New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 2011

Author: Corey Rubin
Editor: Will Shortz
Corey Rubin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Rubin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 22,677
Across Down
1. Ones really attached to their surroundings : LEGOMEN
8. Features of some crooked enterprises : MOBTIES
15. Wine whose name means "fragrant" : OLOROSO
16. "Isn't that obvious?!" : YATHINK
17. Fight big-time : WAGEWAR
18. Cutting crime? : TRUANCY
19. Company in 2002 headlines : ENRON
20. Practices : MORES
22. Step on the scale : SOL
23. GPS calculations: Abbr. : RTES
24. Like much revenue : TAXED
25. "Rugrats" mom : DIDI
26. Syllable-saving poetic word : ERE
27. Title relative in a classic Russian play : VANYA
28. Up : RISEN
29. Popinjays : DANDIES
31. Royal Shakespeare Company's work : THEATRE
33. Like Shostakovich's Symphony No. 2 : INB
34. Make an exception? : BAN
35. The Model T was designed to run on it : ETHANOL
39. "Tarzan, the Ape Man" star, 1981 : BODEREK
43. Fisher with an eponymous concert hall : AVERY
44. One to 17-Across with : ENEMY
46. Syllable-saving poetic word : OER
47. Quick : SPRY
48. Domino's delivery? : RANDB
49. Year Otto I became king of the Lombards : CMLI
50. Title for 27-Across, in Toledo : TIO
51. Rooted : BASED
52. Old TV lineup : DIALS
53. He played Sgt. Donny Donowitz in "Inglourious Basterds" : ELIROTH
55. Noticeably peeved : INASNIT
57. Optimistic : ROSEATE
58. Famous pop flop : NEWCOKE
59. Whitefish Island's river : STMARYS
60. Place for a range fire : GASOVEN
1. Like sale prices : LOWERED
2. Civic or Corolla competitor : ELANTRA
3. Start recycling, say : GOGREEN
4. They come in a Triple Double variety : OREOS
5. Like fairways : MOWN
6. Cuban pronoun : ESA
7. 11th-century invaders : NORMANS
8. Welcome words when a check arrives : MYTREAT
9. Like a trireme : OARED
10. Furnace meas. : BTUS
11. Article in many a hip-hop title : THA
12. Follow-up to 8-Down, often : IINSIST
13. Spy, at times : ENCODER
14. Manhattan has a prominent one : SKYLINE
21. Moronic beginning? : OXY
24. Cardio workout option : TAEBO
25. Actress Kruger of "Unknown" : DIANE
27. Cousin of film : VINNY
28. Prime : READY
30. Frank account : DIARY
32. U.S.S.R.'s Big Ivan, e.g. : HBOMB
35. Rabbit seasons? : EASTERS
36. Series starter : TVPILOT
37. One reason to get a cross : HEROISM
38. Restraints : LEASHES
39. Straw in a stable : BEDDING
40. Nicholas II, e.g. : ROMANOV
41. Hard to get a grip on : EELLIKE
42. "Veronica Mars" star Bell : KRISTEN
45. Lima-to-Caracas dir. : NNE
48. Squalid : RATTY
49. "Welcome to the human network" sloganeer : CISCO
51. Certain badger or raccoon : BOAR
52. Crows' kin : DAWS
54. Actor Stephen : REA
56. Granting grp. : NEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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