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New York Times, Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0616 ( 21,770 )
Across
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Leave in a hurry : RUNOFF
7
Toothed tools : SAWS
11
Where a truck driver sits : CAB
14
Swingline item : STAPLE
15
Field yield : CROP
16
Corrida cheer : OLE
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*Impervious to picking, as a lock : TAMPERPROOF
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Telecom giant acquired by Verizon : MCI
20
Legal ending : ESE
21
Leisure : EASE
22
Air apparent? : SMOG
23
"Liquid diet" devotee : SOT
25
*Engraver's surface : COPPERPLATE
28
Piled carelessly : INAHEAP
30
Superlative suffix : IEST
31
Seized vehicle : REPO
32
High-rise apartment garden site : TERRACE
36
*Motto of the U.S. Coast Guard : SEMPERPARATUS
40
Playful kissing : BUSSING
41
Middle-earth creatures : ENTS
43
Catherine, the last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
45
Nestles : CUDDLES
47
*Routine-bound bureaucrat : PAPERPUSHER
51
Online communications, for short : IMS
52
Notable times : ERAS
53
Start the kitty : ANTE
54
Tibetan beast : YAK
56
Rocker Ocasek : RIC
57
*Countries with big militaries : SUPERPOWERS
61
Part of a tuba's sound : PAH
62
Vietnam's continent : ASIA
63
Naturally illuminated : SUNLIT
64
Petal plucker's pronoun : SHE
65
Remain undecided : PEND
66
Compliment heard in the dress department : ITSYOU
Down
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Q-U connection : RST
2
Hagen of Broadway : UTA
3
Camp clothing identifier : NAMETAPE
4
Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
5
Lamb's coat : FLEECE
6
Not agin : FER
7
Bit of fabric : SCRAP
8
Got out of bed : AROSE
9
Affection seeker : WOOER
10
Tanning lotion letters : SPF
11
,,,,, : COMMAS
12
"Little Women" author : ALCOTT
13
It's darker than cream : BEIGE
18
Jalapeños and chilies : PEPPERS
22
Rained pellets : SLEETED
23
Knight's title : SIR
24
Bills in tills : ONES
26
Hall's singing partner : OATES
27
Type size : PICA
29
Men of La Mancha : HOMBRES
33
Sch. in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
34
Owner of a brand? : RANCHER
35
Debate the pros and cons : ARGUE
37
Sign of a contented cat : PURR
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Improbable : UNLIKELY
39
Flower holder : STEM
42
Deflation sound : SSS
43
Persona non grata : PARIAH
44
Geronimo's tribe : APACHE
46
Recover from a soaking : DRYOUT
47
Those "walking" through the answers to the starred clues : PERPS
48
YouTube button : PAUSE
49
Remove, as a corsage : UNPIN
50
Lieu : STEAD
55
Barley beards : AWNS
57
Knucklehead : SAP
58
Letter before omega : PSI
59
___ Grande : RIO
60
"The ___ Erwin Show" of 1950s TV : STU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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