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New York Times, Friday, February 3, 2012

Author: Joel Kaplow
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Kaplow
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJKQXZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Kaplow. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Title matchmaker of early 19th-century literature : EMMA
5. Drifting type : HOBO
9. Some help : AHAND
14. With 21-Across, ship out? : SAIL
15. Britain's Douglas-Home : ALEC
16. Need for a 17-Across : VOICE
17. Special delivery of a sort : SINGINGTELEGRAM
20. Fluoride, e.g. : ANION
21. See 14-Across : AWAY
22. Spots for rubs and scrubs : SPAS
23. Is homesick, say : YEARNS
25. "Oedipe" opera composer, 1936 : ENESCO
27. Response to being tickled : TEEHEE
29. They often have quiet eyes : STORMS
32. Moo ___ : SHU
34. Santa's checking things : REINS
36. N.F.L. QB Kyle : ORTON
37. Revolutionary Tribunal casualty : MARIEANTOINETTE
40. Verdugo of "Marcus Welby, M.D." : ELENA
41. Oxford attachment? : SHIRE
42. Automne follows it : ETE
43. Fort's steep slope : ESCARP
45. Click beetle : ELATER
47. Go at : ASSAIL
49. 98.6°, say : NORMAL
52. Korean War outbreak year : MCML
54. Starchy : PRIM
56. African antelope : ORIBI
57. Discovery of Vitus Bering before his shipwreck : ALEUTIANISLANDS
60. Paavo ___, track's Flying Finn : NURMI
61. "Live at Red Rocks" pianist : TESH
62. Under tension : TAUT
63. Some tides : NEAPS
64. City in Padua province : ESTE
65. Shakespeare title contraction : ALLS
1. Steele work : ESSAY
2. Where "ayuh" is an affirmative : MAINE
3. What 007 might shoot with : MINIATURECAMERA
4. He declared "The planet has a fever" : ALGORE
5. Largest ethnic group in China : HAN
6. Pasternak mistress Ivinskaya : OLGA
7. Implicatively : BETWEENTHELINES
8. Large quantity : OCEAN
9. GPS screen abbr. : AVE
10. Curling rink line seven yards from the tee : HOGSCORE
11. Destination after a touchdown : AIRPORTTERMINAL
12. Scholarship-offering org. : NCAA
13. 4-Down's grp. : DEMS
18. Semicircular canals' locales : INNEREARS
19. Burning solutions : LYES
24. 2008 demolition target : SHEA
26. Eolith or neolith : STONETOOL
28. Fifth of fünf : EINS
30. Glam rock's ___ the Hoople : MOTT
31. Old dagger : SNEE
32. Hook helper : SMEE
33. Dutch Golden Age painter : HALS
35. Dirty : SOIL
38. Experiencing down time : INASLUMP
39. Home of Sistan and Baluchestan : IRAN
44. Spanish term of endearment : PAPI
46. Printed slips : ERRATA
48. Really put out : IRATE
50. "The X Factor" panelist : ABDUL
51. Things Santa checks : LISTS
52. "Doctor Faustus" novelist : MANN
53. Footprint or fingerprint, say : CLUE
55. Tears can create one : MIST
58. "Indeedy" : TIS
59. "___ Cried" (1962 hit song) : SHE

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