New York Times, Saturday, November 3, 2012

Author: Milo Beckman
Editor: Will Shortz
Milo Beckman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JK} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Beckman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Sarcasm indicator : AIRQUOTES
10. Rating org. : MPAA
14. It may give you a final answer : CHEATSHEET
16. Baseball's Eddie who was nicknamed "The Walking Man" : YOST
17. Real head-turners : HOTTAMALES
18. Vino place : ASTI
19. Antagonistic org. in "The Simpsons Movie" : EPA
20. Speaker of the film line "This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it" : HAL
21. Libertine's opposite : PURITAN
23. Spanish cardinal : SEIS
25. Fall sensation : NIP
27. Activity studied in onomastics : NAMING
28. Currently playing : ONNOW
30. Brandy or whiskey : AQUAVITAE
32. What a monkey may see or hear : NOEVIL
34. "Groundhog Day" director : RAMIS
35. Groups of three : TRINES
37. Nuclear ___ : WINTER
40. Discharge : EGEST
42. Season finale? : SERIES
44. Electrical room device : WATTMETER
48. Probed : DUGAT
49. Not likely to judge : AMORAL
50. First of 50: Abbr. : DEL
52. Jennifer of the BBC production "Pride and Prejudice" : EHLE
53. Capitol Hill sight : ROTUNDA
55. Young hunk, say : FOX
57. Cyrillic letter between kha and che : TSE
58. Desert mount : ARAB
59. Union in 1999 news : EXXONMOBIL
62. Kind of tower : CELL
63. Modify an order? : REORGANIZE
64. Forum being : ESSE
65. Is clearly #1 : DOMINATES
1. Dean of the Truman cabinet : ACHESON
2. "That would be bad!" : IHOPENOT
3. Legal tender? : RETAINER
4. Chewable Mideast stimulant : QAT
5. Hexagon on a map : UTAH
6. 13th-century empire founder : OSMAN
7. Muse of comedy : THALIA
8. Smoked delicacy : EEL
9. Slip through the cracks : SEEP
10. Elvis Costello's debut album : MYAIMISTRUE
11. Tacky yellow thing : POSTIT
12. Kazakhstan's capital : ASTANA
13. Not much, colorwise : ATINGE
15. Great swells : TSUNAMIS
22. Showing severe erosion, maybe : RAVINED
24. Coin featuring a hammer and sickle : SOVIETRUBLE
26. What may follow "NO" : PQR
29. Lead pilot's support : WINGMAN
31. A.F.L.-C.I.O. affiliate : UAW
33. First African-American golfer to play in the Masters : LEEELDER
36. Retired boomer : SST
38. Like some old gaming consoles : EIGHTBIT
39. Not reduced or enlarged : REALSIZE
41. "Better Off ___" (former ABC sitcom) : TED
43. Politico Michael and others : STEELES
44. Decorated pilot : WARACE
45. Ovid opus : AMORES
46. Wrecks : TOTALS
47. 1990s party name : REFORM
51. Sound of silence? : LONGI
54. Reduced drastically : AXED
56. Cyclops, e.g., in comic books : XMAN
60. Unhelpful noughts-and-crosses line : XOO
61. ___ mission : ONA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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