New York Times, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Author: George Fitzgerald and Nancy Salomon
Editor: Will Shortz
George Fitzgerald
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Nancy Salomon
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fitzgerald. This is puzzle # 186 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Automaker with the slogan "Born from jets" : SAAB
5. Wee hour : TWO
8. Fazes : DAUNTS
14. Israel's first representative to the United Nations : ABBAEBAN
16. Far from klutzy : ADROIT
17. Nonsensical syllables, maybe : BABYTALK
18. They may be followed by trains : BRIDES
19. French place of learning : ECOLE
20. Reynolds who sang "Tammy" : DEBBIE
22. Bris or baptism : RITE
23. Unbeatable hand : ROYALFLUSH
27. Part of a 23-Across : ACE
29. Find a tenant for : LET
30. Educ. supporter : PTA
31. Elite military group : NAVYSEALS
35. Phaser setting : STUN
36. Like the Capitol : DOMED
37. Wee, to Burns : SMA
38. Revealing beachwear : THONG
39. So-called "albatross" : ONUS
40. Sport for high jumpers? : SKYDIVING
42. Some appliances : GES
43. Bestow, to Burns : GIE
44. Arctic explorer John : RAE
45. Some Caribbean percussion : STEELDRUMS
49. Superboy's sweetie : LANA
53. Nap in Nogales : SIESTA
54. Madison Ave. figure : ADREP
55. Sicilian smoker : MTETNA
58. Something to sing ... or a hint to 17-, 23-, 31-, 40- and 45-Across's starts : THEBLUES
60. For mature audiences, say : RATEDR
61. Like some compact discs : ERASABLE
62. Jeans measure : INSEAM
63. On Soc. Sec., often : RET
64. Methods : WAYS
1. Something that may be rattled : SABER
2. Early adders : ABACI
3. Prior's superior : ABBOT
4. Flavorings for some stews : BAYLEAVES
5. Not yet filled: Abbr. : TBA
6. Well-hidden fellow of children's books : WALDO
7. Well-pitched : ONKEY
8. Acts the dilettante : DABBLES
9. Floating aimlessly : ADRIFT
10. Archangel of the Apocrypha : URIEL
11. Signal approval : NOD
12. Reason for a 10th inning : TIE
13. Luke, John and others: Abbr. : STS
15. Season after printemps : ETE
21. Many a love song : BALLAD
23. Object in court : RES
24. Sinclair who wrote "The Jungle" : UPTON
25. Smarted : STUNG
26. Pal around (with) : HANG
28. Charisse of "Silk Stockings" : CYD
31. Large combo : NONET
32. Tickle the funny bone : AMUSE
33. Glacial ridges : ESKERS
34. With 56-Down, "The Joy Luck Club" author : AMY
35. Statute that protects journalists' sources : SHIELDLAW
36. Follows persistently : DOGS
38. Dam agcy. : TVA
40. Pistol, for one : SIDEARM
41. Form letters? : IRS
43. Baum's good witch : GLINDA
46. Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
47. Out-and-out : UTTER
48. 1984 Olympic slalom champ Phil : MAHRE
50. Resort isle near Curaçao : ARUBA
51. Hockey great Cam : NEELY
52. Some recesses : APSES
54. Crunch targets : ABS
55. CAT scan alternative : MRI
56. See 34-Down : TAN
57. Sci-fi figures : ETS
59. Do lunch : EAT

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