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New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 2013

Author: Michael Ashley
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Ashley
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVWY} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,111
Across Down
1. Help for someone just browsing? : FIREFOX
8. 1-Across source : MOZILLA
15. Raving : ONARANT
16. Buds : CRONIES
17. Stimulant : EXCITER
18. "The Consul" composer : MENOTTI
19. What a screen may block : SKEETER
21. Submitted : SENTIN
22. Noggins : DOMES
24. Mouth filler : SILT
25. Zulu's counterpart : ALFA
29. "___ Arizona Skies" (early John Wayne film) : NEATH
31. Giveaway : TELL
33. Stimulate : GOOSE
35. Shadows : GLOOM
37. Creature whose genus name and English name are the same : BOA
38. Dare to put in one's two cents : HAZARDANOPINION
41. Tool shed tool : ADZ
42. Flip : GOMAD
43. Clipped : TERSE
44. Number of strings on a Spanish guitar : SEIS
46. Tourney round : SEMIS
48. Some homages : ODES
49. Bush whackers? : DEMS
51. Actress Berger : SENTA
53. Not strictly adhering to tempo : RUBATO
55. Part of an ice pack? : SLEDDOG
59. Simian : APELIKE
61. Series begun in 2007 : IPHONES
63. Bet everything : GOALLIN
64. Midday appointments : NOONERS
65. Like some director's cuts : UNRATED
66. Wraps : ENCASES
1. Goliath, e.g. : FOE
2. "Suicide Blonde" band : INXS
3. Torment : RACK
4. ___ Railroad, 1832-1960 : ERIE
5. Like a lot? : FATED
6. Shipping weight : ONETON
7. They might include BMX and wakeboarding, informally : XTREMEGAMES
8. Year "Tosca" premiered : MCM
9. Sources of iron and manganese : ORES
10. Defensive strategies : ZONES
11. Part of a plot : INONIT
12. Source of a secret, in a phrase : LITTLEBIRD
13. Triple-platinum Gloria Estefan album with "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" : LETITLOOSE
14. Alphabet book phrase : ASIN
20. Spies often don't use them : REALNAMES
23. Queued : STOODINLINE
25. Eastern generals : AGHAS
26. Stockpiled : LOADEDUPON
27. Orange children's character : FOZZIEBEAR
28. Actor Butterfield of "Hugo" : ASA
30. Fielder's challenge : HOP
32. Pool parts : LANES
34. Bit of work : ERG
36. Alma mater for McDonnell and Douglas of McDonnell Douglas : MIT
39. Bashes : DOS
40. Prefix with realism : NEO
45. Part of an "@" symbol : SMALLA
47. Board : STEPON
50. Supporting post : STILT
52. Temporarily formed : ADHOC
53. ___ Bolognese : RAGU
54. Sooner alternative : OKIE
56. Spanish title : DONA
57. "Your" alternative : ONES
58. "Days of Heaven" co-star, 1978 : GERE
60. Wideout, in football : END
62. Stovetop sound : SSS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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