New York Times, Friday, March 8, 2013

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Terminal cases : BAGGAGE
8. Something to do experiments in : LABCOAT
15. One of the Big Three in credit reports : EQUIFAX
16. Eradicate : ABOLISH
17. Baking session : SUNBATH
18. Old West German moniker : DERALTE
19. Goal of a 17-Across : TAN
20. Off the rack : READYTOWEAR
22. Jewish rite : BRIS
24. Tramp : SLOG
25. ___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
26. Bald Mountain's range : UINTA
28. Often-affected outburst : EGAD
30. Time to go : TURN
31. Navigator who named Natal : DAGAMA
33. Nice things to be massaged : EGOS
35. Adoption option : PET
36. "The Whiffenpoof Song" ending : BAABAABAA
39. Slush-pile pile: Abbr. : MSS
42. ___ cellar : SALT
43. Imitated a wound-up toy : YIPPED
47. Schlemiel's cry : OOPS
49. Providers of football game coverage? : SODS
51. Title woman in a J. P. Donleavy novel : LEILA
52. Big name in water filtration : BRITA
54. Charge : GOAT
56. Shot after a break? : XRAY
57. Bar glasses? : BEERGOGGLES
60. Goal : AIM
61. Recreating, maybe : ONLEAVE
62. It smells on a bug : ANTENNA
64. More dear : STEEPER
65. Sponge : MOOCHER
66. Advanced photocopier features : SORTERS
67. Synchronized : INPHASE
1. One of a tight pair : BESTBUD
2. Some zoo attractions : AQUARIA
3. Really going after, with "for" : GUNNING
4. It was ceded to Brit. in the Treaty of Utrecht : GIB
5. Way off : AFAR
6. Racetrack array : GATES
7. Don't hold your breath : EXHALE
8. Star of 2009's Fame Ball Tour : LADYGAGA
9. Assist with a job : ABET
10. Parts of the Big Apple : BOROS
11. Try to scratch : CLAWAT
12. Greasy, perhaps : OILEDUP
13. Subject of the 2009 biography "Puttin' on the Ritz" : ASTAIRE
14. What "they say our love won't pay," in "I Got You Babe" : THERENT
21. Ruthless : DOGEATDOG
23. Try : STAB
27. Latin trio member : AMAS
29. Behave with respect to : DOBY
32. Small cells : AAAS
34. Take the junk out? : SAIL
37. Post masters? : BLOGGERS
38. There's nothing above it : APEX
39. Icing supervisor? : MOBBOSS
40. Kia model : SORENTO
41. One going over telemarketing lines : SPIELER
44. Ruthless sort : PIRANHA
45. Eatery seen in a "Manhattan" scene : ELAINES
46. Light fright? : DAYMARE
48. Part of many a grid : STREET
50. Torpedo layer : SALAMI
53. Yawning : AGAPE
55. Construction piece with a mate : TENON
58. See 59-Down : OVER
59. With 58-Down, drop by : STOP
63. Command level: Abbr. : ECH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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