New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 2013

Author: Todd Gross
Editor: Will Shortz
Todd Gross
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BGJQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 23,118
Across Down
1. Dragging vehicles : ROADSTERS
10. Massachusetts governor after John Hancock : SAMUELADAMS
12. One who was very successful with numbered balls : MINNESOTAFATS
14. Advance man? : LENDER
15. Some clouds : STRATI
17. Cerebral canals : ITERS
18. Crook's mark : SAP
21. Apostle of Ire. : STPAT
22. Plate setting : TRAY
23. Board game found in Egyptian tombs : SENET
25. Group led by a Grand Exalted Ruler : ELKS
26. "The Chronicles of Vladimir ___" (hit young adult book series about a vampire) : TOD
27. Feature of some televised debates : SPLITSCREEN
29. Spanish demonstrative : ESO
30. Long and twisty : EELLIKE
31. "The L Word" network, in listings : SHO
32. Survey militarily : RECONNOITER
34. Canvas in a wooden frame, of sorts : COT
35. Yeomen of the Guard officer : EXON
36. Ready to play : TUNED
37. Number one, to some : SELF
38. Old letters : RUNES
40. "Combats avec ___ défenseurs!" (line from "La Marseillaise") : TES
41. In a way, informally : KINDA
42. Some Japanese-Americans : SANSEI
44. Period of slow growth : WINTER
45. One who is very successful with numbered balls : LOTTERYWINNER
49. One getting laughs at others' expense : ROASTMASTER
50. Exercise leader : PETEACHER
1. Stopped flowing : RANDRY
2. Exeunt ___ (stage direction) : OMNES
3. Violin virtuoso Leopold : AUER
4. French preposition : DES
5. Street caution : SLO
6. Part of an equitable trade, figuratively speaking : TAT
7. Writer LeShan and others : EDAS
8. Bundles of logs, maybe : RAFTS
9. Not so dim : SMARTER
10. Dublin-born singer with a 1990 #1 hit : SINEADOCONNOR
11. Kings' home : STAPLESCENTER
12. GQ sort of guy : METROSEXUAL
13. Part-owner, say : STAKEHOLDER
14. Mess makers : LITTERERS
16. "Just a few more miles" : ITSNOTFAR
18. Hit show : SELLOUT
19. Chemical used in dyes : ANILINE
20. Dress store section : PETITES
23. Weary : SPENT
24. Reproved, in a way : TSKED
27. Sessions in D.C., say : SEN
28. Battle of ___ (first Allied victory of W.W. I) : CER
33. Like some shopping : ONESTOP
37. Luster, e.g. : SINNER
39. Gripping parts of gecko footpads : SETAE
41. "Roots" family surname : KINTE
43. Superlative suffix : IEST
44. ___ list : WISH
46. Map abbr. : RTE
47. Soprano Sumac : YMA
48. Mil. branch disbanded in 1978 : WAC

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

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