New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 2012

Author: Alan Arbesfeld
Editor: Will Shortz
Alan Arbesfeld
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Africa's Lake ___, body of water in four countries : CHAD
5. Changes, in a way : ADAPTS
11. Fingers : IDS
14. Many a staffer : AIDE
15. Moore who wrote "A Gate at the Stairs" : LORRIE
16. Goose egg : NIL
17. Private quarters in a stable? : STALLFORONE
19. New Deal inits. : TVA
20. Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
21. Dole : METE
22. "Could we get started, please ..." : AHEM
23. Dallas tourists, perhaps? : TEXASSTRANGERS
26. URL ender : EDU
27. Noisy : AROAR
28. "Looky here!" : OHO
31. What may give you the business? : CNBC
34. Old line in Russia : TSARS
37. Name for a bachelorette party performer? : JACKTHESTRIPPER
41. Announcement that comes from an envelope : OSCAR
42. Place for a bloom : VASE
43. Meas. of ground gained or lost : YDS
44. Horseshoe-shaped lab item : UTUBE
46. What may come from a sock? : BAM
49. Vacation spot for some who stop working? : STRIKERSISLAND
55. Utter : PURE
56. "I'm ___" (Bo Diddley song) : AMAN
57. Classic theater : ODEON
59. Result of bringing someone home, for short : RBI
60. Not saluting for quite some time? : STILLATEASE
62. Velvet finish? : EEN
63. Attaches, in a way : PINSON
64. Pac-12 team : UTES
65. Bit of work : ERG
66. Very early : ATDAWN
67. Mail : POST
1. Certain incentive : CASH
2. Try to punch : HITAT
3. Saw : ADAGE
4. Top-of-the-line : DELUXE
5. 1980s sitcom filmed with a puppet : ALF
6. Renders hopeless : DOOMS
7. Stop over in Paris? : ARRET
8. Extends : PROTRACTS
9. Musical liability : TINEAR
10. Date : SEE
11. Getting help of a sort : INTHERAPY
12. One going under : DIVER
13. Really bad-mouths : SLAMS
18. Alchemy material : LEAD
22. Clearly stunned : AGASP
24. Word before or after "as" : SUCH
25. "Don't look at me!" : NOTI
28. Facial feature for Felipe : OJO
29. Harbors : HAS
30. Going on : OCCURRING
32. "Forget it!" : NEVERMIND
33. Big inits. in camping : BSA
35. Embarrassed : RED
36. Alums-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
38. Actress Holmes : KATIE
39. W.W. II Pacific battle site : TRUK
40. Civil War fighters : REBS
45. "Take a hike!" : BEATIT
47. Plenty : ALOT
48. Reconciled : MADEUP
49. Tear : SPREE
50. Yam, e.g. : TUBER
51. It's often made with peppers and onions : SALSA
52. Like trucks going up or down a steep hill : INLOW
53. "Swell!" : NEATO
54. Doctor's orders : DOSES
58. Fit (in) : NEST
60. Kind of treatment : SPA
61. Cape ___ : ANN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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