New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 2012

Author: Bill Thompson
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Thompson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Org. whose annual budget is classified information : NSA
4. Establishes : CREATES
11. Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
14. Parrot : APE
15. Pottery whose high iron content gives it a distinctive hue : REDWARE
16. Cry heard at Moe's bar : DOH
17. "Hee Haw," for one : VARIETYSHOW
19. Lennon reportedly described her as looking like "a bloke in drag" : ONO
20. Attended to pressing matters? : IRONED
21. Thought : IDEATED
23. Classroom array : DESKS
24. Noted Irish crystal : WATERFORD
26. "___ does not surpass nature, but only brings it to perfection": Cervantes : ART
27. Hägar's daughter in the comics : HONI
28. Looking up : ROSY
29. Mass exodus of a sort : DIASPORA
32. Air safety org. : FAA
34. Moral lapse that is reflected literally by the answers at 17-, 24-, 46- and 54-Across : BROKENPROMISE
38. Cabinet dept. : AGR
39. Wife of Orpheus : EURYDICE
41. One in a prompt box : CUER
44. "Hey ... over here!" : PSST
45. Capital of Australia: Abbr. : DOL
46. Physician with a D.O. degree : OSTEOPATH
49. Come from behind : RALLY
51. Mason's creator : GARDNER
52. Targets of some animal rights activists : RODEOS
53. Supermarket inits. : IGA
54. "When a Man Loves a Woman" singer : PERCYSLEDGE
57. Pal of Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney on "How I Met Your Mother" : TED
58. "Got one's money's worth" at the smorgasbord : OVERATE
59. One-eighty : UIE
60. Sugar suffix : OSE
61. Tiresome : TEDIOUS
62. Old IBM products : PCS
1. "Feliz ___" : NAVIDAD
2. Rack unit : SPARERIB
3. Ford's first minivan : AEROSTAR
4. Ontario natives : CREES
5. Like the SST fleet: Abbr. : RETD
6. Big name in the freezer aisle : EDY
7. Reactions to puppies : AWS
8. Faa'a International Airport location : TAHITI
9. Undermine : ERODE
10. "Ratatouille" setting : SEWER
11. "Likewise" : IDOTOO
12. Laser printer supplies : TONERS
13. Poorly made : SHODDY
18. Sign : INK
22. Lily-livered : AFRAID
24. Threadbare : WORN
25. One of four in "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house" : ANAPEST
27. Earth mover : HOER
30. Rode a thermal current : SOARED
31. U.P.S. delivery: Abbr. : PKG
32. Old fur trader's locale : FORT
33. Actress Adams : AMY
35. Thrill : RUSH
36. Approached furtively : SIDLEDUP
37. Environment-related : ECOLOGIC
40. Champs-___ : ELYSEES
41. Start of a line ending in a sum? : COGITO
42. Linguists' concerns : USAGES
43. Brokerage firm with talking baby ads : ETRADE
44. Got a 3 on the 17th at Sawgrass, e.g. : PARRED
47. Doped up, in a way : ONPOT
48. Pet ___ : PEEVE
49. Cameos, e.g. : ROLES
50. "Fables in Slang" humorist George : ADE
52. Queue after Q : RSTU
55. Dernier ___ : CRI
56. Ming of the N.B.A. : YAO

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