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New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 2011

Author: Peter Wentz
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter Wentz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QX} Scrabble average: 2.02 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Star Wars" villain : JABBA
6. Broken thing in "Gimme a break" : KITKATBAR
15. Perform "All of Me," say : CROON
16. Performing perfectly : INAGROOVE
17. Chili container : CROCK
18. Pirate's implement : DVDBURNER
19. Sapporo's home : HOKKAIDO
21. Nobel-winning economist James : MEADE
22. "Would you look at that!" : AWW
23. Inventor of the battery in 1800 : VOLTA
26. Extinct wingless bird : MOA
27. Birth city of Mother Teresa : SKOPJE
30. It's acquired in the sun : VITAMIND
33. A little too quiet, perhaps : EERIE
34. Gruff rejoinder : SEZWHO
35. Brewmaster's science : ZYMURGY
37. Term for some morning deejays : ZOOCREW
41. Having been tainted, as a drink : SKUNKY
43. United hub : OHARE
44. Noted role for 46-Down : MRMIYAGI
47. Many domes : STADIA
48. Great Society inits. : OEO
49. ___ Park : MENLO
51. "That's awful!" : ICK
52. "David ___," Edward Noyes Westcott novel : HARUM
55. Ninnies : FATHEADS
58. It stirs things up : AGITATION
61. About to happen : ONTAP
62. Gathering place for animals : WATERHOLE
63. Glandular opening? : ADENO
64. They're thrown over the shoulder : KNAPSACKS
65. Ready for another play : RESET
1. Former 'N Sync vocalist and judge on "America's Best Dance Crew" : JCCHASEZ
2. Pointer for a computer user : ARROWKEY
3. Bibliolater : BOOKWORM
4. Dark quaff : BOCK
5. "Tonight My Love, Tonight" singer : ANKA
6. Little fella : KIDDO
7. Absorb : INVOLVE
8. Sliver : TAD
9. Former org. for Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev : KGB
10. Poisonous lily : ARUM
11. Moved with force : TORE
12. Cleanser with the logo of a chick emerging from an egg : BONAMI
13. Photographer who once collaborated with Capote : AVEDON
14. Brushed up on : REREAD
20. "___ changed" : IVE
24. Excited state : TIZZY
25. U.K. highway connecting London and Dover : ATWO
28. Ninth successor of St. Peter : PIUSI
29. Beef product : JERKY
31. Screamingly funny : AHOOT
32. Part of a mudslide, maybe : MOCHA
34. "The Tinker's Wedding" playwright : SYNGE
36. Japanese capture after Pearl Harbor : GUAM
38. Projects, in a good way : RADIATES
39. "Grey's Anatomy" actor : ERICDANE
40. Chink in the armor : WEAKSPOT
42. Relatives : KINFOLK
44. Fashion strip? : MOHAWK
45. "The ___ Diaries" (2007 best seller) : REAGAN
46. Actor Pat : MORITA
47. Sponge : SOT
50. They're added in some infrastructure upgrades : LANES
53. Conference USA sch. : UTEP
54. "The Sands of ___" (Arthur C. Clarke's first science fiction novel) : MARS
56. Window coating? : HOAR
57. German fantasy writer Michael : ENDE
59. Article in hip-hop : THA
60. Org. against doping : IOC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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