New York Times, Monday, December 24, 2012

Author: Michael Sharp
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Sharp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,057
Across Down
1. Irish girls : LASSES
7. Yacht, e.g. : BOAT
11. Thérèse, for one: Abbr. : STE
14. The ___ State (New York) : EMPIRE
15. Roof extension : EAVE
16. Rite ___ (drugstore) : AID
17. Yesterday's joe : STALECOFFEE
19. 33 1/3 r.p.m. discs : LPS
20. Cocktail with an umbrella : MAITAI
21. Popular PBS pledge drive giveaway : TOTE
22. Quick punches : JABS
24. Scouring pad material : STEELWOOL
28. Enthusiastic response to "Who wants cookies?" : IDO
29. Banned insecticide : DDT
31. Credits over newspaper stories : BYLINES
32. Cake: Fr. : GATEAU
34. Regions : AREAS
35. Bonus for showing panache : STYLEPOINTS
38. Not a dry eye in the ___ : HOUSE
39. Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
42. Protections for inventors : PATENTS
45. They're worth half of TDs : FGS
46. Floor cover : RUG
47. What Jackie Robinson did, famously, in the first game of the 1955 World Series : STOLEHOME
49. Feeling, slangily : VIBE
50. Concert stage equipment : AMPS
51. Had an in-flight wedding? : ELOPED
54. Captain's journal : LOG
55. Informant : STOOLPIGEON
60. East Lansing sch. : MSU
61. Unfreeze : THAW
62. Savanna grazers : ELANDS
63. RR stop : STN
64. Big laughs : YUKS
65. Snapple rival : NESTEA
1. "___ Misérables" : LES
2. Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
3. Automated in-box cloggers : SPAMBOTS
4. Fictional weaver ___ Marner : SILAS
5. "... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
6. Splinter group : SECT
7. Prove suitable for : BEFIT
8. Galoot : OAF
9. "___ Maria" : AVE
10. Golf ball raiser : TEE
11. Swinging-door establishment : SALOON
12. Walk very, very quietly : TIPTOE
13. 1950s Ford duds : EDSELS
18. Brewing oven : OAST
21. Dances à la Chubby Checker, say : TWISTS
22. Lively Irish dance : JIG
23. Nabokov novel : ADA
25. Spain's longest river : EBRO
26. Scrutinizing : EYEING
27. South American plains : LLANOS
29. The beginning : DAYONE
30. Minnesota city that shares a harbor with Superior, Wis. : DULUTH
33. Barrymore and Kennedy : ETHELS
34. Galoot : APE
36. Place to fill up in Canada : ESSO
37. Loudly critical : STRIDENT
40. Massage : RUB
41. Ice, Iron or Bronze follower : AGE
42. Source of "The Lord is my shepherd ..." : PSALMS
43. No more than : ATMOST
44. 1986 Tom Cruise blockbuster : TOPGUN
45. Tumbled : FELL
48. Cat calls : MEOWS
49. "What happens in ___ ..." : VEGAS
52. Tournament that takes all comers : OPEN
53. Heap : PILE
55. Filthy digs : STY
56. Wed. follower : THU
57. Acorn bearer : OAK
58. Keats dedicated one to a nightingale : ODE
59. Secretive org. : NSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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