New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Author: David Ben-Merre
Editor: Will Shortz
David Ben-Merre
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FGQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ben-Merre. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,073
Across Down
1. Repair bill segment : LABOR
6. They may be checked at the door : IDS
9. Have being : EXIST
14. Essential ___ acid : AMINO
15. Siesta : NAP
16. Big name in rental trucks : RYDER
17. Plant used as ground cover : VINCA
18. Did or didn't agree to end the illustrators' strike? : DREWALINE
20. Did or didn't dilute the prom bowlful? : ADDEDPUNCH
22. Whirling water : EDDY
23. Rumple, as hair : MUSS
24. Suffix with Marx : ISM
26. Like the base-8 number system : OCTAL
29. Dean's domain: Abbr. : SCH
30. Apr. workhorse : CPA
33. Did or didn't perform a New Year's ceremony? : DROPPEDTHEBALL
37. Butt out? : MOON
38. Org. based in Langley, Va. : CIA
39. Fox talent show, for short : IDOL
40. Did or didn't surpass a D.J.'s mark for accident-free days? : BROKETHERECORD
45. Set, as a price : ASK
46. Pal : BRO
47. Earns the booby prize : LOSES
48. Part of a terza rima rhyme scheme : ABA
49. Corner Monopoly square : JAIL
51. Gem for some Libras : OPAL
54. Did or didn't play a good round of golf? : SHOTSUBPAR
60. Did or didn't participate in the Boy Scouts outing? : TOOKAHIKE
62. Dinero : MOOLA
63. With 44-Down, features of some Greek architecture : IONIC
64. Pro vote : YEA
65. Zaps, in the kitchen : NUKES
66. Ream unit : SHEET
67. Ready for war : ARM
68. High, pricewise : STEEP
1. Source of pumice : LAVA
2. In the thick of : AMID
3. Tight spot : BIND
4. In a past life : ONCE
5. Item in a gas station kiosk : ROADMAP
6. Pakistan's chief river : INDUS
7. Works on socks, say : DARNS
8. Design detail, briefly : SPEC
9. Disco ___ (1970s) : ERA
10. Woody tissue : XYLEM
11. Reply of confirmation : IDID
12. E-mail command : SEND
13. Long basket, in hoops lingo : TREY
19. "This or that?" : WHICH
21. Orange juice option : PULP
25. Cow or sow : SHE
26. Landfill emanations : ODORS
27. Shepherd's aid : CROOK
28. Honky-___ : TONK
29. Sirius, e.g. : STAR
30. Core group : CADRE
31. Moves laboriously : PLODS
32. Detergent brand : ALL
34. Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
35. Thing with pips : DIE
36. Head shot accompaniers, maybe : BIOS
37. Wall St. hire : MBA
41. Fall back : EBB
42. Wreck, as a hotel room : TRASH
43. Bush 41 and Bush 43, for two : ELIS
44. See 63-Across : COLUMNS
48. DTs sufferer, for short : ALKIE
49. One of a deck pair : JOKER
50. Mr. T TV group : ATEAM
51. Singer Redding : OTIS
52. Milne's bear : POOH
53. Super-duper : AONE
55. Casual greeting : HIYA
56. Ring contest : BOUT
57. Elbow : POKE
58. On the sheltered side : ALEE
59. Stereotypical mobster's voice : RASP
61. Insincere display : ACT

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