New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 2012

Author: Kevin G. Der
Editor: Will Shortz
Kevin G. Der
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. What ":" means on some exams : ISTO
5. River in W.W. I fighting : YSER
9. Brewing giant : PABST
14. Kind of street : THRU
15. Top : ACME
16. Gray ones can cause arguments : AREAS
17. *Look for : SEARCHOUT
19. Caffè ___ : LATTE
20. "If only" : IWISH
21. *Entice with : USEASBAIT
23. With 26-Across, none : NOT
24. Stumble : ERR
26. See 23-Across : ANY
27. Some investments, for short : CDS
28. *Drop one, say : LOSEAGAME
31. Broker's goal : SALE
32. "Cold Mountain" novelist Charles : FRAZIER
33. Most common first name among U.S. presidents (six) : JAMES
34. *July, for Major League Baseball : MIDSEASON
37. Where lines may cross : DEPOT
40. Voluntarily, perhaps : UNASKED
43. Those Spaniards : ESOS
44. *Doesn't worry : RESTSEASY
46. TV's onetime ___ Club : PTL
47. Electric ___ : EEL
48. NetZero, e.g., for short : ISP
49. Zip : PEP
51. *It may bear a coat of arms : ROYALSEAL
54. Relatives of raspberries : HOOTS
56. Succeed : ENSUE
57. *View from Land's End : CELTICSEA
59. Order countermanded by "Down, boy!" : SICEM
60. Long haul : TREK
61. Legion : HOST
62. Travels over what's hidden in the answers to the seven starred clues : SAILS
63. Average : SOSO
64. Bygone fliers : SSTS
1. "___ his kiss" (repeated 1964 lyric) : ITSIN
2. Suckler of Romulus and Remus : SHEWOLF
3. Sellout : TRAITOR
4. What we share : OURS
5. Derisive call : YAH
6. See 13-Down : SCOURGES
7. Exotic avian pets : EMUS
8. Join forces anew : RETEAM
9. Tight : PALSY
10. Man from Oman : ARAB
11. Sony recorder : BETACAM
12. Twiddled one's thumbs : SATIDLE
13. 6-Down in sub-Saharan Africa : TSETSES
18. Salty orange square : CHEEZIT
22. Suffix with hex- : ANE
25. Stir at a speakeasy : RAID
29. Island birthplace of Epicurus : SAMOS
30. Spartan king who fought Pyrrhus : AREUS
31. After-dinner drink, maybe : SANKA
33. Holy Roman emperor during the War of the Spanish Succession : JOSEPHI
35. They include Cuba and Jamaica : ANTILLES
36. Smart answers : SASS
37. Lower : DEPRESS
38. It's south of Helsinki : ESTONIA
39. Government study, briefly? : POLYSCI
41. Spanish husbands : ESPOSOS
42. Ophthalmologist's procedure : DYETEST
44. Musical notes : RES
45. Puts in, in a way : ELECTS
47. Fe, Ag, Au, etc. : ELEMS
50. Jrs. take them : PSATS
52. "The Land of Painted Caves" novelist : AUEL
53. Designed for flight : AERO
55. Singer Phil : OCHS
58. End of a match, for short : TKO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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