New York Times, Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QW} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Elia ___, "East of Eden" director : KAZAN
6. ___ Romana : PAX
9. 100 : APLUS
14. Bayer anti-inflammatory : ALEVE
15. Ginger ___ : ALE
16. Sports car extras : TTOPS
17. Like a boxer before a fight : ROBED
18. *Former 'N Sync member : LANCEBASS
20. ___ de France : TOUR
21. Olivia's love in "Twelfth Night" : CESARIO
22. Ice cream specification : FLAVOR
24. Stuck : INAJAM
28. S-shaped molding : OGEE
29. It might be examined with a loupe : GEM
31. Macaroni's form : TUBE
32. Li'l ___ (comics guy) : ABNER
34. Pennsylvania port : ERIE
35. ___ gin fizz : SLOE
36. Limit, as a salary : CAP
37. *Bygone Hollywood star known for tough-guy roles : ALDORAY
40. Where many Apr. checks are sent : IRS
41. L.A. gangster : CRIP
43. Malarial fever : AGUE
44. Spout forth : ORATE
46. Assume : TAKE
47. Vietnam War's ___ offensive : TET
48. Follower of Don or San : JUAN
49. "MADtv" bit : SKETCH
51. English novelist Nick who wrote "About a Boy" : HORNBY
53. Not wake until noon, say : SLEEPIN
56. Group that rushes : FRAT
58. What the answers to the four starred clues are? : FISHERMEN
61. Chariot race locale : ARENA
62. ___ spades : ACEOF
63. Size between sm. and lg. : MED
64. ___ list : DEANS
65. Do the devil's work? : TEMPT
66. Will Smith title role : ALI
67. They follow quarters : SEMIS
1. Child's racing vehicle : KART
2. Cold : ALOOF
3. *Explorer of the Rockies : ZEBULONPIKE
4. C-rated : AVERAGE
5. Flanders of "The Simpsons" : NED
6. More ghostlike : PALER
7. "Sadly ..." : ALAS
8. TV heroine in a leather skirt : XENA
9. Dined at home : ATEIN
10. Small craft of W.W. II : PTBOATS
11. Mauna ___ : LOA
12. Increases : UPS
13. Frying-butter sound : SSS
19. "The Charge of the Light Brigade" war zone : CRIMEA
21. Country music's David Allan ___ : COE
23. ___ Cruz (name on old Mexican maps) : VERA
25. *Classical guitarist with four Grammys : JULIANBREAM
26. Stop in midstream : ABORT
27. Ed in Reagan's cabinet : MEESE
29. Tile-setter's bucketful : GROUT
30. Land west of England : EIRE
32. Bank holdings: Abbr. : ACCTS
33. Sharon's predecessor as Israeli P.M. : BARAK
34. Helpful kind of piece for a jigsaw puzzle doer : EDGE
38. Barber's supply : LATHER
39. "___ Song" (Elton John hit) : YOUR
42. Lab supply source? : PETSHOP
45. Roamed without restriction : RANFREE
48. Lil ___ (rapper who popularized crunk) : JON
50. Like some chins : CLEFT
51. Official language of India : HINDI
52. One-named New Age musician : YANNI
54. Mrs. 55-Down on "The Avengers" : EMMA
55. See 54-Down : PEEL
57. Itar-___ news agency : TASS
58. Budget add-ons : FAT
59. "Rocks" : ICE
60. Religious sch. : SEM
61. Commercials : ADS

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