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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Author: John Guzzetta
Editor: Will Shortz
John Guzzetta
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {GQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Guzzetta NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Shooter through whitewater rapids : RAFT
5. Cold war inits. : CCCP
9. Neatnik's opposite : SLOB
13. Visitor for the holidays, maybe : INLAW
15. Soothing plant : ALOE
16. ___ Krishna : HARE
17. New Zealand native : MAORI
18. Minor collision reminder : DENT
19. Wall Street Journal ___ : ASIA
20. On the front : ANDREWJACKSON
23. Habitual drunk : SOT
25. Ship unit or shipping unit : TON
26. Plow driver's handful : REINS
27. On the back : THEWHITEHOUSE
32. Buenos ___ : AIRES
33. Greedy person's demand : MORE
34. ___ of Sharon : ROSE
35. Overexcited : HYPER
37. Immediately, on a memo : ASAP
41. Converge : MEET
42. Common blockage locale : SINUS
43. On both sides : TWENTYDOLLARS
47. Symbol on a "This way" sign : ARROW
49. "I kiss'd thee ___ I kill'd thee": Othello : ERE
50. Kind of scan : CAT
51. 20-, 27- and 43-Across locale, in slang : DOUBLESAWBUCK
56. Boneheaded : DUMB
57. Gang woman : MOLL
58. Macaroni, e.g. : TUBES
61. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
62. The thought that counts? : IDEA
63. Compassion : HEART
64. Turn down : DENY
65. Metalworker's tool : RASP
66. Horse-pulled cart : DRAY
1. Air balls miss it : RIM
2. Santa ___ : ANA
3. People in 1-Acrosses, e.g. : FLOATERS
4. Alpine lake : TARN
5. Rhythmic : CADENT
6. Something of interest to Miss Marple : CLEW
7. "And" or "or": Abbr. : CONJ
8. Antifur org. : PETA
9. Drinks with straws : SHAKES
10. CBS series for 17 seasons : LASSIE
11. The Hunter : ORION
12. Jack's purchase in a children's story : BEANS
14. C, D and EEE : WIDTHS
21. Le ___ Soleil : ROI
22. Mötley ___ : CRUE
23. White dwarf, e.g. : STAR
24. The Allegheny and Monongahela join to form it : OHIO
28. Like Willie Winkie : WEE
29. Evacuate : EMPTY
30. Furrow maker : HOE
31. Hockey defender Bobby : ORR
35. Egg layer : HEN
36. For the present : YET
37. Feel unwell : AIL
38. Establishment that might sell 9-Down and 53-Downs : SNACKBAR
39. Glow : AURA
40. [Hey, buddy!] : PSST
41. Whimper : MEWL
42. Miss Marple, e.g. : SLEUTH
43. Winner of 1948 : TRUMAN
44. Not stable : WOBBLY
45. Iguana feature : DEWLAP
46. Sphere : ORB
47. Supplementary : ADDED
48. A FedEx driver may have one : ROUTE
52. Arab ruler : EMIR
53. Drink with a straw : SODA
54. Naughty Goose and Moose Drool : ALES
55. Readied to play : CUED
59. Cy Young's was 2.63, in brief : ERA
60. Pig's home : STY

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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