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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Author: Patrick McIntyre
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick McIntyre
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McIntyre. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Nile bird : IBIS
5. A ditz hasn't one : CLUE
9. ___ Downs : EPSOM
14. "High Hopes" lyricist : SAMMYCAHN
16. Slightest amount : TRACE
17. Guilty plea, say : ADMISSION
18. Lilylike garden plant : HOSTA
19. It might make the nose wrinkle : SMELL
20. Singer with the #1 R&B hit "I Feel for You" : CHAKAKHAN
22. Suffix with ox- or sulf- : IDE
23. "Paper Moon" father and daughter : ONEALS
24. Biscotti flavor : ANISE
26. Like Batman, the Lone Ranger, etc. : MASKED
29. Hagen of stage and screen : UTA
30. Japan's "way of the gods" religion : SHINTO
32. Eurasian duck : SMEW
36. Pre-K child : TOT
37. Scam ... or an apt title for this puzzle? : CONGAME
39. Useless tic-tac-toe line : OXO
40. Certain blood type, for short : ONEG
42. Economist Friedman : MILTON
43. Suffix with no-good : NIK
44. ___ Pieces : REESES
46. Aides: Abbr. : ASSTS
48. Dead Sea Scrolls ascetic : ESSENE
51. Grafton's "___ for Outlaw" : OIS
52. He was Sonny to Marlon Brando's Vito : JAMESCAAN
56. Chilly : ALGID
58. 54-Down by Verdi : ERITU
59. Allowed to wander, as a chicken : FREERANGE
61. Handle the fixin's for a party, say : CATER
62. Boxer who almost upset Joe Louis in 1941 : BILLYCONN
63. "I'm done!" : THERE
64. Jonas who developed a polio vaccine : SALK
65. Formerly, once : ERST
1. "A miss ___ good ..." : ISAS
2. Sport with a birdie : BADMINTON
3. Having no delay : IMMEDIATE
4. Says "Cheese!" : SMILES
5. Hypo meas. : CCS
6. Nonclerical : LAIC
7. "Looks like I goofed" : UHOH
8. City of central Sicily : ENNA
9. Gaseous hydrocarbon : ETHANE
10. Sneakers brand sported by Abdul-Jabbar : PROKEDS
11. The younger Obama girl : SASHA
12. Of base 8 : OCTAL
13. Intends : MEANS
15. Fashion monogram : YSL
21. Indiana University campus site : KOKOMO
24. Grand Theft ___ : AUTO
25. Upper-left key : ESC
26. Cooper cars : MINIS
27. Protractor measure : ANGLE
28. Field goal percentages and such : STATS
31. Class for cooking, sewing, etc. : HOMEEC
33. Priest's honorific : MONSIGNOR
34. Illuminated notices above theater doors : EXITSIGNS
35. Stir-fry vessels : WOKS
38. Bambi's aunt : ENA
41. Welcomer at Walmart, e.g. : GREETER
45. Make certain : ENSURE
47. Give comfort to : SOLACE
48. Give the heave-ho : EJECT
49. Politico Palin : SARAH
50. Strike down : SMITE
53. Place for B-2s and B-52s: Abbr. : AFBS
54. Operatic highlight : ARIA
55. Dudley Do-Right's heartthrob : NELL
56. Mission conclusion? : ARY
57. Car ding : DENT
60. Yellowstone beast : ELK

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

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