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New York Times, Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,653
Across Down
1. Some undies : BVDS
5. Go unhurriedly : AMBLE
10. January 1 game : BOWL
14. Half court game? : ALAI
15. Joyful tune : CAROL
16. Ibuprofen target : ACHE
17. Common result of a lane closing : BOTTLENECK
19. Pronoun in hymns : THEE
20. Looking intently : AGAZE
21. Symbol of sturdiness : OAK
22. Vilify : SMEAR
23. Outdoor affair : GARDENPARTY
26. Computer for one who's on the go : LAPTOP
30. Nationality suffix : IAN
31. Nondairy dairy aisle item : OLEO
32. Address the flock : PREACH
36. Abbas's grp. : PLO
39. Large, fun quantity, in a saying : BARRELOFMONKEYS
42. Word that appears eight times on a dollar bill : ONE
43. Baseball star nicknamed Godzilla : MATSUI
44. Missing roll call, say : AWOL
45. Avian source of red meat : EMU
46. Gives a thumbs-down : SAYSNO
48. Performer with sinuous moves : BELLYDANCER
54. Some golf clubs : IRONS
55. Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
56. Reach the Top 40, say : CHART
61. Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte" : COSI
62. Shot follower, often ... and a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 39- and 48-Across : BEERCHASER
64. Blissful spot : EDEN
65. Anesthetized : UNDER
66. Singles bar delivery : LINE
67. What's tender in Mexican restaurants? : PESO
68. Mean-spirited : NASTY
69. Writing on the wall : FATE
1. Cake with a kick : BABA
2. Journal on YouTube, maybe : VLOG
3. Flash drive filler : DATA
4. ___ bath (therapeutic treatment) : SITZ
5. Breeze through : ACE
6. Lord's home : MANOR
7. Slicer input : BREAD
8. Social contract theorist John : LOCKE
9. Fraternal member : ELK
10. Penguin's nemesis : BATMAN
11. Earthy tone : OCHER
12. ___ penny (pre-1959 cent) : WHEAT
13. Smelling a rat : LEERY
18. Building block brand : LEGO
22. Warren ___, baseball's winningest lefty : SPAHN
24. Heap kudos on : APPLAUD
25. Kind of salad made famous by Julia Child : NICOISE
26. Timber wolf : LOBO
27. ___ Freed, 1960s payola figure : ALAN
28. ___ Noël (French Santa Claus) : PERE
29. Rocky hill : TOR
33. Go to seed : ROT
34. Abysmal grades : EFS
35. ___ Darya (river of central 58-Down) : AMU
36. Hymnals' storage spots : PEWS
37. City on the Rhône : LYON
38. Nobel Institute city : OSLO
40. TV honors : EMMYS
41. Bandleader Kyser : KAY
45. Phenomenon named for the infant Jesus : ELNINO
47. Keystone's place : ARCH
48. Muscle strengthened by curls, informally : BICEP
49. Chip away : ERODE
50. Shakes, so to speak : LOSES
51. Kind of football with eight-player teams : ARENA
52. Requisites : NEEDS
53. Insertion indicator : CARET
57. Soccer segment : HALF
58. See 35-Down : ASIA
59. Monopoly payment : RENT
60. Lineage depiction : TREE
62. Hamburger helper? : BUN
63. Get blubbery : CRY

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

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