New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The CROSS answers have lovely symmetry so I've highlighted them.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,821
Across Down
1. Pieces of mail : ARMOR
6. Watson's creator : IBM
9. Lots : SCADS
14. *Features accompanying the comics, often : WORDS
15. What a baby may be : DUE
16. *Like some tennis volleys : COURT
17. Atlas go-with : GAZETTEER
19. Legendary racing name : UNSER
20. Blue-pencil : EDIT
21. Grimm boy : HANSEL
23. Nashville sch. : TSU
24. Iceman Phil or Tony : ESPOSITO
26. H.S. excellence exam : APTEST
28. Mined matter : ORE
29. John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
30. Option after a transmission failure : RESEND
34. Stalls : BUYSTIME
37. "Well, did you ___?!" : EVER
38. Out of sorts ... or what completes the answers to the nine starred clues : CROSS
40. Suffix with senior : ITIS
41. Sweet breakfast pastry : BEARCLAW
43. "___ he-e-ere!" : THEYRE
45. Jewish wedding rings? : HORAS
46. Radiologist's tool, briefly : MRI
47. Something to sing over and over : CHORUS
49. Ad come-on, redundantly : FREEGIFT
54. Boat propeller : OAR
55. Double curve : SSHAPE
57. Inter ___ : ALIA
58. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
60. Makers of knockoffs : IMITATORS
62. *Labradoodle, e.g. : BREED
63. Capital of Japan : YEN
64. *Symbol on some flags : BONES
65. Davis of Hollywood : OSSIE
66. Couples' place? : ARK
67. Rub off : ERASE
1. "Gosh, you shouldn't've" : AWGEE
2. *Intersection : ROADS
3. Bygone U.S. Postal Service mascot : MRZIP
4. Keats's "___ Psyche" : ODETO
5. Q-U string : RST
6. Dream up : IDEATE
7. Good, to Guillermo : BUENO
8. Cousteau's milieux : MERS
9. Forms : SCULPTS
10. Reason not to do something : CON
11. Cause for budget cutting : AUSTERITY
12. *Appear as Tootsie, e.g. : DRESS
13. Parade : STRUT
18. Low-quality : THIRDCLASS
22. Life of Riley : EASYSTREET
25. Favorite ___ : SON
27. Fields of comedy : TOTIE
29. Olympics competitor of NZL : AUS
30. Union foe : REB
31. Garden evictee : EVE
32. Upright swimmers : SEAHORSES
33. Fielding flaw : ERROR
34. *Weapon for William Tell : BOW
35. Novy ___ (Russian literary magazine) : MIR
36. Guadalajara-to-Mexico City dir. : ESE
39. Dorm figs. : RAS
42. Campaign : CRUSADE
44. Rush : HIE
46. Steve Buscemi's role in "Reservoir Dogs" : MRPINK
47. Two-for-one, e.g. : COMBO
48. *Scope lines : HAIRS
49. Hall-of-___ : FAMER
50. Swamp thing : GATOR
51. Actress Massey : ILONA
52. *Bygone Chryslers : FIRES
53. Cup of Cannes : TASSE
56. Informal greeting : HIYA
59. Six, in Sicilia : SEI
61. Former justice Fortas : ABE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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