New York Times, Monday, February 18, 2013

Author: Jeffrey Harris
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeffrey Harris
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQVY} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Harris. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Thin opening : SLIT
5. Economist Smith who coined the term "invisible hand" : ADAM
9. Planet's path : ORBIT
14. Biblical ark builder : NOAH
15. "The ___ Ranger" : LONE
16. "Alfie" star Michael : CAINE
17. Zenith : ACME
18. Stringed instrument for a madrigal : LUTE
19. Kind of steak : TBONE
20. Home of the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil : GOBBLERSKNOB
23. Carry with effort : LUG
24. Drowsiness-inducing drug : OPIATE
28. Simply adorable : CUTEASABUTTON
32. "Oh, man!" : JEEZ
33. Zoo enclosures : CAGES
34. Maximum number of terms for a U.S. president : TWO
35. Hoedown females : GALS
36. High-pitched warble : TRILL
37. Speaker's stand : DAIS
38. Fitting : APT
39. Green with the 2010 hit "Forget You" : CEELO
40. Shiites or Sunnis : SECT
41. Underhanded commercial ploy : BAITANDSWITCH
44. Los Angeles district near Sherman Oaks : ENCINO
45. China's Chairman ___ : MAO
46. Set of people receiving a placebo, perhaps ... or what the ends of 20-, 28- and 41-Across belong to? : CONTROLGROUP
53. Lessen : ABATE
56. Dubuque's state : IOWA
57. In addition : ALSO
58. Arctic or Antarctic : POLAR
59. Singsongy cadence : LILT
60. Like games that head into overtime : TIED
61. Ones at the top of the corporate ladder : EXECS
62. "What ___ is new?" : ELSE
63. Concludes : ENDS
1. Get caught on something : SNAG
2. Plumb crazy : LOCO
3. Poetic foot : IAMB
4. Low spirits, as experienced by St. Louis's hockey team? : THEBLUES
5. State without proof : ALLEGE
6. Gloomy : DOUR
7. Kitchen pests : ANTS
8. Timid : MEEK
9. Sea creature with suckers : OCTOPUS
10. See 43-Down : RABBIT
11. Who's Who entry, briefly : BIO
12. Quaint lodging : INN
13. Golf peg : TEE
21. Skating jump : LUTZ
22. ___ Peace Prize : NOBEL
25. Add to an e-mail, as a file : ATTACH
26. "Specifically ..." : TOWIT
27. Deputy sheriff in "The Dukes of Hazzard" : ENOS
28. Boston N.B.A.'er : CELTIC
29. Like wealthy landowners : ACRED
30. Goes to sea : SAILS
31. Shining : AGLOW
32. Tokyo's home : JAPAN
35. Kaplan of "Welcome Back, Kotter" : GABE
36. Mortise's partner, in carpentry : TENON
37. Put ornaments on : DECORATE
39. Ones paddling down a river, say : CANOERS
40. Male deer : STAG
42. Breath mint brand : TICTAC
43. The White 10-Down's cry in "Alice in Wonderland" : IMLATE
47. Scrabble piece : TILE
48. Agitate : ROIL
49. Big-eyed birds : OWLS
50. Actress Lena : OLIN
51. Like thrift store merchandise : USED
52. Pea holders : PODS
53. Gorilla : APE
54. Emulate Muhammad Ali : BOX
55. Brewery product : ALE

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

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