New York Times, Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Author: Lou Borenstein
Editor: Will Shortz
Lou Borenstein
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Borenstein. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,939
Across Down
1. Traditional location of one of this puzzle's theme words : BELOW
6. Musical copyright org. : ASCAP
11. Came down with : GOT
14. 1998 BP acquisition : AMOCO
15. "Phooey!" : NERTS
16. Can : AXE
17. Opposite of an AC/DC song? : HIGHWAYTOHEAVEN
20. Sellout signs : SROS
21. Outdated tape format : VHS
22. Light units : LUMENS
23. Prefix with classical : NEO
24. Mother of Helen, in myth : LEDA
25. Opposite of a Led Zeppelin number? : STAIRWAYTOHELL
32. Most confident : SUREST
33. Virginia's Washington and ___ University : LEE
34. Classic actor ___ G. Carroll : LEO
35. Big arcade name : ATARI
36. Plea at sea : SOS
37. Hit hard : SMITE
39. Path of a pop-up : ARC
40. From ___ Z : ATO
41. Lea : MEADOW
42. Opposite of a Meat Loaf tune? : BATOUTOFHEAVEN
46. Movie-rating org. : MPAA
47. Baseball's Mel : OTT
48. Many a young summer employee : INTERN
51. Crew member's handful : OAR
52. Church niche : APSE
56. Opposite of a Bing Crosby hit? : PENNIESFROMHELL
59. Buckeyes, for short : OSU
60. Golfer Sam : SNEAD
61. ___ metabolism : BASAL
62. Summer hrs. : DST
63. Utopias : EDENS
64. Traditional location of one of this puzzle's theme words : ABOVE
1. Scrooge-like cries : BAHS
2. V.I.P. in a robe : EMIR
3. An apple for Apple Inc., e.g. : LOGO
4. Newspaperman Adolph : OCHS
5. "Unbelievable!" : WOW
6. "Be that as it may ..." : ANYHOW
7. Complete collections : SETS
8. ___-Magnon : CRO
9. Olympics competitor : ATHLETE
10. False start? : PSEUDO
11. Buckled : GAVE
12. "Olly olly ___ free" : OXEN
13. Hamiltons : TENS
18. Stave off : AVERT
19. Asian nurse : AMAH
23. Not final, in law : NISI
24. Cleaning agents : LYES
25. Kama ___ : SUTRA
26. Chunk of land : TRACT
27. ___ Lingus : AER
28. Not personally engaged : ALOOF
29. Slur over : ELIDE
30. Give an indication (that) : LETON
31. MGM founder : LOEW
32. Discontinued Swedish car : SAAB
36. Old philosophers' place : STOA
37. Pants part that gets a lot of wear : SEAT
38. Dallas cager, for short : MAV
40. Finished : ATANEND
41. Subway system : METRO
43. Breaking of a mirror, some fear : OMEN
44. Revolt : UPRISE
45. Doesn't ever throw anything away : HOARDS
48. ___ Shuffle : IPOD
49. Untouchable leader : NESS
50. Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
51. Blink ___ eye : OFAN
52. Ishmael's captain : AHAB
53. Currency unit whose symbol is "$" : PESO
54. Pole, for one : SLAV
55. Magazine whose name means "she" : ELLE
57. "Understand?" : SEE
58. Corp. hiree : MBA

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