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New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 2012

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Peter Abide used this same clever theme 11 years ago, even including FROFFTONICE. His other theme entries were OFFSIDEKICKON and one I especially liked, "A Star is Born" co-star KRISTONERSOFF. Elizabeth C. Gorski had a related notion in a 2006 puzzle called Light Thinking.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 22,969 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Part of a metaphorical ladder : JOB
4
Any of the Galápagos : ISLA
8
Color classification quality : CHROMA
14
Italian article : UNA
15
"Angels From the Realms of Glory," e.g. : NOEL
16
Like psychopaths, say : AMORAL
17
Cellphone feature, for short : GPS
18
Sports team management group : FROFFTONICE
20
"You missed ___" : ASPOT
22
Suffix with diet : ARY
23
"... boy ___ girl?" : ORA
24
Language for a 37-Down : ERSE
25
Some navels : OUTIES
28
California's ___ Padres National Forest : LOS
29
Digress : GOONOFFATANGENT
32
Word appearing more than 20 times on Iran's flag : ALLAH
33
Like some music : CHORAL
34
___ meteor shower : LEONID
36
Muscle cramps, e.g. : SPASMS
40
Covered : COATED
44
Capital on the Gulf of Guinea : ACCRA
45
What a mayor wins, usually : ONYEARELECTIOFF
49
Engage in some pillow talk : COO
50
Orion ___ : NEBULA
51
French word with a circumflex : ETRE
52
Play (with) : TOY
53
What portable Apple products run : IOS
54
It can be found in runes : NORSE
56
Toggle ... or a hint to 18-, 29- and 45-Across? : ONOFFSWITCH
60
Kitten call : MEW
62
Classic 1740 romance subtitled "Virtue Rewarded" : PAMELA
63
Contests : VIES
64
Kind of dye : AZO
65
To some extent : INAWAY
66
Architect Saarinen : EERO
67
Shiny, say : NEW
Down
1
___-eared : JUG
2
Out, in a way : ONPAROLE
3
Certain jazz club improvisation : BASSSOLO
4
Dope : INFO
5
To some extent : SORTOF
6
48-Down follower : LEO
7
Movement founded by Yasser Arafat : ALFATAH
8
Age calculation at a vet clinic : CATYEARS
9
Medical grp. : HMO
10
___ Swanson, "Parks and Recreation" boss : RON
11
13-Down athlete : ORIOLE
12
Diacritical mark : MACRON
13
See 11-Down : ALEAST
19
Popular corn chip, informally : FRITO
21
Expiation : PENANCE
24
Even in Paris? : EGAL
26
Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
27
Lose one's patience with, maybe : SNAPAT
30
Many a Browns fan : OHIOAN
31
Epitome of slowness : GLACIER
35
"This may be controversial, but ..." : DAREISAY
37
Arthur Conan Doyle, e.g. : SCOTSMAN
38
"Batman" villain in a cryogenic suit : MRFREEZE
39
Cry at home, maybe : SAFE
41
"America's favorite active pro athlete," per a 2012 ESPN poll : TEBOW
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Slippery : ELUSIVE
43
Singer Lana ___ Rey : DEL
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Exotic aquarium specimens : OCTOPI
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Speechwriter who coined the phrase "Read my lips: no new taxes" : NOONAN
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Classical musician whose career has had its ups and downs? : YOYOMA
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6-Down preceder : CANCER
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Very : OHSO
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Small number : FEW
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Fourth-largest state in population: Abbr. : FLA
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N.H.L. impossibility : TIE
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"That's crazy!" : WOW

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

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