New York Times, Monday, March 26, 2012

Author: Ray Fontenot
Editor: Will Shortz
Ray Fontenot
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Fontenot. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,784
Across Down
1. Antlered animal : ELK
4. Provided with meals : FED
7. With 58-Down, vehicle for people on the go? ... or a hint to five strategically placed answers in this puzzle : MOVING
13. Alternative to chocolate : VANILLA
15. Musical performance : RECITAL
16. Low-cost, as an airplane seat : ECONOMY
17. 1920s-'30s design style : ARTDECO
18. Time of change : NEWERA
19. Intl. feminine group : YWCA
20. Feminine title : MRS
21. Sir Walter Scott novel : IVANHOE
23. Bouquet holders : VASES
25. Spy's knowledge, informally : INTEL
27. Singer/actress Deanna of the 1930s-'40s : DURBIN
29. Pinocchio, at times : LIAR
30. "___ about time!" : ITS
31. Complained loudly : RAILED
35. 90° angle : ELL
36. Native of Cuba's capital : HAVANAN
38. Cry for a matador : OLE
39. Rarely : SELDOM
41. Charged particle : ION
42. ___ Nostra : COSA
43. Square dance maneuver : DOSIDO
45. Senegal's capital : DAKAR
46. Was wide open : GAPED
49. State of bliss : NIRVANA
51. King Kong, for one : APE
52. The second of the five W's : WHAT
54. Roma is its capital : ITALIA
57. From one of the Baltics : LATVIAN
59. Suffered an embarrassing defeat : ATEDIRT
60. Group artistically, as flowers : ARRANGE
61. Desert procession : CARAVAN
62. Smells to high heaven : STINKS
63. Chicago trains : ELS
64. Brian of ambient music : ENO
1. Not odd : EVEN
2. Fabric that doesn't block much light : LACE
3. Smart aleck, say : KNOWITALL
4. Bouquet-related : FLORAL
5. Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
6. 24 hours : DAY
7. Bygone Ford car, informally : MERC
8. General who became the first emperor of Rome : OCTAVIAN
9. YouTube posting, for short : VID
10. 10 ___ or less (supermarket checkout sign) : ITEMS
11. Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
12. Lip ___ : GLOSS
14. Words often declared after "Well" : INEVER
15. Colder and wetter, as weather : RAWER
19. "Absolutely right!" : YOUSAIDIT
22. RCA or Samsung product : HDTV
24. "Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANI
25. Parts of a French archipelago : ILES
26. Cleopatra's river : NILE
28. Kellogg's All-___ : BRAN
30. Big name in pet food : IAMS
32. "Don't just stand there!" : LOOKALIVE
33. Lohengrin's love : ELSA
34. Beloved : DEAR
36. Snooker : HOODWINK
37. Jordan's Queen ___ : NOOR
40. J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
42. Where Hudson Bay is : CANADA
44. Nonsensical : INANE
45. Some office stamps : DATERS
46. Fancy affairs : GALAS
47. Separately : APART
48. ___ dish (lab holder) : PETRI
50. Life-sustaining : VITAL
53. Long-haired uglies : HAGS
55. Persia, now : IRAN
56. Zinc's is 30: Abbr. : ATNO
58. See 7-Across : VAN
59. One-spot card : ACE

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

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