New York Times, Saturday, September 15, 2012

Author: Joon Pahk and Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
joon pahk
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218/5/20088/27/20155
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Brad Wilber
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492/19/20056/4/201623
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1.60001

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KQVZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. pahk. This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,957
Across Down
1. Livid : UPINARMS
9. The "them" in "Let them eat cake" : MASSES
15. Caribbean isle : DOMINICA
16. Experts at jet propulsion : OCTOPI
17. Colorful marine fish with spiny, fanlike fins : DRAGONET
18. Low-scoring, as a World Cup game : ONENIL
19. Get a groove on? : ETCH
20. Miami Heat player who was the 2006 N.B.A. Finals M.V.P. : DWYANEWADE
22. "Cherry ice cream smile" wearer, in a Duran Duran hit : RIO
23. Winter Palace succession : TSARS
24. Rock : STUN
25. Pacific port : APIA
27. Real-life 33-Across once played by Stallone : NITTI
30. Bygone operator of N.Y.C.'s Second Avenue El : IRT
31. Org. with a "This Just In" blog : CNN
33. Person with convictions : CRIMINAL
35. Famous higher-up in admissions? : STPETER
39. Departure, of a sort : ANOMALY
40. Moderator's domain, perhaps : CHATROOM
42. Mother of Gobo and Faline, in children's lit : ENA
43. Word of protest : HEY
44. Christie and others : ANNAS
46. Titan or Atlas, briefly : ICBM
49. "___ Coming" (1969 hit) : ELIS
51. Raw data, often : INPUT
53. It makes many twists and turns : EEL
55. Admonition to one celebrating prematurely : DONTJINXIT
58. Something in a crumbled state in Greece? : FETA
59. Cheer : URGEON
60. Cocktail party trayful : CRUDITES
62. Big name in fashion : LAUREN
63. De facto national carrier since 1932 : AEROFLOT
64. Boots : EXPELS
65. Casino in "Casino," 1995 : TANGIERS
1. Milk source : UDDER
2. Balthasar's true identity, in Shakespeare : PORTIA
3. Start for Friday? : IMACOP
4. Practically : NIGH
5. It makes mist moist : ANO
6. Coats removed before eating : RINDS
7. "Atonement" novelist, 2001 : MCEWAN
8. Wanton : SATYRIC
9. Pull up a seat for? : MOON
10. Problem to face? : ACNE
11. Worries : STEWS
12. Harpsichord practice piece, maybe : SONATINA
13. Delivery room shot : EPIDURAL
14. Without attracting attention, say : SILENTLY
21. Stars, in a motto : ASTRA
23. Sacred Hindu text : TANTRA
26. Artist with the first hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker : ICET
28. Table poker? : TINE
29. Gofer's pledge : IMONIT
32. Extra-bright : NEON
34. Non-PC choice : IMAC
35. Good thing to be on while working : SCHEDULE
36. Dr. Seuss book : THELORAX
37. Getting square : PAYINGUP
38. 1998 De Niro film with a memorable wrong-way car chase : RONIN
41. Nickelodeon's Stimpy, e.g. : MANXCAT
45. Shrub also called meadowsweet : SPIREA
47. Bug : BEETLE
48. Hunk noted for streaking : METEOR
50. About 264 gallons : STERE
52. Start of a back-up plan? : UTURN
54. Goes on : LASTS
56. Prophet read on Ash Wednesday : JOEL
57. Middle-earth's Green Dragon and Prancing Pony : INNS
58. Classic name for a 61-Down : FIFI
61. See 58-Down : DOG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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