New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 2012

Author: Matt Ginsberg
Editor: Will Shortz
Matt Ginsberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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Notepad: This puzzle has two bonus answers in appropriate places. Can you find them?
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1. Big chickens : ROASTERS
9. Seat cushions? : TUSHES
15. Loose : ONTHELAM
16. Like Fiennes's Shakespeare : INLOVE
17. Supply in a camper's first-aid kit : CALAMINE
18. Actress Matlin : MARLEE
19. W.W. II inits. : OPA
20. British meat pies : PASTIES
22. Soviet accords? : DAS
23. Maine's ___ Bay : CASCO
25. Locks : HAIR
26. Kind of cloud : OORT
27. Vertical: Prefix : ORTH
28. Anderson who wrote "My Life in High Heels" : LONI
29. 1950s-'60s singer Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly : WANDA
30. Forum : Rome :: ___ : Athens : AGORA
32. Go on : NATTER
33. Exchange : SWAPOUT
36. Talking-tos : SERMONS
37. "Save the ___" (conservationists' catchphrase) : TIGERS
38. A park may have one : THEME
39. No challenge : ASNAP
40. See 51-Across : AROD
41. Stoked : AGOG
45. Grand : THOU
46. Stern contemporary : IMUS
47. Massey of "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" : ILONA
48. "This is a test. For the next 60 seconds ..." org. : EBS
49. Beats : RHYTHMS
51. Notable stat for 40-Across : RBI
52. Nickname for Warren Weber in an old sitcom : POTSIE
54. Rowdy : HOOLIGAN
56. "I'm a walking, talking ___": Larry David : ENIGMA
57. Resting : INREPOSE
58. Bee wine : NECTAR
59. Veteran : SEASONED
1. Plain's opposite : ROCOCO
2. Commensurate (with) : ONAPAR
3. "It's about time!" : ATLAST
4. Doo-wop syllable : SHA
5. Grave, for one : TEMPO
6. "Confessions of a Drunkard" writer, 1822 : ELIA
7. Didn't have enough : RANSHORT
8. "The Brandenburgers in Bohemia" composer : SMETANA
9. Scrabble accessory : TIMER
10. Final pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty, whose pyramid is near Cairo : UNAS
11. Canon type, briefly : SLR
12. Retain : HOLDONTO
13. Classic actress who played the principal in "Grease" : EVEARDEN
14. Reel : SEESTARS
21. Junior Jr. : III
24. Hat : CHAPEAU
26. Dish eaten with a spoon : OATMEAL
28. "___ on First" (1981 comedian's biography) : LOUS
29. Tune (up) : WARM
31. Hiking snack : GORP
32. Aid consideration : NEED
33. Big house : STATEPEN
34. Offensive formation : WISHBONE
35. Uncommitted : AGNOSTIC
36. Sacagawea, for one : SHOSHONE
38. "In actuality ..." : TRUTHIS
40. Minnesota senator Klobuchar : AMY
42. Homer's "dread monster" : GORGON
43. Not home? : ONBASE
44. Picked up : GAINED
46. Gossip opening : IHEAR
47. Key chain? : ISLES
49. Italian lyrical verse : RIMA
50. N.F.L. coach Jim : MORA
53. ___ Friday : SGT
55. Bit of news in the financial sect. : IPO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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