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New York Times, Thursday, September 20, 2012

Author:
John R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. Conrad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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FIRE
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A
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T
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W
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I
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L
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L
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L
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N
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E
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O
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FIRE
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L
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D
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A
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P
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W
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M
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FIRE
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B
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B
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C
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P
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S
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A
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B
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R
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C
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A
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D
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FIRE
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0920 ( 22,962 )
Across
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"Whenever you're ready!" : FIREATWILL
8
Dangerous locale : LINEOFFIRE
15
Property recipient, at law : ALIENEE
16
"Aha!" : ISEENOW
17
Remote-sensing orbiter : LANDSAT
18
Riviera resort : SANREMO
19
"Once in Love With ___" : AMY
20
Adriatic port : TRIESTE
22
The "p" in the middle of certain abbreviations : PER
23
Smooth over, as a drive : RETAR
25
General on a Chinese menu : TSO
26
Ritzy : SWANK
28
Year Michelangelo's "David" was completed : MDIV
29
Molotov cocktail, e.g. : FIREBOMB
31
Google stat : HITS
32
Pond creatures : AMEBAE
34
Lotus ___ (listless race in Greek myth) : EATERS
36
Play that introduced the word "robot" : RUR
37
What's that in Italy? : CHE
38
Whence the phrase "Put not your trust in princes" : PSALMS
41
Crasher of 1979 : SKYLAB
44
"You ___?" : RANG
45
Battle of Britain fighter : SPITFIRE
47
Jobs creation? : IMAC
49
Friendly if a bit careless sort, supposedly : ARIES
51
Bonanza find : ORE
52
One way to have ham : ONRYE
53
Drivel : PAP
54
Comedians, e.g. : AMUSERS
57
___ broche (on a skewer) : ALA
58
Driving force : IMPETUS
60
Beauty shop stock : POMADES
62
Library receipt info : DUEDATE
63
And other women: Lat. : ETALIAE
64
Radial choices : FIRESTONES
65
1963 Johnny Cash hit : RINGOFFIRE
Down
1
A prankster may pull one : FIREALARM
2
City on San Francisco Bay : ALAMEDA
3
Dickens boy : TINYTIM
4
Lent's start, e.g.: Abbr. : WED
5
Orch. member : INSTR
6
"Laughable Lyrics" writer : LEAR
7
#1 album, for four weeks, before "Woodstock" : LETITBE
8
Willowy : LISSOME
9
"The wolf ___ the door" : ISAT
10
Yucatán youth : NENES
11
Poetic contraction : EER
12
Not-so-great poker holding : ONEPAIR
13
Provokes : FOMENTS
14
Spectacular display : FIREWORKS
21
"___ Beso" (1962 hit) : ESO
24
Garden-variety : AVERAGE
27
Bring by cart, say : WHEELIN
29
Second Amendment subject : FIREARMS
30
Produce an undesired effect : BACKFIRE
33
Neighbor of Rom. : BUL
35
Biblical possessive : THY
38
New Jersey setting for "Coneheads" : PARAMUS
39
Scrap : SNIPPET
40
Union members : SPOUSES
41
More dear : STEEPER
42
Medium for lots of talk : AMRADIO
43
Seasoning from the laurel tree : BAYLEAF
44
Rat-a-tat : RAPIDFIRE
46
Apr. addressee : IRS
48
Time-out, of sorts : CEASEFIRE
50
"Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
52
Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
55
Quiet : MUTE
56
French roast : ROTI
59
Japan's ___ Period (1603-1867) : EDO
61
N. Afr. land : ALG

Answer summary: 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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