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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2012

Author: Derik Moore
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Moore NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Maker of bonds : ATOM
5. Oscar nomination, e.g. : HONOR
10. Hardly a high-rent district : SLUM
14. Ticket option : LOGE
15. Bowl : ARENA
16. Part of the earth : CORE
17. 65 + 20 : BIRMINGHAM
19. Unreturnable, in a way : ASIS
20. City of Syria : ALEPPO
21. Very quickly : INAFLASH
23. Common drain clogger : HAIR
25. Payment guarantee : LIEN
26. Certain pious Jew : HASID
29. 1-Across plus or minus? : ION
32. Pipe holder : ORGAN
35. "___, I am dying beyond my means": Oscar Wilde : ALAS
36. Language with only 14 letters : SAMOAN
38. Music genre : EMO
39. Block : BAN
40. 75 + 20 : ATLANTA
41. London facilities : LOO
42. "___-comin'!" : IMA
43. Key work? : ANTHEM
44. Send to the canvas : DECK
45. It may be found on a drum : TONER
47. ___ Chex : OAT
48. Signs of amor : BESOS
49. Bring (out) : TROT
51. See 63-Down : SALT
53. Carpentry item in a common simile : DOORNAIL
57. Swells : SURGES
61. Bart's teacher : EDNA
62. 1969 Cream hit ... or a hint to the seven "mathematical" clues in this puzzle : CROSSROADS
64. Couple : JOIN
65. Cold war flashpoint : KOREA
66. Sarcastic reply : IBET
67. Hot corner Yank : AROD
68. Youngest golfer to shoot his age (67) in a P.G.A. Tour event : SNEAD
69. Kind of column : TENS
1. Jessica of "Fantastic Four" : ALBA
2. Slave : TOIL
3. Figure in "Jack and the Beanstalk" : OGRE
4. 55 + 40 : MEMPHIS
5. Capital known in literature as Thang Long : HANOI
6. Society: Abbr. : ORG
7. ___ Grape : NEHI
8. Put ___ act : ONAN
9. Of a branch : RAMAL
10. Tackle box item : SCALER
11. 5 + 10 : LOSANGELES
12. "Trinity" novelist : URIS
13. Jungle camping supply : MESH
18. Apple tablet : IPAD
22. Apple on iTunes : FIONA
24. Commercial district : RIALTO
26. Something that's often best broken : HABIT
27. Thrifty competitor : ALAMO
28. 35 + 10 : SANANTONIO
30. 29 + 80 : OMAHA
31. Fair-sized musical groups : NONETS
33. Bygone gas brand : AMOCO
34. Quiet reading spots : NOOKS
36. RR stop : STN
37. $ dispenser : ATM
40. Man with a rod, in the Bible : AARON
44. 75 + 94 : DETROIT
46. Picking up the dry cleaning, e.g. : ERRAND
48. You can hardly see it : BLUR
50. Tire deflaters : TACKS
52. Syrian strongman : ASSAD
53. ___ vu : DEJA
54. Effluvium : ODOR
55. Wood alternative : IRON
56. Legends : LORE
58. "Welcome Back, Kotter" role : GABE
59. First place : EDEN
60. Fast "birds" : SSTS
63. Potential source of 51-Across : SEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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