New York Times, Monday, October 15, 2012

Author: Tom Pepper
Editor: Will Shortz
Tom Pepper
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pepper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Woman in a choir : ALTO
5. Scribbled, say : WROTE
10. One piece of a three-piece suit : VEST
14. Lav : JOHN
15. "Horrible" comic strip character : HAGAR
16. Sound in a long hallway : ECHO
17. Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
18. Tennis champ Agassi : ANDRE
19. Provoke : GOAD
20. Neckwear for princes? : ROYALTIES
22. Jiggly dessert : JELLO
23. Calendar pgs. : MOS
24. Neckwear for a full baseball team? : NINETIES
26. Alternative to "shape up" : SHIPOUT
30. Vote for : YEA
31. The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
32. Neckwear just right for the occasion? : PROPERTIES
38. Have a life : EXIST
41. U.K. honour : OBE
42. Posturepedic maker : SEALY
43. Neckwear for informal occasions? : CASUALTIES
46. ___ rummy : GIN
47. Top of a woman's swimsuit : BRA
48. City that a song asks "Do you know the way to ...?" : SANJOSE
51. Neckwear for boyfriends? : BEAUTIES
56. "O Sole ___" : MIO
57. States with confidence : AVERS
58. Neckwear in a work of fiction? : NOVELTIES
63. Rosemary, for one : HERB
64. Blew it : ERRED
65. Doughnut shapes, mathematically : TORI
66. Song in a libretto : ARIA
67. Andrea ___ (ship in 1956 headlines) : DORIA
68. Furry ally of Luke Skywalker : EWOK
69. Major Calif.-to-Fla. route : ITEN
70. With cunning : SLYLY
71. 100-yard race, e.g. : DASH
1. Cracked a little : AJAR
2. Target's target, e.g. : LOGO
3. He and she : THEY
4. Entrance to a freeway : ONRAMP
5. "Anything going on?" : WHATSUP
6. Indian princess : RANI
7. Nash who loved to rhyme : OGDEN
8. Ankle bones : TARSI
9. Byron's "before" : ERE
10. Do nothing : VEGETATE
11. Food-poisoning bacteria : ECOLI
12. Oil-producing rock : SHALE
13. Fusses : TODOS
21. Lav : LOO
22. Derisive shouts : JEERS
25. Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
26. Design detail, for short : SPEC
27. Six: Prefix : HEXA
28. Pupil surrounder : IRIS
29. Harness race gait : TROT
33. Japanese sash : OBI
34. What "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" has a lot of : PEES
35. Villain who says "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy" : IAGO
36. Yale students, informally : ELIS
37. "Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
39. Like bedroom communities : SUBURBAN
40. Bite-size pies, maybe : TARTS
44. China's Chou En-___ : LAI
45. Expeditious type of delivery : SAMEDAY
49. Goose egg : NIL
50. Scribbled (down) : JOTTED
51. Faith founded in 19th-century Persia : BAHAI
52. Turn inside out : EVERT
53. Eagle's nest : AERIE
54. Become a member: Var. : ENROL
55. "My bad" : SORRY
59. Part of a bridal ensemble : VEIL
60. Des Moines's state : IOWA
61. Arrow shooter of Greek myth : EROS
62. Worshiper in a temple : SIKH
64. Magazine staffers, for short : EDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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