New York Times, Monday, September 17, 2012

Author: Adam G. Perl
Editor: Will Shortz
Adam G. Perl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. *Prefix with physics : META
5. So last year : PASSE
10. Papa's partner : MAMA
14. Sounds of satisfaction : AAHS
15. Fields : AREAS
16. Hwys. : RTES
17. "___ bien!" : TRES
18. Film units : REELS
19. Cats and gerbils, e.g. : PETS
20. *Substance marketed under the name NutraSweet : ASPARTAME
22. Stiller's partner in comedy : MEARA
23. What "can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," per Mark Twain : LIE
24. *Fightin' words : LEMMEATEM
26. Libra's symbol : SCALES
29. Ashes container : URN
30. ___ sauce : SOY
31. Religious councils : SYNODS
35. Aptly named fruit : UGLI
39. *Coach's clichéd reminder : THERESNOIINTEAM
42. Teed off : SORE
43. Bridge player's combo : TENACE
44. Bygone flier : TWA
45. Go pfft, as an engine : DIE
47. ___ rod (molding with a twined serpent design) : AARONS
49. *Chess ending : CHECKMATE
55. Loo : LAV
56. Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
57. Pie filling ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues? : MINCEMEAT
61. The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
62. ___ lily : CALLA
63. Basic drawing class : ARTI
64. French kings : ROIS
65. Shaquille of the N.B.A. : ONEAL
66. Singer Celine : DION
67. Greek war god : ARES
68. Pesto ingredient : BASIL
69. *"Don't look ___!" : ATME
1. ___ Hari (W.W. I spy) : MATA
2. What friends, Romans and countrymen lent, in Shakespeare : EARS
3. 1992 Robert Altman film about Hollywood : THEPLAYER
4. Attack : ASSAIL
5. A comb makes one : PART
6. "You're ___ pal" : AREAL
7. Curt summons : SEEME
8. Oregon's capital : SALEM
9. Double curve : ESS
10. Advertising figure with a monocle : MRPEANUT
11. Bothered greatly : ATEAT
12. About 39 inches, in England : METRE
13. Source of much tea from Asia : ASSAM
21. Actress Witherspoon : REESE
22. Debussy's "La ___" : MER
25. What a Spanish orchestra produces : MUSICA
26. Retired fliers : SSTS
27. Pacific salmon : COHO
28. The "S" in CBS : SYSTEM
32. SSW's opposite : NNE
33. Suffix with ball : OON
34. Sábado or domingo : DIA
36. "Quit your beefing!" : GETOVERIT
37. What a sidewalk may abut : LAWN
38. "___ shocked as you are" : IMAS
40. Blood group? : REDCROSS
41. Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
46. "I Like ___" ('50s political slogan) : IKE
48. Holiday Inn alternative : RAMADA
49. Barton of the 40-Down : CLARA
50. Trophy or medal : HONOR
51. Bert's pal on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
52. Big appliance maker : AMANA
53. Scrabble pieces : TILES
54. China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
58. Telephone : CALL
59. Itsy-bitsy bit : ATOM
60. Fork prong : TINE
62. Inner part of an ear of corn : COB

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