New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Author: Peter Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Degrees of excellence? : PHDS
5. Book that begins "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia ..." : EZRA
9. Bumbling : INEPT
14. Architect Saarinen : EERO
15. Fly high : SOAR
16. Legendary battlers : SEXES
17. Rub elbows with an expert on some Japanese cars? : KNOWATOYOTAWONK
20. Beginning : ONSET
21. 180's, slangily : UEYS
22. How the sun proceeds ... and how to read the answers to 17-, 37- and 56-Across : EASTTOWEST
26. Johnny with a guitar : CASH
30. Like much social interaction nowadays : ONLINE
31. Put on the back burner : TABLE
32. Show on TV : AIR
35. Honorary law degree: Abbr. : LLD
36. Pageant wear : SASHES
37. Notice light-colored MacBooks? : SPOTPALELAPTOPS
41. Local dialect : PATOIS
42. "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
43. A.A.A. suggestion : RTE
44. ___ Gay : ENOLA
45. Marks on a ranch : BRANDS
48. Meat request : RARE
49. How the jet stream proceeds ... and how to read the answers to 17-, 37- and 56-Across : WESTTOEAST
53. Landing place for Santa : ROOF
55. Come together : UNITE
56. Comment like a "Seinfeld" character? : REMARKALAKRAMER
62. Premier : ELITE
63. "We're ___!" : LIVE
64. Gives a good whuppin' : TANS
65. Hulu offering : VIDEO
66. Meat request : LEAN
67. Suffix with towel : ETTE
1. Tea type : PEKOE
2. Decorative tattoo dye : HENNA
3. Smelting byproduct : DROSS
4. Johannesburg township : SOWETO
5. Abbr. on a city limit sign : EST
6. Place to see lions and sea lions : ZOO
7. Gamma follower : RAY
8. Excite : AROUSE
9. Words before "tomato" or "potato" : ISAY
10. Show on TV : NEWSCAST
11. Outer: Prefix : EXO
12. "The tongue of the mind," per Cervantes : PEN
13. Tongue-produced sound : TSK
18. Memo abbr. : ATTN
19. Asian holiday : TET
23. Spicy stews : OLLAS
24. Source of some power? : WILL
25. Makes lovable : ENDEARS
27. Detest : ABHOR
28. Was a bad night watchman : SLEPT
29. "Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
31. Shoe attachment : TAP
32. According to : ASPER
33. Colgate competitor, once : IPANA
34. Wind turbine part : ROTOR
36. Martin or Louis : SAINT
38. Put up with : TOLERATE
39. Singer/actress Zadora : PIA
40. It might give you legal problems: Abbr. : LSAT
45. Transpire : BEFALL
46. Gloomy : DOUR
47. Setting for some oratory : SENATE
49. Stir-fry pan : WOK
50. Shoot for : AIMAT
51. Artery implant : STENT
52. Like Hemingway's prose : TERSE
54. Twistable treat : OREO
56. Al Sharpton, e.g.: Abbr. : REV
57. Wallach of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" : ELI
58. Prefix with life or size : MID
59. Golfer's concern : LIE
60. Actress Gardner : AVA
61. Burns behind a camera : KEN

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