New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Author: David J. Kahn
Editor: Will Shortz
David J. Kahn
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Dick Clark died on April 18, six weeks before this tribute was published.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,849
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1. TV sitcom boy who liked to fish : OPIE
5. Theater prize : OBIE
9. Essence : BEING
14. See 40-Across : BANDSTAND
16. 63-Across, for one : EMCEE
17. With 38- and 59-Across, typical opinion about a record on 40-/14-Across : ITSGOTAGOODBEAT
19. Nautical hazard : SHOAL
20. Flop : BOMB
21. Subject of a hanging without a trial : ART
22. African capital : RABAT
24. Miscalculate : ERR
26. Grp. on a raid : ATF
29. Org. in Robert Ludlum novels : CIA
30. Catherine I of Russia, e.g. : TSARINA
34. Labor leader Cesar : CHAVEZ
36. World's Oldest ___ (nickname for 63-Across) : TEENAGER
37. Prefix with flop : TERA
38. See 17-Across : AND
39. Juicy fruit : SLOE
40. With 14-Across, long-running TV show popularized by 63-Across : AMERICAN
43. Buffalo's Mets-affiliated team : BISONS
45. "Buck Rogers" and others : SERIALS
46. Prevailed : WON
47. Cologne compass point : OST
48. "Is that ___?" : ANO
49. Little squealer? : SHOAT
51. Many a beneficiary : SON
53. Ebb : WANE
55. Former Giants QB Phil : SIMMS
59. See 17-Across : YOUCANDANCETOIT
62. Step in : ENTER
63. Late beloved TV personality : DICKCLARK
64. Audibly stunned : AGASP
65. Saloon choices : ALES
66. Genesis figure : ENOS
1. Tokyo ties : OBIS
2. Lane : PATH
3. ___ many words : INSO
4. Award for mystery writers : EDGAR
5. Giant who swung for the fences : OTT
6. Start of a children's rhyme : BAABAA
7. Gold bar : INGOT
8. Biblical land whose name means "red" in Hebrew : EDOM
9. King or queen : BED
10. Cause to blush, maybe : EMBARRASS
11. Cake finisher : ICER
12. In order : NEAT
13. Understand : GET
15. Comfort : SOLACE
18. Too weighty : OBESE
23. Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
25. Bled : RAN
26. Pretend to be : ACTAS
27. With 51-Down, "14-Across Boogie," on 40-/14-Across : THEME
28. Sea follower? : FARER
30. ___ talks (annual idea conferences) : TED
31. Nanook's home : IGLOO
32. Las Vegas signs : NEONS
33. "Give it ___!" : AREST
35. Zoning board issues : VARIANCES
36. C&W channel, once : TNN
38. Standard batteries : AAS
41. Actor McShane : IAN
42. Funny one : CLOWN
43. Heckle, in a way : BOO
44. Right away : INASEC
46. From what place : WHENCE
49. ___ mail : SNAIL
50. King or queen : TITLE
51. See 27-Down : SONG
52. "I'm ___ here!" : OUTA
54. "___ little sugar" (recipe directive) : ADDA
56. Complain : MOAN
57. A Barcelona museum is dedicated to his work : MIRO
58. Nasdaq listings: Abbr. : STKS
59. Vote of approval : YEA
60. Dada pioneer : ARP
61. Bank printings: Abbr. : CKS

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