New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 2012

Author: Steven E. Atwood
Editor: Will Shortz
Steven E. Atwood
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Atwood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Add-on to the start or end of a word stem (as in 17-, 25-, 35-, 49- and 57-Across) : AFFIX
6. Forward : AHEAD
11. Players who spend most of their time on the bench, briefly : DHS
14. ___ Club, 1930s-'60s New York hot spot : STORK
15. Peer of Ellington : BASIE
16. Fish of the genus Moringua : EEL
17. Unnecessary words cluttering wise sayings? : PROVERBIAGE
19. Rai ___ (Italian TV channel) : TRE
20. Google results : HITS
21. Dropper? : OAF
22. See 36-Down : PERON
24. ___ Shuffle (boxing move) : ALI
25. Threat in "Armageddon"? : DISASTEROID
28. Salad bar tidbit : LENTIL
30. Pile of glacial debris : MORAINE
31. When repeated, words before "burning bright" to start a William Blake poem : TYGER
32. Bark : WOOF
34. Nap finish? : STER
35. Good place for a picnic? : REPASTURE
38. German interjections : ACHS
41. Honor His Honor, say : RISE
42. Pushes for : URGES
46. Fly-catching birds : PHOEBES
48. Out : ABSENT
49. Like a tenacious sibling? : PERSISTERLY
52. Nutritional fig. : RDA
53. Additions and deletions, say : EDITS
54. Soak : SOP
55. Old Dodge : OMNI
56. Sharp-edged tool : ADZ
57. "We've taken the city, but can we defend it?"? : CONQUESTION
61. Festa de ___ João : SAO
62. Native parka wearer : ALEUT
63. Sharp-crested ridge : ARETE
64. Directional ending : ERN
65. Peter who directed "The Dresser" : YATES
66. Like an unlucky encierro participant : GORED
1. Urban playground surface : ASPHALT
2. Kansas mil. post built in 1853 : FTRILEY
3. Support : FOOTING
4. Sportscaster Cross and others : IRVS
5. Classic Jaguar : XKE
6. Arafat successor : ABBAS
7. Israel's third-largest city : HAIFA
8. That: Sp. : ESA
9. Insurance giant on the N.Y.S.E. : AIG
10. Further in : DEEPER
11. City named after the French for "strait" : DETROIT
12. Princess Leia, e.g. : HEROINE
13. Not Rubens's type : SLENDER
18. Agitate : ROIL
23. They can be felt in a classroom : ERASERS
25. Extreme : DIRE
26. Belted, in the Bible : SMOTE
27. It's sold in tubs : TOFU
29. Least windy : TERSEST
32. Top of a bottom : WAIST
33. Former intelligence agcy. : OSS
36. Three-term title for 22-Across: Abbr. : PRES
37. Like some lips : RUBY
38. Quiet, in a way : APPEASE
39. Cheeseburger cheese : CHEDDAR
40. A ship may appear on it : HORIZON
43. More likely to make you sick, say : GERMIER
44. Postscript : ENDNOTE
45. Like some glass or wood : STAINED
47. Europe's Bay of ___ : BISCAY
48. L'Eiger, e.g. : ALPE
50. -like : ESQUE
51. Runaways : ROUTS
55. Spanish alternative? : OTRO
58. Brazilian greeting : OLA
59. Take home : NET
60. Not stay all the way up : SAG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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