New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Author: Chris A. McGlothlin
Editor: Will Shortz
Chris A. McGlothlin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McGlothlin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Not only are the crossing theme answers symmetric, the Down part precedes the Across part in each case, from THEN & THERE to FAST & LOOSE.
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Across Down
1. Rockefeller Center statue : ATLAS
6. Word with jump or bunny : SKI
9. "Uncle ___ Cabin" : TOMS
13. See 2-Down : THERE
14. See 7-Down : KIN
15. See 11-Down : GREET
16. Sets a new goal : RETARGETS
18. "Green Acres" con man Mr. ___ : HANEY
19. Grasshopper's partner in an Aesop title : ANT
20. Basic tenet of democracy : RIGHTTOVOTE
22. Strike out : FAN
23. Tint : HUE
24. Fess up (to) : ADMIT
27. Skips over, as with a mouse : SCROLLSBY
33. Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
34. Throat-clearing : AHEM
35. "Explorer" girl : DORA
36. See 25-Down : TAXES
37. See 28-Down : DIP
38. See 31-Down : WATER
39. "Indeed" : ITIS
40. Slimming surgery, slangily : LIPO
41. First name in patriotism and furniture : ETHAN
42. Most tacky : CHEESIEST
44. Food and shelter, e.g. : NEEDS
45. Greek P : RHO
46. Geog. high points : MTS
47. Ownership histories : PROVENANCES
53. Daffy duo? : EFS
56. Certain netizen : AOLER
57. Harmonium : REEDORGAN
59. See 48-Down : BOARD
60. See 51-Down : FAR
61. See 54-Down : LOOSE
62. Winehouse and Sedaris : AMYS
63. Mazatlán Mrs. : SRA
64. Dirección that the Santa Maria sailed : OESTE
1. Razor introduced in 1977 : ATRA
2. ___ and 13-Across (on the spot) : THEN
3. Riga native : LETT
4. Parseghian of Notre Dame : ARA
5. Puts teeth on, as a knife : SERRATES
6. Surfboard fin : SKEG
7. ___ and 14-Across (family) : KITH
8. Scholarly org. : INST
9. Selections on Expedia.com : TRAVELDATES
10. Wine: Prefix : OENO
11. ___ and 15-Across (get-to-know-you gathering) : MEET
12. Eyelid affliction : STYE
15. Halloween figure : GHOUL
17. Play-stopping declaration : GIN
21. Yorke of rock's Radiohead : THOM
22. Electronic data repositories : FILESERVERS
24. Bit of tomfoolery : ANTIC
25. ___ and 36-Across (two of life's certainties) : DEATH
26. 1985 Glenn Close title role : MAXIE
27. "Sexy" lady in a Beatles song : SADIE
28. ___ and 37-Across (snack option) : CHIPS
29. Move, as a plant : REPOT
30. "And ___ story goes" : SOTHE
31. ___ and 38-Across (meager meal) : BREAD
32. Tales : YARNS
38. Broke from the band, say : WENTSOLO
40. Coward in a 1939 film : LION
43. Unearthed pottery fragment: Var. : SHERD
46. Kind of school : MED
47. UV blocker : PABA
48. ___ and 59-Across (lodger's fee) : ROOM
49. Procter & Gamble skin care brand : OLAY
50. Pound's sounds : ARFS
51. ___ and 60-Across (all around) : NEAR
52. Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
53. I's : EGOS
54. ___ and 61-Across (one way to play) : FAST
55. Old dagger : SNEE
58. School in the making? : ROE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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