New York Times, Saturday, November 5, 2011

Author: Kurt Mueller
Editor: Will Shortz
Kurt Mueller
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mueller. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. First name in eroticism : ANAIS
6. Confab : GAB
9. Queen ___ (Maryland county) : ANNES
14. Relative of a bobolink : BALTIMOREORIOLE
17. Friendly : ONFAMILIARTERMS
18. Minor despot : WARLORD
19. It has a crosspiece for a head : TBOLT
20. One in a Biergarten? : EIN
21. Title role for Omar Sharif or Benicio Del Toro : CHE
23. "Ulysses" star, 1967 : OSHEA
26. Like some outlets : ACDC
28. One is often said to be dead : FAINT
30. Not notched : EVEN
31. Plays with masks : NOH
32. Gets out in the open : AIRS
33. Current event around Christmas? : ELNINO
35. With 39-Across, street fair fare : GRILLED
37. 19th dynasty's founder : RAMSESI
38. Take : ENTAIL
39. See 35-Across : CORN
40. Composition of some stars : TIN
41. Symposium offering: Abbr. : LECT
42. Commuter's annoyance : DELAY
44. Popular tech news site : CNET
45. Massachusetts town near the New Hampshire border : ATHOL
47. Like some survey boxes : XED
48. 1970s radical grp. : SLA
49. Frittata alternative : CREPE
51. Options for building torpedoes : SALAMIS
55. 1930 Laurel and Hardy film : ANOTHERFINEMESS
58. What a lessee often gets back less of : SECURITYDEPOSIT
59. Gives a "Yoo-hoo!" on Facebook : POKES
60. Vous, over the Rhine : SIE
61. Part of a beehive : TRESS
1. "Take ___" (1994 Madonna hit) : ABOW
2. Family nickname : NANA
3. Creator of much suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
4. Biased, in a way : ITALIC
5. Kinsman of Jesus : SIMON
6. Visa offering : GOLDCARD
7. Man's name that spells another man's name backward : ARI
8. Like losers : BEATEN
9. Half of a sci-fi name : ARTOO
10. TV producer's concern : NIELSENS
11. 1960s-'70s foe : NORTHVIETNAMESE
12. Wahoo, for one : ELM
13. 22-Down, in Dijon : SES
15. It was last inhabited in 2000 : MIR
16. 15-Down went around one : ORB
22. Matching pair designation : HIS
24. Wee: Var. : EENSIE
25. Apply chrism to : ANOINT
26. Tony's boss on "Who's the Boss?" : ANGELA
27. Armstrong blew it : CORNET
28. Specialty : FIELD
29. Obviously not happy : TEARY
32. KO connection maker : ALI
34. KO connection? : LMN
36. 2004-06 Haitian P.M. : LATORTUE
37. Shoulder holder : ROADSIDE
39. French key : CLE
43. Wields : EXERTS
44. Hullabaloo : CLAMOR
46. Glassware ovens : LEHRS
48. Was quiescent : SLEPT
50. Bank of China Tower designer : PEI
52. The 4th of November? : ANE
53. Sister of Nephthys : ISIS
54. Former high fliers : SSTS
55. Possible cause of paralysis : ASP
56. Liberal leader? : NEO
57. Memo opener : FYI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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