New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 2013

Author: Gareth Bain
Editor: Will Shortz
Gareth Bain
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Bain. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,097
Across Down
1. HanesBrands brand : PLAYTEX
8. Exercise in a pool : DOLAPS
14. General goal? : VICTORY
15. Tribe whose name means "those with many tattoos" : ARAPAHO
17. Feeler, of sorts : TENDRIL
18. Title under which "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" originally charted, in 1952 : WIMOWEH
19. Name for the T. rex at Chicago's Field Museum : SUE
20. 23-Across's target reader : TEEN
22. Chaps : FELLAS
23. Bygone 20-Across fashion magazine : COSMOGIRL
25. Musical intensifier : ASSAI
28. Mythical predator of elephants : ROC
29. Numerical prefix : OCTA
33. Stations : STOPS
34. Highway sections : STRETCHES
36. Skating gold medalist of 1928, 1932 and 1936 : HENIE
37. Figure in a beret : CHE
38. ___ Derby, annual sporting event since 1866 : IRISH
39. Grub sellers : BAITSHOPS
41. ___ Park : MENLO
42. Geneva-based org. encouraging healthy living : YMCA
43. One of 100 in un siglo : ANO
44. Word appearing 39 times in the King James Version of Matthew 1 : BEGAT
45. Composure : LEVELHEAD
49. Genre of the double-platinum box set "Songs of Freedom" : REGGAE
52. One going to court? : EARL
53. Utmost : NTH
56. Post, e.g. : AVIATOR
58. Napping : UNAWARE
60. Job-like : PATIENT
61. City where Jonah preached : NINEVEH
62. Cote d'Azur town : CANNES
63. Nightwear : TEDDIES
1. E-1s and E-2s, in the Army: Abbr. : PVTS
2. Place : LIEU
3. High-school spots? : ACNE
4. Financial statement abbr. : YTD
5. They bite but don't have teeth : TORTOISES
6. Great Lakes natives : ERIES
7. Upward-flowing plant vessels : XYLEM
8. Black bird : DAW
9. Pore, e.g. : ORIFICE
10. Popular Debussy piece : LAMER
11. Fictional boxer a k a The Count of Monte Fisto : APOLLOCREED
12. Machine part connecting to a gearwheel : PAWL
13. New York Jets home from 1964 to 1983 : SHEA
16. Quizzical cries : OHS
21. Top of the charts? : NORTHPOLE
23. Amount of appreciation, maybe : CAPITALGAIN
24. Is piercing : GORES
25. "Shampoo" director : ASHBY
26. Tick off : STEAM
27. Sega mascot : SONIC
30. "I ___" : CHING
31. Unit of magnetic flux density : TESLA
32. Have ___ at : ASHOT
34. Latte go-with : SCONE
35. Hip-hop producer for Jay-Z, LL Cool J and Missy Elliott : TIMBALAND
40. "Try it!" : HAVEONE
46. Not left over : EATEN
47. Frequent : HAUNT
48. "Journey to ___" (recurring "Sesame Street" segment) : ERNIE
49. Criticize : RAP
50. "M*A*S*H" maneuver, for short : EVAC
51. Bhagavad ___ (Hindu scripture) : GITA
53. Riders on Direhorses in "Avatar" : NAVI
54. Certain diagram : TREE
55. Little chortles : HEHS
57. Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
59. Jump the broom, so to speak : WED

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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