New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 89 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Long part of a lance : SHAFT
6. Radar screen dot : BLIP
10. ___-à-porter : PRET
14. Actor Quinn : AIDAN
15. Charlie Chaplin's last wife : OONA
16. Singsong syllables : LALA
17. What Ali Baba found on the treasure in the cave? : PRINTSOFTHIEVES
20. In the mail : SENT
21. Heart of the matter : PITH
22. Simple : NAIVE
23. Not supportin' : AGIN
25. Down Under runners : EMUS
27. Sign of a failed practice? : LOSINGPATIENTS
33. Baseball exec Bud : SELIG
34. ___ trap : LINT
35. Honour bestowed by Queen Elizabeth: Abbr. : OBE
36. Sch. near Beverly Hills : UCLA
37. Letter closing : YOURS
39. Bar from Mars : TWIX
40. Avril follower : MAI
41. Grammy-winning blues guitarist Jonny : LANG
42. In need of some manscaping, say : HAIRY
43. Puzzles as gifts? : PRESENTSOFMIND
47. Web site that users themselves may revise : WIKI
48. Many a Rolling Stone cover subject : IDOL
49. You'll need to take steps to get to it : ATTIC
52. ___ sci : POLI
54. Lerner/Loewe musical set in Paris : GIGI
58. Be startled by singing monks? : JUMPATTHECHANTS
61. Suit to ___ : ATEE
62. ___ dire (court examination) : VOIR
63. Seat for a stand-up : STOOL
64. Coloratura's practice : RUNS
65. 1990s compacts : GEOS
66. What a verb ending may indicate : TENSE
1. Suckers : SAPS
2. Employ : HIRE
3. Deuce follower : ADIN
4. 1940 Disney film : FANTASIA
5. Big bang letters : TNT
6. Sound of disgust : BOOING
7. Digs in an old warehouse, maybe : LOFT
8. Prevalent, as a rumor : INTHEAIR
9. Sound of disgust : PAH
10. When repeated several times, child's entreaty : PLEASE
11. Sitar master Shankar : RAVI
12. Stat for 26-Down: Abbr. : ELEV
13. Stun with a charge : TASE
18. Option on "Wheel of Fortune" : SPIN
19. Arctic language : INUIT
24. Booking : GIG
26. Cascades, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
27. Old Renault : LECAR
28. Stan's film partner : OLLIE
29. Toupee alternative : PLUGS
30. Lose-lose : NOWIN
31. Car mentioned in the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun" : TBIRD
32. Hot, like a hunk : SEXY
33. Cesspool : SUMP
37. American, in England : YANK
38. Moving stealthily : ONTIPTOE
39. Party in the parking lot : TAILGATE
41. Classic shooter : LEICA
42. Doc bloc : HMO
44. Acquires with sticky fingers : SWIPES
45. Crude fleet : OILERS
46. Guarantor of financial accts. : FDIC
49. Open a crack : AJAR
50. Hippo's wear in 4-Down : TUTU
51. Eliot Ness and others : TMEN
53. Home of Miami University : OHIO
55. Wise to : INON
56. Classic muscle cars : GTOS
57. Archipelago part : ISLE
59. "The whole family can watch" program rating : TVG
60. 33rd president's monogram : HST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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