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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 54 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Although this puzzle can be solved in Across Lite, the print version includes elements that cannot be duplicated in the software. We recommend downloading and printing out the PDF version.
Jim Horne notes:

The monstrous NESSIE pops her head out the top of this grid, joining PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL and the infamous HANGING CHAD as breakout answers. The PDF with slightly different grid numbering looks like this.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 22,967 )
Across
2
Formless lump : BLOB
6
"Chop-chop!" : ASAP
10
Vague sense : VIBE
13
Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
14
H.S. health course : SEXED
16
To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
17
Fraternity party purchase : BEER
18
City where 13-Across debuted : CAIRO
19
Blacken, in cooking : CHAR
20
Supposed evidence of the 38-Across : SURGEONSPHOTO
23
Year of the ___ (what 2008-09 was) : RAT
24
Game piece on a Stratego board : SCOUT
26
Green figure, briefly : STPAT
29
1999 Frank McCourt memoir : TIS
32
Fungus that affects cereal : ERGOT
34
24-hour place to hit the links? : IHOP
35
Pre-euro money : PESETA
37
Medieval Eur. domain : HRE
38
Subject of this puzzle : LOCHNESSMONSTER
41
Biblical sanctuary : ARK
42
Feel in one's bones : INTUIT
43
"Your guess ___ good ..." : ISAS
44
Utterly tired : SPENT
46
"You called?" : YES
47
100 smackers : CNOTE
48
French states : ETATS
50
Marty's scientist pal in "Back to the Future" : DOC
51
Field of study that includes the 38-Across : CRYPTOZOOLOGY
58
Voting alliance : BLOC
60
All lit up : AGLOW
61
Lotion additive : ALOE
62
In-tray item : MEMO
63
DEER XING and others : SIGNS
64
Quaint literary work : IDYL
65
Some Halloween décor : WEBS
66
What some consider the 38-Across to be : FAKE
67
What some consider the 38-Across to be : REAL
Down
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Poetic contraction : NEER
2
Streisand, familiarly : BABS
3
In ___ of : LIEU
4
Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
5
Chart in many a PowerPoint presentation : BARGRAPH
6
Cousin of a neckerchief : ASCOT
7
Reggae artist ___ Paul : SEAN
8
Pivotal line : AXIS
9
Crook, to a cop : PERP
10
Missile heading : VECTOR
11
"My suspicions were right!" : ITHOUGHTSO
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Item offering support : BRA
15
Homer Simpson outbursts : DOHS
21
"___ your heart out!" : EAT
22
The Atlantic, e.g. : OCEAN
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Tried to claw open : TOREAT
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Miserly Marner : SILAS
27
2000 and 2004 swimming gold medalist Ian : THORPE
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Grooming item for one on the go : POCKETCOMB
29
Peckish : TESTY
30
Debate topic : ISSUE
31
Haulers on the highway : SEMIS
33
Hardly wandering : TERSE
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Confident solver's tool : PEN
36
Rug rat : TOT
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___-gritty : NITTY
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Upton who wrote "Oil!" : SINCLAIR
45
Bust figures : NARCOS
47
Whisper sweet nothings : COO
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Five-star hotel offerings : SPAS
50
Search for water, in a way : DOWSE
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"Whew! What a long week!" : TGIF
53
Korbut on a balance beam : OLGA
54
Fall dead asleep, with "out" : ZONK
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Adjective for a shoppe : OLDE
56
Prado artist : GOYA
57
Hoot and holler : YELL
58
Maker of the 7 Series : BMW
59
Spike behind a camera : LEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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