New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Author: Gene Newman
Editor: Will Shortz
Gene Newman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: We last saw this theme nine years ago. It's interesting to compare the clues.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. June honoree : DAD
4. Mythical archer : CUPID
9. Bon Ami competitor : COMET
14. Notre Dame coach Parseghian : ARA
15. Illusory pictures : OPART
16. Licorice flavorer : ANISE
17. Confession in a confessional : SIN
18. Standards : NORMS
19. Reasons to call an exterminator : PESTS
20. Home that usually has a tile roof : HACIENDA
22. Fighting ___ (Notre Dame team) : IRISH
23. Other side : ENEMY
24. High-stepping horse : PRANCER
26. Uncommon: Sp. : RARO
27. Professorship : CHAIR
30. Western tribe : UTE
31. Kind of music not known for its beat : NEWAGE
33. Old-time actress Normand : MABEL
35. Figure associated with eight answers in this puzzle : SAINTNICHOLAS
38. Two ... two ... two mints in one : CERTS
39. Sparkles : GLEAMS
40. Former Mideast inits. : UAR
41. Loamy soil : LOESS
42. Fusses : ADOS
46. Flash: Ger. : BLITZEN
49. Commercial prefix meaning "thrifty" : ECONO
50. Like some college walls : IVIED
51. Pale, light lager beer : PILSENER
54. Bank department : LOANS
55. Office missives : MEMOS
56. Annual hoops event, for short : NIT
57. Fjord, e.g. : INLET
58. Swap : TRADE
59. Tokyo, once : EDO
60. Part of many a college application : ESSAY
61. Sexually attractive woman : VIXEN
62. Battle of Britain victor, for short : RAF
1. 100-meter competitor, e.g. : DASHER
2. Actress Grande : ARIANA
3. Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers : DANCER
4. New York's ___ Island : CONEY
5. Well versed in : UPON
6. Western buddy : PARD
7. "___ la Douce" (Billy Wilder film) : IRMA
8. Sot's peril : DTS
9. "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" director : CAPRA
10. ___ a million : ONEIN
11. Havana beauty, maybe : MISSCUBA
12. Art lovers : ESTHETES
13. French possessive : TES
21. "Good as done" : IMONIT
22. Sale tag abbr. : IRR
24. Fragments : PIECES
25. Reunion attendee, maybe: Abbr. : REL
27. 100 pounds: Abbr. : CWT
28. "Be right with you ..." : HANGON
29. Quick on one's feet : AGILE
32. U.S.N.A. grad: Abbr. : ENS
33. May honoree : MOM
34. ___-Lorraine : ALSACE
35. Fish-eating creatures : SEALIONS
36. Airport sign : ARRIVALS
37. Is down with : HAS
38. Chicago major-leaguer : CUB
41. Headed : LED
43. ___ Pass : DONNER
44. Iroquois tribe : ONEIDA
45. Somewhat : SORTOF
47. Athlete's foot, e.g. : TINEA
48. Lively : ZESTY
49. Ruhr city : ESSEN
51. Persian fairy : PERI
52. Motion picture format : IMAX
53. Ore deposit : LODE
54. "The check is in the mail," maybe : LIE
55. "Unplugged" network : MTV

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