New York Times, Saturday, November 26, 2011

Author: Brad Wilber
Editor: Will Shortz
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Across Down
1. What might unfold when you have guests : CHAIRBED
9. Area : SPHERE
15. Target of criticism in Vincent Bugliosi's 1996 book "Outrage" : LANCEITO
16. Singer of the #1 country hit "Forever and Ever, Amen" : TRAVIS
17. Sambuca flavorers : ANISEEDS
18. Two of the three gifts of the Magi : RESINS
19. "The Mod Squad" studio : MGM
20. Some discount beneficiaries: Abbr. : SRS
21. Swarm : BESIEGE
22. Traffic jam din : BLARES
24. Burmese, e.g. : BREED
25. They're filled before shooting : ROLES
26. Unlikely hoarder : NEATNIK
28. Rich, in slang : OOFY
29. 18th-century London political/literary establishment : KITCATCLUB
32. Airport inits. : TSA
33. Big nothings : CIPHERS
34. Suffix in the world of collectibles : ANA
35. "Whipped Cream & Other Delights" frontman : HERBALPERT
37. Answer that's an example of itself : ABBR
38. Ghosts often work on them : MEMOIRS
39. Rural call : BLEAT
40. Teegarden of TV's "Friday Night Lights" : AIMEE
41. Company that introduced Dramamine : SEARLE
42. Brickyard legend : ALUNSER
45. Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
46. Natl. Blood Donor Month : JAN
47. Bouillabaisse fish : TURBOT
48. Plane for a space cadet? : LALALAND
50. Reduced : ONSALE
51. Show a milky shimmer : OPALESCE
52. Under quota, say : MEAGER
53. Purveyor of some sour grapes? : BADLOSER
1. Bouillabaisse base, sometimes : CLAMBROTH
2. Not stress out : HANGLOOSE
3. Napoleon is a commander in it : ANIMALFARM
4. Suffix with 42-Down : ICS
5. Candy brand : REESES
6. Stands for viewings : BIERS
7. Some itinerary data, briefly : ETDS
8. Heading for the first of two columns : DOS
9. Works vulnerable to rain : STREETART
10. Group sitting under a tree : PRESENTS
11. Like some Jewish dynasties : HASIDIC
12. One of the Wilcoxes in "Howards End" : EVIE
13. Nuptial need : RING
14. Ab ___ (absent: Lat.) : ESSE
21. Shots, e.g. : BRACERS
23. Wearer of una corona : REY
24. Invitation exhortation : BETHERE
26. Like winter, vis-à-vis fall : NIPPIER
27. Trick-taking game : KLABERJASS
29. One of about five in a league : KILOMETER
30. Derange : UNBALANCE
31. One making the rounds : BARTENDER
33. Knickers go-with : CAMISOLE
36. Ashtray base, perhaps : BEANBAG
37. Resembling : ALA
39. Happen to : BEFALL
41. Mélange : SALAD
42. Small building block : ATOM
43. Figure in plane geometry : LUNE
44. Bear aloft? : URSA
45. Bullfighting cloak : CAPA
48. Tactic against a net rusher : LOB
49. Fender of Fender guitars : LEO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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