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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Figure associated with eight answers in this puzzle

Author:
Gene Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gene Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

We last saw this theme nine years ago. It's interesting to compare the clues.

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Across
1
June honoree : DAD
4
Mythical archer : CUPID
9
Bon Ami competitor : COMET
14
Notre Dame coach Parseghian : ARA
15
Illusory pictures : OPART
16
Licorice flavorer : ANISE
17
Confession in a confessional : SIN
18
Standards : NORMS
19
Reasons to call an exterminator : PESTS
20
Home that usually has a tile roof : HACIENDA
22
Fighting ___ (Notre Dame team) : IRISH
23
Other side : ENEMY
24
High-stepping horse : PRANCER
26
Uncommon: Sp. : RARO
27
Professorship : CHAIR
30
Western tribe : UTE
31
Kind of music not known for its beat : NEWAGE
33
Old-time actress Normand : MABEL
35
Figure associated with eight answers in this puzzle : SAINTNICHOLAS
38
Two ... two ... two mints in one : CERTS
39
Sparkles : GLEAMS
40
Former Mideast inits. : UAR
41
Loamy soil : LOESS
42
Fusses : ADOS
46
Flash: Ger. : BLITZEN
49
Commercial prefix meaning "thrifty" : ECONO
50
Like some college walls : IVIED
51
Pale, light lager beer : PILSENER
54
Bank department : LOANS
55
Office missives : MEMOS
56
Annual hoops event, for short : NIT
57
Fjord, e.g. : INLET
58
Swap : TRADE
59
Tokyo, once : EDO
60
Part of many a college application : ESSAY
61
Sexually attractive woman : VIXEN
62
Battle of Britain victor, for short : RAF
Down
1
100-meter competitor, e.g. : DASHER
2
Actress Grande : ARIANA
3
Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers : DANCER
4
New York's ___ Island : CONEY
5
Well versed in : UPON
6
Western buddy : PARD
7
"___ la Douce" (Billy Wilder film) : IRMA
8
Sot's peril : DTS
9
"Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" director : CAPRA
10
___ a million : ONEIN
11
Havana beauty, maybe : MISSCUBA
12
Art lovers : ESTHETES
13
French possessive : TES
21
"Good as done" : IMONIT
22
Sale tag abbr. : IRR
24
Fragments : PIECES
25
Reunion attendee, maybe: Abbr. : REL
27
100 pounds: Abbr. : CWT
28
"Be right with you ..." : HANGON
29
Quick on one's feet : AGILE
32
U.S.N.A. grad: Abbr. : ENS
33
May honoree : MOM
34
___-Lorraine : ALSACE
35
Fish-eating creatures : SEALIONS
36
Airport sign : ARRIVALS
37
Is down with : HAS
38
Chicago major-leaguer : CUB
41
Headed : LED
43
___ Pass : DONNER
44
Iroquois tribe : ONEIDA
45
Somewhat : SORTOF
47
Athlete's foot, e.g. : TINEA
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Lively : ZESTY
49
Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Persian fairy : PERI
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Motion picture format : IMAX
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Ore deposit : LODE
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"The check is in the mail," maybe : LIE
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"Unplugged" network : MTV

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

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