New York Times, Friday, October 28, 2011

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) Average word length: 6.30 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Theory related to eugenics : SOCIALDARWINISM
16. What good competitors may give one : ARUNFORTHEMONEY
17. Part of many confessions : FORGIVEMEFATHER
18. Old Testament book before Neh. : EZR
19. Some services : TEASETS
20. Composer of "1/1," "1/2," "2/1" and "2/2" : ENO
21. Some HDTVs : RCAS
23. Noodle : BEAN
24. Guidebook listings for the budget-conscious : ONESTARHOTELS
32. Gossips : TALEBEARERS
33. Winter cry in New York : GORANGERS
34. Riddle : BRAINTEASER
36. Like some cross-dressers : TRANSGENDERED
38. Stoker who wrote "Dracula" : BRAM
39. "Hooked on Classics" company : KTEL
41. "That's the spot" : AAH
42. Pacific, perhaps : ANTIGUN
49. Here, in Juárez : ACA
50. Fictional maker of earthquake pills and elephant bullets : ACMECORPORATION
53. Feature of the ideal path : LEASTRESISTANCE
54. Some I.T. experts : SYSTEMSANALYSTS
1. More prudent, say : SAFER
2. "The People and Its Leaders" muralist : OROZCO
3. Tangy pie fruit : CURRANT
4. Amsterdam-based financial giant : ING
5. Pitch ___ : AFIT
6. It means nothing : LOVE
7. De Matteo of "The Sopranos" : DREA
8. Note passers? : ATMS
9. Korean War leader : RHEE
10. Filling yarn : WEFT
11. "Look at me, ___ helpless ..." (first words of "Misty") : IMAS
12. What may come before so much? : NOT
13. How Ginger Rogers danced : INHEELS
14. Taken for : SEENAS
15. "Discobolus" sculptor : MYRON
22. New York's ___ Building, designed by Mies van der Rohe : SEAGRAM
23. Crazy way to go? : BERSERK
25. Jerry in the Basketball Hall of Fame : SLOAN
26. Polo and others : TERIS
27. Go out with ___ : ABANG
28. Some Parisian income : RENTE
29. Walter ___, two-time winner of golf's U.S. Open : HAGEN
30. Echo, e.g. : OREAD
31. Short : TERSE
34. Some rodeo bulls : BRAHMAS
35. Doesn't lay off : RETAINS
36. Actress Ullman : TRACEY
37. Boil down : DECOCT
38. Some idols : BAALS
40. Heat divisions : LANES
42. Part of a Molière work : ACTE
43. Abram of "This Old House" : NORM
44. Oh so : TRES
45. Res ___ loquitur : IPSA
46. "How's it ___?" : GOIN
47. ___ Minor : URSA
48. Like some monuments: Abbr. : NATL
51. Wilfred Owen poem "Dulce et Decorum ___" : EST
52. Scotland's longest river : TAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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