New York Times, Friday, January 6, 2012

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
David Steinberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Company whose jobs are often changing? : JIFFYLUBE
10. Working group : STAFF
15. Got to the bottom of : UNRAVELED
16. It takes a bow at a musical performance : CELLO
17. 1958 Buddy Holly hit : MAYBEBABY
18. "Guaranteed relief every time" sloganeer : EXLAX
19. Historic leader? : PRE
20. "Dove ___" (Mozart aria) : SONO
21. Thing : ENTITY
22. Poetic contraction : EER
23. Kind of strip : NOPEST
25. Workers' org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
26. Farriers' tools : RASPS
29. Letters signifying quality brandy : VSOP
30. Grant-giving org. : NEA
31. Musical with the song "Written in the Stars" : AIDA
33. Said "There, there" to, say : SOLACED
36. It makes the Statue of Liberty green : PATINA
39. Guarantee : SURETY
40. Very excited : ATINGLE
42. The so-called Island of the Gods : BALI
43. Head for the hills : LAM
44. One can be tall : TALE
46. Jerry or Jerry Lee : LEWIS
50. Seine sight : ILE
51. Rappers' covers : DORAGS
53. Sign : INK
54. Lane on Broadway : NATHAN
56. Attack : GOAT
58. Telephone trio : GHI
59. Against a thing, at law : INREM
60. 2010 Ke$ha chart-topper with a creatively spelled five-word title : WERWHOWER
62. Clichéd : STALE
63. Series of Nintendo games : MARIOKART
64. Certain 49-Down : MAXIS
65. Watersheds : DRAINAGES
1. 18-footer, maybe : JUMPER
2. Measured two-dimensionally : INAREA
3. Chickens for dinner : FRYERS
4. "Marvy!" : FAB
5. Surrealist Tanguy : YVES
6. Simon of Duran Duran : LEBON
7. Russian ballerina Galina : ULANOVA
8. Gets into Monk music : BEBOPS
9. Eponym of a frozen food : EDY
10. It may be picked up in the woods : SCENT
11. Do a driver's no-no : TEXT
12. Axis, e.g. : ALLIANCE
13. Condition known medically as pes planus : FLATFEET
14. 1967 hit with the lyric "You know you're a cute little heartbreaker" : FOXYLADY
21. Wife, in Juárez : ESPOSA
24. Sister of Helios : EOS
27. Sibling, at times? : PAIN
28. Sound really good : SING
32. 007 player : DALTON
34. Put to sleep : LULL
35. Auto racer Luyendyk : ARIE
36. "Refudiate," e.g. : PALINISM
37. Mythical runner : ATALANTA
38. 1990s series initially set in the year 2193 : TIMETRAX
41. Place for a plug : EAR
42. Mild Irish oath : BEGORRA
45. Nike competitor : LAGEAR
47. Move to and fro : WIGWAG
48. Belong : INHERE
49. Women's wear : SKIRTS
51. Women : DAMES
52. 2005 horror sequel : SAWII
55. Prefix with port : HELI
57. Fund-raising suffix : THON
60. Iraq war subject, briefly : WMD
61. Volga tributary : OKA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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