New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Author: Ed Sessa
Editor: Will Shortz
Edward Sessa
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,617
Across Down
1. Convenience for working travelers : LAPTOP
7. The latest : NEWS
11. Tire holder : RIM
14. Dog that merits "Good boy!" : OBEYER
15. Sore all over : ACHY
16. Hoppy brew : ALE
17. Tumblers : LOCKDEVICES
19. Coal holder : BIN
20. Perry of "Beverly Hills 90210" : LUKE
21. Flu symptom : FEVER
22. Execs' degs. : MBAS
23. /, to a bowler : SPARE
25. Beethoven's Third : EROICA
27. Frank's wife before Mia : AVA
30. N.F.L. ball carriers : RBS
31. Result of pushing too hard? : TILT
32. Tumblers : CIRCUSACROBATS
37. PC whizzes : TECHS
38. Miler Sebastian : COE
39. Crinkly sole material : CREPE
41. Tumblers : WHISKEYGLASSES
44. "Would ___ to you?" : ILIE
45. Bailed-out insurance co. : AIG
46. Scores for 30-Across : TDS
47. Money spent : OUTLAY
49. Stomach problem : ULCER
51. Mice, to owls : PREY
52. Marie with two Nobels : CURIE
54. "Woe is me!" : ALAS
58. First of three X's or O's : TIC
59. Tumblers : JACKANDJILL
61. "Dig in!" : EAT
62. ___ of Man : ISLE
63. Garlicky shrimp dish : SCAMPI
64. Nonfielding A.L. players : DHS
65. Rare airline offering, nowadays : MEAL
66. Repeated : ECHOED
1. Lounge around : LOLL
2. "___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
3. Hunt-and-___ (typing method) : PECK
4. Little squirts : TYKES
5. U.K. wordsmith's ref. : OED
6. Quick-to-erect homes : PREFABS
7. Born yesterday, so to speak : NAIVE
8. "Behold," to Caesar : ECCE
9. Cabbie's query : WHERETO
10. The "S" in CBS: Abbr. : SYS
11. Old-fashioned pregnancy check : RABBITTEST
12. Hipbone-related : ILIAC
13. Good problem solvers, as a group : MENSA
18. Big name in Italian fashion : VERSACE
22. Wisdom teeth, e.g. : MOLARS
24. Otto von Bismarck's realm : PRUSSIA
26. Protective part of a trunk : RIBCAGE
27. Play a role : ACT
28. Penthouse perk : VIEW
29. Ones making plans : ARCHITECTS
33. Unfriendly, as a greeting : CHILLY
34. Playfully shy : COY
35. King's trappings : REGALIA
36. Went flat-out : SPED
40. Problem for lispers : ESS
42. Jingly pocket item : KEYCASE
43. Requirement to hunt or drive : LICENSE
47. Made a choice : OPTED
48. Dickens's ___ Heep : URIAH
49. "Family Matters" dweeb : URKEL
50. Big Indian : RAJAH
53. The Bruins' sch. : UCLA
55. Long wheels : LIMO
56. Mont Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
57. Lost traction : SLID
59. Huck's raftmate : JIM
60. 700, to Caesar : DCC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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