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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The Ts form a nice tail trailing off the end of the KITE.
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Across Down
1. "___ alternative ..." : ASAN
5. Tackle, in a way : SACK
9. Poetry fest : SLAM
13. It might have the heading "Re:" : MEMO
14. Crowning points : ACMES
16. Theater section : LOGE
17. On cloud nine : FLYINGHIGH
19. Burl of stage and song : IVES
20. Kink removal : MASSAGE
21. Commercially prized ducks : EIDERS
23. Cathedral city of England : ELY
24. Boutros Boutros-___ (former U.N. chief) : GHALI
26. Role in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
29. It breaks in the morning : DAY
30. Great-grandfather of Noah : ENOCH
34. Large crock : OLLA
35. Picking up the dry cleaning, say : ERRAND
37. "Norma ___" : RAE
38. Bob Dylan song ... or a hint to the object found by connecting the four circled letters in a diamond : BLOWININTHEWIND
41. German's one : EIN
42. Creates slippery conditions, in a way : SLEETS
43. Not up : ABED
44. Auburn heads? : DEANS
46. Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
47. Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
48. Tops : BEATS
50. "___ dreaming?" : AMI
51. Discontinued Chevrolet model : COBALT
54. Something that may be shot on a golf course : EVENPAR
58. Proficient : ABLE
59. Waning ... or a hint to what is found by circling all the T's in the completed puzzle : TAILINGOFF
62. Causing the lips to pucker : SOUR
63. ___ Linda, Calif. : YORBA
64. Not new : USED
65. The lady's : HERS
66. Tilt : LEAN
67. Flock's locale : PEWS
1. Like most car radios : AMFM
2. Ward of "Sisters" : SELA
3. Writers Lowell and Tan : AMYS
4. Anti-honking ordinance, e.g. : NOISELAW
5. Droopy : SAGGY
6. Nagging pain : ACHE
7. Roman 901 : CMI
8. ID-requiring purchase : KEG
9. Reached base horizontally : SLIDIN
10. Sonnet subject : LOVE
11. Worrying, for one : AGER
12. Meddle (with) : MESS
15. 2000 World Series locale : SHEA
18. Queen in "The Lion King" : NALA
22. ___ France : ILEDE
24. January birthstones : GARNETS
25. Some hotels : HYATTS
26. Like brains : LOBED
27. "Dallas" matriarch : ELLIE
28. Massey of old movies : ILONA
29. Least sweet, as wine : DRIEST
31. African antelope : ORIBI
32. Rattan worker : CANER
33. Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
35. Photo lab abbr. : ENL
36. Selective high-school org. : NHS
39. Hall-of-Fame hoopster Dan : ISSEL
40. Rousing : WAKINGUP
45. 39-Down and others, for short : NBAERS
47. "You got that right!" : AMEN
49. Lincoln, e.g., before he was pres. : ATTY
50. ___ flu : AVIAN
51. Credit's counterpart : CASH
52. Letter before Peter in an old phonetic alphabet : OBOE
53. Photo mishap : BLUR
54. Island whose name is another word in this puzzle spelled backward : ELBA
55. What people often do for pictures : POSE
56. Two or three : AFEW
57. Country addresses: Abbr. : RFDS
60. Popular I.S.P. : AOL
61. Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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