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New York Times, Saturday, January 8, 2011

Author: Will Nediger
Editor: Will Shortz
Will Nediger
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QV} Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Balderdash : CRAZYTALK
10. 1981 best seller set in Castle Rock, Me. : CUJO
14. Midwest city in the middle of the I-70/I-71/I-75 triangle : XENIAOHIO
15. Satisfy : ATONE
17. "Shoot!" : IMALLEARS
18. Neuter : DESEX
19. Operculum : LID
20. Result of some heavy lifting : ACHE
22. Dashboard Confessional's genre : EMO
23. It lost to "Born Free" for Best Song of 1966 : ALFIE
26. What a plus sign may indicate : ION
27. Grammy-nominated film composer Brion : JON
28. Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
29. Woodstock artist : SCHULZ
32. Red state : IRE
33. Israel's foreign minister during the Six-Day War : EBAN
34. Prime : CLASSA
35. Golfe setting : MER
36. See 52-Across : NETS
37. "Hamlet" composer : LISZT
38. What bugs are often found in : BETA
39. Some academicians: Abbr. : DRS
40. It's the same old story : REMAKE
41. Transfusion amount : UNIT
42. Thing to get pinned on : MAT
43. Rally figure : ORATOR
44. Internet ___ : MEME
45. "Rockaria!" grp. : ELO
46. Jazz piece? : SAX
47. Bothered : FAZED
48. Site of some '60s tours : NAM
49. "Get ___ Up" (John Mellencamp hit) : ALEG
51. Long way to go? : FAR
52. With 36-Across, school gathering equipment : TRAWL
54. Swiftly written? : SATIRIZED
59. Like spots in which nails are often used : ITCHY
60. 1902 Kentucky Derby winner that was named after a fictional character : ALANADALE
61. Central Asia's Tien ___ Mountains : SHAN
62. RadioShack stock : TAPEDECKS
1. Second-century year : CXI
2. Post-retirement occurrence : REM
3. Suffix with railway : ANA
4. A ton : ZILLIONS
5. Bush or Cheney, once : YALIE
6. Square-___ (prim) : TOED
7. "Of course!" : AHA
8. Pound of Turkey? : LIRA
9. Highest mountain in Australia : KOSCIUSZKO
10. Virtuosic improvisation : CADENZA
11. Explorer or Navigator, briefly : UTE
12. He pitched a no-hitter in 1999 : JOSEJIMENEZ
13. Over : ONEMORETIME
16. No longer charged : EXONERATED
21. Place for a hanging piece : HOLSTER
23. Its first word is "Congress" : AMENDMENTI
24. They're not technical : LIBERALARTS
25. Result of good middle management? : FLATSTOMACH
29. ___ buckle (eye surgery procedure) : SCLERAL
30. Doesn't get any higher than : CLIMAXESAT
31. Tears into : HASAT
38. Hitch : BUMARIDE
40. Calvin's baby sitter in "Calvin and Hobbes" : ROSALYN
47. Measure associated with Leyden jars : FARAD
50. Many an opening event : GALA
51. All right : FINE
53. "Huh?" : WHA
55. Shoe add-on : TAP
56. Fashion designer Posen : ZAC
57. Buckskin source : ELK
58. "Porte ___ Lilas" (Oscar-nominated 1957 film) : DES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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