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New York Times, Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Author: Bernice Gordon
Editor: Will Shortz
Bernice Gordon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {HJQXZ} This is puzzle # 143 for Ms. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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JimH notes: Bernice Gordon constructed this crossword at the age of 97. Her first NYT puzzle was published in 1952.
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Across Down
1. Hungry mouth : MAW
4. Person assisting a worship service : LECTOR
10. Jockey's whip : CROP
14. Lincoln, the Rail-Splitter : ABE
15. Place for a bookcase : ALCOVE
16. Auto company whose name is Latin for "listen" : AUDI
17. Title of respect : SRI
18. Longtime New York theater critic : CLIVEBARNES
20. Emphatic follow-up to yes or no : SIRREE
22. Corporate dept. that may include labs : RANDD
23. Actor in 1960s TV's "77 Sunset Strip" : EDDBYRNES
26. Nary a soul : NOONE
29. Tropical citrus fruit : UGLI
30. Fleischmann's product : OLEO
32. Wilson of "Midnight in Paris" : OWEN
33. Spanish king : REY
34. Popular card game since 1954 : MILLEBORNES
37. Speck : DOT
38. Org. issuing many refunds : IRS
39. TV/film/stage actor once married to actress Meredith Baxter : DAVIDBIRNEY
45. Informer : RAT
48. International furniture retailer : IKEA
49. Facility : EASE
50. Madame Chanel : COCO
51. Italian city famous for its cheese : PARMA
53. Big dog : STBERNARD
56. Yankee great Roger : MARIS
58. Came ashore : LANDED
59. Prime cooking spot : FRONTBURNER
63. ___ de mer : MAL
64. "___ She Sweet" : AINT
65. "That's it for me" : IMDONE
66. Get along in years : AGE
67. Memo : NOTE
68. Conflict waged between navies : SEAWAR
69. ___ diem : PER
1. Rubber man? : MASSEUR
2. Cut : ABRIDGE
3. In an odd manner : WEIRDLY
4. ___ Davenport, long-running "Doonesbury" character : LACEY
5. Aunt ___ of "Oklahoma!" : ELLER
6. Start of the third century : CCI
7. "Mazel ___!" : TOV
8. Be in charge of : OVERSEE
9. Singer McEntire : REBA
10. Nowadays they usually have power locks and windows : CARDOORS
11. Decrepit : RUNDOWN
12. Pindar creation : ODE
13. Fraternity letters : PIS
19. The Atlantic's Cape ___ : ANN
21. Baseball stat : RBI
24. ___ pros. (court record abbr.) : NOL
25. Building extension : ELL
27. Born, in Brittany : NEE
28. Naval officer below lieut. : ENS
31. Annual theater award : OBIE
34. Quaintly stylish : MOD
35. Barry Manilow's "Could ___ Magic" : ITBE
36. Suffix with contradict : ORY
37. Old Mitsubishi model : DIAMANTE
39. Fondue feature : DIP
40. Alias : AKA
41. First U.S. state to abolish slavery : VERMONT
42. "It seems evident that ..." : IASSUME
43. Alphabet trio : RST
44. Beak : NEB
45. Motorist's guide : ROADMAP
46. Farmland spread : ACREAGE
47. Real young 'un : TODDLER
50. Piers Morgan's channel : CNN
52. Realm of beauty : ART
54. Justice Kagan : ELENA
55. Less done, as steak : RARER
57. Long-legged wader : IBIS
59. Ceiling addition : FAN
60. ___ de la Plata : RIO
61. Nutritional allotment, for short : RDA
62. At once : NOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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