New York Times, Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Author: David Steinberg
Editor: Will Shortz
David Steinberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: The shaded HIDDEN TEXT is a list of abbreviations commonly used in text messages. They stand for On The Other Hand, In My Humble Opinion, Rolling On the Floor Laughing, and Talk To Ya Later.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,561
Across Down
1. Cut down, as a photo : CROP
5. Big Apple? : IMAC
9. Like many bathroom floors : TILED
14. Poland's Walesa : LECH
15. It gets hammered : NAIL
16. Rub out : ERASE
17. Brainstorm : IDEA
18. Be rewarded for a pious life, as the devout believe : GOTOHEAVEN
20. Abyss : CHASM
22. Shipping container : CRATE
23. Stereotypical sitcom greeting : HONEYIMHOME
26. Hypotheticals : IFS
29. U.F.O. crew : ETS
30. Roman "I" : EGO
31. Satellite-based car option : XMRADIO
33. Former Japanese capital : KYOTO
35. "The Flintstones" pet : DINO
36. Castle on the Thames : TOWEROFLONDON
41. Doll call : MAMA
42. Spanish finger food : TAPAS
43. A girl was from there in a 1964 hit song : IPANEMA
47. His big day is in June : DAD
48. Rx watchdog : FDA
51. Finger count : TEN
52. Pet store purchase : KITTYLITTER
55. Big, big, big : OBESE
56. Aired again : RERAN
57. Invisible writing on a computer screen ... or a component of 18-, 23-, 36- and 52-Across? : HIDDENTEXT
62. All's counterpart : NONE
63. "Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
64. Les √Čtats-___ : UNIS
65. Puts on : DONS
66. Chinese restaurant request : NOMSG
67. Force unit : DYNE
68. Apt rhyme of "aahs" : SPAS
1. Overused expression : CLICHE
2. In very high demand : REDHOT
3. "___ Eleven" : OCEANS
4. Developmental period : PHASE
5. Suffix with seem or teem : ING
6. Chinese chairman : MAO
7. Gee follower : AITCH
8. Laundry brand : CLOROX
9. Be on the brink of toppling : TEETER
10. "Dies ___" : IRAE
11. Restroom, informally : LAV
12. WNW's opposite : ESE
13. Room for trophies, maybe : DEN
19. Soccer great Mia : HAMM
21. "Balderdash!" : MYEYE
24. Inventor Sikorsky : IGOR
25. Mr. ___, Japanese sleuth : MOTO
26. Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
27. Neighbor of a Swede : FINN
28. ___ Canals : SOO
32. Tacks on : ADDS
33. Skater Michelle : KWAN
34. Frequently, to a bard : OFT
36. Mending aid : TAPE
37. Muscat's land : OMAN
38. Disney dog : LADY
39. Memorable 1995 hurricane with a gem of a name? : OPAL
40. Low point : NADIR
41. Cambridge univ. : MIT
44. Anita of "La Dolce Vita" : EKBERG
45. Appearance : MIEN
46. Available for breeding : ATSTUD
48. Farcical 1960s sitcom with the Indian character Roaring Chicken : FTROOP
49. Troi on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : DEANNA
50. "Gunsmoke" star James : ARNESS
53. Minuscule : TEENY
54. Minds, as a fire : TENDS
55. Laudatory poems : ODES
57. Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
58. Vow at an altar : IDO
59. Those people, in Brooklyn : DEM
60. Mark, as a ballot : XIN
61. Syllable after 6-Down : TSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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