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New York Times, Monday, October 1, 2012

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {PQW} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 22,973 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Muslim pilgrim's destination : MECCA
6
Indian prince : RAJA
10
Kemo ___ : SABE
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Map collection : ATLAS
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"'Tis a pity" : ALAS
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Shortly, to a poet : ANON
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Bloodhound's trail : SCENT
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Move like a butterfly : FLIT
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Watch chains : FOBS
20
Second first lady : ABIGAILADAMS
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Daydream : REVERIE
25
Doctorate grillings : ORALS
27
Declare : AVER
28
American Dance Theater founder : ALVINAILEY
32
Mister : English :: ___ : German : HERR
33
Part of the eye around the pupil : IRIS
34
Football field units: Abbr. : YDS
35
Oscar-winning actor for "Little Miss Sunshine" : ALANARKIN
40
K2 and Kilimanjaro: Abbr. : MTS
43
Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
44
Prefix with dynamic : AERO
48
Tennis champion with a stadium named after him : ARTHURASHE
52
___ the Impaler : VLAD
53
Largest asteroid in the solar system : CERES
54
Digestion aids : ENZYMES
56
Achieved great fame ... or what 20-, 28-, 35- and 48-Across did? : MADETHEALIST
60
Erica who wrote "Fear of Flying" : JONG
61
Winter frost : HOAR
62
___ Circus (ancient Roman stadium) : NEROS
65
Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
66
Part of the U.S. that's usually first with election returns : EAST
67
Some Scots : GAELS
68
One giving orders : BOSS
69
Alimony givers or receivers : EXES
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Precipitation around 32 degrees : SLEET
Down
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Pas' mates : MAS
2
Catchall abbr. : ETC
3
Butcher's knife : CLEAVER
4
Down Under capital : CANBERRA
5
Up and about : ASTIR
6
San ___, Calif. : RAFAEL
7
"That's ___ ask" : ALLI
8
First corner after "Go" in Monopoly : JAIL
9
Dashiell Hammett hound : ASTA
10
African big-game hunt : SAFARI
11
Deviation from the standard : ANOMALY
12
Winter Olympics vehicle : BOBSLED
13
Officer on a PT boat: Abbr. : ENS
21
Actress Scala : GIA
22
"___ say!" : DOASI
23
Cheerleader's cheer : RAH
24
Garden of Eden woman : EVE
26
The "S" of GPS: Abbr. : SYS
29
Lab containers : VIALS
30
Like the verb "be" in many languages: Abbr. : IRR
31
Suffix with no-good : NIK
36
No-good sort : LOUSE
37
Airport info: Abbr. : ARR
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Grant-giving org. : NEA
39
Special Operations warrior : NAVYSEAL
40
PC alternative : MAC
41
Vibrating effect : TREMOLO
42
Leaves high and dry : STRANDS
45
Target for a certain bark beetle : ELMTREE
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Comic Charlotte : RAE
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Gets too high, for short? : ODS
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Property dividers that may need clipping : HEDGES
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Card game for romantics? : HEARTS
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Photo lab abbr. : ENL
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Witty put-downs : ZINGS
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"My country, 'tis of ___" : THEE
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April 1 news story, maybe : HOAX
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Comfort : EASE
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Occupation : JOB
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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Across-the-Atlantic flier of old, briefly : SST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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