New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,087
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1. Deal : PACT
5. "Fine ___" : BYME
9. "Stop!," at a checkpoint : HALT
13. Finito : OVER
14. Balkan native : CROAT
15. Jackie Robinson's alma mater : UCLA
16. It might start with "Starters" : MENU
17. 2003 OutKast hit that was #1 for nine weeks : HEYYA
18. Bumpkin : HICK
19. Po boy? : PETEROTOOLE
22. Female kangaroo : DOE
23. With 24-Across, like Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" : ONE
24. See 23-Across : ACT
25. Teen heartthrob Zac : EFRON
27. To a greater extent : MORESO
29. L.A. woman? : LAILAALI
32. N.L. team with a tomahawk in its logo : ATL
33. Notable 2012 Facebook event, for short : IPO
34. Artist Rembrandt van ___ : RIJN
35. In person? : ISAACNEWTON
38. Obama education secretary Duncan : ARNE
40. Draw : TIE
41. Chow line? : ARF
42. P.R. man? : PAULRYAN
44. Pushover : SOFTIE
48. Detergent brand : RINSO
49. Apt name for a chef? : STU
50. Turn-___ : ONS
51. Not funny anymore : OLD
52. It girl? : IVANKATRUMP
57. Natl. Merit Scholarship earner's exam : PSAT
59. Give or take : ABOUT
60. Antioxidant berry : ACAI
61. Lucky Charms ingredients : OATS
62. Steak cut : TBONE
63. Scandal suffix : GATE
64. Rung : STEP
65. Went under : SANK
66. Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
1. It might be shaken next to a field : POMPOM
2. Johnson & Johnson skin-care brand : AVEENO
3. Tallest member of a basketball team, often : CENTER
4. "You make a good point" : TRUE
5. "Rush Hour" director Ratner : BRETT
6. It has its ups and downs : YOYO
7. Tuna salad ingredient : MAYO
8. List ender : ETAL
9. "Come again?" : HUH
10. Environmental problem addressed in the Clean Air Act : ACIDRAIN
11. Rapper on "NCIS: Los Angeles" : LLCOOLJ
12. Fooled : TAKENIN
14. Like many éclairs : CHOCOLATY
20. Guy in dreads, say : RASTA
21. Pickled delicacy : EEL
26. Way in the distance : FAROFF
28. Stands in a studio : EASELS
29. Fourth-anniversary gift : LINEN
30. Donkey Kong, e.g. : APE
31. The Cyclones of the Big 12 : IOWASTATE
35. Overwhelm : INUNDATE
36. "Homeland" org. : CIA
37. Rainbow ___ : TROUT
38. Suitable : APROPOS
39. Harangues : RAILSAT
43. Person in un palais : ROI
45. Amazon flier : TOUCAN
46. Cell body : INMATE
47. Spots : ESPIES
49. One raising a stink? : SKUNK
53. Tanks : VATS
54. "Mamma Mia!" group : ABBA
55. When shadows are shortest : NOON
56. Sauce brand : RAGU
58. Recipe amt. : TSP

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