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New York Times, Thursday, March 15, 2012

Author: Kristian House
Editor: Will Shortz
Kristian House
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Language in which "hello" is "kaixo" : BASQUE
7. Chop-chop : ASAP
11. Consumer protection org. : BBB
14. "Phooey!" : AWNUTS
15. Hit song with the line "When she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine" : LOLA
16. French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : EAU
17. Rows : MELEES
18. Grin-and-bear-it types : TROUPERS
20. Impatient leprechaun's concern on an airplane? : SPEEDOFLIGHT
22. Gossip : DIRT
25. Type : SORT
26. Modernists : NEOS
27. Musical genre of Jimmy Eat World : EMO
28. Southern Iraqi city : BASRA
30. Ooze : SEEP
31. Degree for a leprechaun who's an expert at finding imperfections? : MASTEROFLAWS
34. Period when Long Island was formed : ICEAGE
35. Some electronic parts : DIODES
39. Leprechaun's book detailing the truth about flounders? : GOSPELOFLUKE
43. Basic point : GIST
45. Show biz elite : ALIST
46. Chess pieces : MEN
47. "The Long, Hot Summer" woman ___ Varner : EULA
48. Mussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
49. New York's ___ River : EAST
50. Scary legislation introduced by a leprechaun? : BILLOFRIGHTS
54. Rare astronomical event : BLUEMOON
55. Maharishi, e.g. : MYSTIC
59. Score keeper, for short? : ETS
60. Obama education secretary Duncan : ARNE
61. Part of the Iroquois Confederacy : ONEIDA
62. Nice 'n Easy product : DYE
63. 1987 Costner role : NESS
64. Vamp : SEXPOT
1. Punch accompanier : BAM
2. Knock over : AWE
3. Kind of short : SNL
4. Fantasy novel element : QUEST
5. Miners' sch. : UTEP
6. Latin 101 verb : ESSE
7. Swiss city where William Tell shot an apple : ALTDORF
8. Sisterly : SORORAL
9. Up : ALOFT
10. Beatle who was born with the first name James : PAUL
11. Any of the singers of "Jive Talkin'" : BEEGEE
12. Paint the town red, maybe : BARHOP
13. Goes over 21 at the casino : BUSTS
19. Clorox cleaner : PINESOL
21. Brand name in a blue oval : ESSO
22. Brat Packer Moore : DEMI
23. Apple choice : IMAC
24. Symbol of the Virgin Mary : ROSE
28. Fathered : BEGOT
29. Aphrodite's lover : ARES
30. Fleet : SWIFT
32. Home-shopping event? : TAGSALE
33. Troubles : ADOS
36. Russian diet : DUMA
37. Squeezes (out) : EKES
38. Text message status : SENT
40. Sugar daddies, e.g. : PATRONS
41. Bygone Manhattan eatery : ELAINES
42. TV journalist Lisa : LING
43. Word from a foreman : GUILTY
44. Unjust treatment : ILLUSE
47. Died down : EBBED
48. Previously, to poets : AFORE
49. County on the Thames : ESSEX
51. Arab nation that's not in OPEC : OMAN
52. Insurance grps. : HMOS
53. Newcastle's river : TYNE
56. Good thing that comes to those who wait? : TIP
57. Formal "yes" : IDO
58. Hipster : CAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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