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New York Times, Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Author: Bill Thompson
Editor: Will Shortz
Bill Thompson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Univ. with the cheer "Roll Tide!" : BAMA
5. Indiana Jones accouterment : FEDORA
11. Rachael on the Food Network : RAY
14. "Ars Amatoria" poet : OVID
15. Draws out : EDUCES
16. Like : ALA
17. Groom? : WEDDINGCHAP
19. Rocky peak : TOR
20. "___ is nothing but perception": Plato : SCIENCE
21. Will-o'-the-wisp feature : ELISION
23. "Captain! The engines canna take ___ more!" (line from Scotty on "Star Trek") : NAE
24. Installs new thatch on, maybe : REROOFS
25. Verbal exchange about a harsh review? : PANDISCUSSION
30. Bottle marked "XXX" in the comics : ALE
31. Separation : RIFT
32. Homes for some colonies : NESTS
35. Water-resistant wood : TEAK
37. Seasonal songs ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 46- and 59-Across : NOELS
40. City at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss : YORK
41. Skinny sort : SCRAG
43. Muckraker Jacob : RIIS
45. One-eighty : UIE
46. Demand during a roadside negotiation? : THROWINTHETOW
50. "Fa-a-ancy!" : OOHLALA
52. "My gal" of song : SAL
53. Eerie 1976 movie with an Oscar-winning score : THEOMEN
54. Biblical name meaning "father of many" : ABRAHAM
58. "I tawt I taw a putty ___" : TAT
59. Stylish Lionel? : MODTRAINSET
61. Leandro's love, in a Handel cantata : ERO
62. Visigoth king who sacked Rome : ALARIC
63. "Runaround Sue" singer, 1961 : DION
64. Grandmaster Flash's music : RAP
65. Pursue again, as an elected position : RESEEK
66. French word whose opposite is 2-Down : SANS
1. Things to draw : BOWS
2. French word whose opposite is 66-Across : AVEC
3. Certain skirt : MIDI
4. Number next to a + : ADDEND
5. Encloses : FENCESIN
6. Nose (out) : EDGE
7. French nobleman : DUC
8. Autumn colors : OCHERS
9. Old Spanish silver coins : REALES
10. Trademark forfeited by Bayer under the Treaty of Versailles : ASPIRIN
11. Distributes stingily : RATIONSOUT
12. Detached : ALOOF
13. Paul Bunyan tales, e.g. : YARNS
18. Where Francis Scott Key saw bombs bursting : INAIR
22. "Here, piggies!" : SOOEY
25. Super Bowl XXXVI champs, to fans : PATS
26. Actor Guinness : ALEC
27. In second place, say : NEARTHETOP
28. Overseer of corp. accts. : CFO
29. Gestation locations : UTERI
33. Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIO
34. Slant : SKEW
36. Mexican artist Frida : KAHLO
38. Architect Maya : LIN
39. Relaxes, in a way : SITSBACK
42. The problem with these clue? : GRAMMAR
44. Emmy-winning Lewis : SHARI
47. Flamenco cheer : OLEOLE
48. Stand-up comic Sykes and others : WANDAS
49. Safari antelopes : ELANDS
50. Boon's "Animal House" buddy : OTTER
51. Maureen of "Miracle on 34th Street" : OHARA
54. Singer India.___ : ARIE
55. First Chinese dynasty : HSIA
56. Very long time : AEON
57. The Dolomites, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
60. Uno + due : TRE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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