New York Times, Friday, January 21, 2011

Author: Pete Mitchell
Editor: Will Shortz
Pete Mitchell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mitchell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,354
Across Down
1. Aflac ad figure, facetiously : SPOKESDUCK
11. Omegas represent them : OHMS
15. She played Appassionata von Climax in Broadway's "Li'l Abner" : TINALOUISE
16. Janus-faced : DUAL
17. Chinchillas and boas, e.g. : EXOTICPETS
18. Words before expert or fool : IMNO
19. "The Gene Krupa Story" title role player : MINEO
20. Pamplona pronoun : ESAS
21. Bygone N.Y.C. punk club : CBGB
22. Handles : SEESTO
24. Literary inits. : RLS
26. Chocolate ___ : LAB
27. Ace pitcher's reward? : SALE
30. Epoch when bats first appeared : EOCENE
32. Starbucks offering : CHAI
36. Homebuyer's "bargain" : FIXERUPPER
38. Quiche ingrédients : OEUFS
40. "___ Ferienreisen" (Strauss polka) : AUF
41. Cool : POISE
42. Result of a permanent failure? : BADHAIRDAY
45. Basis of growth : SEED
46. Jockey wear : BRIEFS
47. Ones concerned with custody : EXES
49. Put down a can? : SAT
50. Telecom techies : EES
52. Profanable : SACRED
57. "___ on the Line" (Thomas the Tank Engine story) : ACOW
59. Residencia : CASA
62. Bit of a grind : CHORE
63. Byron poem : LARA
64. Outrageous : OVERTHETOP
66. Clarifying words : ASIN
67. Bad blood : NOLOVELOST
68. Totally not happening : DEAD
69. Make a spectacle of oneself, say : DRAWSTARES
1. Watch things : STEMS
2. User of a 58-Down : PIXIE
3. When a quick snap may happen : ONONE
4. Bush and Jackson : KATES
5. Writer known as Old Possum, and his family : ELIOTS
6. Lib. arts major : SOC
7. Suck in : DUPE
8. They're hung across roads : UIES
9. ___ Optics (telescope maker) : CSTAR
10. Laura Bush biographer Ronald : KESSLER
11. Like some poetry : ODIC
12. Crow : HUMBLEPIE
13. Iron's preceder on the periodic table : MANGANESE
14. Acted like a baby, in a way : SLOBBERED
23. Palooka : OAF
25. Introductory course? : SOUP
28. Many an interrogee : LIAR
29. Radiate : EXUDE
31. Navy equivalents of S.F.C.'s : CPOS
32. High-fat dish with greens : COBBSALAD
33. Sit on the bench : HEARACASE
34. Assembly places : AUDITORIA
35. "___ Should Ever Leave You" (Tom Jones song) : IFHE
37. High-tech transmission : EFAX
39. Trustworthy : SAFE
43. Motion approval : ISECOND
44. "That's what I'm talkin' about!" : YES
48. Bag in a trunk : SACHET
51. Make last, maybe : SAVOR
53. Crayfish claw : CHELA
54. Wankel engine part : ROTOR
55. Jagged : EROSE
56. Secretaries' charges: Abbr. : DEPTS
58. Item used by a 2-Down : WAND
60. One of Swoosie's co-stars on "Sisters" : SELA
61. Shoulder-to-shoulder : AROW
65. They often hang around sports bars : TVS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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