New York Times, Monday, January 21, 2013

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,085
Across Down
1. Gross growth : MOLD
5. Bakery items with lox : BAGELS
11. Prominent crocodile feature : JAW
14. Region : AREA
15. "Dynasty" vixen : ALEXIS
16. Weather prefix with bar : ISO
17. Philosopher John's tresses? : LOCKESLOCKS
19. Sgt., for one : NCO
20. Transformers and Barbies : TOYS
21. Female deer : DOE
22. Marked, as a ballot : EXED
23. Sharper than 90 degrees : ACUTE
25. Actor Sean's writing implements? : PENNSPENS
27. Sentence sections : PHRASES
29. Hot, spicy drink : TODDY
30. Tip of a shoe : TOE
31. Heel : CAD
33. ___-12 Conference : PAC
34. Aviator Wilbur's entitlements? : WRIGHTSRIGHTS
40. The way, in Chinese philosophy : TAO
41. Whole bunch : LOT
42. Sunbeam : RAY
44. Roulette centerpiece : WHEEL
47. Part of a first-aid kit : BANDAGE
50. Soccer star Mia's meats? : HAMMSHAMS
54. Roof overhangs : EAVES
55. Pub pints : ALES
56. Coach Parseghian : ARA
57. Berlin article : EINE
58. Kilimanjaro, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
59. Composer Franz's rosters? : LISZTSLISTS
63. The "M" of M.D.: Abbr. : MED
64. Wears away : ERODES
65. Part of Texaco's logo : STAR
66. Calendar spans: Abbr. : YRS
67. Go-getter : DYNAMO
68. Doc's needle : HYPO
1. ___ de mer : MAL
2. Granada gold : ORO
3. Professor, e.g. : LECTURER
4. Territory that became two states : DAKOTA
5. Voice below baritone : BASS
6. The works : ALL
7. Rock with a glittery inside : GEODE
8. One who's finished a sentence? : EXCON
9. Compare : LIKEN
10. Serpentine sound : SSS
11. Brought bad luck : JINXED
12. Go higher : ASCEND
13. Filled with trees : WOODSY
18. Potato protuberances : EYES
22. Several ages, in geology : EPOCH
23. Fitting : APT
24. Grub : CHOW
25. H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
26. Male deer : STAG
28. Canyon sound effect : ECHO
32. It's faster than dial-up, in brief : DSL
33. Gyro bread : PITA
35. News articles : ITEMS
36. Some square dancers : GALS
37. Steals from : ROBS
38. Great injustice : TRAVESTY
39. Wise soul : SAGE
43. "You rang?" : YES
44. Devastating blow : WHAMMY
45. What reins connect to : HALTER
46. Corrects : EMENDS
48. Singer Young or Sedaka : NEIL
49. From Copenhagen, say : DANISH
51. Not clean-shaven : HAIRY
52. Firebug's crime : ARSON
53. Maker of the Protegé : MAZDA
57. Former name of Exxon stations : ESSO
59. Was at the helm : LED
60. President pro ___ : TEM
61. Dance style with fancy footwork : TAP
62. Sign indicating a sold-out performance : SRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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