New York Times, Monday, August 19, 2013

Author: Jean O'Conor
Editor: Will Shortz
Jean O'Conor
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. O'Conor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Gabs, gabs, gabs : YAKS
5. One jumping to conclusions, say : LEAPER
11. Piece of gig gear : AMP
14. Eve's mate : ADAM
15. Like Swiss mountains : ALPINE
16. "___ whillikers!" : GEE
17. Prefix with potent : OMNI
18. Tiny bagel flavorers : POPPYSEEDS
20. Fairy tale bullies : OGRES
22. Pasture : LEA
23. Delete with a cross : XOUT
24. Two in craps : SNAKEEYES
26. Cycle after wash : RINSE
27. Christmas tree : FIR
28. Laudatory poem : ODE
29. Makeshift bookmark : DOGEAR
30. Spanish bears : OSOS
32. Put bubbles in : AERATE
35. Ones getting all A's : HONORSTUDENTS
40. Keynote address presenter : ORATOR
41. Adjust, as sails : TRIM
43. Like stencils and missing persons : TRACED
46. Happy ___ clam : ASA
49. Org. on a toothpaste box : ADA
50. 12-inch sandwiches : HEROS
51. Room decoration with a pattern : WALLPAPER
54. Subj. concerned with booms, crashes and panics : ECON
55. Sack : BAG
56. Music devices with earbuds : IPODS
57. Obsolescent Kodak product : CAMERAFILM
60. See 62-Across : ROLL
62. With 60-Across, doing great ... or where to find 18-, 24-, 35-, 51- and 57-Across? : ONA
63. Ultimatum words : ORELSE
64. "There's nothing ___!" : TOIT
65. 12 oz. and others : WTS
66. Special Forces caps : BERETS
67. Some Dadaist pieces : ARPS
1. Eight-time N.B.A. All-Star ___ Ming : YAO
2. Upbraid : ADMONISH
3. Old TV's Captain ___ : KANGAROO
4. Smile that's not a warm smile : SMIRK
5. Fell off the wagon, say : LAPSED
6. "Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
7. Fruit to bob for : APPLE
8. Plumbing, largely : PIPES
9. "Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
10. Hi-___ image : RES
11. Early toddlerhood : AGEONE
12. Gorgon with venomous locks : MEDUSA
13. Keep bothering : PESTER
19. Demanding immediate attention : EXIGENT
21. Help-wanted letters : EEO
24. Calif. air hub : SFO
25. It makes bread rise : YEAST
26. Learning by recitation : ROTE
29. Mom's mate : DAD
31. Shaved ice treat : SNOCONE
33. W.W. II command area: Abbr. : ETO
34. Opposite of urban : RURAL
36. Magnetite and others : ORES
37. "Totally awesome!" : RAD
38. Hidden exit : TRAPDOOR
39. Lose forward traction : SIDESLIP
42. Spoil : MAR
43. Moon jumper, in "Hey Diddle Diddle" : THECOW
44. Take back, as testimony : RECANT
45. Scents : AROMAS
47. Smears with gunk : SLIMES
48. Purchase from the iTunes Store : APP
51. Cracker : WAFER
52. Nimble : AGILE
53. Important blood line : AORTA
55. Unadorned : BARE
58. ___ blind : ROB
59. W.W. II vessel : LST
61. Sgts.' superiors : LTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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