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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 2012

Author: Ashton Anderson
Editor: Will Shortz
Ashton Anderson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 23,061
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1. Opinion add-on : JUSTSAYIN
10. It can go from liquid to frozen : ASSET
15. Taqueria treat : ENCHILADA
16. Critter with humanlike fingerprints : KOALA
17. Natalie Portman's birthplace : JERUSALEM
18. It gets a chick's attention : CLUCK
19. Where R.F.K. and his brother Teddy went to law school : UVA
20. 10/15, e.g. : IDES
22. Really long : ACHE
23. Trendsetting : NEWWAVE
27. Steps on a scale : DEGREES
29. Intertangle : ENLACE
30. Sabre ou pistolet : ARME
31. Square for a roll : PAT
32. With 46-Down, a bit below so-so : NOT
33. Flipping out : GOINGAPE
35. Opening pitch : SPIEL
38. Many an ascot wearer : FOP
39. It's a gas : XENON
40. One coming from Mars? : CANDYBAR
42. Apt rhyme for 26-Down : PET
43. Letters for a princess : HRH
44. Cry that's often sung : TADA
45. Complimentary : GRATIS
49. Unworldliness : NAIVETE
51. Flimflam : FASTONE
52. "... ___ can't get up!" : ANDI
53. "A failure of imagination," per Graham Greene : HATE
55. Part of 10/15: Abbr. : OCT
56. Factor in a beauty contest : POISE
58. Wowed basketball announcer's cry : WHATASHOT
62. Old car with ignition trouble? : PINTO
63. Spitfire landing locale : AERODROME
64. "Pale Blue Dot" author : SAGAN
65. Snide reply to being given a chore : YESMASTER
1. Dull : JEJUNE
2. Like bars that are often near horses : UNEVEN
3. Impenetrable script : SCRAWL
4. Night to watch "The Office": Abbr. : THU
5. Family moniker : SIS
6. Like : ALA
7. Clinton, Bush or Cheney : YALIE
8. Like many perps in lineups : IDED
9. Try to impress by association : NAMEDROP
10. Dog show org. : AKC
11. Like panels on some racecars : SOLAR
12. It's handled on the range : SAUCEPAN
13. Tightwad : ELCHEAPO
14. Chills briefly : TAKESTEN
21. Pro beginner? : SEMI
24. Dropped off : WANED
25. Assistant : ACOLYTE
26. Cur curer : VET
28. Most Atari-playing kids : GENXERS
30. Ancient meeting place : AGORA
34. Intimate : GETAT
35. Brandy alternative : SCHNAPPS
36. Theme of "The Tell-Tale Heart" : PARANOIA
37. Holed up : INHIDING
38. Hard-to-block jumper, in hoops : FADEAWAY
41. Smallish room : BATH
42. Grp. interested in long drives : PGA
46. See 32-Across : TOOHOT
47. Form 1040 info : INCOME
48. Certain volleyball player : SETTER
50. Prospect : VISTA
51. Quaker makers? : FEARS
54. Quaker pronoun : THEE
57. Long time : EON
59. Twain boy : TOM
60. Listerine bottle abbr. : ADA
61. Educ. higher-ups? : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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