New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Author: Susan Gelfand
Editor: Will Shortz
Susan Gelfand
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. It gets patted on the bottom : TALC
5. Tableland : MESA
9. Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
13. Surveyor's calculation : AREA
14. Raring to go : EAGER
15. Gershwin and Glass : IRAS
16. Ticket usable on more than one trip : TRAVELCARD
18. Basketball hoops : RIMS
19. Gerund's finish : ING
20. When repeated, cry to a vampire : DIE
21. ___ accompli : FAIT
22. They make a king laugh : JESTERS
26. Available if needed : ONCALL
28. One who's supposed to be available if needed : ALLY
29. End-of-list abbr. : ETC
31. Diamond cover : TARP
32. Life, in short : BIO
33. Neck cover : SCARF
35. Smells bad : REEKS
38. Mel who batted left and threw right : OTT
39. Become oblivious to one's surroundings : ZONEOUT
41. Completely untrained : RAW
42. Home of Arizona State University : TEMPE
44. Stir up, as a fire : STOKE
45. Suffix with brigand : INE
46. "___ well" : ALLS
48. Alternative to .com or .org : EDU
49. Bean type : SOYA
50. Like maps, iguanas and rock walls : SCALED
52. Bad-mouth : SLANDER
54. Counterparts of dits : DAHS
55. Cut with a sweeping motion : LOP
57. Greek H : ETA
58. Theater sign : EXIT
59. Fast marching pace ... or a hint to 16- and 39-Across and 10- and 24-Down : DOUBLETIME
64. Dairy Queen purchase : CONE
65. Shortstop Smith who won 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards : OZZIE
66. Cajole : COAX
67. Lollapalooza : ONER
68. "Butt out," briefly : MYOB
69. Novelist Victor : HUGO
1. Bit of body art, for short : TAT
2. Train schedule abbr. : ARR
3. Meadow : LEA
4. Dentist's target : CAVITY
5. Apple on a table : MAC
6. "My word!" : EGAD
7. Prefix with comic : SERIO
8. Raring to go : ARDENT
9. Expedia calculation : AIRFARE
10. Interval in which something is tested : TRIALPERIOD
11. Indian tongue : TAMIL
12. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
14. Artist born in 30-Down : ELGRECO
17. WSW's opposite : ENE
22. Frilly neckwear : JABOT
23. Type of type : ELITE
24. Las Vegas staple : SLOTMACHINE
25. Nixon aide Maurice : STANS
27. ___ blanche : CARTE
30. Minotaur's home : CRETE
33. Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor George : SZELL
34. General ___, former maker of Jell-O and Sanka : FOODS
36. Rapper West : KANYE
37. Promise : SWEAR
40. Luau instrument : UKULELE
43. Wall cover : PLASTER
47. Rarely : SELDOM
49. Grab : SNATCH
50. Anglo-___ : SAXON
51. Lollapalooza : DOOZY
53. Noshed : ATE
54. Art ___ : DECO
56. "The Godfather" author : PUZO
60. Drool catcher : BIB
61. Debtor's letters : IOU
62. O or Cosmo : MAG
63. Prefix with skeleton : EXO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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