New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 2015

Author: Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Samuel A. Donaldson
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Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {GJQZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2015, The New York Times
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1. It may facilitate playing with one's food : KIDSMEAL
9. Like TV's Dr. Richard Kimble, famously : FRAMED
15. Prestige : EMINENCE
16. Spectator who got a standing O at Wimbledon in 1981 : LADYDI
17. Mushroom layer of a beef Wellington : DUXELLES
18. Quintessential : ICONIC
19. Point made by architects : SPIRE
20. "Whatever the case ..." : ATANYRATE
22. Throw a party for : FETE
23. What was due for some pioneers? : WEST
24. Like spent charcoal : ASHY
25. Danger in stories of Sinbad the sailor : ROC
26. Addresses with bared teeth : SNARLSAT
29. Has things reversed, maybe : ERRS
31. Where most occupants need masks, for short : ORS
32. Soft-serve ice cream requests : TWISTS
36. Pirates' place : DIAMOND
38. Trademark Isaac Asimov accessory : BOLOTIE
39. Mammals that congregate in groups called "rafts" : OTTERS
40. Was yellow, say : RAN
41. April, May or June : NAME
42. Heads for the garden? : LETTUCES
45. Annual Vancouver event, familiarly : TED
46. Recipient of 11-Down : IDOL
49. No. 2 : ASST
50. Gets the lead out, quaintly : HIES
52. Chalked warning left for custodial staff : DONTERASE
54. Relative position? : INLAW
56. Business reply card, e.g. : INSERT
57. Prone to tantrums : ERUPTIVE
59. Layette item : ONESIE
60. Showed interest, in a way : LISTENED
61. Count : MATTER
62. "Das Kapital" topic : LABORERS
1. Footwear donned on camera by Mr. Rogers : KEDS
2. Volunteer's assurance : IMUPFORIT
3. Onetime Strom Thurmond designation : DIXIECRAT
4. Comics pet in a horned helmet : SNERT
5. Rows : MELEES
6. The bigger picture: Abbr. : ENL
7. TV honor last presented in 1997 : ACEAWARD
8. Newsman Holt and others : LESTERS
9. Noted employee of Slate : FLINTSTONE
10. Salacious : RACY
11. Something shown to 46-Acrosses : ADORATION
12. Winged mimics : MYNAS
13. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt : EDITH
14. Full of risk : DICEY
21. Class in which students raise their hands, briefly? : ASL
25. Overhaul : REDO
27. Really bad idea : NONSTARTER
28. Corset-making tool : AWL
30. Informal gauge of credibility : SMELLTEST
33. Where you might lose an hour : STATELINE
34. It might gain you an hour : TIMESAVER
35. Germ : SEED
37. It's targeted for extraction : ORE
38. Cultured ones? : BACTERIA
40. "The Principles of Mathematics" philosopher : RUSSELL
43. Org. conducting lots of X-rays : TSA
44. U.P.S. label phrase : SHIPTO
46. Burn the midnight oil, e.g. : IDIOM
47. 1959 #2 hit whose flip side was "La Bamba" : DONNA
48. Earliest symptoms : ONSET
51. Consign to a time capsule, say : INTER
53. New York county on the Canadian border : ERIE
55. Gains a 54-Across : WEDS
58. Kind of port : USB

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