New York Times, Friday, August 3, 2012

Author: Jeff Chen
Editor: Will Shortz
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,914
Across Down
1. Tomfoolery : HIGHJINKS
10. Xerox rival : RICOH
15. Real soon : INAMOMENT
16. One who comes from Qom : IRANI
17. Pick, of sorts : APPOINTEE
18. Guilty gang : PERPS
19. Mardi Gras, for one: Abbr. : TUE
20. Observant individual : NOTER
21. These, to a Tico : ESTAS
22. Jazz setting : UTAH
24. Yarn : TELLASTORY
26. Cool red giant : SSTAR
28. Adherent of the clockwork universe theory : DEIST
29. Schlemiel : OAF
30. Out of practice?: Abbr. : RET
32. Letters after Sen. Charles Schumer's name : DNY
33. Quote lead-in? : ANDI
34. What a horse kicks with : HINDLEG
38. Prepares : GETSSET
40. Anita of song : ODAY
41. Super ___ : PAC
43. Little jerk : TIC
44. Lid for a laddie : TAM
45. Zest providers : LIMES
47. "Check," in cards : NOBET
51. Common images on stamps : PRESIDENTS
54. See 58-Across : TIRE
55. Moral creator : AESOP
56. Canal-clearing tube : STENT
58. With 54-Across, something worn on a road trip : CAR
59. Antelope with lyre-shaped horns : NYALA
60. Be able to sue, say : HAVEACASE
62. Doesn't keep off the grass? : TOKES
63. Introductory offers : OVERTURES
64. Material named for a country : SUEDE
65. Special elevator? : WONDERBRA
1. Break : HIATUS
2. Places for jacks : INPUTS
3. Eye with awe : GAPEAT
4. Cigna offering : HMO
5. Couple : JOIN
6. Reply of denial : IMNOT
7. Brought home : NETTED
8. Prepared to give a ring, say : KNEELED
9. Like much flatware : STERLING
10. At maximal maturity : RIPEST
11. "___ perplexed with a thousand cares": Shak. : IREST
12. They often include balloons : CARTOONS
13. Being displayed conspicuously : ONPARADE
14. Diva's conspicuous display : HISSYFIT
23. Rugged : HARDY
25. Hitherto : ASYET
27. Kind of denom. : REL
31. Halfhearted : TEPID
33. Accouterment for Fred of "Scooby-Doo" : ASCOT
34. Barely-there bottoms : HOTPANTS
35. Simple challenge : IDAREYOU
36. Junior, e.g. : NAMESAKE
37. One may follow the news : GAMESHOW
39. It might take the cake : TIN
42. Cuban coin : CENTAVO
45. Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
46. Obama energy secretary Chu : STEVEN
48. Leavening agent, briefly : BICARB
49. Rubber : ERASER
50. Mother ___ : TERESA
52. Rubber-___ : SOLED
53. A real dummy : SNERD
57. Site of many London hangings : TATE
61. No-goodnik : CUR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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