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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 2012

Author: Michael David
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael David
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {WXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. David NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Late, as a library book : PASTDUE
8. Sound of an excited heart : PITAPAT
15. "-" marks : HYPHENS
16. Furious : INARAGE
17. Surplus's opposite : DEFICIT
18. Bring up, as a subject : MENTION
19. Forget-me-___ : NOT
20. Ruler on a golf course? : PARKING
21. Yank : JERK
24. Floppy feature of a basset hound : EAR
26. "My country, ___ of thee" : TIS
27. Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
28. In favor of : FOR
30. Mushroom cloud creator, briefly : NTEST
34. Scrape, as a knee : SKIN
35. Songwriter Berlin : IRVING
37. "___ pasa?" : QUE
38. Little bell sound : TING
39. Electron tube : DIODE
40. Be furious : FUME
41. Rock music genre : EMO
42. Heart-shaped item on a chain, say : LOCKET
43. Genie's home : LAMP
44. Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
46. Tire filler : AIR
47. Stick ___ in the water : ATOE
48. Atlantic food fish : COD
50. Foreign policy grp. : NSC
52. Hawaii's state bird : NENE
53. Ruler in a vegetable garden? : PEAKING
56. Comic strip cry : ACK
58. Folded Mexican dish : BURRITO
59. Element used to make semiconductors : SILICON
63. Not recognizable by : ALIENTO
64. Raw material for a steel mill : IRONORE
65. Figure with 14-Down sides : DECAGON
66. Rainbow mnemonic : ROYGBIV
1. Advanced deg. : PHD
2. Sailor's affirmative : AYE
3. Beach lotion letters : SPF
4. Ruler after a diet? : THINKING
5. Art ___ (1920s-'30s movement) : DECO
6. Join : UNITE
7. Superlative suffix : EST
8. Fine cotton : PIMA
9. Like krypton : INERT
10. Ruler on a beach? : TANKING
11. Easel user : ARTIST
12. Ache : PAIN
13. Bug-eyed : AGOG
14. Number of sides in a 65-Across : TEN
20. Ruler in a Utah city? : PROVOKING
21. Court clown : JESTER
22. Igloo builder : ESKIMO
23. Spoil, as a parade : RAINON
25. Zimbabwe's continent : AFRICA
29. Passengers : RIDERS
31. Consider the same : EQUATE
32. Order to come : SUMMON
33. Cone-shaped shelter : TEEPEE
35. Bachelor's last words : IDO
36. Badminton court divider : NET
40. Ruler with custard desserts? : FLANKING
42. Ruler in a W.C.? : LOOKING
45. Where many fed. employees live : DCAREA
49. "Me too" : DITTO
51. Egypt's capital : CAIRO
53. Whine : PULE
54. Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
55. Midday : NOON
57. Fill to excess : CLOY
58. Rotten : BAD
59. Madam's mate : SIR
60. Corn on the ___ : COB
61. "... ___ quit!" : ORI
62. Las Vegas's home: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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