New York Times, Monday, August 20, 2012

Author: Robert Cirillo
Editor: Will Shortz
Robert Cirillo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Cirillo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,931
Across Down
1. City square : PLAZA
6. Thing on a cowboy's boot : SPUR
10. Arrow-shooting Greek god : EROS
14. Overhauled : REDID
15. Man, in Roma : UOMO
16. "See for yourself!" : LOOK
17. Almost round : OVATE
18. ___ platter (order at a Polynesian restaurant) : PUPU
19. Word before Susan or Sunday : LAZY
20. Help for newbies : BEGINNERSGUIDE
23. Prior to, in verse : ERE
24. Swiss river to the Rhine : AAR
25. Med. care options : HMOS
26. There's no such thing as this, according to a saying : DUMBQUESTION
31. Evening event : SOIREE
34. Kiev's land: Abbr. : UKR
35. 1964 Pontiac debut : GTO
36. ___ tube : INNER
37. Sandra of "Gidget" : DEE
38. Craft with a paddle : CANOE
40. Columbo and others: Abbr. : LTS
41. "Ta-ta" : BYE
42. Graduation cap attachment : TASSEL
43. Really strong : TOUGHASNAILS
47. Sound heard before an MGM film : ROAR
48. Weekend NBC staple, for short : SNL
49. Be a thespian : ACT
52. First woman to sit in the British House of Commons : LADYNANCYASTOR
56. Six-sided solid : CUBE
57. Home of Lima and Toledo : OHIO
58. Not straight, as a street : CURVY
59. The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
60. The Who's "___ Get Fooled Again" : WONT
61. Parisian girlfriends : AMIES
62. Barely made, with "out" : EKED
63. Caustic alkalis : LYES
64. "I came, I saw, I conquered," e.g. : BOAST
1. Government investigation : PROBE
2. Prying bar, e.g. : LEVER
3. "Honesty is the best policy," e.g. : ADAGE
4. Large-tubed pasta : ZITI
5. Former German chancellor Konrad : ADENAUER
6. A-one : SUPERB
7. Rain cats and dogs : POUR
8. Officials on a diamond : UMPS
9. Not as gentle : ROUGHER
10. Broadway's "Billy ___" : ELLIOT
11. Stop, Yield or No U Turn : ROADSIGNS
12. Move like molasses : OOZE
13. Wild blue yonder : SKY
21. Identify : NAME
22. Verbal hesitations : UMS
26. Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
27. Elizabeth I or II : QUEEN
28. Hawaiian instrument, for short : UKE
29. Oklahoma tribe : OTOE
30. Christmas song : NOEL
31. River deposit : SILT
32. Latch ___ : ONTO
33. Like a car or home, to State Farm : INSURABLE
37. Prefix with functional : DYS
38. Arrange for transport to the airport, perhaps : CALLACAB
39. Donkey : ASS
41. Nocturnal rodent hunter on a farm : BARNOWL
42. Wee : TINY
44. Stop working, as a car battery : GODEAD
45. Farm bale : HAY
46. Broad ties : ASCOTS
49. Heart chambers : ATRIA
50. Quiet places along a shore : COVES
51. Meeting for Romeo and Juliet : TRYST
52. Word that can follow the starts of 20-, 26-, 43- and 52-Across : LUCK
53. Chips ___! : AHOY
54. Number of "lives" a cat has : NINE
55. Kind of wrestling : SUMO
56. Pool ball striker : CUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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