New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 2012

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Will Shortz
Mark Diehl
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 62, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQZ} Average word length: 6.32 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins : CREWMATES
10. Large parts of some support systems? : DCUPS
15. Bit of the magic of Disney : PIXIEDUST
16. Increased : RANUP
17. Start practicing, as bad habits : LAPSEINTO
18. University next to the Centers for Disease Control headquarters : EMORY
19. A.B.A. team that signed Moses Malone out of high school : UTAHSTARS
20. Yellow fever carrier : AEDES
21. "Vexations" composer : SATIE
22. Cause people to disbelieve, with "on" : CASTDOUBT
24. Flintstones vitamins maker : BAYER
25. Pull up stakes, informally : RELO
26. U.S. United Nations representative, 2005-06 : BOLTON
30. Pfizer brand since 1997 : LIPITOR
32. Dunce-cap-shaped : CONOID
33. "The Great Santini" author : CONROY
34. Nutty as can be : IDIOTIC
36. Kept slightly open artificially, maybe : WEDGED
37. Storms on the road : GEOS
38. Spanish uncle? : NOMAS
40. Anne Brontë's first novel : AGNESGREY
42. The U.S.S. Constitution has three : MASTS
47. Grounation Day celebrant : RASTA
48. Snack item next to a dip bowl : NACHOCHIP
50. With lid rattling, say : ABOIL
51. These days : INOURTIME
52. Waterfall or rapid : SAULT
53. Feature of many a pizzeria : STONEOVEN
54. Builds up : HYPES
55. Sticks firmly : HOLDSFAST
1. A little above average : CPLUS
2. Loop taken on a drive? : RIATA
3. Gertrude Stein or Alice B. Toklas : EXPAT
4. "___ could" (expression of regret) : WISHI
5. Thornburgh's predecessor as attorney general : MEESE
6. Mine entrance : ADIT
7. Makeshift cat dish : TUNACAN
8. Animal that has escaped from its owner : ESTRAY
9. Fox Business Network show : STOSSEL
10. Horrible : DREAD
11. Provider of relief for a finger? : CAMEORING
12. Roman count? : UNODUETRE
13. All in the family? : PUREBLOOD
14. Le Carré specialty : SPYSTORY
23. Flashes : TRICES
24. Ominous : BODING
26. Coastal setting of "The Birds" : BODEGABAY
27. Bistro offering : ONIONSOUP
28. Bathroom item on a honey-do list : LOOSETILE
29. Bit of retribution : TIT
31. Locust tree feature : POD
32. Cuban remnant : CIGARASH
35. From Land's End, e.g. : CORNISH
36. Aces, nowadays : WAYCOOL
39. Will, if intentions bear out : MEANTO
41. De-ices, perhaps : SALTS
42. Rules of conduct : MORES
43. Lead-in to God or Congress : ACTOF
44. Trinity member : SHIVA
45. Post-marathon posts : TIMES
46. Wiped out : SPENT
49. "Best friend" from Germany? : HUND

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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