New York Times, Friday, January 13, 2012

Author: Todd Gross and Doug Peterson
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd Gross
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149/13/20096/18/20165
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1.52120
Doug Peterson
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392/20/20064/2/201620
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1.62200

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Gross. This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,711
Across Down
1. Eaters of halal food : MUSLIMS
8. Like many mall fixtures? : TEENAGE
15. Star of 2011's "Puss in Boots" : ANTONIOBANDERAS
17. One shooting out on a golf course : SPRINKLERSYSTEM
18. Oil sources for oil paint : LINSEEDS
19. Mode : STYLE
20. Mo. containing Constitution Day : SEP
21. Unhealthily light : PALISH
25. From : ASOF
29. It may be fat after a fight : LIP
32. Digs : ISINTO
33. Onetime Taliban stronghold : TORABORA
35. What twisty arrows warn drivers of : DANGEROUSCURVES
37. Bring into being : ENGENDER
38. Hit film directed by James Cameron : ALIENS
39. Football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
40. Arctic or Antarctic fish-eater : TERN
41. It has left and right channels : STEREO
42. Part of S.F.S.U. : SAN
43. How some hearts are broken : INTWO
48. Car exhaust part : MANIFOLD
54. Potential pets : DOMESTICANIMALS
57. Worker whose charges may charge : ELEPHANTTRAINER
58. Answer that avoids answering : DONTASK
59. Writer's field : LETTERS
1. More, to a señor : MAS
2. Like surprises you'd rather not get : UNPLEASANT
3. Youth : STRIPLINGS
4. Chop source : LOIN
5. They have keepers : INNS
6. Bit of D.J. equipment : MIKE
7. Flat bottom : SOLE
8. Hold hands? : TARS
9. Nav. position : ENS
10. Nestlé brand : EDYS
11. Partridge family setting : NEST
12. Hanging out in galleries, say : ARTY
13. Isle of Man man : GAEL
14. "Nine Stories" title girl : ESME
16. Flat bottom : BED
20. Web presence : SPIDER
22. "Natural Affection" playwright : INGE
23. Surgical aid : STENT
24. Big band : HORDE
25. Done to ___ : ATURN
26. Foundering call : SOS
27. Black-and-white giants : ORCAS
28. Geologist's big break? : FAULT
29. Couples' retreat : LOVERSLANE
30. Rachel McAdams's "Sherlock Holmes" role : IRENEADLER
31. Choose to refuse : PASSON
34. Big wheel at a party? : BRIE
36. Beyond, to Browning : OER
43. Put the finger on : IDED
44. Short plea : NOLO
45. Some govt. raiders : TMEN
46. Imitated Niobe : WEPT
47. Dept. of Labor division : OSHA
48. Stole option : MINK
49. Do one's part? : ACT
50. N.F.C. part: Abbr. : NATL
51. Concerning : INRE
52. Order : FIAT
53. Except : OMIT
55. Univ. helpers : TAS
56. Some 55-Down: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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