New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Author: C. W. Stewart
Editor: Will Shortz
Carolyn W. Stewart
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Nurses at the bar : SIPS
5. "Pipe down!" : HUSH
9. Derive logically : INFER
14. Bad child's stocking filler : COAL
15. Indiana/Kentucky border river : OHIO
16. Sound from a stable : NEIGH
17. Kendrick of "Up in the Air" : ANNA
18. ___ contendere : NOLO
19. North Dakota city : FARGO
20. Time in the title of a 1965 Wilson Pickett hit : MIDNIGHTHOUR
23. Skedaddles : SCATS
24. Trial fig. : ATT
25. Doo-woppers ___ Na Na : SHA
28. TV oilman-turned-private eye : MATTHOUSTON
33. Doll's cry : MAMA
37. Aussie bounder : ROO
38. Friars Club event : ROAST
39. Multiple-dwelling buildings : APARTMENTHOUSES
43. Chop finely : MINCE
44. Light bulb inventor's inits. : TAE
45. Light carriage : SHAY
46. Droopy-eared dog : BASSETHOUND
50. Small bill : ONE
51. ___-wolf : SHE
52. Perform better than : OUTDO
57. Question that follows "O Brother" in film ... and a hint to this puzzle's theme : WHEREARTTHOU
61. Grotto isle of Italy : CAPRI
64. Grotto color at 61-Across : BLUE
65. Java servers : URNS
66. Say "#%@!" : SWEAR
67. Calls upon : ASKS
68. 20-0 baseball score, say : ROUT
69. Ill-suited : INAPT
70. "___ we forget ..." : LEST
71. Keeps after taxes : NETS
1. Con jobs : SCAMS
2. Greek column style : IONIC
3. Bamboo-munching critter : PANDA
4. Way of looking at things : SLANT
5. ___ Kong : HONG
6. "We're in trouble!" : UHOH
7. Delta deposit : SILT
8. Commotion : HOOHAH
9. Yet to happen, at law : INFUTURO
10. In the vicinity : NEAR
11. Douglas ___ : FIR
12. Cadbury confection : EGG
13. Letter before sigma : RHO
21. Suffix in poli sci : ISM
22. Ear-related prefix : OTO
25. Squirrel away : STASH
26. Minor prophet of the Old Testament : HOSEA
27. Prone to fidgeting : ANTSY
29. Prepare for combat : ARM
30. Tip of a boot : TOE
31. Scout's rider of early TV : TONTO
32. ___-chef (kitchen's number two) : SOUS
33. Cuban musical form : MAMBO
34. Bee-related : APIAN
35. Parson's home : MANSE
36. Circle segments : ARCS
40. Vacation souvenir wear : TEESHIRT
41. Letter after sigma : TAU
42. Old biddy : HEN
47. Everyday article : THE
48. Like some teas : HERBAL
49. Part of a pointillist painting : DOT
53. Driver's one-eighty : UTURN
54. Severe pang : THROE
55. Glazed or powdered item : DONUT
56. Gives the boot : OUSTS
57. Cylindrical sandwich : WRAP
58. Threat-ending word : ELSE
59. Razor-billed birds : AUKS
60. Take five : REST
61. CBS drama with DNA testing : CSI
62. Bristle on barley : AWN
63. Split ___ : PEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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