New York Times, Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Author: David Murchie
Editor: Will Shortz
David Murchie
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Murchie. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,359
Across Down
1. With 65-Across, the starts of 20-, 26-, 43- and 51-Across taken together : NEAR
5. Scopes Trial org. : ACLU
9. Place for scrubs : BENCH
14. Start of an incantation : ABRA
15. "Double" facial feature : CHIN
16. Normandy beach : OMAHA
17. Assault or battery : TORT
18. "Please?" : CANI
19. React to mold, perhaps : RIPEN
20. Alien abductions, e.g. : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
23. Command to a plow horse : HAW
24. It's fairly insensitive to shock, fortunately : TNT
25. Houston-to-K.C. direction : NNE
26. "All kidding aside ..." : BUTSERIOUSLY
32. Menu heading : SALADS
35. "Au Revoir, ___ Enfants" (1987 film) : LES
36. ___-chef : SOUS
37. Backspace through : ERASE
38. Get-up-and-go : PEP
39. Ring around the collar, say : DINGE
40. Chamonix setting : ALPS
41. Season box holder, e.g. : FAN
42. Like a par 5 hole vis-à-vis a par 3 : LONGER
43. Unwelcome sign for a sales rep : NOSOLICITING
46. "Aladdin" prince : ALI
47. "Open wide" sound : AAH
48. Center of a ball? : DEB
51. Magazine opposed to the Cuban trade embargo : CIGARAFICIONADO
57. Old and gray : HOARY
58. Signs, as a contract : INKS
59. Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
60. Composer Bruckner : ANTON
61. Astringent fruit : SLOE
62. Word with cut or exchange : RATE
63. Dry out, informally : DETOX
64. Salon acquisitions : TANS
65. See 1-Across : MISS
1. "Why, of course!" : NATCH
2. Jungle menace : EBOLA
3. You might wait for it at a stoplight : ARROW
4. "Fiddlesticks!" : RATS
5. Dialect coaches teach them : ACCENTS
6. Monastery music : CHANTS
7. "The Mod Squad" role : LINC
8. Shop steward, briefly : UNIONREP
9. World's third-largest island : BORNEO
10. Release : EMIT
11. Mane area : NAPE
12. Mother of Chaz Bono : CHER
13. Brinker of children's lit : HANS
21. Exercise on the keys : ETUDE
22. Aussie colleges : UNIS
26. Low man at the Met : BASSO
27. Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
28. On drugs : USING
29. Something to break into : SONG
30. Race in a chute : LUGE
31. River in a 1914 battle : YSER
32. Rapper Combs a k a Diddy : SEAN
33. Alice's chronicler : ARLO
34. Swimmers do them : LAPS
38. Conscientious objector : PACIFIST
39. "Tiny Bubbles" singer : DONHO
41. Adidas competitor : FILA
42. Is a go-between : LIAISES
44. Adam's apple site : LARYNX
45. Add later : TACKON
48. ___ Lama : DALAI
49. Magazine jobs : EDITS
50. Dice, slangily : BONES
51. 2000 election scrap : CHAD
52. Skye of "Say Anything ..." : IONE
53. Intl. commerce pact replaced by the W.T.O. : GATT
54. Suffix with buck : AROO
55. "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
56. What's expected : NORM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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