New York Times, Monday, October 3, 2011

Author: Stanley Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Stanley Newman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Teenage Mutant ___ Turtles : NINJA
6. Perfect school grade : APLUS
11. Bar bill : TAB
14. Spring zodiac sign : ARIES
15. Promote : BOOST
16. When a plane is due in, for short : ETA
17. Wins a dispute : GETSONESWAY
19. Some "General Hospital" roles, in brief : MDS
20. Sci-fi vehicle : UFO
21. Cry between "ready" and "go" : SET
22. I.R.S. experts : CPAS
23. Microscope part : LENS
26. Pompous pronoun : THEROYALWE
29. Clean air org. : EPA
30. Recent: Prefix : NEO
31. Pretty good : DECENT
32. YouTube upload : VIDEO
34. Andy Warhol genre : POPART
37. "It's a mystery to me" : ICANTTELLYOUWHY
42. Two-front, as a Coast Guard rescue : AIRSEA
43. Practical application : USAGE
44. Italian shrimp dish : SCAMPI
47. Blaster's buy : TNT
49. Call ___ day : ITA
50. Sob stories : TALESOFWOE
53. Off-road bikes, for short : ATVS
54. Cameo shape : OVAL
55. Numeral at the top of grandfather clocks : XII
56. Yonder yacht : HER
58. "___ Misérables" : LES
59. In romantic pursuit : PITCHINGWOO
64. Annoy : IRK
65. Draw forth : EDUCE
66. 43rd president's nickname : DUBYA
67. Crime lab evidence : DNA
68. Satisfy, as a mortgage : REPAY
69. Shuts tightly : SEALS
1. Remind too often : NAG
2. Wrath : IRE
3. Trivial complaint : NIT
4. Subject of Handel's "Messiah" : JESUS
5. Beginning on : ASOF
6. 16th president's nickname : ABE
7. Rap artist's entourage : POSSE
8. Less lofty : LOWER
9. National paper : USATODAY
10. Home for hogs : STY
11. Place of worship : TEMPLE
12. When many duels were held : ATDAWN
13. Long-eared hound : BASSET
18. Make mention of : NOTE
22. Bit of desert flora : CACTUS
23. ___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
24. Grand-scale : EPIC
25. Zilch : NADA
27. Optimistic feelings : HOPES
28. Umpire's yell : YEROUT
30. Vacation resort policy, perhaps : NOTIPS
33. Tooth covering : ENAMEL
35. Soccer spectator's shout : OLE
36. Student of Socrates : PLATO
38. Compound containing O3 : TRIOXIDE
39. Hang around (for) : WAIT
40. "House Hunters" cable channel : HGTV
41. Thumbs-up votes : YEAS
44. Unemotional : STOLID
45. Where to find stalactites and stalagmites : CAVERN
46. Fairbanks's home : ALASKA
48. "M*A*S*H" soft drink : NEHI
51. Equip : FITUP
52. So-called "white magic" : WICCA
53. Put up a fuss : ARGUE
57. Discontinues : ENDS
59. The "p" in m.p.h. : PER
60. "Just a cotton-pickin' minute!" : HEY
61. Bout-sanctioning org. : WBA
62. Olive ___ (Popeye's sweetie) : OYL
63. W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS

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

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