New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 2012

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

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1. HI hi : ALOHA
6. Federal org. issuing standards : EPA
9. One begins "The king shall joy in thy strength" : PSALM
14. Big-time : MAJOR
15. Passes for a flick, say : TIX
16. "So sad" : OHGEE
17. City in Arkansas or county in Missouri : OZARK
18. Standard golf outing : 18HOLEROUND
20. Jingle-janglers : KEYS
21. "Dawson's Creek" girl : JEN
22. Dramatic confession : ITWASI
23. Hebrew month : ELUL
25. Monster : OGRE
26. Greeting often made just before asking for something : HEYMOM
29. Literally, "great king" : MAHARAJA
33. Align : TRUEUP
34. J.D. holder : ATTY
35. S.A. land : BOL
36. Make : EARN
37. Macho he's not : SISSY
39. One being put to sleep? : YOYO
40. Bygone travel option, informally : SST
41. U.S.P.S. deliveries : LTRS
42. Badgerlike : FIERCE
44. Mosaic squares : TESSERAE
46. Appeals to the masses? : ORATES
47. A long time : AGES
48. Say sexily : PURR
49. It's full of diamonds : ARGYLE
52. Fish whose name comes from the Old English for "spear" : GAR
53. Autograph collecting aid, for short : SASE
57. Heinz offering : 57VARIETIES
59. Weird Al Yankovic specialty : POLKA
60. Dungeon gear : IRONS
61. Do a background check on : VET
62. 1956 million-selling album : ELVIS
63. Cleveland Browns fans : DAWGS
64. Jupiter's domain, in myth : SKY
65. Heed the adage "When in Rome ..." : ADAPT
1. Running ___ : AMOK
2. Veg out : LAZE
3. Any of the singers of the 1973 hit "Love Train" : OJAY
4. Apocalyptic figures : 4HORSEMEN
5. Flood beater : ARK
6. A Kennedy : ETHEL
7. Subatomic particle : PION
8. ___ Rose : AXL
9. Play : PORTRAY
10. Postgame ritual : SHOWER
11. Sed quencher : AGUA
12. Periscope part : LENS
13. Lead-in to care : MEDI
19. A dystopian novel : 19EIGHTYFOUR
21. 1980s-'90s police drama : 21JUMPSTREET
24. TV/radio host Dobbs : LOU
25. Bay filler : OATS
26. Cloud producer, informally : HTEST
27. Clear : ERASE
28. Mongolian dwellings : YURTS
29. En ___ : MASSE
30. Scrub : ABORT
31. Author of "The Dead" : JOYCE
32. Burn soothers : ALOES
38. Some tax shelters, for short : IRAS
39. Like Jack Benny, as he always said : 39YEARSOLD
41. Like worms : LEGLESS
43. Non-std. : IRR
45. Adage : SAYING
48. Sickly white : PASTY
49. All fired up : AVID
50. ___ avis : RARA
51. Balloon : GROW
52. Many a Comicon attendee : GEEK
54. Edison's middle name : ALVA
55. Pass over : SKIP
56. Bridge hand : EAST
58. Some R.N. setups : IVS
59. Imp's ammo : PEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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