New York Times, Friday, October 5, 2012

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 168 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Thunderstruck : AWED
5. Loophole-exploiting casino site, say : BOAT
9. London carriages : PRAMS
14. Resembling : SIMILARTO
16. "Walk Away ___" (1966 #5 hit) : RENEE
17. Impetus to review safety procedures : CLOSECALL
18. Sliwinska of "Dancing With the Stars" : EDYTA
19. Like many gazebos : OCTAGONAL
20. They don't have class : BOORS
21. What married women in India traditionally wear : TOERINGS
22. "Weekend Update" anchor between Miller and Macdonald : NEALON
23. Symbol of Lutheranism : ROSE
24. Worthless inheritance? : JUNKDNA
25. Dish cover, possibly : SARAN
28. Lightheaded? : BLOND
30. Oriental vessel : WOK
31. One of Heinrich Schliemann's excavations : TROY
32. Gets ready for a snap : POSES
33. Advanced : CAME
34. Before now : AGO
35. Hard to control : ROWDY
36. "I remember now" : AHYES
37. What invalid card readers might read : GETWELL
39. Small concession : BONE
41. San Fernando Valley city : ENCINO
42. Oriental vessel : MINGVASE
46. Defensive effort : STAND
47. Head honcho : MISTERBIG
48. Its role is pivotal : HINGE
49. Surrounding with a glow : ENHALOING
50. Sign in a booth : ONAIR
51. Not flowing freely : STOPANDGO
52. Lashes leave them : WELTS
53. Press for a hit? : HYPE
54. Discerned : SEEN
1. Beau Brummell's accessory : ASCOT
2. Radio reply : WILCO
3. Do one's part poorly? : EMOTE
4. Confusion : DISARRAY
5. ___ Rebellion (1676 Jamestown uprising) : BACONS
6. Game played since 1935 : ORANGEBOWL
7. One presenting the earth as flat? : ATLAS
8. Commuter's expense : TOLL
9. Stipend paid by a cathedral to a clergyman : PREBEND
10. State tree of New Jersey : REDOAK
11. In no particular order : ANYOLDWAY
12. Time keeper : METRONOME
13. Eel lookalikes : SEASNAKES
15. Army division : LEGION
22. They're in a particular order : NUNS
24. Longest-living member of the Rat Pack : JOEYBISHOP
25. Play, for instance : STAGESHOW
26. Resident of the largest Spanish-speaking nation : ARGENTINE
27. Drilling-and-filling job : ROOTCANAL
29. Hits from the 1960s? : LSD
32. Sport that requires helmets : POLO
33. Bands with bends : CHEVRONS
35. Hands down : RENDERS
36. Merkel of German politics : ANGELA
38. Ignore the plan : WINGIT
40. How depositions might be recorded : ONTAPE
42. Like many toothpastes : MINTY
43. Live with : ABIDE
44. Burn lightly : SINGE
45. Urge : EGGON
47. It's full of holes : MESH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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