCH
49. Performing in a play, say : ON STAGE
52. Following the law : LEGAL
56. Skating jump : LUTZ
58. Sony rival : RCA
59. Southwest desert that includes Death Valley : MOHAVE
60. Sound heard in an empty hallway : ECHO
61. “Never mind” : OH FORGET IT!
63. Secluded valley : GLEN
64. Like much diet food, informally : LO-FAT
65. 1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
66. Indian woman’s attire : SARI
67. Found’s opposite : LOST
68. Rear end : PRAT

Down
1. Sir Walter who wrote “Ivanhoe” : SCOTT
2. Western lake near Squaw Valley : TAHOE
3. E-mail folder : INBOX
4. Some stylish sunglasses : RAYBANS
5. Pronoun for a ship : SHE
6. Locker room handout : TOWEL
7. Big name in arcade games : ATARI
8. Chinese-American virtuoso cellist : YOYO MA
9. Rock associated with hardness : GRANITE
10. “Let’s be serious here …” : OH COME NOW!
11. Presidential rejection : VETO
12. Chore : TASK
14. Deg. for a prof : PHD
17. Zap with a stun gun : TASE
23. A lumberjack might leave one behind : STUMP
24. “Knocked Up” director Apatow : JUDD
26. Sound heard in a movie theater : SHH
28. Loosen, as laces : UNDO
29. Some whiskeys : RYES
30. Flabbergasted state : DAZE
31. Consumer : USER
32. “You’ve gotta be joking!” : OH BROTHER!
34. Chemical in drain cleaners : LYE
35. Have a meeting of the minds : AGREE
38. Rowers : OARS
39. Withdraw, with “out” : OPT
42. Packaged pasta brand : RONZONI
44. 2011 Oscar-nominated film about African-American maids : THE HELP
46. Leisurely walk : STROLL
48. Drain cleaner target : CLOG
50. Sound heard before “Gesundheit!” : ACHOO
51. Large fishing hooks : GAFFS
53. Swamp critter : GATOR
54. Walled city in Spain : AVILA
55. Allow to attack : LET AT
56. Pants fillers : LEGS
57. The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
59. Muscular actor with a mohawk : MR T
62. Grain in Cheerios : OAT

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