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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Author: Kenneth Leeser
Editor: Will Shortz
Kenneth Leeser
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leeser NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,953
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1. Admin. aide : ASST
5. Spook : SCARE
10. Wise guys? : MAGI
14. Off one's rocker : LOCO
15. Does some computer programming : CODES
16. Midmonth day : IDES
17. Red-skinned food : EDAM
18. Island dances : HULAS
19. Reference : CITE
20. Articles in Dracula's wardrobe : CAPES
22. Actress Hayworth : RITA
23. Raise, as young : REAR
24. Lebanese water passage? : BEIRUTBAYROUTE
27. Veer back in the other direction : ZAG
28. Start of a long-distance call : ONE
29. Nord's opposite : SUD
30. Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
31. Fawning females : DOES
34. Book after Daniel : HOSEA
38. Sudanese junkyard? : KHARTOUMCARTOMB
42. Perfume compound : ESTER
43. Officer on the bridge with Spock and Uhura : SULU
44. Penpoint : NIB
45. Family member, informally : SIS
47. Magazine staff, for short : EDS
49. Mississippi-to-Michigan dir. : NNE
50. Big shoe specification in Libya? : TRIPOLITRIPLEE
56. U2 frontman : BONO
57. Buck tail? : AROO
58. Alternative to Travelers : AETNA
60. Kitchen fixture : OVEN
61. Poetry : VERSE
63. Trader ___ : VICS
64. Unlikely prom king : NERD
65. Greenland native : INUIT
66. Book before Daniel: Abbr. : EZEK
67. Ballpark figs. : ESTS
68. Perfume : CENSE
69. Minus : LESS
1. Writer Waugh : ALEC
2. Soothing soaks : SODABATHS
3. One getting the blame : SCAPEGOAT
4. "My Cousin Vinny" co-star : TOMEI
5. Where to study chem. or hist. : SCH
6. Mannerly : COURTEOUS
7. Extemporize : ADLIB
8. Rope, for Ricardo : REATA
9. Op-ed pieces : ESSAYS
10. Pinhead-size spy photo : MICRODOT
11. Word on taking one's leave : ADIEU
12. Imply : GETAT
13. Val d'___ (Alpine skiing destination) : ISERE
21. Fleabag hotel, for short : SRO
25. Helpful computer command : UNDO
26. European coal center : RUHR
27. Farmworker who became the Cowardly Lion in Dorothy's dream : ZEKE
32. Ostrich's cousin : EMU
33. Medical hardening : SCLEROSIS
35. Write Shakespearean poetry : SONNETIZE
36. Popes and the like : EMINENCES
37. Head of a French monastery : ABBE
39. Answers : RESPONDS
40. Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
41. Quattro manufacturer : AUDI
46. From Serbia or Croatia : SLAVIC
48. Elite retreat : SPA
50. Hearty steak : TBONE
51. Gallivants : ROVES
52. Unable to move : INERT
53. Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
54. Springsteen's "Born ___" : TORUN
55. Tier : LEVEL
59. Questions : ASKS
62. French 101 word with two accents : ETE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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