New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 2011

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Ancient gathering place : AGORA
6. ID card issuer : DMV
9. Drink whose name means "little water" : VODKA
14. Subatomic particle : BOSON
15. "Rocky ___" : III
16. Mesmerizing designs : OPART
17. Jai alai catcher : CESTA
18. Fool : ASS
19. Insinuate : GETAT
20. With 54-Across, opposite of 18-Across : SOCIALSECURITY
23. Male swan : COB
24. Chinese for "water" : SHUI
25. Launches : HEAVES
26. Part of a preconception? : OVUM
28. It's breath-taking : APNEA
30. To be, to Benicio : SER
31. Tea option : DECAF
33. Putting one's foot in one's mouth, e.g. : GAFFE
35. Opposite of 32-Down : ROYALAIRFORCE
40. Odysseus saw him as a shade in the underworld : ORION
41. Gulliver in Lilliput, e.g. : GIANT
43. Mythical monster : ORC
45. First option : PLANA
48. Ancient Greek vessel : ARGO
49. Nickname for baseball's Leo Durocher : THELIP
51. End : CODA
53. Fish tale, essentially : LIE
54. See 20-Across : ADMINISTRATION
57. Onetime Facebook president Parker and others : SEANS
58. It may be taken at a gun range : AIM
59. Stumped, after "up" : ATREE
61. "All the King's Men" woman : SADIE
62. Big camping inits. : KOA
63. Send, as to a specialist : REFER
64. Vertical : ERECT
65. NBC fixture since '75 : SNL
66. Prefix with sound : INFRA
1. 2 letters : ABC
2. Reviews : GOESOVER
3. Veal shank dish in un ristorante : OSSOBUCO
4. March org.? : ROTC
5. Writer Nin : ANAIS
6. Obsolescent alternative to broadband : DIALUP
7. Opposite of 58-Across : MISSINGINACTION
8. Woodworking class holder : VISE
9. Ostensible backdrop of the 2003 roman à clef "The Devil Wears Prada" : VOGUE
10. Many a Handel work : OPERASERIA
11. Kind of case : DATIVE
12. Bowl for mixing wine and water in ancient Greece : KRATER
13. Court figs. : ATTYS
21. "Oh, I see" : AHA
22. Worthless matter : CHAFF
23. Cape ___ : COD
27. World-famous institution in Rochester, Minn. : MAYOCLINIC
29. Ring holder ... or receiver? : EAR
32. Much : FAR
34. Flying hazard : FOG
36. Painter Fra Filippo ___ : LIPPI
37. Instant messaging pioneer : AOL
38. "Carmina Burana" composer : CARLORFF
39. Mastermind : ENGINEER
42. XXX part : TOE
43. "This can't be good" : OHDEAR
44. Newly fashioned : REMADE
46. Like a body temperature of 98.6° : NORMAL
47. Org. that rates members of Congress on their liberalism : ADA
49. Thé cup, maybe : TASSE
50. Feature of many a ring : INSET
52. Centipede maker : ATARI
55. Neiman Marcus competitor : SAKS
56. L.A.-to-Jacksonville rte. : ITEN
60. Time on earth : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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