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New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,094
Across Down
1. Muscles strengthened by squats : QUADS
6. Shul attendees : JEWS
10. Easy-to-spread cheese : BRIE
14. Zac of "High School Musical" : EFRON
15. "Don't worry about me" : IMOK
16. Course list : MENU
17. Coming on to a patient, perhaps? : DOCTORNONO
19. Way off : AFAR
20. Piltdown man, for one : HOAX
21. Deny membership to skater Starbuck? : BANJOJO
23. Agree to : ACCEPT
26. Kedrova of "Zorba the Greek" : LILA
27. Genre that includes freestyling : RAP
28. Up time : BOOM
29. Cyberspace 'zine : EMAG
31. Less-than sign's keymate : COMMA
33. First name in scat : ELLA
34. "Make my ___!" : DAY
35. Shiverer's sound : BRR
36. Dictator's directive at a dance club? : LETMYPEOPLEGOGO
42. Seek pocket change, say : BEG
43. Itinerary word : VIA
44. Close to closed : AJAR
45. "Taras Bulba" author : GOGOL
48. Marijuana, informally : WEED
49. Seeker of illicit 48-Across : NARC
50. Hollywood's Gardner : AVA
51. Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
53. New York site of Mark Twain's grave : ELMIRA
55. Bad-mouth designer Chanel? : DISCOCO
57. "Mon ___!" : DIEU
58. Radio City's architectural style : DECO
59. "Strive for medium quality on this one"? : MAKEITSOSO
64. Cheese that doesn't spoil : EDAM
65. Painter Nolde : EMIL
66. Muslim woman's veil : HIJAB
67. Idiot : DOPE
68. Onion rings, e.g. : SIDE
69. Potentially dangerous strain : ECOLI
1. Proof letters : QED
2. Area 51 craft, supposedly : UFO
3. Part of a curve : ARC
4. Dance to Tito Puente, say : DOTHEMAMBO
5. Buttinsky : SNOOP
6. Give bad luck : JINX
7. Rock subgenre : EMO
8. Hit the jackpot : WONBIG
9. Toast word : SKOAL
10. Key using all the black keys: Abbr. : BMAJ
11. Go straight : REFORM
12. Facing big trouble : INAJAM
13. Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
18. Suitable for most audiences : RATEDPG
22. Decorative inlay material : NACRE
23. First fratricide victim : ABEL
24. Nat or Natalie : COLE
25. Gelding-to-be, maybe : COLT
26. Break between flights : LAYOVER
30. Fannie ___ : MAE
32. Sunday hymn accompaniment : ORGANMUSIC
35. 2002 sequel starring Wesley Snipes : BLADEII
37. Mello ___ (soft drink) : YELLO
38. Budget chart shape : PIE
39. City near Santa Barbara : OJAI
40. Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
41. Ocean predator : ORCA
45. Traipsed (about) : GADDED
46. City of northern Spain : OVIEDO
47. Often-removed car part : GASCAP
48. Amnesiac's question : WHOAMI
52. Topmost points : ACMES
54. Hades' river of forgetfulness : LETHE
56. Command to Fido : COME
57. Editorial strike-out : DELE
60. Give a ribbing : KID
61. Spanish eye : OJO
62. ___ ammoniac : SAL
63. Geisha's accessory : OBI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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