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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 2011

Capital whose name comes from an Algonquin word for "to trade"

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Parts of 15 answers in this puzzle are missing, in a manner for you to discover.
Jim Horne notes:

TOP is missing from the three answers at the top, BOTTOM from the bottom, and SIDE from both sides. In addition, MIDDLE is missing from three answers in the center row.

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© 2011, The New York Times12/15/11 ( No. 22,682 )

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Across
1
Company's numero uno : TOPBANANA
7
Bit of dance attire for Fred Astaire : TOPHAT
10
Elite : TOPTIER
14
Toyota sedan : AVALON
15
Recipient of three consecutive Hart Trophies : ORR
16
About : ASTO
17
Arsenal, so to speak : REPERTOIRE
19
Opening word of many an Italian letter : CARA
20
Kind of coach: Abbr. : ASST
21
Reveled in : ENJOYED
23
Bypass : EVADE
26
Bitter and sweet : TASTES
28
Key ___ : FOB
29
With 30-Across, they started in 1969 : SALT
30
See 29-Across : TALKS
34
Some shot targets : FLUS
36
User of night vision : OWL
37
One-named pop star : SELENA
38
Oil source : MIDDLEEAST
39
Midnight to 4 a.m., at sea : MIDDLEWATCH
41
In the 40s? : MIDDLEAGED
42
Whups : CREAMS
44
Debt doc : IOU
45
Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
46
___ verte (green earth pigment) : TERRE
47
Early 26th-century year : MMDI
48
Certain joint : ELL
49
Wrigley product : BIGRED
51
Certain gifts in "The 12 Days of Christmas" : GEESE
53
Trademarked sanitary wipes : WETONES
56
Word with belt or tape : LOOP
58
Michigan college : ALMA
59
Boom-causing, perhaps : SUPERSONIC
64
Fabulist : LIAR
65
___-pitch : SLO
66
What Cowboy legend Tom Landry sported : FEDORA
67
Often-flooded locale : BOTTOMLAND
68
Hit a low point : BOTTOMOUT
69
Starfish or sea cucumber, e.g. : BOTTOMFEEDER
Down
1
Writing in a box : SIDEBAR
2
Many a Monopoly property: Abbr. : AVE
3
Pile : NAP
4
Following ___ : ALEAD
5
Like the origin of the names for some days of the week : NORSE
6
Pantry problem : ANTS
7
___ polloi : HOI
8
Check : ARREST
9
Nottingham's river : TRENT
10
Dish often served in a shell : TACOSALAD
11
"My word!" : ISAY
12
To be, at the Louvre : ETRE
13
Way less traveled : SIDEROAD
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Capital whose name comes from an Algonquin word for "to trade" : OTTAWA
22
Jump on a stage : JETE
23
Drug drawback : SIDEEFFECT
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1958 hit that won the first-ever Grammy for Song of the Year : VOLARE
25
Rehab candidate : ABUSER
27
Like the highest high : ALLTIME
29
Disseminates : SOWS
31
Fictional plantation owner : LEGREE
32
Kowtows, say : KNEELS
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One way to ride a horse : SIDESADDLE
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Port alternative : STARBOARD
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Feng ___ : SHUI
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Overindulge : CODDLE
43
Words after count or let : MEIN
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"Star Trek" helmsman : MRSULU
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Painter's preparation : GESSO
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"Check it out" : GOSEE
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Tire part : SIDEWALL
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"The South-Sea House" essayist : ELIA
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No friend of the bootlegger : TMAN
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"Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
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What a big hand often grabs? : POT
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Make a little mistake : NOD
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Source of heat : IRE
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Brandy cocktail : SIDECAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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