New York Times, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: When this puzzle is done, the answers to the six starred clues will form a word ladder, starting with 4-Across, whose record of 33-/42-Across was broken by 68-Across.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,919
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1. Letters in front of an e-mail address : BCC
4. *Brother of Moses : AARON
9. *Von Richthofen, e.g. : BARON
14. Sender of much e-mail : AOL
15. Campfire treat : SMORE
16. Like some rial spenders : OMANI
17. Country music's ___ Young Band : ELI
18. It's just not done : TABOO
19. Arc lamp gas : XENON
20. Victoria Falls river : ZAMBEZI
22. Many a PX patron : NCO
24. Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
25. *Element in the cleanser 20 Mule Team : BORON
26. More haggard : GAUNTER
28. Second man to walk on the moon : ALDRIN
30. ___ Bandito : FRITO
31. Subatomic particles : MUONS
32. Cassandra, e.g. : SEER
33. Place for many an office : HOME
37. Org. that bargains with G.M. : UAW
38. Manx litter : KITTENS
41. Kilmer of film : VAL
42. Areas in dog pounds : RUNS
44. Director Joel or Ethan : COEN
45. Founding member of NATO : THEUS
47. Several Russian czars : IVANS
49. "Will it play in ___?" : PEORIA
50. Potpourri fragrance : JASMINE
53. *Bklyn., Queens and others : BOROS
54. Toothpaste box letters : ADA
55. "The Mayor of Simpleton" band, 1989 : XTC
56. Coat electrolytically : ANODIZE
59. Dish alternative : CABLE
61. Spokes : RADII
63. 1970s-'80s Pakistani leader : ZIA
64. Bagel choice : ONION
65. "Find ___ and fill it" : ANEED
66. Ambulance org. : EMS
67. *Sonny and Chaz : BONOS
68. *Adheres : BONDS
69. 1/14 of a fortnight : DAY
1. Joan with a guitar : BAEZ
2. Pepsi, e.g. : COLA
3. Dismount : CLIMBDOWN
4. Star : ASTERISK
5. Fighting female of myth : AMAZON
6. With 46-Down, cohort of Little John : ROBIN
7. Conquistador's goal : ORO
8. Baylor basketball uniform color : NEONGREEN
9. Block from rebounding, in basketball : BOXOUT
10. ___ Zion Church : AME
11. Charged : RANAT
12. ___ occasion : ONONE
13. San Fran gridder : NINER
21. Partner of bred : BORN
23. Terrier type : CAIRN
27. Japanese drama : NOH
28. Russia/China border river : AMUR
29. Pig-roasting occasion : LUAU
30. Honors with style : FETES
32. Creature prized for its claws : STONECRAB
34. Too large : OVERSIZED
35. Hawaiian isle : MAUI
36. Lanchester of film : ELSA
39. Quitter's cry : ICANT
40. Athletes' no-nos : STEROIDS
43. ___ card : SIM
46. See 6-Down : HOOD
48. Alluring ladies : VIXENS
49. Paid (up) : PONIED
50. Ebenezer's partner in "A Christmas Carol" : JACOB
51. Hersey bell town : ADANO
52. Polio vaccine pioneer : SABIN
53. When doubled, a spa city : BADEN
57. Coors alcopop brand : ZIMA
58. "Don't get so excited!" : EASY
60. Head of Parliament? : LOO
62. "I'll take that as ___" : ANO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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