New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 2011

Author: Michael Sharp
Editor: Will Shortz
Michael Sharp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Traditional March birthstone : JASPER
7. Three-pointers: Abbr. : FGS
10. Hoop alternative : STUD
14. What might be a knockout? : OPIATE
15. Meal preceder? : OAT
16. ___ salad : TUNA
17. French writer with snaky hair and a petrifying gaze? : GORGONZOLA
19. Sportscaster Andrews : ERIN
20. Dissolve a relationship : ENDIT
21. Antelope of southern Africa : RHEBOK
23. Swerves : VEERS
26. In favor of the first book?: Abbr. : PROVOLONE
28. Joint custody parties : EXES
29. Rich : OPULENT
30. A to Z, e.g. : RUN
31. Unisphere, e.g. : GLOBE
32. "The Bridge at Narni" artist : COROT
36. With 38-Across, deli purchase ... or a description of the answer to 17-, 26-, 47- or 55-Across : SLICED
38. See 36-Across : CHEESE
39. Troubled : ATEAT
40. From the start : ABOVO
43. Food label abbr. : CAL
44. Like some bars and beaches : TOPLESS
46. Green gourd, informally : CUKE
47. One trying to shake a leg, for instance? : LIMBURGER
50. Seuss character who "speaks for the trees" : LORAX
51. Provoke : INCITE
52. ___ One : FIBER
54. Mech. whiz : ENGR
55. Mom's special road-trip corn bread? : MASCARPONE
60. Put out, with "off" : TEED
61. Australian sprinter : EMU
62. It's developed during training season : ROSTER
63. Buried treasures : ORES
64. Swim : DIP
65. "Baby" singer Justin : BIEBER
1. Nudge : JOG
2. Receiver of private letters?: Abbr. : APO
3. ___ Barton, first Triple Crown winner, 1919 : SIR
4. Obsolescent communication devices : PAGERS
5. Short jackets : ETONS
6. Tear : REND
7. Service that requires no shoes : FOOTRUB
8. Hoedown participant : GAL
9. Make fast : STARVE
10. Common work boot feature : STEELTOE
11. Engine type : TURBO
12. Marriage : UNION
13. Comment preceding "Gern geschehen" : DANKE
18. Nada : ZIPPO
22. Bigwig : HONCHO
23. Compact Nissan model : VERSA
24. Rejoice : EXULT
25. Start of a children's rhyme : EENIE
27. 29-Down, down South : OLE
29. See 27-Down : OLD
31. "Beat it!" : GETOUT
33. Come to mind again : RECUR
34. City of 2 1/2+ million at the mouth of the Yodo River : OSAKA
35. Fax predecessor : TELEX
37. Mewing passerines : CATBIRDS
38. Walgreens competitor : CVS
40. N. African land : ALG
41. Fortifies : BEEFSUP
42. Courtier who invites Hamlet to fence with Laertes : OSRIC
45. Common undergrad course of study : PREMED
46. Zombie, essentially : CORPSE
47. Deceive : LIETO
48. Hidden : INNER
49. 1985 N.L. M.V.P. Willie : MCGEE
50. "Vive" follower : LEROI
53. Sharp put-down : BARB
56. "What a good boy ___!" : AMI
57. Pony players' parlor: Abbr. : OTB
58. Formerly, name-wise : NEE
59. Drop the ball : ERR

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