New York Times, Monday, March 5, 2012

Author: Mike Nothnagel
Editor: Will Shortz
Mike Nothnagel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Nickname for Louis Armstrong : SATCH
6. Plain as day : OVERT
11. Apply with a cotton ball, say : DAB
14. Table of data, e.g. : ARRAY
15. Challenger : DARER
16. School's URL ending : EDU
17. Hirsute carnival attraction : BEARDEDLADY
19. Writer Anaïs : NIN
20. Order of coffee in a small cup : ESPRESSO
21. Roved : ROAMED
23. Pink : ROSY
24. Trying to make sense of : SORTINGOUT
26. Apollo 11's destination : MOON
28. Stave off, as a disaster : AVERT
29. Arouse from sleep : WAKEN
32. Computer file extension : EXE
33. "Hmm, I guess so" : OHOK
36. ___-Wan Kenobi : OBI
37. Hit HBO series set in Baltimore : THEWIRE
41. "Evil Woman" rock grp. : ELO
42. Clark ___, Superman's alter ego : KENT
44. Lumberjack's tool : AXE
45. Gridiron units : YARDS
47. Dwarves' representative in the Fellowship of the Ring : GIMLI
49. Skeptic's rejoinder : IBET
51. Eleventh hour : NICKOFTIME
54. Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
58. Cause of "I" strain? : EGOISM
59. Inquisition targets : HERESIES
61. Chest bone : RIB
62. Children's game hinted at by the circled letters : HIDEANDSEEK
64. TiVo, for one, in brief : DVR
65. Inventor Howe : ELIAS
66. Hit the accelerator : GUNIT
67. Mediterranean, e.g. : SEA
68. Hear again, as a case : RETRY
69. Simple kind of question : YESNO
1. Cavalry sword : SABER
2. "You ___ stupid!" : ARESO
3. Pitfalls : TRAPS
4. Request from a tired child : CARRYME
5. Jekyll's alter ego : HYDE
6. Most likely to win, as a favorite : ODDSON
7. Bravery : VALOR
8. ___ of Good Feelings : ERA
9. 1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
10. Sign on a tray of samples : TRYONE
11. Scouting mission leader? : DENMOTHER
12. "Goodbye, mon ami!" : ADIEU
13. Kind of cake that's ring-shaped : BUNDT
18. Gas brand with a tiger symbol : ESSO
22. Farming: Prefix : AGRO
25. Cab : TAXI
27. Province west of Que. : ONT
29. Chinese cooker : WOK
30. Lincoln, informally : ABE
31. World's longest venomous snake : KINGCOBRA
32. Rams fan? : EWE
34. Obsolete : OLD
35. Some boxing wins, for short : KOS
38. One-third the length of the Belmont Stakes : HALFMILE
39. Interstate sign with an arrow : EXIT
40. Ogle : EYE
43. ___ torch (outdoor party lighting) : TIKI
46. Up for discussion : ATISSUE
48. One in a pit at a concert : MOSHER
49. "Whatever you want" : IMEASY
50. Capital of Switzerland : BERN
51. "Study, study, study" types : NERDS
52. "Just tell me the answer" : IGIVE
53. Start of a rumor : IHEAR
55. Property claims : LIENS
56. Welcome at the front door : SEEIN
57. Invite out for : ASKTO
60. A little "out there," as humor : EDGY
63. Dah's counterpart in Morse code : DIT

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