New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 2013

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQWXY} This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Difficult political situation : HOTPOTATO
7. Chili : HOTPEPPER
13. Tennis world since 1968 : OPENERA
15. Dan who drew "Archie" : DECARLO
16. Movable property : CHATTEL
17. Good news on the economy : UPTREND
18. Plop preceder : KER
19. Digital dough : ECASH
21. So-called "Wheat Capital of Oklahoma" : ENID
22. One "coming" in a Three Dog Night hit : ELI
23. Big maker of power tools : SKIL
24. European capital that's majority-Muslim : TIRANE
26. Ex-Yankee Martinez : TINO
28. Eisner's successor at Disney : IGER
30. Western Sahara neighbor: Abbr. : MOR
31. Slumps : SAGS
32. What honor students often have : AAVERAGES
35. Third base, in baseball lingo ... or a hint for answering eight other clues in this puzzle : HOTCORNER
37. Means of divination : TEALEAVES
39. Shem's eldest son : ELAM
43. 1960 chess champ : TAL
44. Debate position : ANTI
45. George Takei TV and film role : SULU
46. Formal "yes" : ITISSO
48. "Did I do ___?" : THAT
52. Fraternity letters : NUS
53. ___ Field : CITI
54. Slate, for one : EZINE
55. Frequent abbr. in BBC announcements : GMT
56. Crusty rolls : KAISERS
59. Marathoner's asset : STAMINA
61. Gird : ENSTEEL
62. Study group : SEMINAR
63. Real good-looker : HOTTAMALE
64. Showed off : HOTDOGGED
1. Snacks in the frozen food aisle : HOTPOCKETS
2. "Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" speaker : OPHELIA
3. Making the rent? : TEARING
4. Army ___ : ANT
5. Heads overseas? : TETES
6. Hoover rival : ORECK
7. Energy : PEP
8. Outer: Prefix : ECT
9. Certain kitchen knife : PARER
10. John is a common one : PRENAME
11. Current events? : ELNINOS
12. Lover of souped-up engines : HOTRODDER
14. Jai ___ : ALAI
15. "Well, yeah!" : DUH
20. Plum brandy : SLIVOVITZ
24. Beach sights : TERNS
25. "Dies ___" : IRAE
27. Workplace watchdog, in brief : OSHA
29. "The Hoax" star, 2006 : GERE
32. "... ___'clock scholar" : ATENO
33. "... to skin ___" : ACAT
34. Advanced deg. tests : GRES
36. Spanish waves : OLAS
37. James Bond's lover in "From Russia With Love" : TATIANA
38. Undemocratic tendency : ELITISM
40. Thrusting suddenly : LUNGING
41. Barnard grads, e.g. : ALUMNAE
42. Spicy pretzel dip : HOTMUSTARD
43. It's hard to score : HOTTICKET
47. Blues vocalist ___ Monica Parker : SISTA
49. Kettle sound : HISS
50. Put up : ANTED
51. Latin lover's words : TEAMO
54. Subj. for recent arrivals, maybe : ESL
57. Electric ___ : EEL
58. "Riddle me, riddle me ___" : REE
60. Red fighter : MIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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