New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Author: Louis Zulli
Editor: Will Shortz
Louis Zulli
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Zulli. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Roommate, informally : COHAB
6. Parade honoree, perhaps : HERO
10. Brewer's need : MALT
14. Big name in handbags : PRADA
15. Withdrawn apple spray : ALAR
16. James who won a posthumous Pulitzer : AGEE
17. Gift to an outgoing member of Congress? : LAMEDUCKPRESENT
20. Hanukkah pancakes : LATKES
21. Billing cycle, often : MONTH
22. The University of the South, familiarly : SEWANEE
25. Em, to Dorothy : AUNTIE
26. Y sporter : ELI
27. Rancher's land : SPREAD
30. Camera type, for short : SLR
31. Plant anew : RESOW
33. Like some elephants : ASIAN
36. Dialect coach's slogan? : ACCENTSHAPPEN
41. Tot's wheels : TRIKE
42. "The usual," say : ORDER
44. A Bush : JEB
47. Carl Sagan book : COSMOS
50. "Michael Collins" org. : IRA
51. Too firm, perhaps : UNRIPE
54. Modern crime, briefly ... or a hint to 17-, 36- and 59-Across : IDTHEFT
56. Computer screen lineup : ICONS
57. He "was here" : KILROY
59. European gin mill? : CONTINENTALDIVE
64. Romain de Tirtoff's alias : ERTE
65. Hence : ERGO
66. Hale who won three U.S. Opens : IRWIN
67. Nostradamus, e.g. : SEER
68. Small songster : WREN
69. Spoke sweet nothings : COOED
1. Radar's rank on "M*A*S*H": Abbr. : CPL
2. "... Mac ___ PC?" : ORA
3. Cured fare : HAM
4. Miss Quested of "A Passage to India" : ADELA
5. "You shouldn't have said that!" : BADANSWER
6. Cyber-nuisance : HACKER
7. Sommer on screen : ELKE
8. Speaks ill of : RAPS
9. Notable #4 on the ice : ORR
10. Grand Lodge member : MASON
11. Most major-leaguers have them : AGENTS
12. Campbell's variety : LENTIL
13. Restrain, in a way : TETHER
18. Sun Bowl Stadium sch. : UTEP
19. Grounded avian : EMU
22. Sun. talk : SER
23. Zeno's home : ELEA
24. Cheesehead's state: Abbr. : WISC
25. 1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
28. Moves carefully : EASES
29. Mountain ___ : ASH
32. Leaf-turning time: Abbr. : OCT
34. Pontifical : APOSTOLIC
35. D.C.-based media giant : NPR
37. Riviera city : NICE
38. Bout ender, briefly : TKO
39. Pop singer Brickell : EDIE
40. Soft ball material : NERF
43. Wharf pest : RAT
44. Breakfast offerings : JUICES
45. Shout at a concert : ENCORE
46. Literary family name : BRONTE
48. Poet who wrote "They also serve who only stand and wait" : MILTON
49. Wroclaw's river, to Poles : ODRA
52. The "I" of ICBM : INTER
53. Tire letters : PSI
55. Prefix with foil or phobia : HYDRO
57. Deborah of "Tea and Sympathy" : KERR
58. "Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
60. Just out : NEW
61. 1945 battle site, briefly : IWO
62. Go head to head : VIE
63. What this is, fittingly : END

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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