New York Times, Monday, January 17, 2011

Author: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor: Will Shortz
Elizabeth C. Gorski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 184 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,350
Across Down
1. Plaster backing : LATH
5. Bigger than big : GIANT
10. Wonderment : AWE
13. ___ spades (highest card in a deck) : ACEOF
15. Fully extended, as a ballerina : ONTOE
16. San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
17. "S.N.L." alum who co-starred in "Three Amigos!" : MARTINSHORT
19. Gun enthusiast's org. : NRA
20. Cheep eats? : BIRDFOOD
21. Spacious : ROOMY
23. Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
24. One of two on a basketball team : GUARD
26. His "Dance With My Father" won the 2003 Grammy for Song of the Year : LUTHERVANDROSS
31. Songs : TUNES
32. Boxers Muhammad and Laila : ALIS
33. Record co. that bought Motown in 1988 : MCA
34. Social reformer Jacob : RIIS
35. Take it easy : RELAX
37. Thailand, once : SIAM
38. Sense of self : EGO
39. Heirs, but not heiresses : SONS
40. Actress Irene : DUNNE
41. Traveling show of the 1970s and 2000s that originated in Cairo : KINGTUTEXHIBIT
45. Old geezers : COOTS
46. ___ Piggy : MISS
47. Madrid museum : PRADO
49. Winter headgear : EARMUFFS
53. "Now is the winter of ___ discontent ..." : OUR
54. They're in la-la land : DAYDREAMERS
57. Like 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. : ODD
58. Permanently, as writing : ININK
59. Fruit that makes you pucker : LEMON
60. "For ___ a jolly good fellow" : HES
61. Names hidden in Hirschfeld sketches : NINAS
62. Beaver constructions : DAMS
1. Baby sheep : LAMB
2. Berry touted as a superfood : ACAI
3. Guam or the U.S. Virgin Isls. : TERR
4. Sexy movie companions, maybe : HOTDATES
5. Spoil, as milk : GOSOUR
6. How many TV shows are now shown : INHD
7. From ___ Z : ATO
8. Neither's partner : NOR
9. Groups of four : TETRADS
10. Latin words before a year : ANNODOMINI
11. Fish bait : WORM
12. Cyberauction site : EBAY
14. Bottles of liquor : FIFTHS
18. Post-it, e.g. : NOTE
22. Canadian-born hockey great : ORR
24. Grand party : GALA
25. Computer operating system developed at Bell Labs : UNIX
26. Mario's video game brother : LUIGI
27. Things in the wallets of many laborers : UNIONCARDS
28. Sibelius's "___ Triste" : VALSE
29. Barely sufficient : SCANT
30. Identical : SAME
31. Voyage with Captain Kirk : TREK
35. Easy win : ROUT
36. Tolkien's tree beings : ENTS
37. Embodied : SUBSUMED
39. Substituted (for) : STOODIN
40. Gloomy : DISMAL
42. Odin or Osiris : GOD
43. Pirate map features : XMARKS
44. Put on the payroll : HIRE
47. Winnie-the-___ : POOH
48. Disrespectful : RUDE
49. ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
50. Disaster relief org. : FEMA
51. Partner of "to" on a gift tag : FROM
52. Nine-digit govt. IDs : SSNS
55. "Gimme ___!" (start of a cheer at Iowa) : ANI
56. Yang's go-with : YIN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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