New York Times, Saturday, October 29, 2011

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Coffee shop, often : WIFIHOTSPOT
12. "Sid the Science Kid" network : PBS
15. Stops being infantile : ACTSONESAGE
16. Pianist Stein : IRA
17. Producer of shooting stars : ROMANCANDLE
18. Ado Annie, e.g. : GAL
19. Pentagon-to-Lincoln Memorial dir. : NNE
20. Aid in relieving xerostomia : GUM
21. Breaks up : ENDSIT
23. Bullish declaration : ICAN
25. What has made some people miss the mark? : EURO
28. Pungent dressing : AIOLI
29. Barely visible art collection? : NUDES
31. Polynesian port, when doubled : PAGO
33. Game player's concern : RULE
34. Stopped being infantile : GREWUP
36. Part of the Buchanan High faculty : MRKOTTER
38. Certain preserved strips : BEEFJERKY
40. Shape preserver, of a sort : SHOETREE
43. Not so stuffy : AIRIER
47. Banks with many spreads : TYRA
48. Pack of lifesavers? : EMTS
50. With 1-Down, good thing to have for a tornado : EARLY
51. Does some piece work : EDITS
53. "Mottke the Thief" novelist, 1935 : ASCH
55. Music critic's concern : TONE
56. Scored very quickly? : PRESTO
58. It holds the line : ROD
60. British big shot : NOB
61. Love : HON
62. Its title character is Manrico : ILTROVATORE
66. Contact info spec. : EXT
67. March locale : PARADEROUTE
68. Clinton was its first gov. : NYS
69. Attachable bulletin : ENEWSLETTER
1. See 50-Across : WARNING
2. "Ditto" : ICONCUR
3. Base in Anne Arundel County: Abbr. : FTMEADE
4. Metaphor middle : ISA
5. "Wayne's World 2" actor James : HONG
6. How orchestra members enter : ONCUE
7. Band : TEAMUP
8. Subj. of the Privacy Act of 1974 : SSN
9. Holder of notes : PAD
10. Look like a sleaze : OGLE
11. Mrs. Mulder on "The X-Files" : TEENA
12. Gorges : PIGSOUT
13. It has many tangible points : BRAILLE
14. Having more four-letter words : SALTIER
22. Fink : DIRTYRAT
24. Pop trio with the 1964 hit "Bread and Butter," with "the" : NEWBEATS
26. Aircraft propellers without moving parts : RAMJETS
27. Damsel distresser : OGRE
30. Cake makeup for a feeder : SUET
32. Southern side : OKRA
35. Old man of Orléans : PERE
37. Ado Annie, e.g. : OKIE
39. Damage-assessing grp. : FEMA
40. King with revolting subjects : STEPHEN
41. Like citric acid and lactic acid : HYDROXY
42. Points : ORIENTS
44. Resolve : IRONOUT
45. Land above the Río Bravo : ELNORTE
46. Cousin of kvass : RYEBEER
49. Splits for cooking, as fish : SCRODS
52. Mushroom supporter : STIPE
54. Shack : HOVEL
57. Wang Lung's wife, in literature : OLAN
59. Playground provocation : DARE
63. Italian TV channel : TRE
64. Some kind of nerve? : RAW
65. Rattle holder : TOT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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