New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Author: Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry Franklin
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Sara Kaplan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Franklin. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Kaplan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Sound out the first syllable of each of the six(!) long theme answers.
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,114
Across Down
1. Some Lawrence Welk music : POLKA
6. Fishhook part : BARB
10. Rating for many a sitcom : TVPG
14. V. S. Naipaul's "___ in the River" : ABEND
15. Broken-heart symptom : ACHE
16. Slippery like a fish : EELY
17. Cracker spreads : PATES
18. Construction on the Colorado River : HOOVERDAM
20. French girlfriend : AMIE
21. Put on the radio : AIR
22. Brockovich and others : ERINS
23. DNA modelers : WATSONANDCRICK
27. Planted : SOWN
28. Lacto-___ vegetarian : OVO
29. Sainted king who inspired a carol : WENCESLAUS
33. "American Idol" winner ___ Allen : KRIS
37. Furry allies of Luke Skywalker : EWOKS
38. Org. with a staff of auditors : IRS
39. Blazing : FIERY
40. Morning moistures : DEWS
41. Lycanthropes : WEREWOLVES
43. ___ Jima : IWO
44. Yours, in Tours : ATOI
45. Publicly funded residential complex : HOUSINGPROJECT
52. Somewhat, informally : SORTA
53. "Tasty!" : YUM
54. Man ___ (racehorse) : OWAR
55. Lawman at the O.K. Corral : WYATTEARP
58. ___ Vista (part of Disney) : BUENA
59. Old one, in Austria : ALTE
60. Each, pricewise : APOP
61. The Jetsons' boy : ELROY
62. Molson or Michelob : BEER
63. "___-daisy!" : UPSY
64. Thumbs-up responses : YESES
1. Elongated fruit from a tree : PAPAW
2. 44th president : OBAMA
3. Phrase sung three times in a row in a holiday song : LETITSNOW
4. Shin coverers : KNEESOCKS
5. Commercials : ADS
6. Coastal Brazilian state : BAHIA
7. Oak nut : ACORN
8. Letter after pi : RHO
9. Pepsi or O.J. : BEV
10. Country singer Gibbs : TERRI
11. Pertaining to Hindu scriptures : VEDIC
12. Pirate ship feature : PLANK
13. School areas with high ceilings : GYMS
19. Architect Saarinen : EERO
21. St. ___ (London neighborhood) : ANNS
24. Has a negative net worth : OWES
25. Put out, as a flame : DOUSE
26. Rite Aid competitor : CVS
29. Tie the knot : WED
30. Lamb raiser : EWE
31. Rest atop : LIEON
32. Flight board abbr. : ARR
33. 1,000 watt-seconds : KILOJOULE
34. Ones quoted on Rotten Tomatoes : REVIEWERS
35. Anger : IRE
36. Method: Abbr. : SYS
39. Pic : FOTO
41. Conflict for which "Over There" was written: Abbr. : WWI
42. Toasty : WARM
43. "The hour ___ hand" : ISAT
45. Card game rules expert : HOYLE
46. Speechify : ORATE
47. Out-and-out : UTTER
48. Greek sandwiches : GYROS
49. Litter member : PUPPY
50. Birchbark, e.g. : CANOE
51. Places for dental tools : TRAYS
52. Deck washer : SWAB
56. Mer contents : EAU
57. iPad user's purchase : APP
58. Ottoman nabob : BEY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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