New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 2012

Author: George Barany and Victor Barocas
Editor: Will Shortz
George Barany
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71/22/20069/11/20167
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2000311
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1.50110
Victor Barocas
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92/9/20115/22/20165
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3012300
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1.62022

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 40 Missing: {CQWZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Barany. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,004
Across Down
1. With 4- & 9-Across, sports news of 1919 : BLACKSOXSCANDAL
14. Part of E.N.T. : EAR
15. Stand for a sitting : EASEL
16. Part of a waste reduction strategy : REUSE
17. With 18- & 19-Across, Toys "R" Us department : ELECTRONICGAMES
20. Figure in Raphael's "The School of Athens" : PLATO
22. Painter's aid : LADDER
24. Drawer at a doctor's office? : SYRINGE
26. Not moved from the original location : INSITU
30. Lib ___ (U.K. party member) : DEM
31. Times or Century : FONT
33. Some French? : DES
34. With 37- & 39-Across, Fredric March's last film : THEICEMANCOMETH
41. ___ Gallimard, protagonist of "M. Butterfly" : RENE
42. Something to contemplate : NAVEL
44. Tributary of the High Rhine : AARE
45. With 47- & 48-Across, like some student activities : EXTRACURRICULAR
49. Third of November? : VEE
50. Like bright red cardinals : MALE
52. Egyptian headdress feature : ASP
54. Children of ___ (descendants of Jacob) : ISRAEL
56. Goldsmith, for one : ARTISAN
60. Like "Wedding Crashers" or "Bridesmaids" : RRATED
63. A current flows into it : ANODE
64. With 67- & 69-Across, role that garnered 12 consecutive unsuccessful Emmy nominations, 1985-96 : JESSICAFLETCHER
70. Brother of Moses : AARON
71. Beauty pageant judging criterion : POISE
72. Iraq war danger, for short : IED
73. With 74- & 75-Across, "invisible" part of a distribution list ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : BLINDCARBONCOPY
1. Urban cacophony : BEEPS
2. ___ column (construction piece) : LALLY
3. Toward the back : AREAR
4. Organic compound with a double-bonded oxygen : KETONE
5. Isl. south of Corsica : SAR
6. "___ mio" : OSOLE
7. Princess known as the Defender of the Elijans : XENA
8. Declined, as stocks : SLID
9. Composer Dominick whose name means "silver" in Italian : ARGENTO
10. Almost reaches : NEARS
11. Musical syllable before and after "da" : DUM
12. Enzyme suffix : ASE
13. "___ Miz" : LES
21. Comparatively neat : TIDIER
23. Racket : DIN
25. Feds : GMEN
27. Model : IDEAL
28. Aquarium fish : TETRA
29. Program presenter : USHER
31. N.F.L. record-holder for consecutive starts : FAVRE
32. Embarassing spelling mistake? : ONER
34. Fountain name : TREVI
35. Spells : HEXES
36. Sign with an arrow : ENTER
38. Mangle : MAUL
40. "Tales of the City" novelist : MAUPIN
43. Make-up person? : LIAR
46. Ute or Cree : AMERIND
51. What's put before the carte? : ALA
53. New York's ___ Island : STATEN
55. "Backdraft" crime : ARSON
56. Wing it : ADLIB
57. Bygone gas brand : SOHIO
58. "Take ___ breath" : ADEEP
59. Uncool : NERDY
61. Spanish appetizer : TAPA
62. Get an ___ effort : EFOR
64. Get one's point across? : JAB
65. Suffix with arbor or ether : EAL
66. ___ Lanka : SRI
68. "___ Beso" : ESO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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