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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Ado : HUBBUB
7. Queen in a speech by Mercutio : MAB
10. Denizen of the Endor world in "Return of the Jedi" : EWOK
14. Two-thirds of AOL : ONLINE
15. Hole in one : ACE
16. "___ le roi!" : VIVE
17. Danish birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen : ODENSE
18. Not that many : JUSTAFEW
20. One who engages in finger painting : KINDERGARTENER
22. TV announcer Hall : EDD
23. "That's it!" : AHA
24. Broadcasts : AIRS
25. Ados : FLAPS
27. Give a makeover : REVAMP
31. "Take a Chance on Me" group : ABBA
34. Detective's aid : LEAD
36. Mount ___ Hospital : SINAI
37. One who engages in fingerprinting : CRIMELABANALYST
40. Promotional device : TIEIN
41. When said three times, 1970 film on the Pearl Harbor attack : TORA
42. Whip : LASH
43. Target as a customer : SELLTO
45. What "bis" means : TWICE
47. Tug hard : YANK
49. Unwell : ILL
50. Prefix with bar : ISO
53. One who engages in finger-pointing : POLICEINFORMER
57. Ecstatic : JUBILANT
58. Van Gogh painting dominated by green and blue : IRISES
59. Starting from : ASOF
60. Soapmaker's supply : LYE
61. Title of hits by Elvis Presley and Justin Bieber : LOVEME
62. Roller coaster cry : WHEE
63. On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
64. Locale in Devon or New Hampshire : EXETER
1. Pioneering scientist Robert : HOOKE
2. Reversed : UNDID
3. Mixture : BLEND
4. Tricky situation : BIND
5. Open, as an envelope : UNSEAL
6. Locale of a 1923 Munich putsch : BEERHALL
7. Goya subject : MAJA
8. Lexus rival : ACURA
9. Rouse : BESTIR
10. Indiana city on the Ohio : EVANSVILLE
11. Ring bearer : WIFE
12. No longer in love with : OVER
13. ___ Gardens : KEW
19. Nobel winner Mother ___ : TERESA
21. Observe with the mouth open : GAPEAT
25. Standard sitcom subject : FAMILYLIFE
26. Wooden shoe : SABOT
28. Novelist Seton : ANYA
29. Part of W.M.D. : MASS
30. Heart of the matter : PITH
31. Book after John : ACTS
32. Creamy cheese : BRIE
33. Jessica of "The Illusionist" : BIEL
35. Traveler on the Beagle : DARWIN
38. Involve : ENTAIL
39. Salon tool : NAILFILE
44. Available if needed : ONCALL
46. Bleach brand : CLOROX
48. Home of Barack Obama Sr. : KENYA
50. "No more for me" : IMSET
51. Terse note from the boss : SEEME
52. Canadian figure skating champion Brian : ORSER
53. Exhortation during labor : PUSH
54. Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
55. Agenda part : ITEM
56. Split : RIVE
57. Tyrannosaurus rex had a big one : JAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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