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# New York Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 Author: Adam G. Perl Editor: Will Shortz
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## This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {CJKVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
JimH notes: x + y = 16 and x - y = 4, so substituting...
x = 4 + y
y + (4 + y) = 16
y + y = 16 - 4
2y = 12, so y = 6
x + 6 = 16, so x = 10
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 23,031 )
 Across Down 1. Goose egg : BAGEL6. "Major" beast : URSA10. Porter's regretful Miss : OTIS14. From Basra, say : IRAQI15. Time to stuff stockings : NOEL16. [sigh] : AHME17. Start of an algebra problem : XPLUSYISSIXTEEN20. Toby filler : ALE21. To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE22. Heating option : GAS23. Least fresh : TRITEST27. Throw one's support behind : ENDORSE29. "___ nerve!" : SOME30. Poet with a "fanatic's heart" : YEATS32. Passage preventers, often : NAYS33. Québec assent : OUI34. Jettison : TOSS35. Outgoing flight stat : ETD36. The rest of the algebra problem : XMINUSYISFOUR41. Kitty : POT42. "L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT43. Alternative to Yahoo! : AOL45. It has feathers and flies : DART47. Black Sabbath's genre : METAL49. Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS50. Think tank types : IDEAMEN52. Like stir-fry : SAUTEED54. Meditation sounds : OMS55. One-in-a-million : RARE57. Messenger ___ : RNA58. Answer to the algebra problem : XISTENANDYISSIX64. Steaming : IRED65. Causes of some celebrity clashes : EGOS66. Link with : TIETO67. Fictional Flanders and Devine : NEDS68. Kind of day for a competitive cyclist : REST69. Historic English county : ESSEX 1. Beiderbecke of jazz : BIX2. Dadaist Jean : ARP3. Guy's mate : GAL4. Regard as identical : EQUATE5. Fine cotton thread : LISLE6. Prefix with -form : UNI7. Parks in front of a bus? : ROSA8. Sonnet part : SESTET9. Xenophobes' fear : ALIENS10. Muesli morsel : OAT11. Mrs. Robinson's movie : THEGRADUATE12. "Fine with me" : IMEASY13. Classic quintet : SENSES18. Response to "Who, me?" : YESYOU19. Marked, in a way : XED23. Menu general : TSO24. Gumbo thickener : ROUX25. "Wow!" : IMIMPRESSED26. Actress Harper of "No Country for Old Men" : TESS28. Savvy about : ONTO31. Until now : ASYET34. Cause of a boom and bust? : TNT35. Young newt : EFT37. Smidge : IOTA38. "Take ___ a sign" : ITAS39. Subject of a cap, in sports : SALARY40. Didn't go by foot : RODE44. "Dropped" drug : LSD45. Compound in Agent Orange : DIOXIN46. Venerate : ADMIRE47. More Scroogelike : MEANER48. Tee off : ENRAGE49. Equilibrium : STASIS51. Battlefield fare: Abbr. : MRE53. Pull together : UNITE56. Slaughter in baseball : ENOS59. Some highlight reel features, for short : TDS60. Summer hrs. : DST61. Parisian's possessive : SES62. Ore suffix : ITE63. Affectionate sign-off : XOX

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