New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 2013

Author: David Steinberg and Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
David Steinberg
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Barry C. Silk
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Steinberg. This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: With this, only his 9th NYT crossword, Mr. Steinberg has now hit for the cycle (he has a puzzle published on each day of the week.)
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,132
Across Down
1. "8mm" star, 1999 : NICOLASCAGE
12. "Applesauce!" : BAH
15. It has a Snapshot Tool command : ADOBEREADER
16. Irish ___ : ALE
17. His 1978 album "Excitable Boy" went platinum : WARRENZEVON
18. Marathoner Pippig : UTA
19. Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
20. Bicycle support, informally : SISSYBAR
22. 1956 Santos rookie : PELE
23. Groupie's trait : ZEAL
25. Past-tense verb that is the same as its present-tense form minus the fourth and fifth letters : ALIT
26. Jane who was Chicago's first female mayor : BYRNE
28. Title science teacher of an old sitcom : MRPEEPERS
31. Mud : JOE
32. Place for locks and pins : MAT
34. ___ fide : MALA
35. Gets in a lather : SUDSES
37. Won't allow : VETOES
41. Mrs. Grundy type : PRIG
43. Far East capital : YEN
44. Kind of root in math : NTH
45. Milk producer : DAIRYFARM
49. Circus Maximus stars? : ASTRA
51. Soviet attack sub : ALFA
52. Gardener's purchase : LOAM
54. Bait thrown overboard : CHUM
55. Wine-tasting accessory : SPITTOON
58. Pair in an average-sized orchestra : OBOES
60. Get an edge on? : HEM
61. One stoked to provide warmth : WOODFURNACE
64. A simpler one may be recalled : ERA
65. Black-and-white, say : INTERRACIAL
66. Typical house on "Hoarders" : STY
67. Flashlight alternatives : GASLANTERNS
1. Sticks nix : NAW
2. "Go ahead and try!" : IDAREYOU
3. Orange relative : CORALRED
4. Inner Party member in "1984" : OBRIEN
5. Sake brewery byproduct : LEES
6. Star with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : ARNAZ
7. Informal remarks? : SEZ
8. Image on a denarius : CAESAR
9. Sominex alternative : ADVILPM
10. Storms, e.g. : GEOS
11. Cousins of kites : ERNS
12. Bagatelle : BAUBLE
13. Pioneering microcomputer : ALTAIR
14. Rakes often break them : HEARTS
21. Shrilly talk to : YAPAT
22. Many tykes' lunches : PBJS
24. Potential throat clearer, briefly : EMT
27. Filing aid : EMERY
29. Hangover? : EAVE
30. Justice Kagan : ELENA
33. "Highly doubtful" : ASIF
36. Baltic Sea swimmer : SPRAT
38. Live, maybe : ONTHEAIR
39. Ancient dweller in the Po Valley : ETRUSCAN
40. Comforter go-with : SHAM
42. Lugs : GALOOTS
43. First name on the 1954 album "Mambo!" : YMA
45. Five of them represent a zero : DASHES
46. The "A" of A&M Records : ALPERT
47. Polite cut-in : IFIMAY
48. Chaucer's "Merciless Beauty," e.g. : RONDEL
50. Its contents are often wicked : SCONCE
53. Be a blessed person, per Matthew 5:4 : MOURN
56. Skinny-minny : TWIG
57. Princess in Donald Duck cartoons : OONA
59. Certain pack member : BRAT
62. Abbey title : FRA
63. They have high stations : ELS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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