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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins
Kite

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The Ts form a nice tail trailing off the end of the KITE.

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Across
1
"___ alternative ..." : ASAN
5
Tackle, in a way : SACK
9
Poetry fest : SLAM
13
It might have the heading "Re:" : MEMO
14
Crowning points : ACMES
16
Theater section : LOGE
17
On cloud nine : FLYINGHIGH
19
Burl of stage and song : IVES
20
Kink removal : MASSAGE
21
Commercially prized ducks : EIDERS
23
Cathedral city of England : ELY
24
Boutros Boutros-___ (former U.N. chief) : GHALI
26
Role in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" : LEILA
29
It breaks in the morning : DAY
30
Great-grandfather of Noah : ENOCH
34
Large crock : OLLA
35
Picking up the dry cleaning, say : ERRAND
37
"Norma ___" : RAE
38
Bob Dylan song ... or a hint to the object found by connecting the four circled letters in a diamond : BLOWININTHEWIND
41
German's one : EIN
42
Creates slippery conditions, in a way : SLEETS
43
Not up : ABED
44
Auburn heads? : DEANS
46
Bourbon and others: Abbr. : STS
47
Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
48
Tops : BEATS
50
"___ dreaming?" : AMI
51
Discontinued Chevrolet model : COBALT
54
Something that may be shot on a golf course : EVENPAR
58
Proficient : ABLE
59
Waning ... or a hint to what is found by circling all the T's in the completed puzzle : TAILINGOFF
62
Causing the lips to pucker : SOUR
63
___ Linda, Calif. : YORBA
64
Not new : USED
65
The lady's : HERS
66
Tilt : LEAN
67
Flock's locale : PEWS
Down
1
Like most car radios : AMFM
2
Ward of "Sisters" : SELA
3
Writers Lowell and Tan : AMYS
4
Anti-honking ordinance, e.g. : NOISELAW
5
Droopy : SAGGY
6
Nagging pain : ACHE
7
Roman 901 : CMI
8
ID-requiring purchase : KEG
9
Reached base horizontally : SLIDIN
10
Sonnet subject : LOVE
11
Worrying, for one : AGER
12
Meddle (with) : MESS
15
2000 World Series locale : SHEA
18
Queen in "The Lion King" : NALA
22
___ France : ILEDE
24
January birthstones : GARNETS
25
Some hotels : HYATTS
26
Like brains : LOBED
27
"Dallas" matriarch : ELLIE
28
Massey of old movies : ILONA
29
Least sweet, as wine : DRIEST
31
African antelope : ORIBI
32
Rattan worker : CANER
33
Gossipy Hopper : HEDDA
35
Photo lab abbr. : ENL
36
Selective high-school org. : NHS
39
Hall-of-Fame hoopster Dan : ISSEL
40
Rousing : WAKINGUP
45
39-Down and others, for short : NBAERS
47
"You got that right!" : AMEN
49
Lincoln, e.g., before he was pres. : ATTY
50
___ flu : AVIAN
51
Credit's counterpart : CASH
52
Letter before Peter in an old phonetic alphabet : OBOE
53
Photo mishap : BLUR
54
Island whose name is another word in this puzzle spelled backward : ELBA
55
What people often do for pictures : POSE
56
Two or three : AFEW
57
Country addresses: Abbr. : RFDS
60
Popular I.S.P. : AOL
61
Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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