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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 2012

What a hand-held - or hand-holding - may be, briefly

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times9/1/12 ( No. 22,943 )

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Across
1
Some light fare : SMOOTHJAZZ
11
Co. now known as Ally Financial : GMAC
15
Toast maker's start : HERESTOYOU
16
"Streamers" playwright : RABE
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Unlike conference games : INTRAMURAL
18
Going ___ : ATIT
19
Vision, in Vichy : VUE
20
Classic literary inits. : RLS
21
Midwestern twin city : URBANA
23
Precarious positions : EDGES
25
"The Gondoliers" girl : TESSA
28
Poppin' Lemonade is one of its flavors : HIC
29
See 43-Across : ROAD
30
Birthplace of Queen Sonja : OSLO
31
Big rush : SPATE
33
Where the Pawnee R. flows : KAN
35
High : EUPHORIA
37
Everywhere : ALLOVERCREATION
41
"See ya, bro" : PEACEOUT
42
What a hand-held - or hand-holding - may be, briefly : PDA
43
With 29-Across, like many sales reps : ONTHE
44
Gains : NETS
46
Lake from which the Blue Nile begins : TANA
50
Motor oil letters : SAE
51
Avoid : NOTDO
53
Scientist for whom an element is named : NOBEL
54
Slugabed's state : TORPOR
56
Like 3 a.m., say : WEE
58
One on the Lee side? : REB
59
Book of Mormon book : ALMA
60
What you may have to enter to enter : ACCESSCODE
64
Familia members : TIAS
65
Almost due : NEARATHAND
66
Commune SE of Palermo : ENNA
67
Is no longer fazed by : GETSUSEDTO
Down
1
Have a cold response? : SHIVER
2
Ricky Martin's springboard to fame : MENUDO
3
Big name in taco kits : ORTEGA
4
"Give ___ the play" (line from "Hamlet") : OER
5
Old dynasty members : TSARS
6
Kind of tag for a Web designer : HTML
7
One-on-one combat : JOUSTS
8
Robert Burns's birth county : AYR
9
Suffix with proto- : ZOA
10
Victors of the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana : ZULUS
11
Interest, informally : GRAB
12
Dancer known for her execution : MATAHARI
13
From the start : ABINITIO
14
Air-breathing swimmer : CETACEAN
22
1980s Cosby co-star : RASHAD
24
Subject of the musical "Mayor" : EDKOCH
26
Like 24-Down, eight times : ELECTED
27
Causing face-clenching, maybe : SOUR
30
With 62-Down, old ball game : ONEO
32
Certain pancake makeup : POTATO
34
Big name in skin care : AVEENO
36
Excites, with "up" : PEPS
37
Party switcher, say : APOSTATE
38
"Enemies, a Love Story" Oscar nominee : LENAOLIN
39
Possible response to 41-Across : LATERMAN
40
Squirt : RUNT
45
Minarets, e.g. : TOWERS
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One way to study : ABROAD
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Thelonious Monk's "Well You ___" : NEEDNT
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Reflectivity measure : ALBEDO
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Malay for "person" : ORANG
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Places where talk is cheep? : NESTS
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Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor ___" : PASA
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The "you" in "you will serve your brother" : ESAU
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Mercury's core? : CEE
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See 30-Down : CAT
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Symbol of rebellion on many T-shirts : CHE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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