New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 2012

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Some light fare : SMOOTHJAZZ
11. Co. now known as Ally Financial : GMAC
15. Toast maker's start : HERESTOYOU
16. "Streamers" playwright : RABE
17. Unlike conference games : INTRAMURAL
18. Going ___ : ATIT
19. Vision, in Vichy : VUE
20. Classic literary inits. : RLS
21. Midwestern twin city : URBANA
23. Precarious positions : EDGES
25. "The Gondoliers" girl : TESSA
28. Poppin' Lemonade is one of its flavors : HIC
29. See 43-Across : ROAD
30. Birthplace of Queen Sonja : OSLO
31. Big rush : SPATE
33. Where the Pawnee R. flows : KAN
35. High : EUPHORIA
37. Everywhere : ALLOVERCREATION
41. "See ya, bro" : PEACEOUT
42. What a hand-held - or hand-holding - may be, briefly : PDA
43. With 29-Across, like many sales reps : ONTHE
44. Gains : NETS
46. Lake from which the Blue Nile begins : TANA
50. Motor oil letters : SAE
51. Avoid : NOTDO
53. Scientist for whom an element is named : NOBEL
54. Slugabed's state : TORPOR
56. Like 3 a.m., say : WEE
58. One on the Lee side? : REB
59. Book of Mormon book : ALMA
60. What you may have to enter to enter : ACCESSCODE
64. Familia members : TIAS
65. Almost due : NEARATHAND
66. Commune SE of Palermo : ENNA
67. Is no longer fazed by : GETSUSEDTO
1. Have a cold response? : SHIVER
2. Ricky Martin's springboard to fame : MENUDO
3. Big name in taco kits : ORTEGA
4. "Give ___ the play" (line from "Hamlet") : OER
5. Old dynasty members : TSARS
6. Kind of tag for a Web designer : HTML
7. One-on-one combat : JOUSTS
8. Robert Burns's birth county : AYR
9. Suffix with proto- : ZOA
10. Victors of the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana : ZULUS
11. Interest, informally : GRAB
12. Dancer known for her execution : MATAHARI
13. From the start : ABINITIO
14. Air-breathing swimmer : CETACEAN
22. 1980s Cosby co-star : RASHAD
24. Subject of the musical "Mayor" : EDKOCH
26. Like 24-Down, eight times : ELECTED
27. Causing face-clenching, maybe : SOUR
30. With 62-Down, old ball game : ONEO
32. Certain pancake makeup : POTATO
34. Big name in skin care : AVEENO
36. Excites, with "up" : PEPS
37. Party switcher, say : APOSTATE
38. "Enemies, a Love Story" Oscar nominee : LENAOLIN
39. Possible response to 41-Across : LATERMAN
40. Squirt : RUNT
45. Minarets, e.g. : TOWERS
47. One way to study : ABROAD
48. Thelonious Monk's "Well You ___" : NEEDNT
49. Reflectivity measure : ALBEDO
52. Malay for "person" : ORANG
53. Places where talk is cheep? : NESTS
55. Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor ___" : PASA
57. The "you" in "you will serve your brother" : ESAU
61. Mercury's core? : CEE
62. See 30-Down : CAT
63. Symbol of rebellion on many T-shirts : CHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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