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New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 2011

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 148 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Various puzzles over the years have offered justifications for skipping over blocks. Here's one from 2003 and this one's an interesting variation from 2006.

Note that in each theme answer here, each three-block "bar" divides a type of bar. We hop over a singles' bar, piano bar, space bar, candy bar, and salad bar.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0804 ( 22,549 )

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Across
1
Boosts : UPS
4
Perfect balance : STASIS
10
Award named after a TV network : ESPY
14
Philadelphia had the first one in the U.S. (1874) : ZOO
15
One hanging around a party? : PINATA
16
"Do I ___?" : DARE
17
Some ballpark hits : INFIELDSINGLES
20
One who might wear slippers : DANCER
21
Prosaic : DRY
23
Provider of some outdoor entertainment : STREETPIANO
29
Broadcasters : AIRERS
32
John Wayne had a distinctive one : GAIT
33
Palme ___ (film award) : DOR
34
Go home, maybe : SCORE
35
Nick name? : NOLTE
36
Traffic cop's org.? : DEA
37
Group out of the mainstream : SECT
38
Allocates, with "out" : METES
39
"Hair" composer MacDermot : GALT
40
Theologian Johann : ECK
41
Tusked animals : BOARS
42
"Kitty ___" (1940 movie romance) : FOYLE
43
Kind of fly, briefly : SAC
44
Beginning to knock? : ANTI
45
Chucked : TOSSED
46
"Star Wars" and "Battlestar Galactica" : SPACEOPERAS
49
Blue hue : SKY
50
Comic's forte : TIMING
53
Painted the town red, in a way ... or successfully completed this puzzle? : WENTBARHOPPING
60
It might come out of a small speaker : DADA
61
Naval group : ARMADA
62
Not from a Scot : NAE
63
Boundary of myth : STYX
64
Liquored (up) : GINNED
65
Lamb's kin : EWE
Down
1
Shooter named for its inventor : UZI
2
Skating venue : POND
3
___ bed : SOFA
4
Ghost of Jacob Marley? : SPECTRE
5
Floor specialists : TILERS
6
French Literature Nobelist Gide : ANDRE
7
KLM alternative : SAS
8
"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
9
Grainy places to dig : SANDPITS
10
Apprehensive : EDGY
11
Youthful time : SALADDAYS
12
Nuptial starter : PRE
13
"You wanted to see me?" : YES
18
Use a "caret and stick" approach on? : INSERT
22
It's a tradition : RITE
24
I operation? : EGOTRIP
25
Spun things : TALES
27
Girl with a festive-sounding name : NOELLE
28
Gave a keynote, say : ORATED
29
Eyeball : ASSESS
30
Cold cover? : ICECAP
31
Sugar in large crystals : ROCKCANDY
35
"So cool!" : NEATO
38
Quarters for quarters? : MONEYBAG
39
TMZ fodder : GOSSIP
41
Support : BACK
42
Mattress covering : FOAMPAD
45
Old vacuum tube : TRIODE
48
Allen in history : ETHAN
49
Record label for Otis Redding : STAX
51
Musical with the song "Be Italian" : NINE
52
Really bother, with "at" : GNAW
53
Dict. fill : WDS
54
Have a beef? : EAT
57
2001 World Series winner, on scoreboards : ARI
58
"Beyond Peace" author's monogram : RMN
59
"Well, I'll be!" : GEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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