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New York Times, Monday, February 21, 2011

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
Compass points (seen spelled out in 20-, 26-, 43- and 53-Across)
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JX} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Sessa. Monday freshness: 89%
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© 2011, The New York Times2/21/11 ( No. 22,385 )
Across
1
Fistfuls of money : WADS
5
"The World According to ___" : GARP
9
Mistreat : ABUSE
14
Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
15
Polish/German border river : ODER
16
Ink for a laser printer : TONER
17
Civil rights pioneer Parks : ROSA
18
Game akin to bingo : KENO
19
Mountains in Chile : ANDES
20
He's famous for the words "There's a sucker born every minute" : PHINEASTBARNUM
23
"My Gal ___" : SAL
24
Mohawked actor of "The A-Team" : MRT
25
Bay window : ORIEL
26
Words of solidarity : UNITEDWESTAND
31
Non-earthlings, for short : ETS
32
They: Fr. : ILS
33
Turner who led a slave rebellion : NAT
34
Flavorful citrus parts : ZESTS
37
Commercials : ADS
38
Carries : TOTES
40
"But is it ___?" : ART
41
Mil. command centers : HQS
42
"Cheers" setting : BAR
43
Feature of many Judd Apatow films : GROSSOUTHUMOR
48
___ New Guinea : PAPUA
49
Paranormal letters : ESP
50
A Gabor sister : EVA
53
1971 Gay Talese title derived from one of the Ten Commandments : HONORTHYFATHER
56
Tarp, e.g. : COVER
57
Simon & Garfunkel's "___ Rock" : IAMA
58
Mister, in Münster : HERR
59
Fortunate, old-style : BLEST
60
Ruler toppled by the Bolsheviks : CZAR
61
"___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
62
Alternative to Tic Tacs : CERTS
63
"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
64
Compass points (seen spelled out in 20-, 26-, 43- and 53-Across) : NSEW
Down
1
Gets bent out of shape : WARPS
2
Hi from Don Ho : ALOHA
3
1950s-'60s TV studio : DESILU
4
Read, as a U.P.C. symbol : SCAN
5
Kiddie racers : GOKARTS
6
"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
7
Landlord's check : RENT
8
Annual games for football's elite : PROBOWLS
9
Some old computers : ATARIS
10
Baby's headgear : BONNET
11
Like a wave : UNDULANT
12
Appear : SEEM
13
Hosp. sites for dire cases : ERS
21
Gives off, as an odor : EMITS
22
Mars : Roman :: ___ : Greek : ARES
27
Human cannonball catcher : NET
28
Performed, biblically : DIDST
29
Scot's refusal : NAE
30
Drunk's affliction, for short : DTS
34
Move after a zig : ZAG
35
Make a wrong move : ERR
36
Pay a visit : STOPOVER
37
Water polo and synchronized swimming : AQUATICS
38
Home of the N.F.L.'s Buccaneers : TAMPA
39
Pizarro's gold : ORO
41
60 minutes : HOUR
42
Money for a trip across town, say : BUSFARE
44
Least batty : SANEST
45
Water polo and synchronized swimming : SPORTS
46
"Yo!" : HEYMAN
47
Does more tailoring on, as a skirt : REHEMS
51
Jules who pioneered in science fiction : VERNE
52
--> or <-- : ARROW
53
Puncture : HOLE
54
Having a bit of smog : HAZY
55
Skinny : THIN
56
Toronto-based TV network : CBC

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