New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Author: Joe DiPietro
Editor: Will Shortz
Joe DiPietro
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,136
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1. Like the "i" in "like" : LONG
5. De ___ (in practice) : FACTO
10. Read digitally : SCAN
14. Not quite closed : AJAR
15. Home near the Arctic Circle : IGLOO
16. ___ stick : POGO
17. Lady paid for one insect? : MADAMBOUGHTAFLY
20. One of the Baldwins? : PIANO
21. Old touring car : REO
22. Charge to appear in a magazine : ADFEE
23. ___ Minor : URSA
25. Groups of limos, e.g. : FLEETS
26. Rodent that lets air out of balloons? : DEFLATERMOUSE
31. Gene arising through mutation : ALLELE
32. Written promises : IOUS
33. Kitten sound : MEW
36. Diagonal : BIAS
37. Enticed : LEDON
39. Demanding sort : DIVA
40. Slump : SAG
41. Land O'Lakes product : OLEO
42. Sweet 'un : DARLIN
44. Spanish rum cake? : BABAOFSEVILLE
47. Help with a cover story, say : LIEFOR
49. Comics beagle : ODIE
50. Site of some Chicago touchdowns : OHARE
51. Hoedown partner : GAL
53. BMI rival : ASCAP
57. Headline after one of Becker's Wimbledon wins? : BORISGOODENOUGH
60. Grp. created at the Baghdad Conference, 1960 : OPEC
61. Copier need : TONER
62. Abscond : FLEE
63. Blood fluids : SERA
64. Each of this puzzle's long Across answers sounds like one : OPERA
65. Zipped (by) : FLEW
1. Word after flood or floor : LAMP
2. City east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
3. Zip : NADA
4. Bits of sugar : GRANULES
5. Taradiddle : FIB
6. Ancient markets : AGORAE
7. Miss Scarlet's game : CLUE
8. Pizza parlor option : TOGO
9. "That's gotta hurt" : OOH
10. Popular card game : SPADES
11. Grinder of a sort : COFFEEMILL
12. Shoelace tip : AGLET
13. Poet best known for "The Highwayman" : NOYES
18. Tale's end, sometimes : MORAL
19. Anklebone : TALUS
24. Really, really good : STELLAR
25. Like St. Augustine, in 1565 : FOUNDED
26. Light touches : DABS
27. Kazan of Hollywood : ELIA
28. Certain marcher in a parade : FLAGBEARER
29. Finished with : RIDOF
30. Stock answer? : MOO
34. The dark side : EVIL
35. Grow dim : WANE
38. Job listing inits. : EEO
39. Sits by a fire after a drenching, say : DRIESOFF
41. Heckelphone cousins : OBOES
43. Ornithology-related : AVIAN
45. "Out of ___" : AFRICA
46. Unite, in a way : SOLDER
47. Rock group Los ___ : LOBOS
48. "My fingers are crossed" : IHOPE
51. Gunk : GOOP
52. The best : AONE
54. Choose the best of : CULL
55. Critic James : AGEE
56. "What a relief!" : PHEW
58. Powerful old Pontiac : GTO
59. Tide competitor : ERA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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