New York Times, Friday, October 19, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJKQVXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 169 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Upscale kitchen feature : ISLAND
7. Talked trash? : BABBLED
14. Second Punic War general : SCIPIO
15. Director of the "Evil Dead" trilogy : SAMRAIMI
16. One hanging around the nursery : MOBILE
17. Period bookended by extinction events : TRIASSIC
18. "I don't mind" : SURE
19. Purple territory on some maps : SWINGSTATE
21. Dash part : TACH
23. Territory returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles : ALSACE
24. Short run : STREAMLET
26. Worldly path? : ORBIT
30. Shapiro of NPR : ARI
31. Soup tidbit : WONTON
33. Balanced : SANE
34. Predator that suffocates its prey : BOA
35. Like the color gray : NEUTRAL
37. "Conan" airer : TBS
38. Like books in two volumes : LONG
40. Doesn't tread lightly : STOMPS
41. Rested : SAT
42. Old English spa town : EPSOM
44. Tom Jones hit written by Paul Anka : SHESALADY
46. More verdant : LUSHER
48. High tea goody : TART
49. Former attorney general in the Iraq Study Group : EDWINMEESE
53. Patriarch who died at age 950 : NOAH
55. First battery brand to feature an indefatigable pink bunny in its ads : DURACELL
56. Charge : ACCUSE
58. Personal letters : INITIALS
59. Good Samaritan types : SAINTS
60. Keeps from going too far : TETHERS
61. Deals with baseball players : TRADES
1. Ideologies : ISMS
2. Boy band? : SCOUTTROOP
3. Quiet demanders : LIBRARIANS
4. For one : APIECE
5. Nothing at all : NIL
6. Pulls off : DOES
7. Some traveling performers : BARNSTORMERS
8. Bygone computer brand : AMIGA
9. 1997 title role for Depp : BRASCO
10. Turkey Day utensils : BASTERS
11. Phoebe's portrayer on "Friends" : LISA
12. Radiate : EMIT
13. Shooter's pair : DICE
15. Sharp-looking footwear : STILETTOHEELS
20. They're wrinkled and cracked : WALNUTSHELLS
22. "Foul Play" actress : HAWN
24. Old Mercury model : SABLE
25. Springfield bar : MOES
27. Ponders the possibilities of : BATSAROUND
28. Practically guaranteed to offend : INBADTASTE
29. Irascible : TESTY
32. Day breaks : NAPS
36. Obstacle for an aspiring D.A. : LSAT
39. He went down in the Valley of Elah : GOLIATH
43. Indiana city nicknamed "Middletown, U.S.A." : MUNCIE
45. Italian automaker : LANCIA
47. What decrepit windshield wipers do : SMEAR
49. Tighten, possibly : EDIT
50. Hill with a "slip face" : DUNE
51. Legal document : WRIT
52. ___ Room (largest room in the White House) : EAST
54. Gas station name : HESS
57. Elevator ___ : CAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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