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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 153 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,150
Across Down
1. Where some commuters drink : BARCAR
7. Chuckle sound : HEH
10. Trash site : DUMP
14. Pique : AROUSE
15. Better than normal : ABOVEPAR
17. ___ system : METRIC
18. Light : SETAFIRE
19. Where 36-Down is : ASIA
20. Silly : ASININE
22. "That's enough!" : STOPIT
24. Hospital fluids : SERUMS
28. "The Price Is Right" announcer Johnny : OLSON
30. Tater ___ : TOTS
32. Squabble : SPAT
33. Like many arenas : TIERED
35. What you may call it? : NOUN
37. Auto additive with a red oval logo : STP
38. Swabbie : TAR
39. Ring separator : REFEREE
41. Brunched, say : ATE
42. "Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
43. Resorts : SPAS
44. Small piano : SPINET
46. Herbicide target : WEED
48. It's in the air : ODOR
50. Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
51. Size up : ASSESS
53. Engaged in some histrionics : WAILED
55. Made believe : FEIGNED
57. Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
60. Hidden water menace : UNDERTOW
63. Swab target : EARWAX
65. Island near Tahiti : BORABORA
66. Surgeon's aid : SPONGE
67. "That'll be the day!" : IBET
68. Felipe or Fernando : REY
69. Not as long-winded : TERSER
1. Ole Miss rival : BAMA
2. Warlike deity : ARES
3. Cookers for chickens and franks : ROTISSERIES
4. One who puts on a show, maybe : CURATOR
5. "___ see it ..." : ASI
6. Summary : RECAP
7. Ignores others' advice : HASITONESOWNWAY
8. Irving Bacheller's "___ Holden" : EBEN
9. Stocks in great demand : HOTISSUES
10. Puts off : DEFERS
11. Longtime news inits. : UPI
12. Damage : MAR
13. Start of school? : PRE
16. Provider of directions? : VANE
21. Perch : SIT
23. They're unique : ONERS
25. Vicissitudes of life, as for the inventor named in the circled squares? : UPSANDDOWNS
26. Concern : MATTER
27. Sunshine State vacation spot : STPETE
28. Pontiac's tribe : OTTAWA
29. Jungle vines : LIANES
31. Craggy hill : TOR
34. Bank customer, at times : DEPOSITOR
36. Land abutting Tibet : NEPAL
40. Latest sensation : FAD
45. By mistake : INERROR
47. Best ... or worst : DEFEAT
49. Actress Charlotte : RAE
52. Balkan resident : SERB
54. That is : IDEST
56. Possible reason for an R rating : GORE
58. Meat seasoning : SAGE
59. Lumberjack, e.g. : AXER
60. Where: Lat. : UBI
61. San Francisco hill name : NOB
62. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
64. Imitate : APE

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

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