New York Times, Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Author: Michael Shteyman
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Shteyman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. ___-on-Don, Russian port of 1+ million : ROSTOV
7. Tycoon, informally : FATCAT
13. Theoretically : ONPAPER
15. Maryland state symbol : ORIOLE
16. Wassily ___, Russian-American Nobelist in Economics : LEONTIEF
18. Like the Kremlin : ORNATE
19. Comics outburst : ACK
20. Conservative leader? : NEO
21. Divulges : LETSON
22. Nouri al-Maliki, for one : IRAQI
25. Pro ___ : FORMA
27. Highest-rated : TOP
28. They may be sold by the dozen : DONUTS
30. Desirous look : LEER
31. "Third Uncle" singer : ENO
32. When repeated, cry after an award is bestowed : SPEECH
33. Alphabet run : MNO
34. Clay pigeon launcher : TRAP
35. End of the saying : SHAMEONME
38. Persevering, say : ATIT
41. Dictionnaire entry : MOT
42. Shade of red : CERISE
46. Single dose? : DAT
47. "Got milk?" cry, perhaps : MEOW
48. Cerumen : EARWAX
49. "For hire" org. of the 1930s : WPA
50. Picker-upper : TONIC
52. Watts in a film projector? : NAOMI
53. Drill instructors? : OILMEN
55. What may be caught with bare hands? : CAB
57. Treadmill setting : JOG
58. Half : MOIETY
59. It's not required : ELECTIVE
62. Info on a personal check: Abbr. : ACCTNO
63. Mandela portrayer in "Invictus," 2009 : FREEMAN
64. Long Island county : NASSAU
65. Certain race entry : GOCART
1. Product whose commercials ran for a spell on TV? : ROLAIDS
2. Undiversified, as a farm : ONECROP
3. Expo '74 locale : SPOKANE
4. Go for the bronze? : TAN
5. Go (for) : OPT
6. Red Cross hot line? : VEIN
7. Start of a four-part saying : FOOLMEONCE
8. Unpaid debt : ARREAR
9. Window treatment : TINT
10. Ride up and down? : COASTER
11. City in the Alleghenies : ALTOONA
12. Justin Bieber's genre : TEENPOP
14. Ship hazard : REEF
17. Part 3 of the saying : FOOLMETWICE
23. Search : QUEST
24. Intense desire : ITCH
26. Silver State city : RENO
29. Part 2 of the saying : SHAMEONYOU
34. Latin land : TERRA
36. Create an open-ended view? : MOON
37. Stand for : MEAN
38. Lady pitcher : ADWOMAN
39. Pudding thickener : TAPIOCA
40. It leans to the right : ITALICS
43. Setting for Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" : IWOJIMA
44. Russian urn : SAMOVAR
45. Urgent : EXIGENT
47. Italian tourist attraction, in brief : MTETNA
51. Leg part : CALF
54. Team that got a new ballpark in 2009 : METS
56. Ship hazard : BERG
60. Corp. head : CEO
61. Sleuth, informally : TEC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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