New York Times, Thursday, November 17, 2011

Author: Patrick Merrell
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Merrell
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Repulses, with "off" : FENDS
6. Bruise preventers : PADS
10. Kind of converter : ACDC
14. Opinionated Dr. ___ : LAURA
15. Lie next to : ABUT
16. Like a pro rata division, say : FAIR
17. Roof detour : OUTOFORDER
19. Without following up, say : ONCE
20. Tea-grading term : PEKOE
21. Gas up? : AERATE
23. One mo : ASEC
26. Duplex mail : ALLMIXEDUP
28. Game fish in northern lakes and streams : WALLEYE
30. Co. follower, sometimes : INC
31. Girl's name meaning "loved" : AMY
32. They're not as heavy as stones : KILOS
33. "___ in good health" : USEIT
35. "Stronger title" for this puzzle : LETTERSORTING
40. Rarity on the other end of a help line, nowadays : HUMAN
41. "See ___ Play," classic Pink Floyd song : EMILY
43. Pick, with "for" : OPT
46. Bee: Prefix : API
47. Spring opener : ROSEBUD
49. Rear garden : REARRANGED
52. D-Day refuges for the wounded, for short : LSTS
53. House of Tudor woman : BOLEYN
54. Watts of "21 Grams" : NAOMI
56. Makes sore : IRES
57. Mad manager : ANAGRAMMED
62. Glare preventer : TINT
63. Figures : DATA
64. Lighter choice : ZIPPO
65. They have 225-min. 34-Downs : SATS
66. Part of N.E.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
67. A Coen brother : ETHAN
1. Rapper ___ Rida : FLO
2. French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : EAU
3. Flake : NUT
4. Painter's appurtenance : DROPCLOTH
5. Untouchable? : SAFE
6. Release, in a way : PAROLE
7. Egypt's Gamal ___ Nasser : ABDEL
8. Kind of date for a woman : DUE
9. Item that's mostly mesh : STRAINER
10. Ere : AFORE
11. Bilingual country : CANADA
12. Authoritative pronouncement : DICTUM
13. Halloween-ish : CREEPY
18. "I suppose" : OKAY
22. Gets going : EXCITES
23. Parrot's cry : AWK
24. Yachting need : SAIL
25. Magazine that serialized Simone de Beauvoir's 1967 "La femme rompue" : ELLE
27. Sendai seasoning : MISO
29. Chesapeake Bay, e.g. : ESTUARY
33. Seal's grp. : USN
34. Certain cut-off point : TIMELIMIT
36. Savory turnover from south of the border : EMPANADA
37. Puddle source : RAIN
38. Penpoints : NIBS
39. Overfill : GLUT
42. Two of these make a fathom: Abbr. : YDS
43. Runs rings around? : ORBITS
44. Average Town, U.S.A. : PEORIA
45. On-air personalities, in the biz : TALENT
47. The 40th since 1789 : REAGAN
48. Something lost in the wash? : ODOR
50. Recesses : RESTS
51. Swarms of them are called clouds : GNATS
55. Building plan with many doors, say : MAZE
58. "Illmatic" rapper : NAS
59. Dashboard fig. : MPH
60. Cleanup org. : EPA
61. "The Godfather" title : DON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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