New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 2011

Author: Gary Cee
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary Cee
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Zapper's casualty : GNAT
5. Rodgers and Hart's "___ to Be Unhappy" : GLAD
9. Malapropos : INAPT
14. Event starting at 2 a.m., maybe : RAVE
15. Shankar who played at the Concert for Bangladesh, 1971 : RAVI
16. Newswoman O'Donnell : NORAH
17. Pass over : OMIT
18. Blood-related : AKIN
19. Lit : AFIRE
20. End of a 1978 new-wave album title : WEAREDEVO
22. Beat : WEARY
23. Mark up : NOTATE
24. Embalming chemical : PHENOL
25. Single at the beginning? : UNI
26. Italian bitters : CAMPARI
30. QE2's domain: Abbr. : ATL
31. Low jack? : PEON
33. Met's 1969 World Series rival : ORIOLE
35. Fashion rule for the liberated ... or one of four arrangements found literally in this puzzle : NOUNDERWEAR
39. Other half : SPOUSE
40. The "20" in "Drop and give me 20!" : REPS
43. Lötschberg Tunnel locale : ALP
46. Body of water named for an English explorer : ROSSSEA
49. Dithery, with "up" : HET
50. "The ___ o' the Green" (old Irish ballad) : WEARIN
52. "Really!" : ISWEAR
54. God of the south wind : NOTUS
55. Elvis instrument now in the Country Music Hall of Fame : GOLDPIANO
58. Muscovite prince known as "Moneybag" : IVANI
59. Instrument for Johann Jacob Bach : OBOE
60. Shellac : DRUB
61. Word on a lens cap : NIKON
62. Hereabout : NEAR
63. House of ___ (European princely dynasty) : ESTE
64. Cleaning, as if for military inspection : GIING
65. Recess sites, at times : GYMS
66. Storied loch : NESS
1. Big, now : GROWNUP
2. "Give me an example" : NAMEONE
3. F.A.A. center : AVIATION
4. Vampire ___ (fanged fish) : TETRA
5. Tops : GRADEA
6. It may be skimmed over : LAKE
7. Tel ___ : AVIV
8. Natural history museum exhibit, for short : DINO
9. Shortly : INAWHILE
10. Apartment ad come-on : NOFEE
11. Afghanistan's national airline : ARIANA
12. Quote by rote : PARROT
13. "___ never know" : THEYLL
21. Abbr. for those who didn't make the list : ETC
24. Ferry's front : PROW
27. ___ vivendi : MODUS
28. Imperative in an automated telephone message : PRESS
29. Buenos ___ : AIRES
32. Directory listings: Abbr. : NOS
34. Bud's place : EAR
36. Rebellion : UPRISING
37. XII, maybe : NOON
38. Run through : REHEARSE
41. Brown strip : PEANUTS
42. Balls at balls? : STROBES
43. Overhang : AWNING
44. 10th-century pope interred at St. Peter's Basilica : LEOVII
45. New York governor before Spitzer : PATAKI
47. Ducks for cover? : EIDERS
48. Guido Reni painting "Cleopatra With the ___" : ASP
51. Ramble : RUNON
53. Dilate : WIDEN
55. Sound heard at the end of "Bohemian Rhapsody" : GONG
56. Not rock the boat : OBEY
57. Gardener's bagful : LOAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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