New York Times, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Author: José Chardiet
Editor: Will Shortz
José Chardiet
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Chardiet. NYT links: Across Lite

Notepad: The answers to the 12 starred clues have something in common. What is it?
JimH notes: The answers to the 12 starred clues start with abbreviations for the months of the year, in order.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. *Reno and 38-Across, for two : JANETS
7. Maze runner : LABRAT
13. All piled up : INAHEAP
15. *Procter & Gamble deodorizer : FEBREZE
16. *Sweet Italian wine : MARSALA
17. *Fitting : APROPOS
18. Indy initials : STP
19. Mauna ___ : KEA
20. Cheater's utterance : PSST
24. Cavalry blade : SABER
26. Band with the 2008 song "Electric Feel" : MGMT
30. "It's all coming back to me now" : AHYES
32. Parental palindrome : DAD
33. *The second "M" of MGM : MAYER
34. *Roundabout, for one : JUNCTION
36. ___ Nevada : SIERRA
37. Downed : ATE
38. See 1-Across : JACKSON
40. Bailed-out co. in 2009 news : AIG
41. Latter-day Saint : MORMON
43. *Actress Lewis of "Natural Born Killers" : JULIETTE
45. *Hanna-Barbera's ___ Doggie : AUGIE
46. Stewart of "The Daily Show" : JON
47. Knight's need : STEED
48. Dead river? : STYX
49. Mongoose's foe : COBRA
51. Small vortex : EDDY
52. Stop start? : NON
53. Lode deposit : ORE
55. *Cosmetics chain whose name comes from the Greek for "beauty" : SEPHORA
59. *Nadya Suleman, mother of 14, familiarly : OCTOMOM
64. *Nays : NOVOTES
65. Productive : FERTILE
66. Hannibal of "The Silence of the Lambs" : LECTER
67. *Remove nails from : DECLAW
1. Halpert of "The Office" : JIM
2. Santa ___ : ANA
3. Not wide: Abbr. : NAR
4. Canadian query closers : EHS
5. Oolong and others : TEAS
6. Puts (away), as for safekeeping : SALTS
7. Outcast : LEPER
8. Start of a spell : ABRA
9. Dude : BRO
10. Workout unit : REP
11. ___ dye : AZO
12. Parisian possessive : TES
14. Nickname of the dictator who said "I know the Haitian people because I am the Haitian people" : PAPADOC
15. Like some U.F.O. sightings : FAKED
20. Sleepers : PAJAMAS
21. Game in which only one team scores : SHUTOUT
22. Working well together : SYNERGY
23. Private eye : TEC
25. Heist of a sort : BANKJOB
26. Fannie ___ : MAE
27. Did the watusi, e.g. : GYRATED
28. Deserved : MERITED
29. "Coriolanus" or "Richard III" : TRAGEDY
31. Missouri city, informally : STJOE
33. Some skirts : MINIS
35. Actor Holm : IAN
36. G string? : SOL
39. Car option that slides open : SUNROOF
42. Mingle : MIX
44. Summer on the Seine : ETE
46. Pop's ___ Brothers : JONAS
49. Apple implement : CORER
50. Rainbowlike : ARCED
52. Part of a melody : NOTE
54. Raison d'___ : ETRE
55. "___ Digital Shorts" : SNL
56. Want ad abbr. : EOE
57. Common pipe material, briefly : PVC
58. Trendy : HOT
60. Like some stocks, for short : OTC
61. 1,000 G's : MIL
62. Suffix with pay or plug : OLA
63. Cat call : MEW

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