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New York Times, Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Author: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor: Will Shortz
Brendan Emmett Quigley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,702
Across Down
1. Baby docs : OBS
4. Replay view, often : SLOMO
9. Plays, as records : SPINS
14. Org. whose logo features the letter pi with an arrow through it : NEA
15. Like wickerwork : WOVEN
16. Comic Cheech : MARIN
17. Pipe joint : ELL
18. Start of a quip by 44-Across : ISAWANOTICE
20. 1980s Salvadoran president : DUARTE
22. Parliament, e.g., in brief : CIG
23. "That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
24. Courtier who invites Hamlet to duel with Laertes : OSRIC
25. Key in the middle of the top row : FSIX
27. "Oh, c'mon!" : JEEZ
28. Quip, part 2 : WHICHSAID
30. Overly assertive : BOSSY
31. Nietzsche's "never" : NIE
32. Wood used in making some dartboards : ELM
33. $$$ for later years : IRA
34. Quip, part 3 : DRINKCANADA
39. "___ This, Not That! The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution!" : EAT
40. "Breaking Bad" network : AMC
41. Bagel accompaniment : LOX
44. Writer Brendan : BEHAN
47. Quip, part 4 : DRYANDIVE
50. ___-retentive : ANAL
51. London jazz duo? : ZEDS
52. Greenskeeper's tool : EDGER
53. Rejections : NOS
54. Campaign freebie : PIN
55. One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JETHRO
56. End of the quip : JUSTSTARTED
60. Awards ceremony rental : TUX
61. Watches like a wolf : OGLES
62. Holder for a toilet paper roll : DOWEL
63. Pittsburgh-to-Baltimore dir. : ESE
64. Word with cookie or rap : SHEET
65. Flip over : ADORE
66. Chemin ___ Dames (W.W. I battle locale) : DES
1. You are here : ONEDOWN
2. Only person to have the #1 movie, #1 album and #1-rated late-night TV show all in the same week : BELUSHI
3. On the payroll : SALARIED
4. Feature of Dr. Frankenstein's lab : SWITCH
5. Come up short : LOSE
6. Fertility clinic stock : OVA
7. Cry over spilled milk, perhaps? : MEW
8. Tripping : ONACID
9. Urban woe : SMOG
10. Bit of butter : PAT
11. Van Gogh masterpiece : IRISES
12. Recesses : NICHES
13. Bashful companion : SNEEZY
19. Invalidate : NIX
21. Detroit rapper ___-A-Che : RIC
25. Peter who played Columbo : FALK
26. Data holder on a cellphone : SIMCARD
27. "The Ghost of Tom ___" (1995 Bruce Springsteen album) : JOAD
29. Shipped : SENT
30. It's held up with a hook : BRA
33. Resident of the ancient city Choquequirao : INCA
35. True : REAL
36. Actor McKellen : IAN
37. ___ Kitchen (organic frozen food company) : AMYS
38. Came down : ALIGHTED
42. Make a cliché : OVERUSE
43. Some duplicates : XEROXES
44. Relatives of ukuleles : BANJOS
45. "All right already!" : ENOUGH
46. Give a hard time : HASSLE
47. "Gracias" reply : DENADA
48. Thing watched while driving through a speed trap : NEEDLE
49. Subj. of the 1948 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine : DDT
51. Small blemish, in slang : ZIT
54. "Hey!" : PSST
55. Razz : JEER
57. Pipe joint : TEE
58. 62-Across, e.g. : ROD
59. Duo : TWO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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