New York Times, Saturday, November 24, 2012

Author: Josh Knapp
Editor: Will Shortz
Josh Knapp
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. Shaggy dog : AFGHAN
7. It's gone over with poles : SKIJUMP
14. African country with a namesake lake : MALAWI
15. Rival of Paris : MENELAUS
17. Contemptuously bold : BRAZEN
18. Self-doubting : INSECURE
19. Extra desire? : LINE
20. Prefix with -zoic : ENTO
22. O.K. for another season : RENEW
23. Stop going : END
24. "Fiddlesticks!" : POOH
25. Eastern melody : RAGA
26. Like many a romance hero : DASHING
28. Raiders org.? : ATF
31. Call ___ : LOG
32. Secret weapon : ACEINTHEHOLE
35. 1978 sequel set in a shopping mall : DAWNOFTHEDEAD
37. It might pop up at a nursery : JACKINTHEBOX
38. Crumb : ORT
39. These, in Toulon : CES
40. Charge : ARRAIGN
44. Far from whole : SKIM
46. Like refreshing agua : FRIA
47. Fellow in a counting-out rhyme? : MOE
48. Senator of Watergate fame : ERVIN
50. "South Park" co-creator Stone : MATT
51. Hustle : SCAM
52. Like four ill-fated popes, it's said : POISONED
54. Spike : IMPALE
56. Where things might pop up in a nursery : HOTHOUSE
57. He took Rehnquist's seat : SCALIA
58. Home of Mandalay : MYANMAR
59. Ones given money to waste? : HITMEN
1. Showed no hurry in getting somewhere : AMBLED
2. Breakfast bowlful : FARINA
3. The endocrine system, essentially : GLANDS
4. Break a pledge? : HAZE
5. State at a spectacle : AWE
6. It might be hard-pressed to get assistance : NINEONEONE
7. Expert on forgery? : SMITH
8. Vegas game : KENO
9. Hookups : INS
10. Razz : JEER
11. Inside trouble : ULCER
12. Peak east of Captain Cook : MAUNALOA
13. Killer source material for a comedian, say : PUREGOLD
16. Pollution concern : SEWAGE
21. Invitation stipulation : NOGIFTS
24. It might be put on a blanket : PICNIC
27. Atlanta cager : HAWK
28. Fundamentally : ATHEART
29. Who "are coming," in a historical declaration : THEBRITISH
30. Part of a Freddy Krueger costume : FEDORA
33. Math ordinal : NTH
34. One meter start? : HEXA
35. Developing area : DARKROOM
36. Goings-on : ACTIVITY
37. Patron saint of the Catholic Church : JOSEPH
41. Response to "Don't panic!" : IMCALM
42. Hands-on position? : GOALIE
43. Like the beast in Hercules' first labor : NEMEAN
45. Diminutive for Baryshnikov : MISHA
46. Radio knob : FADER
49. Showdown time : NOON
50. Southwest city founded by Mormon pioneers : MESA
51. Run-in : SPAT
53. Book before Deut. : NUM
55. Old long-distance letters : MCI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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