New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Author: Paula Gamache
Editor: Will Shortz
Paula Gamache
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 82 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Visa/MC alternative : AMEX
5. Threesome on a clipper : MASTS
10. Laid off : IDLE
14. Half at the start? : DEMI
15. Tolerate : ALLOW
16. Company with a cat in its logo : PUMA
17. Been in bed (with) : LAIN
18. Unflashy coat : BEIGEPAINT
20. Where to find a keeper : INN
21. What to call a lady : MAAM
22. Many a Cub Scout den leader : DAD
23. Phenomenon evidenced in the 2011 film subtitled "Never Say Never" : BIEBERFEVER
26. Outback runner : EMU
29. Eponym of a Venetian basilica : STMARK
30. Aristotle who named his yacht Christina after his daughter : ONASSIS
32. Div. for the Mets : NLEAST
35. ___ Reader : UTNE
36. "Sorry I paid for that" feeling : BUYERSREMORSE
40. Circle dance : HORA
41. Giving a leg up : AIDING
42. French artist Pierre : BONNARD
45. Watery-eyed : RHEUMY
49. Permits : OKS
50. Actor in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" : BEAUBRIDGES
53. French possessive : SES
54. Amazonas and others : RIOS
55. It covered Pompeii : ASH
56. Toady : BOOTLICKER
60. "___ virumque cano" (first words of the "Aeneid") : ARMA
61. "Hair" do : AFRO
62. Sex researcher Hite : SHERE
63. Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
64. Flight level : STEP
65. Like many a Mediterranean roof : TILED
66. Dry as dust : SERE
1. Extemporizes : ADLIBS
2. Speak with conviction : MEANIT
3. Artist with the #1 albums "Relapse" (2009) and "Recovery" (2010) : EMINEM
4. Check alternative? : XIN
5. Crime family head : MABARKER
6. Shake like ___ : ALEAF
7. Viciously denigrate : SLIME
8. Dress (up) : TOG
9. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" setting : SWEDEN
10. Kindle Fire competitor : IPAD
11. It makes MADD mad : DUI
12. Three after K : LMN
13. Put away : EAT
19. Prefix with normal : PARA
21. Country music's Travis : MERLE
24. Tree with aerial roots : BANYAN
25. Went for a ticket, in a way : VOTED
26. Figs. that aren't final : ESTS
27. Possible response to "Whose is this?" : MINE
28. Purpose : USE
31. Increased suddenly : SURGED
33. Carne ___ (Mexican dish) : ASADA
34. Indian honorific : SRI
36. It can be read on a 10-Down : BOOK
37. Samovars : URNS
38. Reflected : MIRRORED
39. Milton's "___ Blindness" : ONHIS
40. "Boardwalk Empire" airer : HBO
43. Son of Eve : ABEL
44. Face down temptation : RESIST
46. Lorre's role in "Casablanca" : UGARTE
47. Hypnotist whose name inspired a verb : MESMER
48. What a necklace with a pendant has : YSHAPE
51. "Family Matters" neighbor : URKEL
52. Stella Artois, par exemple : BIERE
53. "I've had enough!" : STOP
56. ___-relief : BAS
57. ___-times : OFT
58. Gold in them thar hills? : ORE
59. Trib's home : CHI
60. Neighbor of Ger. : AUS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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