New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 2013

Author: Daniel A. Finan
Editor: Will Shortz
Daniel A. Finan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. It wraps scraps : DOGGYBAG
9. Scratches, say : PAWSAT
15. Unlocked, as a computer file : ERASABLE
16. Saws : AXIOMS
17. J : FISHHOOK
18. Apartment dweller, e.g. : LESSEE
19. Transvestite of song : LOLA
20. Loud laughs : YUKS
22. Third neighbor? : SHORT
23. Cellphone feature : ALARM
25. Backup singer's syllable : OOH
27. Eighth-day rite : BRIS
28. Source of the phrase "brave new world," with "The" : TEMPEST
31. Splitting headache? : DIVORCE
33. Subj. of psychological experiments with inconclusive results : ESP
34. Dirty : SOIL
36. Skater Harding and others : TONYAS
37. U : HORSESHOE
39. Downsized : SHRUNK
42. Was overcome with embarrassment, in slang : DIED
43. Goat sound : MAA
46. Does perfunctorily, as a performance : MAILSIN
48. Openly state : PROFESS
50. Letters on a stamp : USDA
51. Scand. land : NOR
53. Parts of an "Old MacDonald" verse : OINKS
54. Mughal Empire rulers : SHAHS
56. Related : TOLD
59. Parks in a bus : ROSA
60. Beggars of a sort : HOBOES
62. X : TIREIRON
64. Gettysburg Address, e.g. : EULOGY
65. Neat and trim : CLEANCUT
66. Trample : STEPON
67. 1994 film that spawned a TV series : STARGATE
1. Collapse : DEFLATE
2. Division rivals of the Rays : ORIOLES
3. Quaint illumination : GASLAMP
4. A flat is the same as this : GSHARP
5. Derisive response : YAH
6. Hip-hop devotee, in old slang : BBOY
7. Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
8. Gordon ___, "Wall Street" character : GEKKO
9. Fraternize, with "around" : PAL
10. Alternatives to saws : AXES
11. Y : WISHBONE
12. "My bad" : SOSORRY
13. "Another name for opportunity," per Ralph Waldo Emerson : AMERICA
14. Trypanosomiasis transmitters : TSETSES
21. Roll at a nursery : SOD
24. Accelerator particles : MESONS
26. This way : HITHER
29. Oscar-winning screenwriter for "The Social Network" : SORKIN
30. "___ the last rose of summer" (Thomas Moore poem starter) : TIS
32. Activity with dolls : VOODOO
35. Was up : LED
37. O : HULAHOOP
38. Test the temperature of, in a way : SIP
39. Presses together : SMUSHES
40. Negotiate : HASHOUT
41. Tamed, as a stallion : RIDABLE
43. Mediterranean resort island, to locals : MENORCA
44. Proposes a date to : ASKSOUT
45. Armand of "Private Benjamin" : ASSANTE
47. "Just kidding!" : NOT
49. Dismissal : FIRING
52. Strenuous college programs, for short : ROTCS
55. ___ lily : SEGO
57. Light air : LILT
58. "The Sopranos" actress ___ de Matteo : DREA
61. Prefix with fuel : SYN
63. Location of the tragus : EAR

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

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