New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 2012

Author: Kristian House
Editor: Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. House. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Seinfeld" holiday that begins with the Airing of Grievances : FESTIVUS
9. Uphold : AFFIRM
15. Function-canceling setting : OVERRIDE
16. Strive to get : VIEFOR
17. 25-Across-interrupting cry : GETAROOM
18. Fulfills a take-out order? : ERASES
19. ___-voiced : GRAVEL
20. Deep-seated : INNER
22. Old-style oath : EGAD
24. See 35-Down : OUT
25. See 17-Across : PDA
28. Tag issuer, briefly : DMV
31. Women with similar habits? : SISTERHOOD
34. Settings of many schools : REEFS
37. One "caught" on grainy film : SASQUATCH
38. Important name in Chinese history : ENLAI
39. Prefix with consumer : ECO
40. Short-billed marsh bird : CRAKE
41. What a construction worker may bolt down : SACKLUNCH
43. One whose checks should be chucked? : KITER
44. Summer threshold? : SCREENDOOR
46. Literary salute : ODE
47. Naval petty officer, briefly : YEO
48. Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
49. Boob : TWIT
52. Warehouses : STOWS
54. Diners are full of them : AROMAS
58. Like some turkeys and geese, to cooks : BASTED
61. Genre for Iggy Pop : PUNKROCK
63. Young celebrity socialite : ITGIRL
64. Afoot : UNDERWAY
65. Holder in front of a tube : TVTRAY
66. Many leads, ultimately : DEADENDS
1. Literary world traveler : FOGG
2. Mindful leader? : EVER
3. ___ course : SETA
4. Section between crossbeams : TRAVE
5. Like some cut-rate mdse. : IRREG
6. Orchestral section : VIOLAS
7. Japanese vegetable : UDO
8. Long hauler : SEMI
9. Show set in an "outer-outer borough" of New York : AVENUEQ
10. What comes out when things go up? : FIRETRUCK
11. Chicken quality : FEAR
12. They're unclear : IFS
13. Some eggs : ROE
14. Title box choice : MRS
21. Medium-to-poor : NOTSOHOT
23. Pull funding from : DISENDOW
25. Ingredient in colcannon, along with cabbage : POTATO
26. Cut : DOCKED
27. Not come unglued? : ADHERE
28. Fancy : DRESSY
29. Virus or hurricane, e.g. : MENACE
30. Invention inspired by burs : VELCRO
32. Defendant in a much-publicized 1920s trial : SACCO
33. Mata ___ : HARI
35. With 24-Across, bluff : FAKE
36. It ended in the early 1930s : SILENTERA
42. Way too early : UNGODLY
45. Land near the Equator : RWANDA
50. Sore : IRKED
51. Dodgers manager before Mattingly : TORRE
52. Brouhaha : STIR
53. 25-Down, informally : SPUD
55. Like cut greens : MOWN
56. It may be mil. : ACAD
57. "___ the Limit" (Temptations album) : SKYS
58. Driller : BIT
59. Safari wheels : ATV
60. Driller: Abbr. : SGT
62. Champagne article : UNE

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

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