New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Author: Paul Guttormsson
Editor: Will Shortz
Paul Guttormsson
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BCJKQWXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Guttormsson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Let's call these 51 Ts the official record for most in a 15x puzzle, although Manny Nosowsky used an artificial April Fool's gimmick in 2000 to squeeze in 54.

Note that every answer here contains a T and every clue begins with T.
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E
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T
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L
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T
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H
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N
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A
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T
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O
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A
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L
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L
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P
T
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S
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F
O
N
T
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T
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M
P
O
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R
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R
Y
T
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A
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T
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O
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T
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O
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A
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L
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T
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N
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T
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T
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A
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T
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T
A
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N
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A
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H
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E
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Y
T
D
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T
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E
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T
H
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D
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,548
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1. Transact business on the Internet : ETAIL
6. TV/radio host John : TESH
10. Turkey club? : NATO
14. Travelers alternative : AETNA
15. Toss in a chip : ANTE
16. Touched down : ALIT
17. Tricky driving condition : SLEET
18. Tax-exempt educ. groups : PTAS
19. Times Roman, for one : FONT
20. Traditional use for henna : TEMPORARYTATTOO
23. Tackle-to-mast rope on a ship : TYE
24. Tiny bit : IOTA
25. Typist's key: Abbr. : ALT
28. Transmitter of waves : ANTENNA
31. Train stop: Abbr. : STA
34. Tear-gassing cause : RIOT
36. Tevye's "good" : TOV
37. The Beatles' meter maid and others : RITAS
39. Team in the A.F.C. South : TENNESSEETITANS
43. Tallow sources : SUETS
44. To the ___ degree : NTH
45. Trouble with a lid? : STYE
46. Time period on a financial stmt. : YTD
47. Takes a step toward biting? : TEETHES
51. Took a chair : SAT
52. Trap or record preceder : SETA
53. Teleflora competitor : FTD
55. Tilt-boarding : TEETERTOTTERING
63. Techie's address starter? : HTTP
64. Topic lead-in : ASTO
65. Take as a given : POSIT
66. The U.N.'s Kofi ___ Annan : ATTA
67. Tranquilizer gun projectile : DART
68. Two-color horse : PINTO
69. Tensed : TAUT
70. Terminal approximations: Abbr. : ETAS
71. Towel ends? : ETTES
1. Toward sunrise : EAST
2. The "T" of TV : TELE
3. "Time to rise!" ("Up and ___!") : ATEM
4. Tending to bungle things : INEPT
5. Tito Jackson's sister : LATOYA
6. Toledo tidbit : TAPA
7. Theater's ___'acte : ENTR
8. Take the night off from partying, say : STAYIN
9. "The Ten Commandments" star : HESTON
10. Three-country agreement of '94 : NAFTA
11. Tons : ALOT
12. Two-time All-Star Martinez : TINO
13. "The Touch of Your Hand" lyricist Harbach : OTTO
21. Tears : RENTS
22. Tempest game maker : ATARI
25. Trying to look cultured : ARTSY
26. Title for Sulu on "Star Trek": Abbr. : LIEUT
27. Tempered, with "down" : TONED
29. Talking-___ (scoldings) : TOS
30. Track meet component : EVENT
31. TDs and interceptions : STATS
32. Tucker with the #1 country hit "Here's Some Love" : TANYA
33. Thing of value : ASSET
35. "The Closer" airer : TNT
38. T.G.I.F. part : ITS
40. "Terminal Bliss" actress Chandler : ESTEE
41. Third-person ending of old : ETH
42. Thug's crime, often : THEFT
48. TD Waterhouse online competitor : ETRADE
49. Torments : EATSAT
50. Treeless tract : STEPPE
52. Time-honored Irish cleric, for short : STPAT
54. Tout ___ (straight ahead: Fr.) : DROIT
55. To the extent ___ : THAT
56. "Tell Mama" singer James : ETTA
57. Traitor's rebuke : ETTU
58. Tomás's "other" : OTRA
59. Tykes : TOTS
60. "This ___ what I expected" : ISNT
61. TV's Nick at ___ : NITE
62. "Three deuces and a four-speed" cars of old : GTOS

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