New York Times, Saturday, February 26, 2011

Author: Bob Peoples
Editor: Will Shortz
Bob Peoples
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,390
Across Down
1. Glamorous, high-profile pair : ITCOUPLE
9. Group worshiping at a teocalli : AZTECS
15. Make airtight, in a way : HEATSEAL
16. Shut in : COOPUP
17. Light pop : EARCANDY
18. Remove some strips from : UNTAPE
19. Ham preserver? : ARK
20. Red flag for the I.R.S. : FALSERETURN
22. Some deer : ROES
24. Olympus rival : LEICA
25. Big Red rivals : ELIS
26. Goofballs : YOYOS
28. Italian possessive adjective : SUA
29. Gregor's sister in "The Metamorphosis" : GRETE
30. Lager brand : AMSTEL
32. Band with the 1985 #1 hit "Broken Wings" : MRMISTER
34. California river : EEL
36. Not too sharp : DIM
37. Shoot for the stars : THINKBIG
42. Amphibious W.W. II vehicle : AMTRAC
47. Decorating do-overs, for short : RENOS
48. Pal : BUB
50. Longtime classical music label : ERATO
51. Class with many makeup exams?: Abbr. : ANAT
52. Avifauna : ORNIS
54. Routing aid: Abbr. : ATTN
55. "She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of Nile" speaker : MRSMALAPROP
58. Documentarian Burns : RIC
59. Potpourri collection : PETALS
60. Ex : OLDFLAME
62. Many a homeowner : LIENEE
63. Having a flush : REDFACED
64. "The Diary of Anne Frank" Oscar nominee : EDWYNN
65. Optician's offer : TRYTHESE
1. "Amen, bro!" : IHEARYA
2. Spot for a spot : TEAROOM
3. Set for driving : CARKEYS
4. Needing no script : OTC
5. Ace's setting: Abbr. : USAF
6. Like some laws : PENAL
7. Big dippers : LADLES
8. Perfectly happy state : ELYSIUM
9. Maker of the ZDX crossover : ACURA
10. Man-to-man alternative : ZONE
11. Is close to failure : TOTTERS
12. Fringe holder : EPAULET
13. Certain red ore : CUPRITE
14. One-named fictional detective : SPENSER
21. Wishes one can get on a PC? : ECARD
23. Inveterate brown-bagger : SOT
27. Bird-dogs : SEEKS
29. Curt command : GIMME
31. Country with a tree on its flag: Abbr. : LEB
33. Italian possessive adjective : MIA
35. Hydra's neighbor : LIBRA
37. Crush : TRAMPLE
38. He played Laszlo in "Casablanca" : HENREID
39. All anxious : INASTEW
40. Two, say : NOTMANY
41. Opening for firing : GUNPORT
43. Melodic bit : TRA
44. Exhausting thing to run : RATRACE
45. Intermittently : ATTIMES
46. Accept as valid : CONCEDE
49. Competitive lumberjack : BIRLER
52. Cub reporter of comics : OLSEN
53. Like some outfields : SODDY
56. Chrysler Building architect William Van ___ : ALEN
57. Indication of a dud : PFFT
61. ___-di-dah : LAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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