New York Times, Friday, August 5, 2011

Author: Barry Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Historic U.S. place in the shape of a five-pointed star : FORTMCHENRY
12. Present time?: Abbr. : DEC
15. Russet Burbank, e.g. : IDAHOPOTATO
16. Leader of leaders? : ELL
17. Tryst spot : NOTELLMOTEL
18. Outfit's biggest suit : CEO
19. What might send Rover right over? : ARF
20. Directly : DUE
21. Is catlike : SKULKS
23. Newbery Medal-winning author Lowry : LOIS
25. Has a seamy job? : SEWS
28. Rush : SPATE
29. Bright : SUNNY
31. Scaling challenge : CRAG
33. Cicero's servant and secretary : TIRO
34. Red Man rival : SKOAL
36. First #1 Billboard hit by an Australian artist (1972) : IAMWOMAN
38. Hospital gown go-with : WRISTBAND
40. Small yarn? : ANECDOTE
43. Occurrences between springs : NEAPS
46. Fishing spot : PIER
47. Strike authorizer : NATO
49. Camaro options : TTOPS
51. Campus home for mice : PCLAB
53. Area near Manhattan's Union Square : NOHO
55. First name in mysteries : ERLE
56. Eponymous Greek island : LESBOS
58. Festive cry : OLE
60. Tobacco holder : TIN
61. NASA fine? : AOK
62. Natal setting : SOUTHAFRICA
66. Single opening? : UNI
67. Handler of intelligence agents : CASEOFFICER
68. Kickback site? : DEN
69. Researcher's audiotapes and such : ORALHISTORY
1. Campus stress source : FINALS
2. Nose-noticeable : ODOROUS
3. Canary : RATFINK
4. With 5-Down, what iconoclasts break : THE
5. See 4-Down : MOLD
6. 79, say : CPLUS
7. Students might clean up in it : HOMEEC
8. The Lorraine Campaign was part of it: Abbr. : ETO
9. Red rival, briefly : NAT
10. GPS choices: Abbr. : RTES
11. Whites' counterparts : YOLKS
12. Give a passionate recital : DECLAIM
13. The Doors' record label : ELEKTRA
14. Seal, as a deal : CLOSEON
22. Current : UPTODATE
24. Frequent catch on TV's "Deadliest Catch" : SNOWCRAB
26. E-mail, say : WRITETO
27. "Move your mind" sloganeer : SAAB
30. Half a fathom : YARD
32. Old pulp fiction hero : GMAN
35. ___ of Judah : LION
37. N.Y.C.'s PBS station : WNET
39. Persian for "place of" : STAN
40. Express approval : APPLAUD
41. Expression of approval : NICEONE
42. Wallet material : EELSKIN
44. Classical Greek temple feature : PORTICO
45. Old-fashioned film editor : SPLICER
48. "What a girl" lead-in, in an Eddie Cantor hit : OHOHOH
50. Based on the number six : SENARY
52. Hershey's alternative : BOSCO
54. King surnamed Tryggvason : OLAFI
57. Rocket : SOAR
59. Pair of buffalo? : EFFS
63. Stars represent its constituents : USA
64. Letterhead abbr. : TEL
65. Slowing, in mus. : RIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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