New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQVWXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,366
Across Down
1. Remain : LAST
5. Feeling down : BLUE
9. See 47-Down : DROP
13. ___ Anderson, Super Bowl XXV M.V.P. : OTTIS
15. Kentucky senator Paul : RAND
16. 15-Across and allies: Abbr. : REPS
17. Start of an old Army recruiting line : BEALL
18. "After the maid cleans out the ___ ___ going to polish the fireplace doors" : ASHESSHES
20. Zombies might be on it : BARTAB
22. Org. for 9-Down : AMA
23. Caste member : ANT
24. "The note accompanying the ___ ___ that all money should go to charity" : ESTATESSTATES
28. Relax : REST
29. Sorority letters : TAUS
30. Take ___ (lose one) : AHIT
33. Accept a contract : SIGN
34. Long-legged waders : EGRETS
36. "The reporter heard the New York ___ ___ his coach" : ISLANDERSLANDER
41. "___ Nacht" (Christmas carol) : STILLE
42. One-quarter of "Whose woods these are I think I know" : IAMB
43. Club for knights : MACE
44. Latin 101 verb : ESSE
45. Alone, on the stage : SOLA
49. "At the organic market, the price of ___ ___ from moderate to ridiculous" : ORANGESRANGES
53. Penny collector : JAR
55. John, to Paul, George or Ringo : LOO
56. Young salmon : SMOLTS
57. "The teacher found that ___ ___-a-longs helped her pupils remember their ABCs" : USINGSING
61. Rocky ridge : ARETE
62. Tex-Mex fare : TACO
63. "___ that cute?!" : ISNT
64. "___ to you!" : HERES
65. Whizzed : SPED
66. Hwys. : RTES
67. Lith. and Lat., once : SSRS
1. Tennis player, at times : LOBBER
2. Loose : ATEASE
3. Turns over, as an engine : STARTS
4. Fight with : TILTAT
5. Part of a two-piece suit? : BRA
6. ___ Cruces : LAS
7. Doffs one's lid : UNHATS
8. Plant swelling : EDEMA
9. Members of the 22-Across : DRS
10. Went over again : REHASHED
11. Welcoming customers : OPEN
12. "Hey there!" : PSST
14. Blind component : SLAT
19. Rode the pine : SAT
21. Happen : BETIDE
25. Graybearded sort : SAGE
26. Stirring time? : SUNRISE
27. Make : EARN
31. Suffix with magnet : ITE
32. Old Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
33. Weekly NBC staple, for short : SNL
34. Glue brand : ELMERS
35. Flap one's gums : GAB
36. Suffix with magnet : ISM
37. End of the line, say: Abbr. : STA
38. Center of Good & Plenty candy : LICORICE
39. Tiger, e.g., informally : ALER
40. Lip : SASS
44. Self-promoter : EGOIST
45. Sounds from barracks, maybe : SNORES
46. Lascivious lookers : OGLERS
47. With 9-Across, post office mail slot ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : LETTER
48. Evaluate : ASSESS
50. Class with many functions: Abbr. : ALG
51. Response to a general question? : NOSIR
52. Asian nanny : AMAH
53. Sticks (out) : JUTS
54. P.D.Q. : ASAP
58. Bobblehead movement : NOD
59. Houston-to-Chicago dir. : NNE
60. Some muscle cars : GTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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