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New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,792
Across Down
1. Morning times, for short : AMS
4. Come to pass : OCCUR
9. Chose, with "for" : OPTED
14. Vital fluid : SAP
15. Hangman's halter : NOOSE
16. Bones below the tibia : TARSI
17. Top prize in the Juegos Olímpicos : ORO
18. Mosquito Magnets and flypaper : INSECTTRAPS
20. Snack chips made from corn : FRITOS
22. Loving to bits : ADORING
23. Campers' lightweight cover-ups : NYLONTARPS
26. Opposite of old, in Germany : NEU
27. Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
28. Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
29. Whistles of relief : WHEWS
31. Hump day: Abbr. : WED
32. Winter forecast : SNOW
33. Sermon server : PRIEST
34. Eater of lean, in rhyme : JACKSPRAT
36. Like the bathroom after a hot shower : STEAMY
39. Restaurant chain with syrup dispensers on every table : IHOP
40. Gymgoer's pride : BOD
43. Tough guys : THUGS
44. Narrow cut : SLIT
45. One of several on a French door : PANE
46. Always, in sonnets : EER
47. Feature of a gladiator sandal : ANKLESTRAP
49. How some professional services are offered : PROBONO
52. Modern sight on many an Indian reservation : CASINO
53. Working components of an engine ... or what the ends of 18-, 23-, 34- and 47-Across are? : MOVINGPARTS
56. '60s teach-in grp. : SDS
57. Missouri river to the Missouri River : OSAGE
58. Spirit of a culture : ETHOS
59. French pronoun : TOI
60. Gives a darn? : MENDS
61. "Likely ___!" : STORY
62. Six-foot runner? : ANT
1. At present : ASOFNOW
2. Words from an aspiring fiancé : MARRYME
3. Bratty, say : SPOILED
4. Source of the headline "World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent," with "The" : ONION
5. Faithfulness : CONSTANCY
6. S.&P. 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
7. Put into service : USE
8. Quick summaries : RECAPS
9. ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
10. Catherine who was the last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
11. Instructor's charge : TRAINEE
12. Disney-owned cable broadcaster of game highlights : ESPNEWS
13. Gross out : DISGUST
19. Causes of end zone celebrations, for short : TDS
21. Big weight : TON
24. Wildly : AMOK
25. Nubby fabric derived from a cocoon : RAWSILK
29. Shawl or stole : WRAP
30. Batter's datum : HIT
32. ___ Club (Costco competitor) : SAMS
33. Knight, to a damsel : PROTECTOR
34. Binge : JAG
35. Punxsutawney ___ (Groundhog Day celeb) : PHIL
36. Second wife, to the hubby's kids : STEPMOM
37. Bette Midler film loosely based on Janis Joplin's life : THEROSE
38. Old Volkswagen seven-seater : EUROVAN
40. Coffeehouse server : BARISTA
41. Endlessly : ONANDON
42. Withdrawal's opposite : DEPOSIT
44. ___.com (urban myth debunker) : SNOPES
45. Components of scores: Abbr. : PTS
47. Film director Lee : ANG
48. Fresh, in an impolite way : SASSY
50. Home of the Cowboys, informally : BIGD
51. Individuals : ONES
54. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
55. Fraternity "P" : RHO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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