New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,045
Across Down
1. Prefix with distant : EQUI
5. Ticks off : STEAMS
11. Good deal : LOT
14. Be in a pet : SULK
15. Meriadoc the Magnificent, for one : HOBBIT
16. Gardner of Hollywood : AVA
17. Star of 11-/40-Down : PETEROTOOLE
19. Ski application : WAX
20. "___ Lips Are Sealed" (1981 Go-Go's hit) : OUR
21. Last of a loaf : HEEL
22. It helps hold glasses : EAR
24. Serta rival : SEALY
26. Director of 11-/40-Down : DAVIDLEAN
31. Take on : ASSUME
33. Armand of "Private Benjamin" : ASSANTE
34. Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria : VESSELS
37. Surgery souvenir : SCAR
38. Pavement caution : SLO
41. Gather, with difficulty : SCAREUP
43. Last bit : END
44. LP player : HIFI
46. "The Hunger Games" participants : HUNTERS
48. Adolescents' support group : ALATEEN
50. It might be off the wall : DOUBLE
54. Setting of 11-/40-Down : WORLDWARI
57. Woody Allen title character : ZELIG
58. Louisville's Muhammad ___ Center : ALI
59. Sicilian city : ENNA
61. Place to play the ponies, for short : OTB
62. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away" speaker : JOB
64. Award for 11-/40-Down : BESTPICTURE
68. "32 Flavors" singer DiFranco : ANI
69. Alter, in a way : LETOUT
70. Kind of fee : USER
71. ___ culpa : MEA
72. Explodes : ERUPTS
73. Sample : TEST
1. Mexican partner : ESPOSA
2. Tech support may have long ones : QUEUES
3. Extremists : ULTRAS
4. Presidential nickname : IKE
5. It has a silent tongue : SHOE
6. Carried : TOTED
7. African virus : EBOLA
8. Blood-typing system : ABO
9. Bucks, on a scoreboard : MIL
10. Mounts : STEEDS
11. With 40-Down, film that opened on 12/16/1962 : LAWRENCE
12. Lab eggs : OVA
13. Overburden : TAX
18. Near and dear, say : RHYMES
23. Pitiful interjection : ALAS
25. Candy heart word : LUV
27. Garage employee : VALET
28. Dispensed : ISSUED
29. ___ all-time high : ATAN
30. Square figure : NERD
32. Spurn : ESCHEW
35. Hot spot : SAUNA
36. Sea eagle : ERN
38. Creator of Eliza Doolittle : SHAW
39. "___ & Stitch" (Disney film) : LILO
40. See 11-Down : OFARABIA
42. Antidepressant brand : PROZAC
45. "___ be O.K." : ITLL
47. Drag into court : SUE
49. Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
51. It has buttons on the left : BLOUSE
52. Petrol measures : LITRES
53. Ninth-century Anglo-Saxon king : EGBERT
55. Apply another layer of asphalt to : RETOP
56. Suggestions : INPUT
60. Small complaints : NITS
62. Flashy two-point basket : JAM
63. Derivative with respect to "x" in f(x) = x + 10 : ONE
65. "Lo, How a Rose ___ Blooming" (old hymn) : EER
66. Grimson of the N.H.L. : STU
67. Boy king of antiquity : TUT

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

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