New York Times, Saturday, June 23, 2012

Author: Laura Sternberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Laura Sternberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Sternberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Lower one's racket : QUIETDOWN
10. Establish : ERECT
15. 1 + 1 : SNAKEEYES
16. Disperse again : RESOW
17. Realized in the end : CAMETOSEE
18. Emcee's delivery : INTRO
19. Have mastery over : OWN
20. Part of a suite no. : EXT
21. Asian soup ingredients : WONTONS
23. Some antique buses : REOS
25. Wrangler's assent : YEP
27. Setting for many early online discussions : USENET
28. 1999 Ron Howard bomb : EDTV
29. Aunt or uncle's leader? : GREAT
31. Honk off : RILE
32. They're found in orbits : EYEBALLS
35. Feature of many an Italian skyline : ALP
36. Evoker of 1950s nostalgia : SHANANA
39. What some vaccinations prevent : TETANUS
41. Knock : PAN
42. Person trying to move things? : MARKETER
44. Certify : AVER
46. "The ___ Bride" (Rimsky-Korsakov opera) : TSARS
47. Terminal division : GATE
51. What gums might do : RECEDE
53. Cause of a messy breakup? : TNT
54. Where the John Day R. flows : OREG
55. One might do a countdown : RADIODJ
57. Engadget's co. : AOL
59. Coll. administration : GRE
60. Common desktop clutter : ICONS
61. Fascinates : INTRIGUES
64. Like some kids' shoelaces : NOTIE
65. Most carefree : BREEZIEST
66. Journalist Ifill and others : GWENS
67. Gumbo seasoning source : SASSAFRAS
1. Measure of popularity : QSCORE
2. Like someone who couldn't care less : UNAWED
3. Response to an accusation : IAMNOT
4. Wring (out) : EKE
5. What les cheveux grows on : TETE
6. Like blood coursing through one's veins : DEOXYGENATED
7. On-site shucking sites : OYSTERBARS
8. Dwarf : WEE
9. Compass letters : NSEW
10. Sportscaster Andrews and others : ERINS
11. Thrifty customer, e.g. : RENTER
12. Like the developers of Skype : ESTONIAN
13. Big Red, in the N.C.A.A. : CORNELLU
14. Dances country-western style : TWOSTEPS
22. They were traditionally attached to factories : OUTLETSTORES
24. Ren's cousin of cartoondom : SVEN
26. ___-brained : PEA
30. Disappointed Olympic team members, maybe : ALTERNATES
33. Nigerian food staple : YAM
34. Fr. place name starter : STE
36. Not all-out battle : SPARRING
37. Freak : HAVEACOW
38. Toast lead-in, at times : ANECDOTE
40. Vessel protected by Hera : ARGO
43. "2 Broke Girls" co-star Dennings : KAT
45. Curb : REININ
48. Trial attorney, e.g. : ARGUER
49. Wright with an Oscar : TERESA
50. Discharges : EGESTS
52. Hospital units : DOSES
56. Yacht parts : JIBS
58. "___ of Lambeth" (Maugham novel) : LIZA
62. Its first pres. was Gen. Burnside : NRA
63. Picture file suffix : GIF

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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