New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Author: Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Doug Peterson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Stealth : CRAFT
6. Bird or human : BIPED
11. Kind of nut : LUG
14. Falcon-headed Egyptian god : HORUS
15. Central Florida city : OCALA
16. Bargain bin abbr. : IRR
17. Persian mathematician known for his poetry : OMARKHAYYAM
19. Hoops org. : NBA
20. Big name in lexicography : WEBSTER
21. They're made to be destroyed : PINATAS
23. Exit-the-program key : ESC
24. Certain decree : BAN
25. Java servers : URNS
26. Ukrainian-born actress who was a Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace" : OLGAKURYLENKO
31. Giamatti of "Sideways" : PAUL
32. Petting zoo sound : BAA
33. Long Island town : ISLIP
36. It may follow directions : ERN
37. Spot for a summer nap : HAMMOCK
40. Baton Rouge campus, for short : LSU
41. Chocolate source : CACAO
43. Lupino of "High Sierra" : IDA
44. Boilermaker component : BEER
45. Noted conductor whose son played TV's Colonel Klink : OTTOKLEMPERER
49. Film villain with prosthetic hands : DRNO
51. Blossom visitor : BEE
52. Wriggler in the water : EEL
53. Base for some muffins : OATBRAN
55. Pearl sets : STRANDS
59. TiVo, e.g. : DVR
60. What 17-, 26- or 45-Across might say upon meeting 17-, 26- or 45-Across? : IMOKYOUREOK
62. Prefix with politics : GEO
63. Frontier abode : CABIN
64. Japanese menu item : SUSHI
65. Designer inits. : YSL
66. In reserve : ASIDE
67. "Cómo ___?" : ESTAS
1. Food, colloquially : CHOW
2. "Quo Vadis" setting : ROME
3. Fine steed : ARAB
4. Flippered fish-eater with a double coat : FURSEAL
5. "Shame on you!" : TSKTSK
6. Male swine : BOAR
7. Less than cordial : ICY
8. E-commerce site owned by eBay : PAYPAL
9. "Idylls of the King" maiden : ELAINE
10. Butler's expletive : DAMN
11. Accessory for the fastidious dresser : LINTROLLER
12. Music genre : URBAN
13. Green stuff : GRASS
18. Priam's wife : HECUBA
22. Arctic seabirds : AUKS
24. With much room to spare : BYAMILE
26. Crude acronym : OPEC
27. "Doctor Zhivago" role : LARA
28. Million Mom March issue : GUNCONTROL
29. St. Louis pro : RAM
30. Suffix with beat or neat : NIK
34. "Interesting ..." : ISEE
35. Run smoothly : PURR
37. Sweltering : HOT
38. Rhyming tribute : ODE
39. Began stirring : CAMETO
42. Get from ___ (advance slightly) : ATOB
44. Its capital is Minsk : BELARUS
46. White House family : OBAMAS
47. Obi-Wan ___ : KENOBI
48. Examine carefully : PERUSE
49. Evasive : DODGY
50. Carries on : RAVES
54. Costa ___ : RICA
55. New Year's Eve word : SYNE
56. One out on a limb? : NEST
57. Qatar's capital : DOHA
58. Sports equipment that doesn't fit in carry-on luggage : SKIS
61. Jest with : KID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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