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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 2012

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Crowds around noisily : MOBS
5. "In the Still of the Nite" doo-wop group, with "the" : FIVESATINS
15. Beginning of time? : ONEO
16. Somewhat : ALITTLEBIT
17. Korean War weapon : STEN
18. Where to request a knish : KOSHERDELI
19. "___ the brinded cat hath mewed": Shak. : THRICE
21. Like sports cars, briefly : AERO
22. Reagan-era teen, e.g. : XER
23. Modern-day stream : WEBCAST
25. Burgeon : RISE
27. Like some shape shifters? : AMOEBOID
29. Cut bits from, maybe : CENSOR
33. What "-" means in a search query : NOT
34. Big ring rivals : SUMOS
36. Mark of a successful gunfighter : NOTCH
37. They cause blowups : TNTS
39. Like many disabled vehicles : TOWED
41. Positions : LOCI
42. Helped supply a sushi restaurant, say : EELED
44. Promotions may require them, for short : RELOS
46. Chile's main airline : LAN
47. Yarn identifier : DYELOT
49. Bar lines? : LEGALESE
51. Washout : FLOP
53. First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
54. "Looky here!" : OHO
57. ___ balls (chocolaty snacks) : OREO
59. 1950 sci-fi classic : IROBOT
60. Medium relative : MINDREADER
63. Mini successor : NANO
64. Spy's query at the start of a meeting : AREWEALONE
65. LeAnn Rimes's "Love ___ Army" : ISAN
66. Like legal voters : REGISTERED
67. Take out : DELE
1. Like some top-10 people : MOSTWANTED
2. Like bull's-eyes : ONTHEMONEY
3. One in a stag's litter : BEERBOTTLE
4. "Aah!" : SONICE
5. Tricks : FAKESOUT
6. 1969 Peace Prize agcy. : ILO
7. Certain stamp of approval : VISA
8. Fifth element, per Aristotle : ETHER
9. Of atoms' spatial relationships : STERIC
10. The Hebrew Hammer of the Cleveland Indians : ALROSEN
11. J.F.K. speechwriter Sorensen : TED
12. Horned mountain dweller : IBEX
13. View from Memphis : NILE
14. Kerfuffle : STIR
20. Airport fleet : CABS
24. It's south of the Banda Sea : TIMOR
26. Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
28. Tinkertoy bit : DOWEL
30. One of Henderson's record 1,406 : STOLENBASE
31. Off-and-on : OCCASIONAL
32. Bit of paste : RHINESTONE
35. 2009 Tennis Hall of Fame inductee : SELES
38. Common portrait subject : SELF
40. Beat : DOGTIRED
43. Actress-turned-nun Hart : DOLORES
45. Abolhassan Bani-___ (first president of Iran) : SADR
48. Clawed : TOREAT
50. Russian playwright Andreyev : LEONID
52. Guideposts magazine founder : PEALE
54. "'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days" poet : OMAR
55. Take on : HIRE
56. Universal donor's type, briefly : ONEG
58. Kitchen drawer? : ODOR
61. Traffic violation, for short : DWI
62. Okla. City-to-Tulsa direction : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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