New York Times, Monday, October 14, 2013

Author: Zhouqin Burnikel and D. Scott Nichols
Editor: Will Shortz
Zhouqin Burnikel
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1.56151
D. Scott Nichols
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1.43000

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Burnikel. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nichols. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Scotch ___ : TAPE
5. Stare dumbfoundedly : GAPE
9. Simba's best friend in "The Lion King" : NALA
13. Nyet : Russian :: ___ : German : NEIN
14. More than some : ALOT
15. Engine : MOTOR
16. Jamaican sprinter nicknamed "The Fastest Man on Earth" : USAINBOLT
18. Story for storage : ATTIC
19. Polynesian kingdom : TONGA
20. Nothing daring in terms of offerings : USUALFARE
22. Ostentatious displays : POMPS
24. Sounded like a horn : BLARED
25. Washtub : BASIN
27. Indian dress : SARI
28. Mediterranean and Caribbean : SEAS
30. Winter pear : BOSC
32. Having painterish pretensions : ARTSY
36. Golf course target : PAR
37. PC outlet : USBPORT
39. Had supper : ATE
40. Firebug's crime : ARSON
42. Lovett of country music : LYLE
43. Title beekeeper in a 1997 film : ULEE
44. "Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
46. Brand of dinnerware with a Scandinavian design : DANSK
48. Bandleader Glenn : MILLER
51. Roger who played 007 : MOORE
53. Service charges : USERSFEES
57. Apple tablets : IPADS
59. "Dig?" : GETIT
60. Heralded, as a new era : USHEREDIN
62. Rum drinks for British sailors : GROGS
63. Subway support : RAIL
64. Companion of the Pinta and Santa Maria : NINA
65. Cravings : YENS
66. Pig's grunt : OINK
67. "General Hospital," e.g. : SOAP
1. Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
2. Fable writer : AESOP
3. Nightspots for cocktails and easy listening : PIANOBARS
4. Mysteries : ENIGMAS
5. Yak : GAB
6. Baseball's Matty or Jesus : ALOU
7. D.C. types : POLS
8. "___, Brute?" : ETTU
9. Sore loser's cry : NOTFAIR
10. Fragrance of roses : ATTAR
11. France's longest river : LOIRE
12. Shaped like a rainbow : ARCED
15. Teen hanging out among shoppers : MALLRAT
17. Dozes : NAPS
21. "The ___ Daba Honeymoon" : ABA
23. Brothers and sisters, for short : SIBS
26. Aristocratic : NOBLE
27. Bawl out : SCOLD
28. Place that might offer mud baths : SPA
29. Pointy part of Mr. Spock : EAR
31. 007, for one : SPY
33. Rush Limbaugh medium : TALKRADIO
34. Sault ___ Marie, Mich. : STE
35. "___-haw!" : YEE
37. Turmoils : UNRESTS
38. 500 sheets : REAM
41. Structures in the Gulf of Mexico : OILRIGS
43. Annual tournaments ... or a description of the starts of 16-, 20-, 37-, 53- and 60-Across? : USOPENS
45. Terrier's sound : ARF
47. Roulette bet that's not rouge : NOIR
48. Hot and humid : MUGGY
49. River of Grenoble, France : ISERE
50. Divulge : LETON
52. Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
54. It replaced the franc and mark : EURO
55. Actor Morales : ESAI
56. Body part that's often bumped : SHIN
58. Partner of Crackle and Pop : SNAP
61. "Benevolent" club member : ELK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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