New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2011

Author: Alex Vratsanos
Editor: Will Shortz
Alex Vratsanos
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) Grid is asymmetric This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

JimH notes: This grid underwent significant changes during the editing process. Mr. Vratsanos was kind enough to allow me to post the original submission so you can see the changes. Very interesting. Even the grid shape changed.
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© 2011, The New York Times
Across Down
1. ___ scan : MRI
4. Media inits. since 1927 : BBC
7. Music genre of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones : SKA
10. Solid rock center? : ASA
13. It's shown on a topographical map : CONTOUR
15. Disheveled : UNKEMPT
17. Family members : MAFIOSI
18. Parents, e.g. : REARERS
19. Prefix with -matic : IDIO
20. Google search object : IMAGE
22. First name in auto racing : ARIE
23. Cousin ___ : ITT
24. "Well done!" : NICE
25. Actress Merrill : DINA
26. Bygone espionage org. : OSS
28. Biology div. : ENTOM
30. Cry of repugnance : ICK
31. Morales of "Gun Hill Road" : ESAI
32. Hot spot : SAUNA
33. First name in auto racing : CALE
35. Philadelphia landmark : MINT
36. Denigrates, in British slang : SLAGS
37. Over : ANEW
38. Reverse : UNDO
39. Things gotten with a credit card, often : MILES
40. Get beat : TIRE
41. Atlanta sch. with 30,000+ students : GSU
42. Publication that clicks with readers? : EZINE
43. "Star Trek" extra: Abbr. : ENS
44. Carrie Chapman ___, founder of the League of Women Voters : CATT
45. Buttocks : NATES
46. 1974 Gould/Sutherland spoof : SPYS
48. W.W. II rationing org. : OPA
49. Norse equivalent of Mars : TYR
50. Death on the Nile cause? : ASP
51. Female charmer of myth : LORELEI
55. Montana neighbor : ALBERTA
59. Rockefeller Center is built in it : ARTDECO
60. More rich, as soil : LOAMIER
61. Meeting : SESSION
62. Breaks : SCHISMS
1. Year the first Rose Bowl was played : MCMII
2. 1940 Crosby/Lamour/Hope comedy : ROADTOSINGAPORE
3. Irregularly : INFITSANDSTARTS
4. It might make you jump : BOO
5. Rotary Club members : BUSINESSMEN
6. Outlawing : CRIMINALIZATION
7. Medical bigwigs : SURGEONGENERALS
8. Place for a pad : KNEE
9. Wanted letters? : AKA
10. Carnegie Hall debut of 1928, with "An" : AMERICANINPARIS
11. Building safety feature : SPRINKLERSYSTEM
12. Befuddled : ATSEA
14. Familia member : TIO
16. Wipes out : ERADICATES
21. It's not a dream : ACTUALITY
27. Recuse oneself from, say : SITOUT
29. Some services : MASSES
31. Layer of green eggs : EMU
34. "Concentration" pronoun : EWE
44. Flat ones are not good : COLAS
47. Wrangles (with) : SPARS
52. Glamour types, for short : EDS
53. Gift on a string : LEI
54. Prefix with car : ECO
56. ___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
57. Dickensian cry : BAH
58. Record label inits. : EMI

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