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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 2013

Author: Steve Salmon
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Salmon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Salmon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. They get crunched in gyms : ABS
4. Pirate's loot : SWAG
8. Insightful : ASTUTE
14. Apple computer, informally : MAC
15. ___ and hearty : HALE
16. ___ Pieces : REESES
17. Hawaiian music maker, informally : UKE
18. The "U" in C.P.U. : UNIT
19. Bleachers : STANDS
20. Listening : LENDINGANEAR
23. Smallest Great Lake, by volume : ERIE
24. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
25. ___ rule (normally) : ASA
28. First player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame : TYCOBB
30. "Mona Lisa" painter : DAVINCI
33. Like the street grid of Midtown Manhattan : RECTILINEAR
36. "___ mia!" : MAMMA
40. Nuclear agency established by H.S.T. : AEC
41. Yellowish brown, as a lion's coat : TAWNY
42. Oscar nominee for "As Good as It Gets" : GREGKINNEAR
45. Mail to the wrong address : MISSEND
46. Browns, as bread : TOASTS
51. 6-point football scores : TDS
52. Gripper on an athlete's shoe : CLEAT
55. Emperor said to have fiddled while Rome burned : NERO
56. Apocalyptic warning ... or a hint to 20-, 33- and 42-Across : THEENDISNEAR
59. What speeding cars do around turns : CAREEN
62. Sample recording : DEMO
63. Dessert often served à la mode : PIE
64. Mistreats : ABUSES
65. Bar next to butter, maybe : OLEO
66. Aliens, for short : ETS
67. Stinging plant : NETTLE
68. Pioneer's direction : WEST
69. Summer clock schedule: Abbr. : DST
1. Necklace charm : AMULET
2. Establishment that makes a lot of dough? : BAKERY
3. Picturesque : SCENIC
4. Feng ___ (New Age concern) : SHUI
5. Aspirant : WANNABE
6. Put in a row : ALIGN
7. Suggest : GETAT
8. Munitions depot : ARSENAL
9. ___ good example : SETA
10. Sign of sadness : TEAR
11. Ensign's org. : USN
12. Baseball great Williams : TED
13. Suffix with shepherd : ESS
21. "In excelsis ___" : DEO
22. "Not gonna happen" : NODICE
25. Once again : ANEW
26. Read, as a bar code : SCAN
27. Light and graceful : AIRY
29. Slow a car down : BRAKE
31. In ___ fertilization : VITRO
32. Once ___ while : INA
34. Wick holder : CANDLE
35. Perfect diving score : TEN
36. Bosses, collectively: Abbr. : MGMT
37. Dry as a bone : ARID
38. Meal in the military : MESS
39. Classic British roadsters : MGS
43. Infuriate : INCENSE
44. Occasionally : ATTIMES
47. ___ Taylor (clothing retailer) : ANN
48. Oozed : SEEPED
49. Characteristics : TRAITS
50. Aching the most : SOREST
53. Give funds for : ENDOW
54. Singer with the 7x platinum single "Rolling in the Deep" : ADELE
56. Lab procedure : TEST
57. Dog trainer's "Follow!" : HEEL
58. Chimney black : SOOT
59. Bottle alternative : CAN
60. Lincoln, familiarly : ABE
61. Groove in a road : RUT

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

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