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New York Times, Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Author: Clive Probert
Editor: Will Shortz
Clive Probert
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Probert. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,178
Across Down
1. Summit conference goal : PACT
5. Word before tight or loose : HANG
9. Asian nation suffix : STAN
13. At full speed : AMAIN
15. Bow-toting deity : AMOR
16. Jared of "Mr. Nobody" : LETO
17. ___ diem : CARPE
18. Some cruise ships, informally : LOVEBOATS
20. Repetitive French greeting : ALLOALLO
22. Put aside for later : TABLE
23. Start of a song with the cry "Yo-ho-ho" : FIFTEENMEN
25. Möbius strip's lack : END
27. Gather, logically : INFER
28. Dessert menu phrase : ALAMODE
30. Russian city, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics : SOCHI
33. Nameless, briefly : ANON
34. Ken Olin series about baby boomers : THIRTYSOMETHING
40. Activision's Guitar ___ : HERO
41. ___ Motors (electric car company) : TESLA
42. State where bolo ties are common : ARIZONA
45. Live : EXIST
49. Lake Michigan borderer: Abbr. : WIS
50. One who hoped things would pan out? : FORTYNINER
53. Dull tapping sound : THRUM
55. Food critics, often : EPICURES
57. "You lose!" : GAMESOVER
59. Place to play or fight : ARENA
60. Like fine whiskeys : AGED
61. Painter Magritte : RENE
62. Second-stringers : BENCH
63. Monocle part : LENS
64. LAX postings : ETAS
65. Willy Wonka's creator : DAHL
1. Spotted rodent : PACA
2. Tourist town of Salerno : AMALFI
3. Comedian with the 1972 album "Class Clown" : CARLIN
4. Beginning in basketball : TIPOFF
5. Berry of "Die Another Day" : HALLE
6. "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
7. Election mo. : NOV
8. Fairy-tale escapee from a witch : GRETEL
9. One whose work is not picking up? : SLOB
10. "Spanglish" actress : TEALEONI
11. Serve, as a maid would a lady : ATTENDON
12. KenKen entries: Abbr. : NOS
14. Least like a 9-Down : NEATEST
19. Eric of "Troy" : BANA
21. Sports artist Neiman : LEROY
24. Injures severely : MAIMS
26. China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
29. ___-jongg : MAH
31. Astronomical red giant : CSTAR
32. Weed whacker : HOE
34. Midwinter event, often : THAW
35. Ethnic background : HERITAGE
36. Partiers at a hooley : IRISHMEN
37. "Frasier" role : ROZ
38. Nicholas Gage memoir : ELENI
39. Airport queue unit : TAXICAB
43. "Just the Two ___" : OFUS
44. "Enough already!" : NOMORE
46. Hardened (to) : INURED
47. Sister (and occasional rival) of Venus : SERENA
48. Mariana ___ (world's deepest ocean point) : TRENCH
51. "Lovergirl" singer ___ Marie : TEENA
52. Belgian city sometimes mispronounced as "wipers" : YPRES
54. Sommeliers' suggestions : REDS
56. Witty Mort : SAHL
57. Guy's partner : GAL
58. Rookie's mentor, maybe : VET

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