New York Times, Friday, September 7, 2012

Author: Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor: Will Shortz
Martin Ashwood-Smith
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JX} Spans: 5, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "The Black Stallion" hero and others : ALECS
6. Option for reduced fare : DIETPLATE
15. Pillbox relative : TOQUE
16. New York City has six : AREACODES
17. Onetime 25-Down rival : STUTZ
18. Potential result of fear : COLDSWEAT
19. Info about touchdowns : ETAS
20. Many man caves : DENS
21. Detective work : CASE
22. On the decline? : ASLOPE
24. Quarters : ABODES
26. Sing in court : NAMENAMES
30. Statement resulting in hand-raising : INEEDAVOLUNTEER
36. Minimal conflict : LEASTRESISTANCE
37. First commandment? : LETTHEREBELIGHT
38. Bowery boy, say : EASTSIDER
39. Bluff : FAKEIT
42. Fortuitously : BYLUCK
46. Member of a loving trio : AMAT
47. On the way out? : DOZY
50. Azadi Stadium setting : IRAN
51. "Great" 18th-century ruler : CATHERINE
54. Sure to be won : ONICE
55. Lana Turner's "Mr. Imperium" co-star, 1951 : EZIOPINZA
56. Bebé's nourishment : LECHE
57. #1 hit song that asks "Are you somewhere up above?" : TEENANGEL
58. Ruins : ASHES
1. Thrown : ATSEA
2. 1990s Senate majority leader and family : LOTTS
3. Like a joule and a watt-second, e.g. : EQUAL
4. Learns by doing : CUTSONESTEETHON
5. Informal states? : SEZ
6. Bait fish for pike angling : DACE
7. Unbending : IRON
8. Fish caught in pots : EELS
9. Skosh : TAD
10. They get booted : PCS
11. Options for reduced fare : LOWCOSTAIRLINES
12. In ___ heat : ADEAD
13. Mimic Mae West : TEASE
14. Simon of opera : ESTES
20. William of "My Three Sons" : DEMAREST
23. Dish garnished with crushed peanuts : PADTHAI
24. Getting a charge out of : AMUSEDBY
25. Speed Six maker : BENTLEY
27. Winner of seven French Opens : EVERT
28. What some counters count : NOSES
29. Out : ALIBI
30. "___ see" : ILL
31. Genealogy word : NEE
32. Refuel, in a way : EAT
33. Like Elvis Costello, but not Elvis Presley: Abbr. : ENG
34. Command level: Abbr. : ECH
35. Like some sgts. : RET
39. Jeweler's creation : FACET
40. Elicit eye-popping : AMAZE
41. She went to Haiti, in a Cole Porter song : KATIE
43. Player of TV detective Spenser : URICH
44. Auxiliary memory for fast retrieval : CACHE
45. Pants parts : KNEES
47. "Time's up" sound : DING
48. Dix et un : ONZE
49. Fire : ZEAL
52. Org. whose seal has a flower : EPA
53. Currency unit taken out of circulation in 1953 : RIN
54. Pay extension? : OLA

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