New York Times, Friday, March 16, 2012

Author: Joel Fagliano
Editor: Will Shortz
Joel Fagliano
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,774
Across Down
1. It operates under a royal charter : THEBBC
7. 1996 movie starring Michael Jordan : SPACEJAM
15. Swank in Hollywood : HILARY
16. Popular mixer : COCACOLA
17. Low 90s, say : AMINUS
18. "I get your point!" : OKAYOKAY
19. Many a first-time voter in 1920 : WOMAN
20. Hilarious : PRICELESS
21. Bald person's envy, maybe : MANE
22. "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" writer : LENIN
23. Born yesterday : NAIVE
25. Balrog slayer, in fiction : GANDALF
30. Errs : SINS
32. Case worker's org.? : ABA
34. Stand for something : EASEL
35. Grind : TOIL
36. Expert with computers : TECHY
39. Kudzu, e.g. : VINE
40. Per ___ : ANNUM
42. With 49-Across, figure skating practice : TOE
43. Well-being : EASE
44. Novelty shop purchase : GAGGIFT
47. Dish often served with soy sauce or miso : RAMEN
49. See 42-Across : LOOPS
51. Neighborhood vandalism ammo : EGGS
53. Super item? : MASTERKEY
57. Hardly close-mouthed : AGAPE
59. It breaks the "I before E" rule : ALPHABET
60. Lack of vitality : ANEMIA
61. Many a role in the Jason Bourne films : CIAAGENT
62. Frank : DIRECT
63. Brandy brand : HENNESSY
64. Pigpens : MESSES
1. Springtime period : THAW
2. Stadium shout-out : HIMOM
3. M.V.P. of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI : ELIMANNING
4. U.C. Santa Cruz athlete : BANANASLUG
5. It borders the South China Sea : BRUNEI
6. Young and others : CYS
7. Movie component : SCORE
8. Contacting via Facebook, in a way : POKING
9. Whistling thorn, e.g. : ACACIA
10. Ingredient in Buffalo wings : CAYENNE
11. Bionomics: Abbr. : ECOL
12. Part of a routine : JOKE
13. Interjection that comes from the Latin for "weary" : ALAS
14. Billy famous for infomercials : MAYS
20. Rite of passage participant, often : PLEBE
24. Industrial container : VAT
26. "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" author : DAVEEGGERS
27. Quadrennial sporting event : ASIANGAMES
28. See-through object : LENS
29. Fugitate : FLEE
30. Buck : STAG
31. Liberal arts college 20 minutes north of Manhattan : IONA
33. Charade : ACT
37. Merry-go-round fixture, to a tot : HORSY
38. ___ high (about that tall) : YEA
41. Sales rep's reimbursement, maybe : MILEAGE
45. Big list maker : FORBES
46. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" hitmakers, with "the" : TOKENS
48. Bowser in the Super Mario series, e.g. : MEANIE
50. Inconsequential : PETTY
52. 10-Down, e.g. : SPICE
53. Physicist Ernst who studied shock waves : MACH
54. "___ told often enough ..." : ALIE
55. Range : SPAN
56. Common conjunction : THAN
58. Chow : EATS
60. Nelson, e.g.: Abbr. : ADM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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