New York Times, Thursday, February 11, 2010

Author: Peter A. Collins
Editor: Will Shortz
Peter A. Collins
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJKXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite

JimH notes: I have shaded squares along the main diagonal to make it easier to see the full name of 62 Down.
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© 2010, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Spherical beginning? : ATMO
5. 1960s trip taker : LEARY
10. Third-place presidential candidate of 1920 who ran his campaign from jail : DEBS
14. Handle user : CBER
15. Character in all six "Star Wars" films, informally : ARTOO
16. Shade at the beach? : AQUA
17. 2009 Golden Globe winner for "Recount" : DERN
18. See 62-Down : GETTYSBURG
20. Tropical trees : CACAOS
22. Hoot : RIOT
23. Pub pour : ALE
24. What unicorns live in : MYTH
25. ___ Hunter, leader of rock's Mott the Hoople : IAN
26. Kind of project : PET
28. See 62-Down : EMANCIPATION
33. DH's often have many : HRS
36. First responder, for short : EMT
37. Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
38. Beat in a race : OUTVOTE
41. Galore : APLENTY
42. Lock : SHOOIN
43. Classic Mercedes roadsters : SLS
44. Song from "Mamma Mia!" : SOS
45. See 62-Down : PROCLAMATION
49. Article in the German constitution : DER
50. He wrote lyrics, by George! : IRA
51. Ambassador of old autodom : NASH
54. Pac-10 sch. : ASU
56. H. Ross Perot's alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
58. Yens : ITCHES
60. See 62-Down : REPUBLICAN
63. Course component : HOLE
64. Small rugs : MATS
65. One-celler : AMEBA
66. Eye : OGLE
67. ___-eyed : SLOE
68. Ebbs : WANES
69. Capital of Valais : SION
1. "___ Live," 1992 multiplatinum album : ACDC
2. Letter-shaped bridge support : TBEAM
3. It's sometimes given to prisoners : MERCY
4. Florid : ORNATE
5. Problems in synchronization : LAGS
6. "Maid of Athens, ___ We Part" (Byron poem) : ERE
7. Draw : ATTRACT
8. Twists in a trattoria : ROTINI
9. Fluctuate : YOYO
10. Bit : DAB
11. Some memorization for a physics test : EQUATIONS
12. Knot : BURL
13. Stuff in stuffing, often : SAGE
19. Home for "A Prairie Home Companion" : STPAUL
21. Measure of resistance : OHM
25. "She Believes ___" (Kenny Rogers hit) : INME
27. Sartre's "L'___ et le Néant" : ETRE
29. Insurance giant : AETNA
30. Brand whose ads once featured Michael Jackson : PEPSI
31. Vision: Prefix : OPTO
32. Bill blockers : NAYS
33. I.C.U. locale : HOSP
34. Essen's region : RUHR
35. Challenged : STOODUPTO
39. Mezza ___ : VOCE
40. Masseuse's offering : OILRUB
41. Utah ski resort : ALTA
43. Crusader's foe : SARACEN
46. Nadirs : MINIMA
47. Mich. neighbor : ONT
48. Bowl game bowlful, maybe : NACHOS
52. Japanese chess : SHOGI
53. Cry at a canyon : HELLO
54. Venus de Milo knock-offs? : ARMS
55. Caulk : SEAL
57. Salad alternative : SLAW
58. Much precedent? : INAS
59. Eyed : SEEN
61. Milk : USE
62. Nickname of the man (born 2/12/1809) who gave the address at 18A, issued the 28A/45A, was the first elected president of the 60A Party, and whose name can be found in this puzzle's main diagonal : ABE

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