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New York Times, Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Author: Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry Franklin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Franklin This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Kaplan NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Astronomer Sagan : CARL
5. Final preceder : SEMI
9. Like E.T.'s voice : RASPY
14. Sounder of the tuning note at the start of an orchestra rehearsal : OBOE
15. Gillette ___ II : TRAC
16. Apple communication tool : ICHAT
17. See 37-Across : TODIVORCE
19. Palace employee : GUARD
20. Appeal : SUE
21. "Aren't you special!" : OOOH
22. Caleb who wrote "The Alienist" : CARR
23. See 37-Across : TOPULLUPSTAKES
28. Provider of a jawbone to Samson : ASS
29. G.I. address : APO
30. Traffic caution : SLO
31. "Stat!" : ASAP
34. Clingy wrap : SARAN
36. London's ___ Gardens : KEW
37. Grammatical infelicity ... or what 17-, 23-, 48- or 60-Across is? : SPLITINFINITIVE
41. Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
42. Runaways : ROUTS
43. Linear, briefly : ONED
44. "___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
45. Foot soldiers: Abbr. : INF
46. TV extraterrestrial : ALF
48. See 37-Across : TOGOFIFTYFIFTY
54. Neck of the woods : AREA
55. Crones : HAGS
56. A hand : AID
58. Where the brain resides, slangily : ATTIC
60. See 37-Across : TOSHATTER
62. "Ask me anything" : SHOOT
63. Part of Georgia is in it : ASIA
64. Sound : HALE
65. "___ Doone," 1869 historical romance : LORNA
66. Alpine capital : BERN
67. Food safety org. : USDA
1. Some prison furnishings : COTS
2. Circa : ABOUT
3. Official state sport of Wyoming : RODEO
4. Wahine wear : LEI
5. Bar lineup : STOOLS
6. Weasley family owl, in Harry Potter books : ERROL
7. ___ Picchu (Inca site) : MACHU
8. Put away : ICE
9. Pasta variety : RIGATONI
10. Honda division : ACURA
11. Shiny suit fabric : SHARKSKIN
12. Score to aim for : PAR
13. Stock page abbr. : YTD
18. Part of R.S.V.P. : VOUS
22. Hearings channel : CSPAN
24. Big ___ (nickname of baseball's David Ortiz) : PAPI
25. "We'll always have ___" (line from "Casablanca") : PARIS
26. Student in 25-Down : ELEVE
27. Planted : SOWED
31. It's a plus : ASSET
32. Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
33. Pricey belt material : ALLIGATOR
34. Smokeless tobacco : SNUFF
35. At the back of a boat : AFT
38. Ambitious track bet : TRIFECTA
39. Ancient Aegean region : IONIA
40. Elegantly dressed bloke : TOFF
46. Crocheted item : AFGHAN
47. Simpson girl : LISA
49. 1970s-'90s film company : ORION
50. "Along ___ lines ..." : THOSE
51. P.L.O.'s Arafat : YASIR
52. Goodbyes : TATAS
53. Cede : YIELD
57. Actress de Matteo of "The Sopranos" : DREA
58. Communication syst. for the hearing-impaired : ASL
59. However, for short : THO
60. Bar bill : TAB
61. Fifth of seven: Abbr. : THU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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