New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 2011

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Thirsty toddler's request : WAWA
5. Hurl curse words at? : JINX
9. With 65-Across, go against the group ... or what the shaded squares literally do in the answers to the starred clues : BREAK
14. Reply suggesting "perhaps" : IMAY
15. Big name in PCs : ACER
16. Sister of the Biography Channel : AANDE
17. *Average national earnings : PERCAPITAINCOME
20. Let it all out? : EXHALE
21. Mont. neighbor : WYO
22. "Hooked on Classics" record company : KTEL
23. Era of ___ (period in Notre Dame football history) : ARA
24. One who works in feet and meters : POET
25. Chamber workers: Abbr. : SENS
26. *Capital ENE of Jerusalem : AMMANJORDAN
30. Olympic gymnast Paul or Morgan : HAMM
31. Something for pairs to enter? : ARK
32. Screw up : MISDO
37. Organ donation site : EYEBANK
39. Genre for the Spice Girls and Oasis : BRITPOP
41. "Slow and steady wins the race," e.g. : MORAL
42. Poker game memento, maybe : IOU
43. Turn around : SLUE
44. *Symbol above a 5 : PERCENTSIGN
48. Danish kroner, topologically speaking : TORI
52. Not look so good? : LEER
53. Partner of 40-Down, traffic-wise : HIT
54. Nervous as ___ : ACAT
55. Pole position holder? : ELF
56. Use a portion of, as one song in another : SAMPLE
59. *Easter basket treat : MARSHMALLOWPEEP
62. Ex-governor Spitzer : ELIOT
63. Jerk : YOYO
64. Race assignment : LANE
65. See 9-Across : RANKS
66. Spotted : SEEN
67. Ciudad del ___ (second-largest city in Paraguay) : ESTE
1. Exhaust, with "out" : WIPE
2. Green card, in brief : AMEX
3. Medieval close-combat weapon : WARHAMMER
4. Bart Simpson catchphrase : AYCARAMBA
5. Mock : JAPE
6. French "present" : ICI
7. Make some connections : NETWORK
8. Saw right through? : XRAYED
9. Shut out : BAN
10. Sets up, as pool balls : RACKS
11. Short online message : ENOTE
12. Pro pitchers : ADMEN
13. Falls (over) : KEELS
18. Actor Rickman of the Harry Potter films : ALAN
19. Bit : IOTA
24. Bill bloater : PORK
26. "Excuse me ..." : AHEM
27. Lunch spread, often : MAYO
28. Qtr. starter : JAN
29. Application letters : NMI
33. "No sweat ..." : ITSSIMPLE
34. Some soup ingredients : SPLITPEAS
35. QB Flutie : DOUG
36. Place the first bet : OPEN
38. 2006 Winter Olympics backdrop : ALP
39. Orange Free State settler : BOER
40. Partner of 53-Across, traffic-wise : RUN
42. Penguin's locale : ICEFLOE
45. Ca, Co or Cu : ELEM
46. Some races : RELAYS
47. Get out of the cold? : THAW
48. Circus chairperson? : TAMER
49. Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
50. ___ to go : RARIN
51. "There, there" : ITSOK
56. Before you know it : SOON
57. Time to give up? : LENT
58. Thin blade : EPEE
60. Cleveland ___, O. : HTS
61. Caustic soda : LYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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