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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2012

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,955
Across Down
1. Blather : PAP
4. Q1 : WHY
7. Ignores the teleprompter : ADLIBS
13. Q2 : ARE
14. 109 acres, for Vatican City : AREA
16. Lords ... or subjects : LIEGES
17. Over there : YON
18. Musical interlude : REST
19. Q3 : FRENCH
20. Fancy basketball scores : DUNKS
22. Florida city, informally : BOCA
24. Fighter of pirates, in brief : RIAA
25. British interjection : ISAY
26. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" libation : OUZO
27. Awaited someone's arrival before going to bed : SATUP
28. Get back on the horse : REMOUNT
30. Only Semitic language that's an official language of the European Union : MALTESE
32. Trypanosomiasis transmitter : TSETSE
33. Member of the singing Winans family : CECE
34. Blood-___ : RED
35. Q4 : OMELETTES
38. Corrode : EAT
41. Currency exchange premium : AGIO
42. Fits : SPASMS
46. Accuse formally : ARRAIGN
48. Reliable profit center : CASHCOW
49. Q5 : SMALL
50. Early wielder of a bow and arrow : EROS
52. One of the Nereids in Greek myth : IONE
53. Trouble's partner : TOIL
54. Carrie Underwood or Taylor Hicks : IDOL
55. Uganda's second P.M. : OBOTE
56. A, AA and AAA : MINORS
58. Exude : OOZE
60. Too smooth : PAT
61. Franklin with a cameo role in "The Blues Brothers" : ARETHA
62. Lady of the Haus : FRAU
63. Kind of stroke : EGO
64. "Battleship" co-star, 2012 : NEESON
65. Lotion abbr. : SPF
66. Fox hole, e.g. : DEN
1. Good thing to hit : PAYDIRT
2. Gets going : AROUSES
3. Dr. Seuss, e.g. : PENNAME
4. Does battle : WARS
5. Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
6. Excuse maker's lead-in : YESBUT
7. Romeo's precursor? : ALFA
8. See 33-Down: Abbr. : DIR
9. Examine like a wolf : LEERAT
10. Flint, e.g. : IGNITER
11. A1 : BECAUSE
12. Curvy, in a way : SSHAPED
15. The whole kit and caboodle : ATOZ
21. ___ Protocol (1997 agreement) : KYOTO
23. "Deep Impact" menace : COMET
26. A2 : ONEEGG
27. Is in low power mode : SLEEPS
29. Letters in - or on - boxes : USMAIL
31. Substitutes for : ACTSAS
33. Corp.'s 8-Down : CEO
36. Like some paper and garbage cans : LINED
37. Indian master? : SAHIB
38. Linda who married Paul McCartney : EASTMAN
39. Bedroom piece : ARMOIRE
40. Company newbie : TRAINEE
43. Beat, journalistically : SCOOPED
44. Visual olio : MONTAGE
45. Smitten with : SWEETON
47. Rations : ALLOTS
48. Salmon and coral : COLORS
51. Overhead expense? : ROOF
54. A3 : ISAN
55. A4 : OEUF
57. Secondary character in Aristophanes? : RHO
59. Nuke : ZAP

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