New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQVZ} Grid has mirror symmetry This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,933
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1. Either of two Syrian presidents : ASSAD
6. "Spring forward" inits. : DST
9. "Oleanna" playwright : MAMET
14. Bather's scrubber : LOOFA
15. When to observe 6-Across in France : ETE
16. Hoopster Stoudemire : AMARE
17. Humanoid of Jewish folklore : GOLEM
18. Elbow-bender : SOT
19. ___ Hart ("Chicago" role) : ROXIE
20. Marsh rodents : WATERRATS
23. Mil. headquarters : CMD
26. Country associated with 38-/40-/41-Across : GERMANY
27. They're flashed at guards : IDS
30. "Babes in Toyland" composer : HERBERT
32. Wall St. stat : PERATIO
34. Wings, in zoology : ALAE
35. Golfer Aoki and others : ISAOS
37. Comparative word : THAN
38. With 40- and 41-Across, 18th-century literary and musical movement : STURM
40. See 38-Across : UND
41. See 38-Across : DRANG
42. Aircraft velocity figure : GROUNDSPEED
45. With 47-Across, writer associated with 38-/40-/41-Across : JOHANN
47. See 45-Across : GOETHE
50. 90 degrees from Nord : OST
51. Sirius : DOGSTAR
55. Vintner's prefix : OEN
56. Permeate : IMBUE
58. GPS suggestion: Abbr. : RTE
59. What much space junk is in : ORBIT
61. Time for both hands to be up : NOON
62. Sen. Rubio : MARCO
64. "All yours!" : HERE
65. Morales of "Caprica" : ESAI
66. Worth a 10 : IDEAL
67. ___ and terminer : OYER
68. Word before poor or cheap : DIRT
69. Remainder, in Rouen : RESTE
70. Moor growth : MOSS
71. Radical org. of the '60s : SDS
72. Camels' pit stops : OASES
73. Sightseer's ride : BUS
1. "Solve for x" subj. : ALG
2. The Great Lakes' ___ Locks : SOO
3. G, in the key of C : SOL
4. Not many : AFEW
5. Price to pay, informally : DAMAGE
6. Palm Springs paper, with "the" : DESERTSUN
7. With 36- and 53-Down, translation of 38-/40-/41-Across : STORM
8. Four-footers : TETRAPODS
9. Joan of Arc, notably : MARTYR
10. Pal of Andy : AMOS
11. Peak, slangily : MAX
12. "___ tu" : ERI
13. Pipe joint : TEE
21. Actress Polo : TERI
22. Hydrocarbon suffixes : ANES
23. Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
24. Go soft : MELT
25. Place for an English king? : DRAUGHTBOARD
27. One of Sam's tunes in "Casablanca" : ITHADTOBEYOU
28. Gorilla expert Fossey : DIAN
29. "Yesterday" or "Tomorrow" : SONG
31. "It gets late early out there" speaker : BERRA
33. "... poem lovely as ___" : ATREE
36. See 7-Down : AND
39. Earth, to the French : MONDE
41. Río ___ (African region) : DEORO
43. South American cardinal? : UNO
44. Links org. : PGA
45. Yoked : JOINED
46. Absorption process : OSMOSIS
48. Paris Hilton, for one : HEIRESS
49. Punches in, say : ENTERS
52. Egg rating : GRADEA
53. See 7-Down : STRESS
54. Mexican beer brand : TECATE
57. Rod and rad : UNITS
60. Equilateral figure : RHOMB
62. "The Tilled Field" painter Joan : MIRO
63. World Cup chants : OLES

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