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New York Times, Saturday, October 8, 2011

Author: Tim Croce
Editor: Will Shortz
Tim Croce
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 8, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Accessories for some suits : BRASSNAMEPLATES
16. It's often popped on a shoulder : AUTOMOBILETRUNK
17. Assassinated leader called "the Liberator" : TSARALEXANDERII
18. Part of many a chain : ISLE
19. Blow off : VENT
20. Go off : SNAP
21. Largest city in Nordrhein-Westfalen : KOLN
22. Like many dyed eggs : HIDDEN
24. They may be networked : PCS
25. Supermarket chain : IGA
26. Predecessor of Pope Hilarius : LEOI
28. It's often enough : ONCE
32. Kind of memory : FOND
34. Permanent, in a way : INKED
37. Unquestioning adherents : KOOLAIDDRINKERS
40. Stigma : STAIN
41. ___ nitrite : AMYL
42. Its minimum score is 60, briefly : PSAT
43. End of the lion : TAIL
45. ___ Lingus : AER
46. Old political inits. : SSR
48. Quality of the queen's jewels? : LUSTRE
50. Set, as the sun : SANK
54. Opposite of "Happily ..." : ALAS
56. Quarter-millennium year : MCCL
57. Singer called "The Jezebel of Jazz" : ODAY
58. Jails : LOCKSBEHINDBARS
62. Shows oneself : MAKESANENTRANCE
63. Responded to some rapping : ANSWEREDTHEDOOR
1. Certain fabric worker's work : BATIK
2. Richard ___, 2002 Pulitzer winner for the novel "Empire Falls" : RUSSO
3. Ever : ATALL
4. Existentialist Kierkegaard : SOREN
5. Kind of request in Burns's "To a Mouse" : SMA
6. ___-pros : NOL
7. Grandpa player in "Look Who's Talking," 1989 : ABEVIGODA
8. Like some clothing ensembles : MIXEDANDMATCHED
9. Savanna grazer : ELAND
10. Big brand of writing instruments : PENTEL
11. The Taurus replaced it : LTD
12. "Xena: Warrior Princess" role : ARES
13. Parts of some pay-as-you-go plans? : TURNPIKES
14. "Giant Brain" of the 1940s : ENIAC
15. Sounds like a broken record : SKIPS
22. Sound investment : HIFI
23. 21-Across refusal : NEIN
27. Cleaning the mess? : ONKP
28. Stamps, say : OKS
29. With 50-Down, fair : NOT
30. Ones holding wraps in restaurants : COATRACKS
31. "Dream-Children" author, 1822 : ELIA
33. What's caught during a tumble? : DRYERLINT
35. Long reign, e.g. : ERA
36. Reason for a late shift?: Abbr. : DST
38. Plant in the pea family : ANIL
39. "___ Pastore" (Mozart opera) : ILRE
44. Like some vertebrae : LUMBAR
46. Hayek of Hollywood : SALMA
47. Hoops Hall-of-Famer Jerry : SLOAN
49. Where it's at : SCENE
50. See 29-Down : SOBAD
51. Fictional Sicilian town in a 1944 novel : ADANO
52. Member of a crack team? : NARCO
53. Bandleader with the hit "Three Little Fishies" : KYSER
55. Twist : SKEW
59. From Bakersfield to L.A., say : SSE
60. Kind of power : NTH
61. "Forgot About ___" (2000 Grammy-winning rap) : DRE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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