New York Times, Friday, March 2, 2012

Author: Scott Atkinson
Editor: Will Shortz
Scott Atkinson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: As noted at 63 Across, the black squares are arranged NONCONTIGUOUSLY. See also this grid by Patrick Merrell.
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across Down
1. The miss in "Miss Saigon" : KIM
4. Burger go-withs : SHAKES
10. Big race sponsor : STP
13. Dishes fit for astronomers? : RADIOTELESCOPES
16. Panglossian person : ETERNALOPTIMIST
17. Asia-to-Africa link : SINAI
18. Carmen ___ ("The Producers" role) : GHIA
19. Interior decorator's suggestion : ART
20. Southeast Asian holiday : TET
21. Grp. concerned with bowls : NCAA
23. Rout : THRASH
26. Mean cur, typically : BITER
28. Ice cream mix-in : OREO
30. Place to go in Soho : LOO
31. See 32-Across : SAFE
32. On the 31-Across side : ALEE
34. ___ question : YESNO
36. South Asian chant word : KRISHNA
38. Had a lot to digest : FEASTED
40. Restless : ITCHY
41. Ear-related : OTIC
43. Longtime Russian acronym : TASS
44. ___ Dogg Pound (rap duo) : THA
45. Chihuahua scratch? : PESO
47. Adjust one's sights : REAIM
49. Lays atop : SETSON
51. Asset : PLUS
53. King, in Cape Verde : REI
55. Handy-andy's letters : DIY
56. Box-office take : GATE
58. SALT I and II, e.g. : PACTS
60. Beloved "Immortal Beloved" piece : MOONLIGHTSONATA
63. How this puzzle's black squares are arranged : NONCONTIGUOUSLY
64. They may have you in stitches, in brief : ORS
65. Gunsmith with Smith : WESSON
66. One may say "I'm with stupid" : TEE
1. "Take cover!" : KATIEBARTHEDOOR
2. Security requests : IDENTIFICATIONS
3. Star in Cetus : MIRA
4. What an express often whizzes by: Abbr. : STA
5. Hägar's wife : HELGA
6. Polynesian farewell song : ALOHAOE
7. "Beau Geste" headgear : KEPI
8. Responsibility for a groundskeeper : ESTATE
9. Grade sch. subject : SCI
10. Round-trip flight? : SPIRALSTAIRCASE
11. Tackles a tough task : TESTSONESMETTLE
12. W. Coast clock setting : PST
13. Do some recharging : REST
14. Center for cat-tails? : ONINE
15. Highly decorated Bradley : OMAR
22. Prefix with many fruit names : CRAN
24. Georgetown athlete : HOYA
25. Things worked under in a garage : HOODS
27. "Sax All Night" New Ager : TESH
29. Mtge. broker's come-on : REFI
31. "SCTV" lineup : SKITS
33. Hmong homeland : LAOS
35. It is in Spain : ESTA
37. It has a sticking point : HYPO
39. Sandy shade : ECRU
42. Pre-stunt provocation : TOPTHIS
46. Thing worked on in a garage : ENGINE
48. Second-largest city in Finland : ESPOO
50. Matched up, after "in" : SYNC
52. Can : LETGO
54. Exeter exclamation : ISAY
57. Cut takers: Abbr. : AGTS
59. Some kind of ___ : ANUT
60. 6 letters : MNO
61. Fan setting : LOW
62. Apollo's chariot "passenger" : SUN

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