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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The CROSS answers have lovely symmetry so I've highlighted them.

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A
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R
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M
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O
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B
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D
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C
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G
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 22,821 )

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Across
1
Pieces of mail : ARMOR
6
Watson's creator : IBM
9
Lots : SCADS
14
*Features accompanying the comics, often : CROSSWORDS
15
What a baby may be : DUE
16
*Like some tennis volleys : CROSSCOURT
17
Atlas go-with : GAZETTEER
19
Legendary racing name : UNSER
20
Blue-pencil : EDIT
21
Grimm boy : HANSEL
23
Nashville sch. : TSU
24
Iceman Phil or Tony : ESPOSITO
26
H.S. excellence exam : APTEST
28
Mined matter : ORE
29
John Jacob ___ : ASTOR
30
Option after a transmission failure : RESEND
34
Stalls : BUYSTIME
37
"Well, did you ___?!" : EVER
38
Out of sorts ... or what completes the answers to the nine starred clues : CROSS
40
Suffix with senior : ITIS
41
Sweet breakfast pastry : BEARCLAW
43
"___ he-e-ere!" : THEYRE
45
Jewish wedding rings? : HORAS
46
Radiologist's tool, briefly : MRI
47
Something to sing over and over : CHORUS
49
Ad come-on, redundantly : FREEGIFT
54
Boat propeller : OAR
55
Double curve : SSHAPE
57
Inter ___ : ALIA
58
Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
60
Makers of knockoffs : IMITATORS
62
*Labradoodle, e.g. : CROSSBREED
63
Capital of Japan : YEN
64
*Symbol on some flags : CROSSBONES
65
Davis of Hollywood : OSSIE
66
Couples' place? : ARK
67
Rub off : ERASE
Down
1
"Gosh, you shouldn't've" : AWGEE
2
*Intersection : CROSSROADS
3
Bygone U.S. Postal Service mascot : MRZIP
4
Keats's "___ Psyche" : ODETO
5
Q-U string : RST
6
Dream up : IDEATE
7
Good, to Guillermo : BUENO
8
Cousteau's milieux : MERS
9
Forms : SCULPTS
10
Reason not to do something : CON
11
Cause for budget cutting : AUSTERITY
12
*Appear as Tootsie, e.g. : CROSSDRESS
13
Parade : STRUT
18
Low-quality : THIRDCLASS
22
Life of Riley : EASYSTREET
25
Favorite ___ : SON
27
Fields of comedy : TOTIE
29
Olympics competitor of NZL : AUS
30
Union foe : REB
31
Garden evictee : EVE
32
Upright swimmers : SEAHORSES
33
Fielding flaw : ERROR
34
*Weapon for William Tell : CROSSBOW
35
Novy ___ (Russian literary magazine) : MIR
36
Guadalajara-to-Mexico City dir. : ESE
39
Dorm figs. : RAS
42
Campaign : CRUSADE
44
Rush : HIE
46
Steve Buscemi's role in "Reservoir Dogs" : MRPINK
47
Two-for-one, e.g. : COMBO
48
*Scope lines : CROSSHAIRS
49
Hall-of-___ : FAMER
50
Swamp thing : GATOR
51
Actress Massey : ILONA
52
*Bygone Chryslers : CROSSFIRES
53
Cup of Cannes : TASSE
56
Informal greeting : HIYA
59
Six, in Sicilia : SEI
61
Former justice Fortas : ABE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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