New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 2012

Author: Scott Atkinson
Editor: Will Shortz
Scott Atkinson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {BJ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Makeup of some insulating sheets : MICA
5. Vulcans and others : ALIENRACES
15. Sixth-day creation : ADAM
16. Singer with a black V-shaped collar : MEADOWLARK
17. Food product for the eco-conscious : DOLPHINSAFETUNA
19. "That man" in "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" : EMILE
20. It's often shown with hands : TIME
21. Word for a keeper? : STET
22. Hands off : REFERS
24. Approx. camera flash duration : MSEC
26. Ending with plural, in Plymouth : ISE
27. Words before before : ONOR
28. South Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
30. "Ooh-la-la!" : SOHOT
32. Across, in odes : OER
33. Seize, old-style : REAVE
35. Wine shop offering, informally : ZIN
36. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" group, with "the" : MONKEES
38. "My Best Friend's Girl" group : THECARS
42. Harboring cold feelings? : ILL
43. It's often in the spotlight : XENON
45. Left-arrow abbr. : REW
46. Language that gave us "catamaran" : TAMIL
48. Spotted à la Tweety Bird : TAW
49. Family : TYPE
50. Gerrymander : RIG
51. Like many a teen idol : CUTE
53. Ray with lines : LIOTTA
55. National competitor : AVIS
57. Selling point : MART
59. Cloudless, in Saint-Cloud : CLAIR
60. Features of some Amerindian embroidery : PORCUPINEQUILLS
63. Put in the spotlight : ILLUMINATE
64. They have balls : FEET
65. Put through a chop shop, say : DISMANTLED
66. Brand name used by Jersey Standard : ESSO
1. Moved over, say : MADEROOM
2. 1781 Mozart premiere : IDOMENEO
3. Demographic lauded in a 1965 song : CALIFORNIAGIRLS
4. Not so scanty : AMPLER
5. Introspective query : AMI
6. Carnival follower : LENT
7. Hugo-winning 1994 memoir : IASIMOV
8. Wheels from the Netherlands : EDAMS
9. Pleasing bank statement? : NOFEES
10. "Self-Reliance" essayist's inits. : RWE
11. Plane figs. : ALTS
12. Fables, often : CAUTIONARYTALES
13. Knighted diamond magnate Oppenheimer : ERNEST
14. Spin out on the ice? : SKATE
18. "___ Twelve Men" (Greer Garson film) : HER
23. Old dagger : SNEE
25. Trick : COZEN
29. Beano alternative : GASX
31. Minute Maid brand : HIC
33. Holdover : RELIC
34. "Vulcan's chimney" : ETNA
37. Cityhopper carrier : KLM
39. Laugh hard : HOWL
40. Geckos, e.g. : REPTILES
41. Guarantees : SWEARSTO
44. Not bound by 20-Across : ETERNAL
46. Temple of Vesta locale : TIVOLI
47. Group indiscriminately : LUMPIN
49. Certain toast : TOLIFE
50. ___-fire : RAPID
52. Dirty : TAINT
54. Defib setting : ICU
56. Dirty film : SCUM
58. Where le nez is : TETE
61. She played Cécile in "Dangerous Liaisons" : UMA
62. Ending letters : QED

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

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