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New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 2012

Author:
Steven E. Atwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Add-on to the start or end of a word stem (as in 17-, 25-, 35-, 49- and 57-Across)
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Atwood. Thursday freshness: 85%
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© 2012, The New York Times3/1/12 ( No. 22,759 )
Across
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Add-on to the start or end of a word stem (as in 17-, 25-, 35-, 49- and 57-Across) : AFFIX
6
Forward : AHEAD
11
Players who spend most of their time on the bench, briefly : DHS
14
___ Club, 1930s-'60s New York hot spot : STORK
15
Peer of Ellington : BASIE
16
Fish of the genus Moringua : EEL
17
Unnecessary words cluttering wise sayings? : PROVERBIAGE
19
Rai ___ (Italian TV channel) : TRE
20
Google results : HITS
21
Dropper? : OAF
22
See 36-Down : PERON
24
___ Shuffle (boxing move) : ALI
25
Threat in "Armageddon"? : DISASTEROID
28
Salad bar tidbit : LENTIL
30
Pile of glacial debris : MORAINE
31
When repeated, words before "burning bright" to start a William Blake poem : TYGER
32
Bark : WOOF
34
Nap finish? : STER
35
Good place for a picnic? : REPASTURE
38
German interjections : ACHS
41
Honor His Honor, say : RISE
42
Pushes for : URGES
46
Fly-catching birds : PHOEBES
48
Out : ABSENT
49
Like a tenacious sibling? : PERSISTERLY
52
Nutritional fig. : RDA
53
Additions and deletions, say : EDITS
54
Soak : SOP
55
Old Dodge : OMNI
56
Sharp-edged tool : ADZ
57
"We've taken the city, but can we defend it?"? : CONQUESTION
61
Festa de ___ João : SAO
62
Native parka wearer : ALEUT
63
Sharp-crested ridge : ARETE
64
Directional ending : ERN
65
Peter who directed "The Dresser" : YATES
66
Like an unlucky encierro participant : GORED
Down
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Urban playground surface : ASPHALT
2
Kansas mil. post built in 1853 : FTRILEY
3
Support : FOOTING
4
Sportscaster Cross and others : IRVS
5
Classic Jaguar : XKE
6
Arafat successor : ABBAS
7
Israel's third-largest city : HAIFA
8
That: Sp. : ESA
9
Insurance giant on the N.Y.S.E. : AIG
10
Further in : DEEPER
11
City named after the French for "strait" : DETROIT
12
Princess Leia, e.g. : HEROINE
13
Not Rubens's type : SLENDER
18
Agitate : ROIL
23
They can be felt in a classroom : ERASERS
25
Extreme : DIRE
26
Belted, in the Bible : SMOTE
27
It's sold in tubs : TOFU
29
Least windy : TERSEST
32
Top of a bottom : WAIST
33
Former intelligence agcy. : OSS
36
Three-term title for 22-Across: Abbr. : PRES
37
Like some lips : RUBY
38
Quiet, in a way : APPEASE
39
Cheeseburger cheese : CHEDDAR
40
A ship may appear on it : HORIZON
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More likely to make you sick, say : GERMIER
44
Postscript : ENDNOTE
45
Like some glass or wood : STAINED
47
Europe's Bay of ___ : BISCAY
48
L'Eiger, e.g. : ALPE
50
-like : ESQUE
51
Runaways : ROUTS
55
Spanish alternative? : OTRO
58
Brazilian greeting : OLA
59
Take home : NET
60
Not stay all the way up : SAG

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6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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