New York Times, Friday, January 18, 2013

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {V} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. "Hold on, why am I being dragged into this?" : WHATDOYOUMEANWE
16. Last single blasts? : BACHELORPARTIES
17. Unlikely to develop clothing lines? : CREASERESISTANT
18. Filched : TOOK
19. 2007 Oscar winner Swinton : TILDA
20. Wildlife : BEASTS
23. Twin or triplet : SIB
26. San Francisco's ___ Tower : COIT
27. Bear in "The Jungle Book" : BALOO
28. Resign : DEMIT
30. Salem-to-Portland dir. : NNE
31. Classic brand with a bunny mascot : QUIK
32. Choices for poachers : GRADEAEGGS
34. Crop-killing caterpillars : ARMYWORMS
36. Rock icon for whom a Manhattan block is named : JOEYRAMONE
39. Key target of resolution : CRUX
43. Massachusetts' Cape ___ : ANN
44. Filched : STOLE
45. It's lighter than mustard : MAIZE
46. It has its limits, briefly : CALC
48. Burn prevention meas. : SPF
49. Like some debts : REPAID
50. "I'm gone!" : ADIOS
52. It's bound to leave the field : BALE
53. Does some flattering : MASSAGESONESEGO
60. Poke on Facebook, say : ATTENTIONGETTER
61. Relaxes : RESTSONONESOARS
1. Ring grp. : WBC
2. Part of a crack response? : HAR
3. One in a pack : ACE
4. "No worries" : THATSOKAY
5. First European to cross the Mississippi : DESOTO
6. Some spreads : OLEOS
7. Pennsylvania city or its county : YORK
8. What to take the lead from : ORE
9. Brown letters? : UPS
10. When many fleurs bloom : MAI
11. "... which ___ from heat did canopy the herd": Shak. : ERST
12. Top web developer? : ATTIC
13. "Big Momma's House" co-star, 2000 : NIALONG
14. Going along : WENDING
15. Willing subjects : ESTATES
20. Grilling subject, informally : BBQ
21. What bateaux move across : EAU
22. "The Soul of a Butterfly" autobiographer : ALI
23. Pirate : SEAWOLF
24. Line to wrap things up with : IMDONE
25. Brasserie offering : BIERE
28. Certain duster : DRYMOP
29. Floppy lid : TAM
32. Some univ. entrance exams : GMATS
33. Reaches, as a vacation resort : ESCAPESTO
35. They have end-to-end cars: Abbr. : RRS
36. Iridescent green bird of tropical America : JACAMAR
37. Like many new couples : ONADATE
38. Eschews the draft? : ENLISTS
40. Relative of a fjord : RIA
41. Its 49-Down is about 200 meters : UZI
42. Chose, perhaps : XED
45. Riots : MELEES
47. "Left" or "right" group, in math : COSET
49. Shooting statistic : RANGE
51. Lacking : SANS
52. Old 58-Down capital : BONN
54. It's "really lookin' fine" in a 1964 hit : GTO
55. 58-Down article : EIN
56. Jack of "The Green Berets," 1968 : SOO
57. Touchdown stat : ETA
58. Eur. land : GER
59. Places with vital monitors, in brief : ORS

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

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