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New York Times, Monday, September 12, 2011

Author: Keith Talon
Editor: Will Shortz
Keith Talon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Talon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. One of the "hands" in the command "shake hands" : PAW
4. Result of a burst dike : FLOOD
9. "O.K., O.K. ... tell me!" : IGIVE
14. "So that's it!" : AHA
15. Caffè ___ : LATTE
16. Healing plants : ALOES
17. Unused parts of a cell phone plan : ROLLOVERMINUTES
20. Youngster : TYKE
21. Encircle : LOOP
22. Stun, as with a police gun : TASE
23. British lockup : GAOL
26. Wander : ROVE
28. Formal meal at a table : SITDOWNDINNER
33. "One more time!" : ENCORE
35. Hops kiln : OAST
36. Lab eggs : OVA
37. X-rated flick : PORNO
38. Arid : DRY
39. What a soldier wears that has a serial no. : IDTAG
41. Any port ___ storm : INA
42. Letters before omegas : PSIS
44. Hammerin' Hank and others : AARONS
45. Question that's a classic pickup line : COMEHEREOFTEN
48. Instrument for a Muse : LYRE
49. La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
50. Mountain lion : PUMA
53. Chemical suffixes : INES
55. Three Wise Men : MAGI
59. Death row inmate's hope : STAYOFEXECUTION
63. Finnish bath : SAUNA
64. Big name in printers : EPSON
65. See 57-Down : DOG
66. Person who uses the "five-finger discount" : THIEF
67. Medicinal amounts : DOSES
68. Juice suffix : ADE
1. Segment : PART
2. "___, matey!" : AHOY
3. Send to base on balls : WALK
4. Pop music's ___ & Eddie : FLO
5. Restroom, informally : LAV
6. Verdi opera : OTELLO
7. Other: Sp. : OTRO
8. Actress Rebecca : DEMORNAY
9. Novelist Fleming : IAN
10. Substance in wheat flour : GLUTEN
11. Minuscule amount : IOTA
12. Flying geese formations : VEES
13. To be, in old Rome : ESSE
18. American ___ (veterans' group) : LEGION
19. Apple devices with earbuds : IPODS
24. Wither : ATROPHY
25. "___ to a Nightingale" : ODE
27. Impair the quality of : VITIATE
28. "Git!" : SCRAM
29. Less favorable : WORSE
30. Off : NOTON
31. 2007 film "___ Almighty" : EVAN
32. ___-to-riches : RAGS
33. Heroic tale : EPIC
34. It's prohibited : NONO
38. Exigency : DIRENEED
40. Had visions during sleep : DREAMT
43. Letter flourish : SERIF
44. Where Nigeria is: Abbr. : AFR
46. Comic Boosler : ELAYNE
47. Keep thinking about, with "on" : OBSESS
50. Whispered attention-getter : PSST
51. Salt Lake City's state : UTAH
52. Hawaiian island : MAUI
54. Int'l fair : EXPO
56. Verdi opera : AIDA
57. With 65-Across, comment that might be heard after the start of 17-, 28-, 45- or 59-Across : GOOD
58. Playwright William : INGE
60. Clumsy sort : OAF
61. Iowa college : COE
62. Young ___ (kids) : UNS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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