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New York Times, Friday, July 29, 2011

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 8 Grid has super symmetry Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 71 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Lethally poisoned ruler, familiarly : CLEO
5. 22- and 38-Across : LIMBS
10. Pipeline accident investigator: Abbr. : NTSB
14. Saab competitor : AUDI
15. How deli meat may be served : ONRYE
16. Item in a "lick race" : OREO
17. Pregame rituals, for some : TAILGATEPARTIES
20. Opposite of swell : SUBSIDE
21. What some lawns cover : ONEACRE
22. Ham's place : LEG
23. Kind of sheet : RAP
25. Jan. honoree : MLK
26. Like many salts : ASEA
28. Introduction : DEBUT
30. Princess ___ (Disney duck) : OONA
33. Capturer of fin-de-siècle Paris : TOULOUSELAUTREC
36. Barker who pitched a perfect game in 1981 : LEN
37. Field of 33-Across : ART
38. ___-twist : ARM
39. ___ poco (soon, in Sorrento) : TRA
40. Opinions about books : AUDITORSREPORTS
44. Singer with a wide range : WREN
45. Wags : CARDS
46. Tick, e.g. : PEST
47. Maker of calls : REF
49. Twist-___ : TIE
50. "___ man!" : BEA
51. Compose together : COWRITE
54. Tire shop employee, at times : MOUNTER
58. It can make for fruity kisses : CHERRYCHAPSTICK
60. Elaine ___, first female Asian-American cabinet member : CHAO
61. Brush up on? : PAINT
62. Lock or luck follower : ONTO
63. Line from Penn Sta. : LIRR
64. Some columns : OPEDS
65. They're subject to inflation and deflation : EGOS
1. Tigers, e.g. : CATS
2. Occasion to use a cooking pit : LUAU
3. Tasteful bedclothes? : EDIBLEUNDERWEAR
4. Engine leakage preventer : OILSEAL
5. Washer/dryer unit : LOAD
6. Borrower's protection : INTERESTRATECAP
7. Field fare, briefly : MRE
8. How some things are brought back : BYPOPULARDEMAND
9. Parker who was one of the original faces at Facebook : SEAN
10. Chicken feed : NOTALOT
11. Activity of some ghosts : TRICKORTREATING
12. One reading signs : SEER
13. Giant in audio equipment : BOSE
18. Player's job : GIG
19. Dreamer's activity : REM
24. Old ___ (Civil War eagle mascot) : ABE
26. Counselor-___ : ATLAW
27. French sister : SOEUR
28. Hardy red hog : DUROC
29. Weight factors : TARES
31. Quaint complaint : NERTS
32. With ___ of thousands : ACAST
34. Straw source : OAT
35. Maker of calls : UMP
41. Off : INERROR
42. What a guru might be called : SRI
43. Showing some polish? : OPENTOE
48. Provider of material for some wreaths : FIR
50. One going to school? : BUS
51. Mid-century year : CCCL
52. "I wasn't expecting you!" lead-in : OHHI
53. Unlucky strike? : TYPO
55. Doesn't decline, with "in" : OPTS
56. Prefix with -morph : ECTO
57. Bygone theaters : RKOS
59. Move it : HIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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