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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Author: David Poole
Editor: Will Shortz
David Poole
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,394
Across Down
1. Only patron on "Cheers" to appear in all 275 episodes : NORM
5. Honshu metropolis : OSAKA
10. Sound : HALE
14. Manitoba native : CREE
15. Needing nourishment : UNFED
16. Over, in Oberammergau : UBER
17. "Taxi Driver" tagline? : AFARETOREMEMBER
20. Org. in a 1955 merger : AFL
21. Super Bowl XLV M.V.P. Rodgers : AARON
22. The Minutemen of the 1-Down : UMASS
23. Buy-now-pay-later arrangement: Abbr. : MTGE
24. Cavaliers, on scoreboards : CLE
25. "Back to the Future" tagline? : ACOMEDYOFERAS
31. Tapenade ingredient : OLIVE
32. Actor/composer Novello : IVOR
33. Truckload : TON
35. Cat's tongue? : JIVE
36. Bailiwicks : AREAS
38. Dreyfus defender : ZOLA
39. Band of geishas? : OBI
40. Lipinski leap : AXEL
41. Have a cow : CALVE
42. "Titanic" tagline? : ICYDEADPEOPLE
46. Archaic : OLD
47. Bumps hard : RAMS
48. Like the Aramco oil company : SAUDI
51. Teem : SWARM
53. Geller with a spoon-bending act : URI
56. "Return of the Jedi" tagline? : LUKEBACKINANGER
59. Pitcher-turned-sportscaster Hershiser : OREL
60. Grammatically dissect : PARSE
61. Marlon's "On the Waterfront" director : ELIA
62. Striped swimmer : BASS
63. Worked at home? : UMPED
64. Dix halved : CINQ
1. March Madness org. : NCAA
2. "Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
3. Down-to-earth : REAL
4. Cousteau's milieu : MER
5. Power failure : OUTAGE
6. Sawed logs, so to speak : SNORED
7. Big do : AFRO
8. Gung-ho : KEEN
9. Naval V.I.P.: Abbr. : ADM
10. G.M. brand discontinued in 2010 : HUMMER
11. "Dancing Queen" group : ABBA
12. Dregs : LEES
13. Slips up : ERRS
18. Inscription on a Wonderland cake : EATME
19. Swiss who pioneered in graph theory : EULER
23. Bxe5 or 0-0-0, in chess : MOVE
24. Corp. money execs : CFOS
25. What an accused perpetrator needs : ALIBI
26. Palindromic car name : CIVIC
27. Triangular traffic sign : YIELD
28. They travel down fallopian tubes : OVA
29. Bikini, for one : ATOLL
30. Figure out : SOLVE
31. Spanish eye : OJO
34. "No way, laddie!" : NAE
36. Fired : AXED
37. "Michael Collins" actor : REA
38. Microwaves : ZAPS
40. Ignore the cue cards, say : ADLIB
41. Short stop? : COMMA
43. Mountain airs : YODELS
44. Purpose of an ode : PRAISE
45. Like most runs, in baseball : EARNED
48. Person who uses a sleeve for a napkin, say : SLOB
49. Je ne sais quoi : AURA
50. Strings at luaus : UKES
51. E-mail from a Nigerian prince, probably : SCAM
52. Cincinnati sitcom station : WKRP
53. Aptly named fruit : UGLI
54. It may hold your horses : REIN
55. Mesopotamia, today : IRAQ
57. Kwik-E-Mart owner on "The Simpsons" : APU
58. I.B.M. competitor : NEC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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