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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 2012

Author: Barry C. Silk
Editor: Will Shortz
Barry C. Silk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QY} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Gremlins of the '70s, e.g. : AMCS
5. Logic problem : FLAW
9. Neighbor of Lydia : IONIA
14. ___ Capital (investment firm) : BAIN
15. Q7 maker : AUDI
16. Like a national flag with a sword on it : SAUDI
17. Rising star? : NOVA
18. One blatantly disobeying traffic laws : DRUGCARTEL
20. Pitcher Bedard : ERIK
21. Tropical aquarium plants : EELGRASSES
22. Like small potatoes? : RICED
24. Greven who wrote the 2008 best seller "How to Talk to Girls" : ALEC
25. Holy higher-ups : PRELATES
28. "All in the Family" exclamation : JEEZ
32. Cell group : PRISONERS
33. Creep's peep : OGLE
34. With 11-Down, bugging no end : DRIVING
35. Aperture in some drills : OILHOLE
37. Used bikes : RODE
38. It prompts tipping in a bar : GOGODANCE
40. Accessory near a basin : EWER
41. Relative of a man crush : BROMANCE
42. Calls from a 27-Down : BAAS
43. Reluctant wearer of a cap : DUNCE
46. "I'm not upset, really" : ITSALLGOOD
52. Classic covered walk : STOA
53. Composition of some orange spheres : CANTALOUPE
54. Word with letters? : ARTS
55. They take people out : EXITS
56. Play to ___ : ATIE
57. Commend : CITE
58. Flavian dynasty ruler : TITUS
59. The opposition : THEM
60. Heat meas. : KCAL
1. ___ J. Mikva, White House counsel under Clinton : ABNER
2. Much-tattooed people : MAORI
3. What a mayor tries to instill : CIVICPRIDE
4. Carver of Hells Canyon : SNAKERIVER
5. Die : FADE
6. It'll help you get a bite : LURE
7. Flatter to a fault : ADULATE
8. Flexibility : WIGGLEROOM
9. Hull of the Constitution : ISAAC
10. Propulsion gear : OARS
11. See 34-Across : NUTS
12. Flash d'inspiration : IDEE
13. Isn't fine : AILS
19. Shakespearean title character : CRESSIDA
23. First name in '50s TV : DESI
26. Into-the-stands homer, say : LONGBALL
27. Mohair source : ANGORAGOAT
28. "High Fidelity" star, 2000 : JOHNCUSACK
29. Like a diva : EGOCENTRIC
30. W competitor : ELLE
31. First character seen in "Zelig" : ZEE
32. Boat stem : PROW
34. 2009 Grammy winner for "Crack a Bottle," briefly : DRE
36. Hit the dirt? : LAND
39. Start to tank : GOSOUTH
42. Bill of fashion : BLASS
44. Italian for "baked" : COTTA
45. Flip chart supporter : EASEL
46. "Law & Order: SVU" co-star : ICET
47. Move before taking off : TAXI
48. Vexation : SNIT
49. 1943 U.S.-vs.-Japan battle site : ATTU
50. ___ Taylor, old sitcom character : OPIE
51. Believe : DEEM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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