New York Times, Saturday, October 6, 2012

Author: Steve Salitan
Editor: Will Shortz
Steve Salitan
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Salitan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 22,978
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1. Straight person's statement : ICANNOTTELLALIE
16. #1 Dire Straits hit : MONEYFORNOTHING
17. Privileged access : PRIVATEENTRANCE
18. Holding heat : ARMED
19. Jan ___, South African leader instrumental in establishing the League of Nations : SMUTS
20. South African with two U.S. Open wins : ELS
21. King with a sad end : LEAR
22. Response to "Hey, I'm not perfect" : WHOIS
23. Sweep spots? : SOOT
24. You may need to clean yours up : ACT
25. Some gowns : DIORS
26. "___ me?" ("Wha?") : SCUSE
27. Turkey ___, slugger in the Baseball Hall of Fame : STEARNES
29. Like Rodin's thinker : SEATED
30. Divests : RIDS
31. Something to scan : POEM
32. Some dog treats : TBONES
35. What fellers may be skilled with : HANDSAWS
39. Many a spring arrival : ARIES
40. Need for war games : CARDS
41. "Well, ___-di- dah!" : LAH
42. Big name in educational grants : PELL
43. Earl's equivalent, in Évreux : COMTE
44. Shelter-providing dugout : ABRI
45. Like Brahms's Piano Trio No. 1 : INB
46. Turn around on Wall Street? : RALLY
47. Toughen: Var. : ENURE
48. Real lowlife? : ONECELLEDANIMAL
51. Schemer's quality : CALCULATINGMIND
52. Sure things : ANTIPERSPIRANTS
1. Savanna leapers : IMPALAS
2. "Bingo!" : CORRECT
3. Give energy : ANIMATE
4. Now's opposite : NEVER
5. Diana with a record-setting swim around Manhattan in 1975 : NYAD
6. Repeatedly, in 31-Acrosses : OFT
7. They allow performers to stay on pointe : TOESHOES
8. No great shakes : TREMORS
9. Afflictions of the world-weary : ENNUIS
10. Former Senate majority leader and family : LOTTS
11. Posted pieces: Abbr. : LTRS
12. "Bingo!" : AHA
13. Certain audio jack : LINEOUT
14. Huddled up, e.g. : INCLOSE
15. Expelled : EGESTED
22. Some are prevailing : WINDS
23. Rackets : SCAMS
25. Exsiccates : DRIES
26. Core units? : SEEDS
28. Cellulose fiber brand : ARNEL
29. Meteorological probe : SONDE
31. Salsa, say : PARTYDIP
32. Option for thickening soup : TAPIOCA
33. Souter succeeded him on the Supreme Court : BRENNAN
34. It's exploited for its crude content : OILBELT
35. Tiny dots on maps : HAMLETS
36. Egg white component : ALBUMIN
37. Justify : WARRANT
38. Protects : SHIELDS
40. Arrest : COLLAR
43. Street, in San José : CALLE
44. Nero's soul : ANIMA
46. Not go out of service? : REUP
47. Applied sci. professional : ENGR
49. Turn-of-century year : CCI
50. What April has, unlike any other month? : ANI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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