New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 2011

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Singer/songwriter Scialfa : PATTI
6. ___ student : MED
9. Banjo accessory : STRAP
14. Cause for some spatial relationships? : ALIENABDUCTIONS
17. Debut at the 1979 Frankfurt Auto Show : VOLKSWAGENJETTA
18. It can heat up Roquefort : ETE
19. Smooth : EASE
20. One with nothing to hide : NUDIST
21. Wallop : SOCK
23. Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
25. Like bath beads, typically : SCENTED
28. Show one's stamped hand, perhaps : REENTER
32. Can't take a bit : HATES
33. Bear essentials? : CLAWS
35. Relatives of the Iowa : OTO
36. They're in the vicinity: Abbr. : ESTS
37. Sartre's "Les Jeux Sont ___" : FAITS
38. Box office need : DRAW
39. Got things down : ATE
40. Damn : CURSE
41. Like 14-Across : EERIE
42. Tool handle strengthener : FERRULE
44. Member of a very early union? : SEXCELL
46. Titan after whom one of the oceans is named : ATLAS
48. Silver checker : REIN
49. Some time : AWHILE
52. Choice job : PLUM
54. Lid around a loch : TAM
57. Suffered serious consequences : PAIDASTEEPPRICE
60. Groups aiming for good returns : INVESTMENTTEAMS
61. Smoking and heavy drinking : AGERS
62. Security demands : IDS
63. They go with uppers : SOLES
1. Surface : PAVE
2. Over and over : ALOT
3. One spending a long time in the bathroom? : TILESETTER
4. Drug in a sci-fi novel series : TEK
5. What swallows swallow : INSECTS
6. Suits often hold them : MBAS
7. Landscaping aid : EDGER
8. Like some balances : DUE
9. Memphis hospital, familiarly : STJUDES
10. Like sashes : TIEDON
11. Indian flatbread : ROTI
12. Some marching bands : ANTS
13. Math is part of it: Abbr. : PSAT
15. Benefiting from Vivarin : AWAKE
16. It's shown on TV monitors at many airports : CNNNEWS
22. Tips, often : ONES
24. Is a spellbinder : ORATES
25. Bundle of a sort : SHEAF
26. 51-Down division : CASTE
27. Alexandria is in it : DCAREA
29. Coming down hard : TORRENTIAL
30. Net sales : ETAIL
31. Spur part : ROWEL
34. Tulipe relative : LIS
37. Maximum : FULLEST
38. Numerical prefix : DECI
40. Pirate's appurtenance : CUTLASS
41. Grandfathers, e.g. : EXEMPTS
43. Speakeasy scourge : RAIDER
45. Blow : ERUPT
47. "The primary factor in a successful attack," per Lord Mountbatten : SPEED
49. Capital near Faleolo International Airport : APIA
50. "The Joy Luck Club" director, 1993 : WANG
51. Busy place : HIVE
53. Magnifier : LENS
55. Lofty place : ACME
56. Hoarder's problem : MESS
58. "I think you overshared," briefly : TMI
59. Locomobile competitor : REO

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