New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author: Dave Sarpola
Editor: Will Shortz
Dave Sarpola
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sarpola. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Hit 1942 film with the song "Love Is a Song" : BAMBI
6. Pack (down) : TAMP
10. Maybe too smooth : GLIB
14. Starter of a 58-Down : ACORN
15. Many a cut, eventually : SCAR
16. Page, e.g. : AIDE
17. Dagger's partner : CLOAK
18. Like some sloths : THREETOED
20. Legal deadlock : HUNGJURY
22. Relatives of aardwolves : HYENAS
23. Pollution watchdog org. : EPA
24. Bank list : FEES
25. Bookie's concern : POINTSPREAD
30. Pink-slip : CAN
33. Carnival attractions : RIDES
34. Dissolve with acid, say : EAT
35. Acid neutralizer : BASE
36. War, famine, etc. : ILLS
37. They're crossed by bridges : MOATS
39. Give a thumbs-up on Facebook : LIKE
40. Nappers catch them : ZEES
41. Bobby of the rink : ORR
42. Shaved : PARED
43. Goof : ERR
44. Most stand-up comedy acts : ONEMANSHOWS
47. Stroked : SWAM
48. Farm abode : STY
49. Sagittarius, with "the" : ARCHER
52. Bush cabinet member : ASHCROFT
57. 1863 speech opener : FOURSCORE
59. Do like some birds and bees : HOVER
60. 90° from norte : ESTE
61. Mop, say : HAIR
62. Confederate : UNITE
63. Do some gardening : WEED
64. Trick-taking card game : SKAT
65. Mid-March celebration ... or a hint to the starts of 18-, 25-, 44- and 57-Across : PIDAY
1. "Brandenburg Concertos" composer : BACH
2. Censorship-fighting org. : ACLU
3. Natural satellite : MOON
4. Egotist's comment : BRAG
5. Some printers : INKJETS
6. Feature of some high heels : TSTRAP
7. Hurting : ACHY
8. Disrupt, say : MAR
9. Gets ready, as an oven : PREHEATS
10. Bush cabinet member : GATES
11. Symbol on Sri Lanka's flag : LION
12. Word exclaimed after "no" or "good" : IDEA
13. Hospital capacity : BEDS
19. Inspected : EYED
21. DHL competitor : UPS
24. Guinness Book entry : FEAT
25. Cherish : PRIZE
26. Titan, once : OILER
27. Loiterer : IDLER
28. Lake of cryptozoological interest : NESS
29. Violate a peace treaty, maybe : REARM
30. Tahrir Square's locale : CAIRO
31. Catawampus : ASKEW
32. Budget priorities : NEEDS
35. Snooze-inducing : BLAH
37. Kansas City ___, Negro Leagues team with Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Ernie Banks : MONARCHS
38. Utah city : OREM
42. Get pumped : PSYCHUP
44. Is in the hole : OWES
45. Declare : ASSERT
46. Highest degree : NTH
47. Bit of evidence : SHRED
49. More than one : AFEW
50. Levitated : ROSE
51. Buttonlike? : CUTE
52. "Nessun dorma," for one : ARIA
53. Pasta, in product names : RONI
54. He wrote "Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries" : OVID
55. Greek cheese : FETA
56. Long shot, in hoops : TREY
58. See 14-Across : OAK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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