New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Changing the subject ..." : ANYHOO
7. Oscar winner who appeared in a Snickers ad : JOEPESCI
15. Hold for questioning : DETAIN
16. Money for a ride? : AUTOLOAN
17. Bit of riding gear on a truck's flatbed? : SADDLEINTHEBACK
19. Humane org. : ASPCA
20. Parisian pastry : TARTE
21. Pampering place : SPA
24. Crooked line? : LIE
25. Verizon subsidiary : MCI
27. PBS's Science Kid : SID
28. Evidence of some marksmanship? : HOLEINTHEACE
32. "Giant Brain" that debuted in 1946 : ENIAC
33. Doris Day hit "___ Magic" : ITS
34. Cable channel owned by Time Warner : TBS
37. Lighting director's woe? : DARKINTHESHOT
41. Bygone flier, for short : SST
42. Card game akin to euchre : LOO
43. ___ four : PETIT
45. Baking hazard at a manger? : HAYINTHEROLL
49. Series ender, often : ETC
52. Block : BAR
53. OPEC member, briefly : UAE
54. 1970s-'90s band with a euphoric-sounding name : XTC
55. Novelist Mary ___ Russell : DORIA
57. Old F.D.A. guideline : USRDA
59. Diagnosis for a stoned viper? : GRASSINTHESNAKE
65. Atmosphere : AMBIENCE
66. Grumble : MUTTER
67. Place to walk a dog, maybe : RESTSTOP
68. Ones cast in "Wicked" : SPELLS
1. Spots : ADS
2. "The Big Read" sponsor, for short : NEA
3. Thus far, on a quarterly stmt. : YTD
4. "If I ___ nickel ..." : HADA
5. Film about the sea? : OILSLICK
6. The first to go on a strike, usually : ONEPIN
7. Actress/country singer Kramer : JANA
8. Published : OUT
9. Biblical suffix : ETH
10. Kind of license : POETIC
11. Island off the coast of Tuscany : ELBA
12. Climbs swiftly : SOARS
13. They have sticking points : CACTI
14. Having tattoos : INKED
18. "O.G. Original Gangster" artist : ICET
21. "That's what ___ said" : SHE
22. Skin care brand : PONDS
23. Name on a spy's passport, perhaps : ALIAS
25. ___ lab : METH
26. Portmanteau, e.g. : CASE
29. "Battlestar Galactica" destination : EARTH
30. Tried to pick up : HITON
31. Knockout number? : ETHER
35. Crow's-feet treatment : BOTOX
36. Circus clown prop : STILT
38. ___ Ulyanov, Vladimir Lenin's father : ILYA
39. Film genre : NOIR
40. Hastens : SPEEDSUP
44. Pampering, in brief : TLC
46. Belittles : ABASES
47. Rear : TUSH
48. Old Turkish quarters : HAREMS
49. "J. ___," 2011 film : EDGAR
50. Singer who co-wrote "The Christmas Song" : TORME
51. Beefs : CRABS
56. "That so?" : ISIT
57. Sch. whose fight song is "Miners Fight" : UTEP
58. Get in on the deal : ANTE
60. QB's blunder : INT
61. Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
62. Home of the Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
63. Kenan's former Nickelodeon pal : KEL
64. Where you might see a lot of chest-pumping, for short? : ERS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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