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New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 74 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 22,646 )
Across
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Sting figure : GMAN
5
Car dealer's starting point: Abbr. : MSRP
9
Old Buckeye State service station name : SOHIO
14
Chewy candy treat : ROLO
15
Old buffalo hunters of the Great Plains : OTOE
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Work that gives the illusion of movement : OPART
17
Needing no invitation : OPENTOALL
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Safety ___ : FIRST
20
Like a successful marathoner? : WINNINGFOOTED
22
Late-night beverages : DECAFS
23
1960s teach-in grp. : SDS
24
Bit of crying : HOO
27
Same: Prefix : ISO
28
Helsinki hoosegow? : FINNISHTANK
32
Himalayas, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
34
"___ me my Highland lassie, O": Burns : GIE
35
Pulitzer nominee for the novels "Black Water" and "Blonde" : OATES
36
Accommodating person? ... or a hint to 20-, 28-, 48- and 57-Across : INNKEEPER
40
Bat cave deposit : GUANO
43
It's part of the gene pool : DNA
44
Intentions : AIMS
48
Call of a siren? : SINNINGSONG
52
Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
53
It may be green or black : TEA
54
Seek damages : SUE
55
Warm and comfy : TOASTY
57
Jaded ale drinker's question? : GUINNESSAGAIN
61
Pied-à-___ : TERRE
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Like many a whisper : INAUDIBLE
64
Rugged rocks : CRAGS
65
Pro's foe : ANTI
66
Some readouts, briefly : LEDS
67
Not realized : UNMET
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For fear that : LEST
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They may be announced en route: Abbr. : ETAS
Down
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Darken : GROWDIM
2
Most downcast : MOPIEST
3
French city associated with lace : ALENCON
4
Gianni's grandmother : NONNA
5
Lesser-known astrology symbol : MOONSIGN
6
Missing women? : STAG
7
Massage deeply : ROLF
8
Longtime Democratic House leader : PELOSI
9
Tapless tap-dancing : SOFTSHOE
10
Mayberry moppet : OPIE
11
Construction worker : HARDHAT
12
Org. with auditors : IRS
13
Giant legend : OTT
18
Little slapfest : TIFF
21
Takes too much, briefly : ODS
25
Alternative to I, you, he or she : ONE
26
Gives the nod to : OKS
29
Suffix with peace : NIK
30
Food and shelter : NEEDS
31
Home in a Mitchell novel : TARA
33
___ Fein : SINN
37
Registering the most on the applause-o-meter : NOISIEST
38
Music producer Brian : ENO
39
Women's businesswear : PANTSUIT
40
Prime meridian std. : GST
41
Slangy reversal : UIE
42
Chemical agent for climate change : ANAGRAM
45
"You're on!" : ITSABET
46
Title woman in a Harry Belafonte song : MATILDA
47
Duplicity : SLYNESS
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Many a rosary carrier : NUN
50
Good-humored : GENIAL
51
Prod : GOAD
56
Like an acrobat : AGILE
58
Prod : URGE
59
Non-P.C. suffix : ENNE
60
They're taken in high sch. : SATS
61
Home of the Horned Frogs: Abbr. : TCU
62
Directional suffix : ERN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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